Are you looking to add or restore definition, shape or volume to your eyebrows or lips?

Cosmetic Tattooing, also known as 'semi permanent makeup', utilises soft natural pigments that are placed in to the skin to revitalise or enhance the appearance of the brows, lips and also other areas of the body.

The treatment can be performed using a few different methods depending on your preferred eyebrow style including the 'feather touch' technique, ombre' brows, or a combination of both. At Coco we use a digital cosmetic tattooing device to ensure the best and most consistent results for all techniques. The feather touch technique is creating ultra-fine hair strokes placed throughout the brow to enhance and define while looking as natural and seamless as possible. This is an excellent option for people who have quite sparse eyebrows and are wanting to enhance their shape as naturally as possible. Ombré is a technique which completely fills the eyebrows through, creating a soft shadow behind the hair and giving the eyebrows amazing definition. This is a suitable technique for oilier skin types as it lasts longer in their skin. The ombré technique is also suitable for people who already benefit from having a full brow but want to fill their brow or adjust the style/shape for a more defined look. It is common to utilise a combination of both the feather touch and ombré techniques to create the perfect brows.


  • Eyebrows
  • Lips
  • Scars
  • Areola
Drawing on example for cosmetic brows

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Feather Touch Eyebrows
Feather Touch Eyebrows utilise ultra-fine, delicate hair strokes that blend seamlessly with your natural brow. NCT works with your brows natural placement to create a beautifully enhanced brow that suits your individual facial structure and overall look. Where your brow is too short, thin, patchy or sparse for your liking, feather touch brows can help redefine your brows just how you imagine them to be. If your brows are completely gone this technique can re-create an entirely new brow for you.
Lip Tattooing

The lips that we all love are full and contain vibrant natural tones, they also have a shape which blends in to and works with our own unique facial structure. Depending on our skin type, some of these characteristics can be less prominent or as the ageing process begins we start to lose that shape, contour, fullness and colour of our lips. Cosmetic tattooing is a great way to restore or compliment these characteristics of the lips.

Cosmetic tattooing can enhance your current lip shape, adjust your lip shade, subtly re-shape the lips or subtly increase the size of your lips. Fuller lips can be achieved without the use of fillers using semi-permanent makeup, however if you are currently using fillers you may still want to define your lip borders and enhance your overall lip colour. Choose your colour with our artists from our wide range of fabulous shades to either blend with your natural lip or match your favourite lipstick colour.

Medical Tattooing

Paramedical Micropigmentation is also known as Medical Tattooing. Medical Tattooing is the application of semi-permanent make-up to resolve specific cosmetic issues. If you feel self-conscious due to scars, alopecia (hair loss) and pigmentation loss/inconsistencies, cosmetic tattooing may be a solution for you.

Medical Tattooing is ideal for clients that have battled breast cancer and want to restore an aesthetically pleasing appearance to their breasts. It is possible to apply pigments to the skin to closely match the patient’s original or remaining areola. NCT can create 3-Dimensional nipples, areola reconstructions and colouring for the most natural and undetectable results.

Medical tattooing is also applied after all kinds of breast surgery to disguise the scars caused by some augmentations, reduction and uplift treatments. All clients are treated with care and sensitivity and a detailed consultation is always undertaken to identify whether you are suitable for this kind of treatment.

Please note: Medical Tattooing is not ideal for covering darker coloured scars (brown, red or pink), age spots, stretch marks, or larger surgical scars.

Feather Touch Vs Microblading?

The 'Feather Touch' technique is widely considered to be a safer option for cosmetic tattooing carrying less risk largely due to the difference in application.

Microblading uses a fine blade to effectively slice or scratch the skin which then traps the pigments under the surface of the skin through the healing process. This method carries a high amount of risk as the depth of the incision can be misjudged causing scarring. The controlled injuries that are inflicted on the treated area are much larger than the micro applications of pigment achieved with the feather touch technique.

The Feather Touch method makes use of a digital pen that uses tiny needles similar to that of a micro-needling treatment, to inject the soft pigments deeper in to the epidermis whilst leaving a larger percentage of the treat area in tact. This helps with the healing process and can create longer lasting results.

What makes the cosmetic tattooing device different to conventional tattooing machines?

