People Are Getting Their Dark Circles Tattooed Away With ‘Permanent Concealer’

Would you let someone go near your eyes with a tattoo gun? We're not sure.

Cosmetic tattooing isn’t new – tattooed eyeliner and lipliner have been around for donkey’s years, and semi-permanent microblading has revolutionised the brow game.

But permanent concealer? That’s new.

The procedure is slowly gaining popularity in cosmetic tattooing circles – it involves depositing a flesh-toned or white pigment just under the surface of the skin, while rejuvenating the under-eye area in a similar way to micro-needling.

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Permanent concealer is a specialty of Brazilian tattoo artist Rodolpho Torres, who has made a name for himself for his ability to cover up stretch marks and scars with flesh-coloured tattoos.

He uses a device to detect each client’s skin tone (kind of like those foundation matching machines), then tailors the ink to get an exact match.

Then he tattoos the delicate skin under the eyes. It doesn’t look too bad, but we can’t imagine it feels great:

Some tattooists use semi-permanent ink that can take a few sessions to start and require top ups after a few years (like microblading), but Rodolpho’s work is permanent.

“It’s not micropigmentation, it’s a tattoo,” he tells Spa+Clinic. “You can live a normal life and expose it to sunlight knowing that your skin will not become stained, because the tattoo pigments approved by [Brazilian government body] Anvisa give us this security.”

As ‘permanent concealer’ is a new enough innovation, there’s no way to know just yet how it will hold up long term, or if it will have an adverse effect on the delicate under-eye area.

The practice hasn’t caught on over on this side of the world just yet, but with microblading becoming more and more popular, it’s only a matter of time until people start seeking out more permanent ways of addressing other beauty bugbears.


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