Introducing I ❤️ INK Sunset Collection
You spoke and we listened.
Backed by World Famous Tattoo Ink and Perma Blend’s experience in formulating the best tattoo colors in the world, Tina has teamed up once again with Lou Rubino and Perma Blend to design and formulate an easy-to-use set of warm permanent makeup eyebrow colors to provide for your warmer color needs
You no longer have to guess or go through extreme modifications with this warm brown series.
Sunset, Toffee, and Autumn will be your new go-to shades that you can use on their own OR as a modifier to create the perfect custom shade to fit your client’s needs.
Our Sunset pigment is a light value with an orange base. It’s perfect for clients who want a hint of golden color. Sunset will leave you with a beautiful light golden tone. It is very similar to “Tina’s Gold” in the Perma Blend collection and has the most yellow/orange to help cancel unwanted purple tones.
Our Toffee pigment is a medium value with an orange base. It’s perfect for clients who need medium definition with lots of warmth. Toffee will leave you with a stunning soft ginger tone and has a rich orange undertone to help cancel unwanted grey, ashy tones.
Our Autumn pigment is a dark value with an orange base. It’s perfect for clients who want a bolder, warmer look. Autumn will leave you with warm orange-brown results and has a dominant orange undertone to help cancel unwanted grey, ashy tones.
Sunset in Real Life
This collection comes with 3 shades to suit any redhead’s hair color or skin tone.
SUITABLE FOR MACHINE WORK OR MICROBLADING
Tina Davies formulated this line to be suitable for both machine and manual cosmetic tattoo procedures enabling artists to use them with any brand of machine or microblade.
NO MODIFYING REQUIRED, MIX ANY WAY YOU WANT
All colors are pre-modified but feel free to mix the colors to create a custom shade.
LONG-LASTING COLOR RETENTION
What you see is what you get. Expect a high level of retention after the first treatment with proper technique and aftercare.
Stable color performance for years to come. Your results will not fade to different colors, only lighter versions of the original color.
STERILE AND VEGAN
100% safe and cruelty-free. These pigments have never been tested on animals and do not contain animal by-products.
THE COLOR CHART
Each pigment set includes an invaluable color chart which lists:
- Picture references for suitability on various skin tones
- Color description including the base tone of the color’s recommended use for various skin tones: fair, pink, beige, or olive
- Coverage suitability for VERY FADED eyebrows that have faded to the following tones: orange, red, green, purple, grey, blue
- Gradient color swatches displaying the drawdown of each color
I ❤️ INK Sunset Brow Collection set comes with a free bottle of Shading Solution.
- Do shake well before use with a pigment mixer
- Do store in a cool, dry place
- Do hold up the color chart against your client’s forehead to easily visualize a suitable color
- Don’t mix 3 or more colors as this is unnecessary
- Don’t mix with other brands
- Don’t dilute with water
What is unique about this warm coloring of this line?
This collection is specifically WARM and will produce warm results, cancel cool undertones and tone previous cool grey eyebrows that are very faded. Using warm colors is extremely important when working on clients who have cool/red facial skin since the cool undertones of this skin type risks pigments healing too cool unless it is countered by using warm-toned colors. Cool undertones are common on Nordic/English/Irish skin.
How do I use these colors to modify old PMU?
Since these colors are warm, they will cancel out cool tones found in old PMU. This is extremely helpful when working with old grey/purple/bluish eyebrows and is very effective when the old PMU is very faded like a shadow or haze. Simply tattoo the target color (Sunset, Toffee, Autumn) over it and it will cancel out the old PMU color and have lots of longevity. If the old PMU is very dark and saturated, it will need to be removed to a very faded level before any further color can be added.
What is the difference between this line and Perma Blend’s current line?
This line has been exclusively developed by Tina Davies to keep color selection simple and straightforward with a range of warm colors to suit all of your client’s needs. There is no need to mix or modify any of these 3 colors. Also, each set includes an easy-to-use color chart for quick reference and easy color selection.
What can I expect after the first treatment?
When implanted with proper technique and aftercare, expect high levels of retention after 1 application. What you see is what you get. Do not expect much color loss after healing.
How are they better than Perma Blend’s current line?
They are not better but made to meet the demands of artists who need a simple and straightforward warm-based palette that will heal true to tone for the various skin types and coloring of our everyday clients. It also comes a with a user-friendly color chart that helps to eliminate color selection and guesswork.
What makes this line last longer than other PMU lines?
All of the colors are highly concentrated. The higher the concentration the more saturation in the skin, the more saturation, the longer it will last. The pigment ingredients are comprised of the absolute highest quality pigments with the highest lightfastness rating for maximum color stability and performance.
What is a lightfastness rating?
Lightfastness refers to the chemical stability of a pigment under long exposure to light. As a source of energy, light can cause color and chemical changes in many pigments. Read more about lightfastness here.
What are the ingredients?
The ingredients are a combination of powdered pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, aqua, rosin, and isopropyl alcohol. It is gamma-ray sterilized, vegan and cruelty-free. All ingredients can be found in the MSDS and can be downloaded from the website HERE.
Can you mix them even though the directions indicate ‘no mixing required?”
Yes, you may mix the colors with each other or use as a “warm modifier” to create custom blends using your artistic judgment to suit your client’s needs. It is common to “layer” colors on top of each other to create more dimension and contour.
Is this ink?
Yes, ink= pigment and pigment= ink. These terms are commonly interchanged and can be confused. “Ink” is pigment in a liquid state. “Pigment” is the pure pigment powder component ingredient in the ink.
What will prevent these colors from changing/shifting colors over time?
Our pigments are of extremely high quality and the lightfastness of each pigment is matched evenly across each pigment ingredient to reduce color shifting.