Feather Touch tattooing uses a digital cosmetic tattooing device that utilises the same mechanism as conventional tattooing with some major differences. These key differences are:

1. Able to implant pigments at shallower depths making it well suited for cosmetic applications
2. Uses soft pigment lotions which are safe and more suited to the skin
3. Is quieter, smaller and more lightweight than conventional machines.

What is the difference between cosmetic tattoo pigments and conventional tattoo inks?

Cosmetic tattoo pigment lotions are softer, and have been blended to match the unique tones and colours of the face and body. These pigments are all pre-mixed and pasteurised which makes them safe and perfect for cosmetic applications. Regular tattoo inks are made up of bright, contrasting and heavy colours that are useful for decorative designs but not suitable for cosmetic applications for the face and camouflage treatments.

What are pigment lotions?

Pigment colour lotions are created to assist in the application of your cosmetic tattoo, they contain the desired pigment or colour for your tattoo that is chosen by your practitioner according to your desired result. These lotions are created using pigmented powder which is carefully mixed in a solution of distilled water, alcohol and glycerine which results in a smooth, fine, creamy liquid. The pigments used in the lotions are iron oxide and titanium dioxide, a safe non-reactive substance. These Pigment Lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin. Most of the pigment lotions are inorganic excluding some of the Lip Colours which are organic. Most Tattooists mix their coloured powder with alcohol but do not list the ingredients on their bottles. At Coco you will find all ingredients are listed on our bottles for complete transparency and can be provided to you on request.

How are the colours selected?

The choice of colours depends on your skin tone and the colour of your hair and eyes. With the assistance of the practitioner, suitable colours are selected in order to find the best match. You may like to bring along your own makeup pencils or lipsticks and a colour match can be made from your regular or favourite products if more suitable. There are over 400 pre-mixed colours and more colours can be created by mixing colours together ranging from very light to dark for lips and eyebrows. This wide range of colours makes it easy to find a colour that suits your needs as close to your requirements as possible. We use colours imported from four reputable manufacturers in the USA, all tested and proven for over 30 years.

How many treatments are needed with Cosmetic Tattooing?

For best results, two sessions are usually required. This includes the full application of the area followed by a retouch appointment. A normal response for most procedures sees the colour fade dramatically by around 7 days after your initial session. Once the area has completely healed in the weeks following (usually between 4 and 8 weeks), your artist will gauge the colour retention and formulate and apply any required pigment adjustments needed for the perfect result.

What should I expect after my treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear darker than your chosen shade. This is because the pigment takes around seven days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 days, exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. The result is a natural looking enhancement. Some itching may occur, this is normal and is a sign of the healing process. Please ensure you follow your post treatment instructions carefully for best results.

How long will the result last?

Semi Permanent Makeup can last several years. This depends on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. Longevity of pigment also varies depending on how well your skin holds the pigment, for everyone this is different and results can drastically vary. We recommend a colour boost to be taken every 12 months to keep enhancements looking fresh. Should you choose not to have a yearly colour boost your enhancement will fade over a period of approximately 2-3 years.

Is there any risk of infection?

There is always a risk with any procedure that breaks or 'injures' the skin. We follow strict hygiene protocols and apply antiseptic cream during treatments to further minimise any risk. Hygiene protocols are in place to ensure that the risk of infection is minimal. These protocols have been implemented by our team of Registered Nurses and it is important that the after care guidelines provided to the client are strictly followed at the end of each treatment. Coco's cosmetic tattooing procedures are performed by experienced artists who are overseen by a team of Dermatologists and Registered Nurses so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Other factors to consider...

- The sun fades the pigment faster. High SPF sunscreen may be used to prolong your enhancement.

- Each individuals rate of skin regeneration may vary. This means skin cell turnover rate can be faster or slower depending on the individual. The longer the regeneration takes the longer the pigment and therefore your result will last.

- Slower skin absorption allows the pigment to hold for longer periods of time. This may vary between individuals.

- Some colours fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde colour will fade quicker than a dark brown colour.

- Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure and product use. Oily skin tends to lose colour more quickly than other skin types.

- If you have experienced cold sores in the past, we can prescribe a medication to reduce the risk of cold sores following your treatment. Please speak to our practitioners/artists if you would like to know more and ensure that you disclose this information on your medical history when visiting the clinic.

Coco has created a dedicated brand for our cosmetic tattooing services known as Newcastle Cosmetic Tattooing. Please see the @newcastlecosmetictattooing feed below for recent before and after images.