5 Takeaways: The New York Tattoo Show
One year ago, I met Lou Rubino, a really nice New Yorker and Big Boss of World Famous. He invited me to New York to check out his highly renowned tattoo show and check out what the World Famous brand was all about. The show was so awesome that I returned again this year.
To say I was floored and extremely impressed with the artists, their passion, and the World Famous Inks themselves would be an understatement. Not to mention, the high importance their team put on family, working together, and absolutely no judgment or drama was extremely impressive.
World Famous has over 300 colors including many Artist Series Collections
Mad skills by @tattoo_suvorov
At first, coming into the world of tattooing was a little bit intimidating, after all, permanent makeup has always been the neglected younger sibling of the tattooing world. But I have to say that the World Famous family has been extremely supportive of me, the art of permanent makeup, my colleagues, and for that, I am SO grateful.
So let’s get right down to it with my top Takeaways from the 2018 NO Limits International Tattoo Expo:
Showing Terry Lively the Tina Davies x Permablend Line
With Amie Conners and her daughter, Kat Webster
Everyone showed up early and stayed late
Best Traditional Tattoo by @TattooYue0928
When I and many of my close colleagues quietly started using Permablend about two years ago, I knew without a doubt that I was on to something special as I started seeing around 90% retention (regardless of skin type) in my clients after the first appointment. I had never witnessed so much consistent retention EVER in my 17 years of tattooing. I was used to colors fading off 30%-40% after the first treatment and was used having to do a touchup after a few months to intensify the results. I was literally wasting 1-2 hours at each touchup to put back what faded away.
Now after careful testing on my clients along with collaborating with my closest PMU colleagues, I’ve carefully formulated a 6-color line that will heal perfect, every single time. The formulations heal true to color on the rich, warmer side (NO more grey ashy brows) and perhaps the most exciting thing is that you will never have to modify or mix pigments yourself again! This exciting range of colors are all premixed you will find a perfect color for your client within these six shades. It’s simple, easy, and best of all, only $20 for ½ bottle.
It was so exciting for me to finally be able to have this line available for other PMU artists try and actually tattoo with at not only my booth, but their own booths as well, so look out for reviews by artists coming soon. We are so excited for the official launch of this line in the upcoming months and can not wait to share it with you.
My mission since launching my very first microblade and opening up about information in this industry has always been artist-driven. We are making history as we speak to elevate your skill and make you, the artist shine your brightest! Until next time.