How long has Perma Blend been tested in the skin for safety?
Perma Blend has been tested and used daily for over 7 years now.
Have there been reports of allergic reactions?
No, not as of yet.
Are these approved for use in the EU?
On January 4, 2022 under the EU REACH regulation, the European Union (EU) has restricted the use of certain chemicals in tattoo and permanent makeup (PMU) inks.
Perma Blend has formulated an EU ingredient compliant pigment line called LUXE which is available now. The rollout for Tina Davies Professional’s I ❤️INK brow and lip pigments are currently being formulated and tested and will also be available in 2022.
Read more about EU REACH here.
Is the pigment line synthetic?
Yes, some of the colors are synthetic.
I heard iron oxide is bad for PMU, is this true?
Iron oxides by themselves don’t seem to be stable for PMU, but when mixed with organic pigments they stay together and last a long time.
Do the colors contain carbon black? If so, will it migrate?
Yes, these colors contain carbon black. It will not migrate. Carbon is the best black and it keeps its true black color. A lot of color shifting in PMU pigments is due to using weak iron-oxide blacks.
Will the pigments turn red, orange, blue or purple after a while, if not, why?
NO, because they are comprised of high-quality ingredients, have high lightfastness and concentration. They will only become a lighter version of the original color(s).
Do the pigments turn grey after a while?
No. All the colors in the set have been formulated to avoid ashy, healed results. However, if any color is inserted too deep into the skin, or applied over cool, red/pink undertones, the color may look ashy.
Where can I buy these pigments?
You may order from 24/7 on our website at eu.tinadavies.com, our UK Amazon store, or through any Perma Blend distributor.
How can I prevent these colors from fading?
We suggest the use of sunblock during sun exposure and avoiding exfoliating/lightening products on the brow area.
What aftercare do you recommend with this line? Do I have to avoid water/washing my skin during healing when using this line?
No, you don’t have to avoid water/washing. We recommend gently washing with a gentle, non-scented soap and rinsing well during the healing process at least once a day. The Tina Davies Aftercare product is highly recommended to help hydrate and prevent infection during the healing process.
Read more about our recommended healing procedures HERE.
Can I get laser removal with this pigment line?
Yes, but saline may be a safer and more effective option.
Is the pigment FDA approved?
No pigment has the FDA approval stamp to this day.
Where are these made?
The pigments are made in the USA.
Can these pigments be used for microblading AND machine work?
Yes, these pigments can be used for BOTH microblading (manual) and machine PMU work.
Check out our line of microblades.
Do I need to modify any of the colors?
No, this is unnecessary. All of the colors are perfectly balanced and are ready to use straight out of the bottle.
When do I need to do touch-ups on my clients?
You can expect only 10-20% of fading each year depending on the method of implantation, the skill of artist, skin conditions and lifestyle of the client. A color boost is recommended every 1 ½ to 2 years to refresh the color or update the shape to your client’s desires.
Do I need to do a follow-up/touch up with these colors?
A follow-up is always suggested, but not required.
If you are new to Perma Blend or have less than 1-2 years of experience in PMU, it is highly recommended to see your clients for a follow up within 3 months to assess the results of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments to improve results.
How should I use these colors for people with pink/red F1-2 skin types?
This is the skin type that is considered very “cool”, presenting with pink or red undertones. Each of these colors can be safely used for these skin types because they are more golden and warmer, which will heal nicely in the skin without ashing out.
I find Perma Blend pigments very thin, will these be the same? How can I make these thicker?
Yes, they are the same. You should not add any products to make it thicker, rather, shake it well to ensure an even mixture of the ingredients in the bottle.
When microblading, the color doesn’t seem to be implanting or appearing on the skin. What is the issue?
The most common cause of this issue stroking too fast. Firstly, make sure you mix the color well before use. When dipping your needle, be sure to carefully dip ONLY the tips of your needle into the pigment. Next, make sure to “set” the needles on the skin to allow the pigment to make contact or “drop” onto the skin before stroking. Finally, glide the needle along the skin slowly and precisely. Be sure to clean off your needles between passes to prevent clogging and allow for easy pigment grab.
Can I cover old faded PMU with these colors? If so, how?
Old PMU should be faded by a minimum of 50% in order to hide/cover up the original PMU successfully. The desired target color can be applied directly with no additional color correction necessary. For example, you can cover old faded red or grey eyebrows directly with TOFFEE if that is your client’s desired color.
The color seems to dry very fast on the skin during the masking step of microblading. How do I remove it easily?
There are two ways to remove easily. (1) apply a barrier wrap over the pigment mask to prevent it from drying out or (2) place a wet cotton round over the pigment mask for 10 seconds to allow it to rehydrate before gently wiping.
Certain colors look a bit orange when I finish the procedure. Should I be concerned? What should I tell my client?
No, as the skin is injured and this appearance is normal as the undertones of these colors have yellow to orange bases to prevent ashing-out. This disappears after healing in about 1 week. Prepare your client to expect discoloration for up to three days so they are not surprised by this temporary effect.
Can I use these pigments for shading?
Yes, you can. You can create shaded effects for both machine and manual devices with this line.
How do I use the Shading Solution for MACHINE shading?
Shading solution is optional for machine use. You can control the lightness or darkness of your design simply by adjusting your pressure, needle and amount of passes.
How do I use the Shading Solution for MANUAL shading?
Being conservative is the rule of thumb for creating shading mixtures and allows you to “build up the color” to avoid undesirable shading that is too saturated. Dilute colors by adding 50-80% shading solution to base tone and mix well. Always be careful when shading the ends of the eyebrows as the skin is thinner and can become oversaturated quickly. A recommended needle to use for manual shading is the 19 Shader.
Click HERE to download the MSDS.