The entire basis for this type of Tattooing technique, is to glide the needle groupings across the very surface of the skin to add a light dispersion of flesh tone color to camouflage the blemish. Tattooing done properly also NEVER uses dry needles. If no pigment coverage is required, a base vegetable glycine serum, which is the base mixing ingredient for most all commercially produced Tattoo colors used in body-art, permanent cosmetic pigments, and Microblading pigments is used). So this technique is doing the exact same process that body artists do while shading, just leaving out one possibly allergenic element.
Dry tattooing is not a new service to the market, it was actually invented by tattoo artists over 30 years ago. At Body Nouveaux Spa, I've decided to call this treatment Dry Tattooing/ Scar Camouflage. Its a term more easily understood (or let's be honest google searching haha!) by the public to whom I am aiming my service at. Dry tattooing; because of flesh tone coloring used, distinguishes the treatment from other micro needling, skin needling treatments such as the derma roller or Derma Pen. I am very excited to bring this to Lincoln, Nebraska.
So why is it called "dry" if the technique doesn't use dry needles you ask???? I agree it can be a little confusing. I've learned the industry uses many names or terms when describing a technique. What is important is what or how is it actually being done, what it is called is just a "name". But one way I look at it, I see it this way... because this is a tattoo shading process (which is explained a little more in a bit) I will not be making this big elaborate artistic picture on the skin (which normally society instantly thinks "tattoo") I am more so trying to camouflage the unwanted scar so I am trying to make it look as if nothing was done to the area, not leaving a mark. My goal is to give the ILLUSION that the area is "dry" or back to normal (or as much as we can get it). So the term "Dry Tattooing" make sense to me.
Dry tattooing works on the specific areas of affected skin only i.e. each stretch mark or only the scar. Areas that are not affected are not treated.
Dry Tattooing/Scar Camouflage is a much more gentile process than standard Body-Art, but still very much the same by process. A byproduct of tattooing over any tissue that has generated elastin due to a scar, is that the elastin fibers spread and the tattoo process stimulates new, normal skin cells that naturally normalize the skin surface texture. This simple process, no different than light body-art shading (the least aggressive technique used in tattooing) changes the lives of clients such as a burn victim who may not want body art all over the burned area such as the face.
Dry Tattooing/ Scar Correction can be used on all colors of skin, with only dark skins prone to over pigmentation. Your scar must be at least 1 years old. For clients who are prone to develop keloid scarring are advised not to go forward with this type of treatment. 20-50% improvement can be seen in just ONE SESSION, with a course of 3 treatments recommended for optimum results. This is very exciting to me as so many people think they have to just live with their scars. This can provide miraculous results that will rebuild their confidence in their appearance.