Welcome to 2013 the Year for You!
As an advocate for public safety and education, the Whitney Center encourages consumers to find a cosmetic tattoo artist who is certified by one of the national non-profit societies.
Without licensing agencies or laws requiring standards for education and training in permanent cosmetics, the word "certified" can mean anything. Credentials issued by the American Academy of Micropigmentation Diplomat (DAAM) and the credentials issued by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals as "Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional" or CPCP mean proven competency.
These two organizations are recognized internationally as providing legitimate certifications obtained after passing standardized examinations. Anyone with the CPCP or DAAM certification has proven that he/she has a thorough knowledge of permanent cosmetics and infection control standards.
When you seek services make sure you are making a wise investment in you by using a true certified professional such as the staff at the Whitney Center.
The expert application and attractiveness of permanent makeup hinges on three things:
- The technical expertise of the permanent makeup artist to ensure flawless application.
- The artistic talent of the permanent cosmetics technician to redraw features to emphasize your natural beauty and create a pleasing facial balance.
- The artistic ability of the permanent cosmetics artist to perfectly match the unique color of your personal skin tone.
Whitney Center technicians excel in technical and artistic expertise, but it is our expert ability to precisely match our clients’ skin tones that has made us the top choice of Caucasian, Asian, and African American women seeking permanent makeup.
As an aid to medical diagnosis, Harvard Medical School dermatologist Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick developed a skin color classification scale in 1975. Called the Fitzpatrick Scale, it is used by dermatologists to evaluate potential reaction to facial treatments as well as potential skin cancer risk. The scale divides skin tone into five basic types from bisque white to rich mahogany. (Click here to take the skin tone quiz on SkinCancer.org and find out what skin type you have.)
Permanent makeup artists use the Fitzpatrick Scale only as a starting point for matching skin tones as each basin skin type comprises a varied range of skin tones. It is our expertise in mixing pigments to create custom matches unique to each client that set the Whitney Center apart.
According to a Consumer Reports poll, there is a 1 in 5 chance that you hate the holiday gift someone has just given you. Why not give yourself a gift that you are sure to love in 2013 - new permanent eyebrows or eyeliner! When done by expert hands you'll love your new look for years to come.