The permanent makeup business has grown tremendously in recent years, and it’s only getting bigger. That means more companies making permanent makeup supplies, and more artists looking for the best permanent makeup machine. Luckily, PainfulPleasures carries all the best permanent makeup machines on the market at the best prices you’ll find online.
Permanent Makeup Machine Basics
Permanent makeup is similar to tattooing, but not identical. In permanent makeup procedures, artists deposit a specialized permanent makeup pigment into only the first layer of skin, the epidermis. That means “permanent” makeup is not exactly permanent—it lasts 1–3 years depending on the specific procedure, aftercare, and lifestyle of the client. Permanent makeup machines are basically pen-style rotary tattoo machines that use special needles designed specifically for permanent makeup.
Permanent makeup machine brands
If you buy from PainfulPleasures, you can rest assured you’re getting a quality permanent makeup machine from one of the best brands in the business.
Cheyenne: Cheyenne is recognized around the world for their high-quality rotary tattoo and permanent makeup machines. Although they’re on the upper end of the cost spectrum, many tattoo and permanent makeup artists swear by them. The Cheyenne Hawk must be used with Cheyenne’s industry-leading cartridge needles.
Merlin: Merlin is an affordable option for entry-level permanent makeup artists. It’s set apart by being one of the few permanent makeup machines that operates in an up-and-down motion rather than a zig-zag motion for optimal pigment penetration. The Merlin machine uses only standard permanent makeup needles.
Microbeau: Microbeau, the same company behind the Spektra line of rotary tattoo machines, is the go-to brand for high-end permanent makeup artists due to its sleek, design-oriented finish, high-performance manufacturing, and excellent ecosystem of accessories. Microbeau permanent makeup machines are compatible with most cartridge needles.
Mosaic: Mosaic is another strong option for those who want excellent control and performance for a fraction of the price of many other high-end permanent makeup machines. The Mosaic machine uses only standard permanent makeup needles.
Peak: Peak is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the tattooing and permanent makeup machine business due to the variety of high-quality rotary permanent makeup machines they produce, as well as the popularity of their cartridge needles.
Precision: Precision offers a range of affordable permanent makeup and tattooing basics, including a starter permanent makeup kit that has everything you need (except for needles, tubes, and ink) in a convenient carrying case that’s perfect for artists on the go. The Precision machine uses only standard permanent makeup needles.
Sapphire: Sapphire offers excellent mid-tier permanent makeup machines that feature design and manufacturing elements comparable to more expensive machines, but won’t break the bank. Sapphire permanent makeup machines use only standard permanent makeup needles.