Are Medical Tattoos Really Permanent?

Medical or paramedical tattooing is the permanent placement of a tattoo for medical and cosmetic purposes.

This is a form of permanent cosmetics used to color and enhance the skin. The paramedical tattooing process is used extensively to color hypopigmentation in the whitened areas of the skin. The process is used on people of all skin types and colors to even out the skin tones or to cover scars or other imperfections.

The tattoo technicians match the skin tones by applying the flesh pigmentation to the designated white areas. If the color fades over time, the client can return for a refresh application.

Paramedical tattooing is often used in breast reconstruction surgery, restoring the areola around the nipple to its natural appearance. The experienced medical tattoo artist works with the patient and surgeon to find the right skin colors and size for this part of breast reconstruction.

Permanent tattoos are also used for enhanced cosmetic appearance. This includes eyebrows for people with very light hair in their eyebrow area. A permanent tattoo of eyeliner eliminates the need for applying it everyday. Many people in the entertainment business and modeling come to us at the Whitney Center for Permanent Cosmetics for this procedure. We can also apply permanent lip color. Complete permanent face make-up is also available using the tattoo process.

Men use our services for scar and hair transplant harvesting site coverage. They also request permanent eyebrow and eyeliner tattooing.

The experienced professional tattoo artists at the Whitney Center work privately with clients in our centers in New York and Florida. Call us today for your consultation.

Mandy Sauler in the News on Medical Tattooing

Micropigmentation, also known as paramedical tattooing, is a Whitney Center specialty. Our artist Mandy Sauler is thoroughly experienced in this technique and can outline benefits of the procedure for women who are undergoing breast reconstruction surgery.

Mandy’s years of experience providing the reconstructive procedure opens up the door to the many reasons women choose, or not choose, to have the procedure.

  • Breast tattooing is takes less healing time, is quicker, and less painful than other procedures.
  • The procedure takes approximately an hour with a local anesthetic used to numb the area.
  • Multiple colors are used to define the color closest to your natural color.
  • Some patients choose to have their surgeon or nurse do the nipple reconstruction. In this situation, the result can be less than satisfactory compared to paramedical tattooing.
  • Women experience a positive surge to their self image and self confidence.

The aftermath of surgery with visible scars being a continual reminder can be emotionally as well as physically devastating. With that in mind, an important factor to be considered before having any medical tattooing procedure is choosing the services of a practiced technician.

With medical tattooing available by licensed and experienced artists at The Whitney Center, you can rebuild your confidence and have peace of mind with a more natural look.

If you are considering having the procedure or want more information about what’s involved, contact our office by phone or send an email.


It turns out flashy bangs don’t have to be just a stylistic choice. You can also use bangs to your advantage in ways that extend beyond your hair looks. Read on to find out why it might be time to hop on the bandwagon of this eternal trend.

Small effort, big change

All it takes is cutting some shorter pieces of hair around your face to feel like you’ve truly replenished your look. Rather than drastically altering the length of your hair, give your front side a bit of a trim and you might find new things to love in that face of yours. Amazing how such a small change can feel so big.

Look younger

Bangs will almost certainly make you look younger. They can hide those pesky lines and wrinkles at the top of your forehead, and are naturally linked to eyes that pop more strongly and cheekbones that seem more lifted from your face. Various other subtle visual effects are also commonly associated with bangs.

Play around

You can mess with the length of your bangs to accentuate certain pats of your face. Cutting them to just above eyebrow height will emphasize your eyebrows, and cutting them to just below this can bring out the best in your lips. You could say that bangs can do the job of makeup if you play around with them properly.

An easy way to ensure the best look for your eyes and lips is to get permanent cosmetics. The Whitney Center has over a decade of experience providing permanent makeup procedures to incredibly satisfied clients and the acclaim of the medical community. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.


The title of this post is a bit misleading. You might think it’ll tell you how the recent wave of anti-aging hair products work their magic, but rather, it’ll tell you that these products have no magic. Here, we outline why these products are all hype with no substance, and what other things you can do to stay looking young.

