Theory of Tina Davies Pigments

Perfect for microblading work, this PMU Pigment set has been exclusively developed by Tina Davies to keep colour selection simple and straightforward with a range of colours to suit all of your clients in 7 pre-mixed light-to-dark colours.

Each set includes an easy to use chart for quick reference and easy colour selection.

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What makes this line last longer than other PMU lines?
All of the colours are highly concentrated. The higher the concentration the more saturation in the skin, the more saturation, the longer it will last. The pigment ingredients are comprised of the absolute highest quality pigments with the highest lightfastness rating for maximum colour stability and performance.

What is a lightfastness rating?
Lightfastness refers to the chemical stability of a pigment under long exposure to light. As a source of energy, light can cause colour and chemical changes in many pigments.

What are the ingredients?
The ingredients are a combination of powdered pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, aqua, rosin, benzyl alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol. It is gamma-ray sterilized, vegan and cruelty-free. All ingredients can be found in the MSDS and can be downloaded from the Tina Davies website.

Can you mix them even though the directions indicate ‘no mixing required?”
Yes, you may mix the colours to create custom blends using your artistic judgement to suit your client’s needs. It is common to “layer” colours on top of each other to create more dimension and contour. 

Is this ink?
Yes, ink= pigment and pigment= ink. These terms are commonly interchanged and can be confused. “Ink” is pigment in a liquid state. “Pigment” is the pure pigment powder component ingredient in the ink.

Tina Davies x Perma Blend I love Ink PMU Pigment Collection

What will prevent these colours from changing/shifting colours over time?
Tina Davies pigments are of extremely high quality and the lightfastness of each pigment is matched evenly across each pigment ingredient to reduce colour shifting. This means each colour will fade at the same rate.

How long has Perma Blend been tested in the skin for safety?
Perma Blend has been tested and used daily for over 5 years now.

Have there been reports of allergic reactions?
No, not as of yet.

Are these pigments safe with MRI’s?
Up to date, there have not been reports of problems in association with MRI and Perma Blend pigments. Your local MRI technician will be able to best advise you on MRI’s and tattoo safety issues.

Are these approved for use in the EU?
Yes, and has obtained CTL certificates and will be provided with tests and approvals.

Why is Gamma Radiation Sterilization good?
Gamma radiation sterilization is highly penetrating and deactivates microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and spores. It easily penetrates packaging and product making it ideal for sterilization of I LOVE INK.

Do these pigments contain iron oxides?
Blonde is the only pigment in this line that contains iron oxide.

Is it organic?
The line is a combination of organic and inorganic pigments.

Do the pigments contain PPD?
Tina Davies pigments do not contain PPD. PPD is part of the oxidizing process in hair dye and henna. Since these products have no form of oxidation they are completely free from this.

I heard iron oxide is bad for PMU, is this true?
Iron oxides by themselves don’t seem to be stable for PMU, but when mixed with organic pigments they stay together and last a long time.

Do the colours contain carbon black? If so, will it migrate?
Most colours contain carbon black to make the pigments more stable and balanced. Carbon black is known for its longevity and excellent saturation ability. When working around the eyebrows, the chances of migration is very minimal. 

Carbon black has a very small particle size Due to that, there is a higher risk of migration with carbon-based inks around the thin tissue of the eyes. Technical challenges such as poor deposit (skips, inconsistent deposit) should not be mistaken for migration. Migration often looks like a “halo” or spread of the ink beyond its tattooed area. 

Will the pigments turn red, orange, blue or purple after a while, if not, why?
NO, because they are comprised of high-quality ingredients, have high lightfastness and concentration. They will only become a lighter version of the original colour(s).

Do the pigments turn grey after a while?
No. The only colour that will heal grey is GREY. All the colours in the set have been formulated to avoid ashy, healed results. However, if any colour is inserted too deep into the skin, or applied over cool, red/pink undertones, the colour may look ashy.

Can these pigments be used for microblading AND machine work?
YES! These pigments can be used for BOTH microblading and machine work.

How much does this set cost? Each bottle?
Each set of 7 colours, shading solution and colour chart is £165 GBP and each bottle is £24 GBP.

Where can I buy these pigments?
Order anytime 24/7 online from multiple resellers by typing into google Tina Davies I love ink range.

How can I prevent these colours from fading?
We suggest using sunblock while in the sun, and be careful of what exfoliation chemicals you use on your face.

What aftercare do you recommend with this line? Do I have to avoid water/washing my skin during healing when using this line?
No, you don’t have to avoid water/washing. We recommend gently washing with a gentle, non-scented soap and rinsing well during the healing process at least once a day.

