“Two wrongs don’t make a right.” No doubt you’ve heard this saying directly. Chances are by now in your life you’ve probably even spoken this adage yourself. At any rate, you might find it helpful to remember the “two wrongs don’t make a right” lesson when it comes to considering bad permanent makeup correction or actually fixing bad permanent makeup.
Breathe. Focus. Have a clear goal and mission based on knowledge of acts and not emotion. Fixing bad permanent makeup is not about saving money. It is not about saving face. Fixing bad permanent makeup is about saving your face, protecting your appearance and preserving your positive, self-image for years to come.
Yelling at the person who did your bad permanent makeup might feel good. Check that, it might feel great. But it won’t solve your problem. If you are that upset, then you can request or demand your money back. Whether or not you get it, you can treat this financial matter as a separate issue. You can explore legal action. You can share your experiences online to help others exploring permanent makeup. Whatever you do, take your medicine so to speak and move on to finding the cosmetic solution for your face.
Bad Permanent Eyebrows/Eyebrow Tattoos
Since an eyebrow tattoo or permanent eyebrows is the most popular procedure I do in each of my permanent makeup locations in Scottsdale, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY, let’s look closely now at fixing them. The reality is eyebrows are not only the most popular choice for permanent makeup, they are often the most difficult to cover-up.
If a so-called permanent makeup artist gave you a bad case of permanent makeup, don’t just assume she or he will magically get it right the second time. There’s rarely a charm in this situation. Many people often come to me saying the person actually made a bigger mess trying to fix the bad permanent makeup job they did the first time. While this person obviously wants to do well and stay in business, he or she may not be able to help you. Remember, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
If you leaped into love with the benefits of permanent makeup but didn’t choose your permanent makeup artist wisely, then don’t rush into this person’s chair again a second time. Remember, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
I know every woman has high hopes when she gets permanent makeup. It looks great and makes your life and your appearance so much easier for years at a time. But only if and when you have it done right the first time.
I know having to wear bad permanent makeup hurts you. It hurts me to see it. I know you just wish it never happened. I know you just want it to go away. But you have to calm down and really think clearly.
Whether or not you got at least a second opinion before you had your bad permanent makeup done, you will definitely want to do it this time. And don’t simply go back to the same ones you consulted before. The permanent makeup artist who promotes cash discounts, or the one who works closest to your home, job, or gym, may not be the best alternative especially when your face is already messed up with bad permanent makeup.
This no time to pinch pennies or save time on a shorter commute. Seek out the most reputable and experienced permanent makeup professionals you can. After doing so, you will then have input from multiple reliable sources and can make an informed decision about what to do next, or the equally important “what not to do next.”
Based on nearly a quarter of a century of experience, I want to help you beyond just having you remember “two wrongs don’t make a right.” So, keep in mind this important point:
“Cosmetic surgery to remove your bad permanent eyebrows is often the only quick fix.”
Here are some additional helpful permanent makeup tips for you to remember especially when it comes to fixing bad permanent eyebrows:
- The darker the eyebrows, the more applications it will take to fix them. Jumping right back into another permanent makeup procedure might not even be advised. You might require laser therapy. And this isn’t instant gratification either. You might need anywhere from 3 to 20 treatments spaced a month to 6 weeks apart. Then you can get permanent makeup done right.
- The same theory applies if you are using a color corrector to bring an eyebrow down from black to brown. You have to give your skin a break and allow it to heal. Otherwise you will build up scarring. This is why I have the courage to tell new clients the harsh truth sometimes that if their eyebrows are badly misshaped or in the wrong position, the best and quickest solution is to consult with one of the plastic surgeons I work with regularly.
- If your permanent eyebrows are solid “Jet Black” and have the wrong placement, my recommendation is usually to surgically remove them and start over. Fix the problem. Learn from your mistake and move on. Get your permanent makeup done right the second time and enjoy all the benefits which will last you for years.
- If your tattooed eyebrows are gray but not too dark, you can use a brow color corrector. You’ll only want to use ORANGE. This will help to lighten the eyebrows and turn them back to a brown.
- The darker the color of your permanent eyebrows, the more applications it will take to bring them back to a brown shade. Try thinking about it this way. You have a black wall. How many coats will it take to achieve painting it a light color?
- If your tattooed eyebrows are a blueish black or gray blue color, you have to be extremely careful with color correction. You don’t want to turn your eyebrows an even more unnatural shade of green or teal. This is an all too common mistake and reminder of how “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
- If your permanent eyebrows are red, but they are the right shape, you might just be okay. You should be able to use a color corrector of green to turn back to brown.
- If you wound up with purple permanent eyebrows, there is a solution. You can usually apply a yellow to turn them back to brown.
- If you have eyebrow tattoos which are in the wrong place, are multi-colored, or too dark, it’s never a case of one and done. You need to do multiple treatments to remove the bad permanent makeup. NOTE TO SELF: You absolutely should not take another color and try to cover up the damage. If you do, you’ll only create a color you’d never want or one you cannot fix without surgery.
Most people do not realize how expensive, painful, and time consuming it is to remove a bad permanent eyebrows job. So know if you are going through this at least you are not alone. Remember, “two wrongs don’t make a right.” Remember, there is a solution. And remember, this is temporary. It may not feel like it but this too shall pass. Best of luck!