The History of the Hand Method
There is just something special about art created by hand. It is robust and real, painstakingly made to evoke feeling. Museums everywhere celebrate the beauty and genius of works created with our own human hands, and you can see why. Van Gogh, Monet, da Vinci, Renoir, and so many others capture our hearts year after year with their breathtaking artistry. Few things last so long and remain so beautiful, but when done by hand, permanent cosmetics most certainly can.
The history of permanent cosmetics began thousands of years ago. Sharpened sticks and stones were used to implant natural pigments into the skin. You can still see signs of these markings on preserved human remains today. Mummies dating back to the time of Cleopatra still show visible signs of hand tattooed permanent makeupv. Even Ötzi the Iceman has 57 tattoos still visible on his body, and he is over 5000 years old.
Today the hand method has been reinvented with SofTap® Brand Permanent Cosmetics.
We have modernized this ancient form of tattooing with our patented, 100% disposable hand tools to give clients the most natural look in permanent cosmetics. When it comes to the sensitive skin on your face, we feel that only the most controlled and gentle methods should be used to implant permanent color. Permanent makeup done with the SofTap® hand method is gentle, quiet, and gives beautiful results! You'll love your new look and can relax knowing that you are safe in your professional's hands.
The SofTap® Hand Method
Unlike modern body tattoos, SofTap® brand permanent makeup is implanted by hand, using only SofTap® brand hand tools. This method is gentle, noiseless, non-invasive, and gives clients the most natural look in permanent cosmetics. SofTap® believes that the natural versatility and artistic nature of the hand method is perfect for delicate work, which is why we created our signature line of patented contemporary needles for permanent makeup.
Your permanent cosmetic professional has complete control over where pigment is deposited in your skin with the SofTap® hand method. Every move, every touch is at your SofTap® professional's complete discretion. You can relax and enjoy becoming beautiful knowing that your results will always be perfect. Talented artists with gentle hands design your cosmetics exactly as you want them, down to the tiniest point of color before beginning. During the procedure, SofTap® tools are dipped in SofTap® color and then gently tapped throughout the area according to the design.
Benefits of the SofTap® Hand Method
The first question that friends and family ask is "Did it hurt?" The most common answers are "It wasn't bad at all", "I fell asleep", "Tweezing hurts more", I'm going back to get everything else done". If you are more sensitive than most, all you have to do is tell your SofTap® professional, and they can slow their application process to make you more comfortable. SofTap® is so gentle—you have to feel it to believe it.
Fast Healing Time
Because SofTap® is so gentle, brow procedures can be done without any topical at all. This is great because the less topical used, the faster your skin will heal. In addition, to expedite the healing process, SofTap® professionals can give you the SofTap® post treatment ointment RecoverAll. It is fabulous! It immediately traps the color into the skin, soothes any irritation, and instantly begins the healing process.
Men get SofTap® too! The most popular treatments for men are:
Soft, subtle eyebrow fills—pepper your eyebrows with a bit of natural pigment and you can look ten years younger in just one treatment.
How is it Done?
The method by which your permanent cosmetics are applied depends simply on the preference of your professional. Permanent cosmetics can be applied with specialized tattoo equipment or hand tools. Hand tools may be tapped or etched into the skin, depending on the desired results. SofTap® Products are the #1 choice of hand method professionals with every hand method technique! New GenuLine® Needles for hair strokes are the next generation of microblading and apply high definition hair strokes with a gentle touch.
During the procedure, sterile SofTap® tools are dipped in SofTap® color and then gently tapped or etched throughout the area according to the design. This method is gentle, almost noiseless, non-invasive, and gives the most natural look in permanent cosmetics. Eyebrows are soft and feathery, lips are luscious and natural, and eyeliner is alluringly beautiful.
Your permanent cosmetic professional has complete control over where pigment is deposited with the SofTap® hand method. Every move, every touch is at your professional's complete discretion. You can relax and enjoy becoming beautiful. Talented artists with gentle hands may design your cosmetics exactly as you want them, down to the tiniest point of color.
SofTap® color is applied to sterile needles and implanted under the epidermis, just at the surface of the skin's dermal layer. This method is very controlled and very efficient.
After implantation, the pigment rests and is covered by the epidermis as the skin heals, giving the pigment a softer look than its initial implantation.
The final result is a very natural, very soft look for everyday makeup.
The results of your procedure will vary depending on the method used to implant color, the colors used, the technician's hands, and everyday environmental factors. You must expect your permanent cosmetic procedure to fade somewhat over time, as your face will be more exposed to the elements than the rest of your body. Maintain your permanent cosmetics by visiting your technician regularly for touch ups as you need them, this depends on the color you chose and the type of application. If you chose a light color and light application, you may need to come back more often than those who choose a darker color and darker application. We recommend lighter colors and applications more regularly as these look the most natural.
Choosing a Permanent Cosmetic Professional
Choosing a permanent cosmetic professional can be one of the most important decisions you make for yourself. Because this procedure is permanent, you need to make sure you see someone very skilled and who is a good personal match for you. Shop for skill and personality, not price. Communication and professionalism are very important to a permanent makeup procedure. If your technician listens to you, works with you, and genuinely understands what you want, you will have a positive experience. All SofTap professional are highly trained in our own course exclusively for the SofTap method.