Can I get removal with this pigment line?
Yes, you may. There are several different PMU removal procedures to consider. These are the top two most popular types of removal procedures that we recommend, saline tattoo removal or laser tattoo removal. Tattoo removal is a highly advanced procedure, it is best to talk directly to a qualified laser removal technician in your area to receive a consultation. 

Is the pigment FDA approved?
No pigment has FDA approval to this day.

Where are these made?
The pigments are made in the USA.

Tina davies I Love Ink Eyebrow Pigment PMU Collection

Do I need to modify any of the colours?
No, this is unnecessary. All of the colours are perfectly balanced and are ready to use straight out of the bottle.

When do I need to do touch-ups on my clients?
You can expect only 10-20% of fading each year depending on the method of implantation, the skill of the artist, skin conditions and lifestyle of the client. A colour boost is recommended every 1 ½ to 2 years to refresh the colour or update the shape to your client’s desires.

Do I need to do a follow-up/touch up with these colours?
A follow-up is always suggested, but not required. It is highly recommended to see your clients for a follow up within 3 months to assess the results of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments to improve results.

How should I use these colour for people with pink/red F1-2 skin types?
This is the skin type that is considered very “cool”, presenting with pink or red undertones. The colours BLONDE or MEDIUM BROWN is recommended for these skin types because they are more golden and warmer, which will heal nicely in the skin without ashing out. Cooler colours such as GREY, BOLD BROWN, and EBONY should be avoided to prevent ashy (grey) healed results.

How do I select the right pigment shade for my client?
There are so many variables for choosing the colour you choose: skin tone, hair colour, how much makeup a client wears, how intense or natural they want their brows, etc. The colour chart is essential for helping you select the right shade.

I find Perma Blend pigments very thin, will these be the same? How can I make these thicker?
Yes, they are the same. The reason they are thinner is that there is no excess filler. This allows for higher pigment concentration. Thicker pigments just have more glycerin. You should not add any products to make it thicker, rather, shake it well to ensure an even mixture of the ingredients in the bottle.

When microblading, the colour doesn’t seem to be implanting or appearing on the skin. What is the issue? 
The most common cause of this issue is stroking too fast. Tina Davies pigments are thinner than most so if you are newer to the line, there may be a slight learning curve. 

First, we cannot express how important it is to work very slow and clean. If you are having trouble with the pigment staying in the skin, please make sure you watch the pigment drop from the needle before making each stroke. This technique is called the pigment drop. We have found this technique is helping many artists working with the thinner consistency. It ensures that you are depositing the pigment into the second layer of skin effectively. Please remember to also work very clean. Ensuring you’re wiping your blade or machine to ensure that the pigment is not drying on the tool.

The colour seems to dry very fast on the skin during the colour misting step of microblading. How do I remove it easily?
If you are finding the pigment dries fast, you can place a piece of saran wrap over the eyebrows when you are masking, as this will help keep the pigments moist and easy to wipe off. Ensure you’re wiping your blade or machine throughout your procedure to make sure the pigment is not drying on the tool.

To remove dried pigment, take a wet wipe and place it over the eyebrow for a few seconds. This will make the pigment wet again. After a few seconds, just give the wet wipe a wiggle and the pigment will come off!

The Pigment is drying in the Pigment Ring how do I stop this?
The key is filling it enough so that the sponge is very saturated with pigment and the cup is full enough that it doesn’t dry out.

Certain colours look a bit orange/red when I finish the procedure. Should I be concerned? What should I tell my client?
No, as the skin is injured and this appearance is normal as the undertones of these colours have yellow to orange base to prevent ashing-out. This disappears after healing in about 1 week. Prepare your client to expect discolouration for up to three days so they are not surprised by this temporary effect. You can read more about this on our blog post.

Why does the colour heal ashy at the tail?
The thinnest part of the eyebrows is at the tail (recall blue veins being seen through the skin) so this is where you need to LIGHTEN your pressure and APPROACH WITH CAUTION as not to implant too deep, otherwise it may heal too dark/concentrated/ashy. This is even more evident and important in mature/F1-F2 skin types as this skin is EXTRA thin so be prepared for very little colour loss when working on thin skin and areas.

How do I open/close the pigments and keep them clean?
1. Using your thumb, flip the cap up to open.
2. Twist the bottle around to connect your thumb with the BACK of the cap.
3. Use your thumb to push the cap forward and closed til you hear a “CLICK” sound.