In the jungle of many terms, it is sometimes difficult to find out how a permanent make-up (PMU) is created and which tools are used. We often receive questions about the difference between Microblading and Permanent Make Up which brings us to have a closer look to the generic term and differentiate first:

Permanent Make Up describes a cosmetic tattoo on the face.

Permanent Make-up

Micropigmentation vs. Microblading

It is important to know that the colour of a PMU is not brought into the skin as deeply as a classic tattoo. With permanent make-up, the colour is pigmented in the uppermost layers of the skin, so it usually fades after a few years and should be refreshed regularly.

A permanent make-up is foremost implemented using two different methods:


Find out in our latest lexicon article what the difference between manual (handpiece without motor) and mechanical technology (PMU device / micropigmentation device) is!

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