To be clear: they’re great

These anti-aging hair products tend to be stronger versions of their non-anti-aging counterparts, but not because they prevent your hair from aging. Exactly the opposite, they simply make your hair look newer and replenished more remarkably than most competitors. But they do absolutely nothing to slow the aging of hair.

Why do they say they do, then?

It’s all marketing. There’s no known biological “cure” for gray hair; pigment loss is a natural part of growing older. But just as dying your hair isn’t an actual treatment for aging hair, neither are anti-aging hair products. They simply give the illusion of young hair.

How can I stay looking young instead?

Try things that are long-lasting. Of course, hair dye is a valid solution, as is straightening your hair or volumizing it. But what if you’re able to make your hair look fresher by enhancing other parts of your face? Consider stronger eyebrows or lips to make your hair pop.

The Whitney Center specializes in permanent lip and eyebrow cosmetic tattooing, including the microblading procedure that we’ll soon offer in our New York office. Contact us now to learn what our decade-plus of experience can offer you.


One of the great things about permanent cosmetics is that it lacks a risk of allergic reaction. But it’s fairly common for users of regular, everyday makeup products to develop irritation, swelling, or other allergic symptoms when using these products. Here, we detail a few key signs to watch out for when deciding whether it’s time to cut makeup out of your day.

Skin problems

At the most basic level, a bad reaction to a makeup problem can consist of rashes and skin peeling. Often, these reactions result from the body rejecting inactive ingredients, so it’s best to visit a dermatologist to figure out which of these ingredients is the culprit. With skin peeling, though, this might simply be the result of acidic active components in face washes and peels, and the only way to combat this problem is scaling back use of the product.

Skin growths

Hives, bumps, breakouts: these are more serious versions of the same reaction that might result in a rash. If you can isolate the product causing these, it’s best to stop using that product immediately and see a dermatologist. As with rashes, the same sensitivity to certain ingredients is the cause here, but these symptoms require even quicker attention.

Skin feelings

Sometimes, symptoms of a reaction like this are tactile rather than visual. Skin that feels tight, oily, or itchy without looking unhealthy at all is just as potent a warning that your allergies may be flaring up. It’s vital to stop using the product you think accounts for these reactions, although oily skin may be the result of using overly harsh cleansers rather than an allergic reaction. It can also be combated with a weekly charcoal masking.

Avoid allergic reactions to store-bought products by investing in permanent cosmetics. The Whitney Center has over a decade of experience leading the field of permanent cosmetic tattooing. Contact us today to find out how we can prevent you from consistent aggravation at the hands of allergens in your makeup products.


Microblading is a rising cosmetic trend that has many people feeling confused. What exactly is this new technique, and where are blades involved? We’ll answer the basics in this post.

So what is microblading exactly?

Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that uses a number of small needles on a handle to draw in permanent lines that appear like eyebrow hairs, but are actually just pigment. No blades are involved — anything capable of creating deep cuts in the skin, such as a scalpel, should absolutely not be involved. The small tool used should be entirely sterile and disposable, just like with standard tattoo materials.

How permanent is it?

Microblading tattoos last roughly one year, since less pigment is injected into the skin than with traditional cosmetic tattooing approaches. The more established approaches use a coil/rotary machine, a tool that offers results lasting several years. Microblading is a valid short-term solution to problems that established cosmetic tattooing techniques address for longer periods of time, which is why microblading is cheaper.

Is it a more easily applied technique?

Not necessarily. Even though microblading occurs on a smaller scale, its precision and craft require just as much skill and training as any notable permanent cosmetic technique. Adequacy in this field comes with experience that can’t just be taught.

The Whitney Center is proud to announce our expansion into microblading! Our permanent cosmetics expert Mandy Sauler, who has over 20 years of experience and is board certified by both The American Academy of Micropigmentation and the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals, will begin offering the procedure in our New York office soon. Contact us today to make the first steps in booking an appointment.

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