Tina Davies x New York Tattoo Show

Have you ever attended to a tattoo show?

I attended my first one 10 years ago, and it was incredible! I felt like Alice in Wonderland.

NY Tattoo Show, March 2017

The displays of different body art, tools, inks, swag, history, and booths full of artists working so intensely on their masterpieces literally BLEW ME AWAY. Everything I witnessed was so vivid, so raw, so real-time mind-blowing.

I was literally in awe watching artists bring 3D life to portraits, not to mention shading and blending a multitude of shapes and textures on the ultimate canvas: the skin. I could have sat and watched them tattoo all day, like a parrot sitting on someone's shoulder. Being in the permanent makeup industry, I have long admired body tattoo art as the ultimate medium for artistic expression and cannot bow down to these extremely talented hard-working and dedicated group of artists enough.

NY Tattoo Show, March 2017

This month on October 21, 2017, I have the honor and privilege to be one of those people bringing cosmetic tattooing to the world of body art tattooing at United Inks' New York Tattoo Show hosted by Lou Rubino and Jackie Rubino

For the first time, cosmetic tattooing and body tattooing will join forces, and I am so excited that I get to be a part of this monumental occasion. I am also very grateful for the opportunity to learn more from the world of traditional tattooing, and apply that knowledge to permanent makeup and microblading. 

While the evolution of permanent makeup (particularly microblading) practices have come a long way in mainstream beauty in the last few years, there is still a long way to go in terms of safety standards. Looking to traditional tattooing as an example of best practices and standards is going to help elevate permanent makeup significantly. Unlike permanent makeup artists, a tattoo artist apprentices for many long hours (usually at least a year) before working as an artist in a proper studio and have extensive training in all facets of art theory, needle making, sterilization best practices and much more.

NY Tattoo Show, March 2017
There are currently no regulations in microblading training, and standards vary so vastly across the board that anyone with no prior training on esthetics, working on human skin, tattooing, permanent makeup, or any other related disciplines are becoming certified and working on real-life clients after taking as little as a two-day course. I've noticed this and the huge risk it poses to our industry and clients as many people start working on skin much too soon without the proper supervision and experience.

As you all know, health and safety standards are very close to my heart. Like permanent makeup, the only governing body is your region's Health and Safety Board, but traditional tattooing is great at self-regulating artists and ensuring that they follow the highest standards and regulations when it comes to working on clients. We as artists all need to educate ourselves and learn from others in similar fields, so that we ensure we are providing the best possible services to our clients!

To kick off this first-ever event, I'll be doing a live Blade and Shade demonstration with Harmony Microblade and Permablend Pigments in state-of-the-art IMAX theater.  Watch how I bring dimension and realism to an eyebrow microblading design by combining these two unique processes to give a woman brows of her dreams!

Tickets are on sale now and I hope you can join me.

Here are the details:

Date and time: Saturday Oct, 21nd 12:30pm-2:30pm (IMAX Theater)


  • Needle Selection 
  • Brow Design
  • Proven color formulations 
  • Tips and Tricks
  • How to layer shading with microblading


  • Exclusive goodie bag with Harmony Microblades, design pencils, and Permablend pigments
  • One-to-one tutorial from Tina
  • Meet and Greet at the Permablend Booth
  • $250

Seating is limited so sign up early!

For tix👉🏻http://bit.ly/tinadavies1017

Stacie-Rae Weir will also be doing her Areola Seminar with the World Famous Pink Ribbon Series on Sunday, Oct 22 so come see us both at the IMAX theater!

Find out more👉🏻www.newyorktattooshow.com

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“I set out to design a microblade that I knew would put our needs first as artists.”

- Tina Davies