Safety First: What pigments are used for your brows?


Safety and Health is #1 when it comes to your brows and permanent Makeup. As with all the services I provide, I do my research thoroughly and make sure I use top quality products with top quality training. If you want the best, you have to use the best!

So what is being implanted into your skin, your largest organ in the body?


I use Tina Davies X Permablend Pigments. Tina has been in the Permanent Makeup world for over a decade. Combined with her artistry and experience and Permablend’s Quality formula, they have quickly become Industry Leaders. Here is what they have to say about their pigment line:

We are proud to say that the Tina Davies X Permablend Pigment Collection passes the ResAP(2008) requirements and are certified under the Chemical Technological Laboratory Database.


History of the Certification

Permanent makeup has been popular in Europe long before it made its way over to the Western world, making their experience, knowledge, and wisdom on tattooing regulations more stringent than North America.

Because permanent makeup has grown in popularity in Europe and all over the world over the last few decades, the private market for tattoo and permanent makeup ink brands has also exploded. With the ease of purchasing inks online, there has been a lack of proper guidelines and regulation when it came to ingredients contained within these inks. Possible dangerous chemicals and toxins causing health concerns in clients became prevalent, so The European Commission developed a regulatory system for consumer awareness and protection.


What does the Certification represent?

According to the European Commission, The Council of Europe Resolution (CoE ResAP) (2008) is an internationally recognized benchmark. It includes a list of negative of substances that should not be present in tattoos and permanent makeup inks, also establishing the maximum concentrations for some impurities that can be contained in the ink. (Piccinini, Bianchi, Pakalin, Senaldi, 2015). 

Colorants tested according to this resolution provide a high level of safety and a minimum health risk for consumers. The resolution covers - in brief - the following tests:

  • Aromatic Amines known to cause Cancer (20 Substances)

  • Carcinogens in Categories 1,2 and 3 denoted in the Council Directive 1967/548/EEC of 27th June 1967 (7 Substances)

  • Dyes which are carcinogenic, mutagenic, have reprotoxic or sensitizing properties i.e. cause allergic conditions (35 Substances)

  • Metals as Impurities (13 Substances)

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), Benzene-a-pyrene (BaP)

  • Microbiological Test of Sterility


Not only does the ResAP(2008) take into account the potential health risks caused by colorants, aromatic amines, and impurities, it also considers hygienic, packaging, labeling, risk assessment, and information requirements. The basis of all of these requirements being that the tattoo or permanent makeup ink must not endanger the health or safety of persons or the environment.

We take solace in the fact that we are committed to ensuring the utmost safety for all of our products, and never think twice when it comes to the highest standards and absolute best for your clients.

For more information on the requirements of the ResAP(2008)