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MicroShading vs Microblading – the lowdown

I would be remiss not to mention that any time a pigment is placed into the skin, this essentially equates to a tattoo – albeit that this is a form of cosmetic tattoo AKA permanent makeup. At the very least, it would be advisable to ensure that the artist you plan to have work on your face has been responsibly trained by a highly experienced PMU teacher and is in possession of a valid BBP certificate (blood-borne pathogen certification), as this would add comfort that he/she should be educated on the risks involved with and prevention of cross-contamination infection. It surely stands to reason that you would not enjoy the same end product (or sanitation for that matter) if a procedure costs R600 – or R900, as you would from by an artist charging say R3 000.00. In this industry – you usually do get what you pay for! Please make sure it’s not Hep C you’re ‘getting’.


We would love to hear from you – please contact us for any advice or to set up an appointment to discuss removal or correction options.   Our Professional is master-certified with the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics and has 20 years experience in the vibrant and ever-evolving permanent makeup industry.  All our permanent procedures are performed with the utmost precision and at an advanced level.


Please do not allow the wool to be pulled over you eyes,  by those offering training purely for their own financial gain.  Before long, you will find that you need to attend another class simply to catch up on all the important information and knowledge that you missed!

Should you find my advice useful, please feel free to share on your social media platforms.  We invite you to take a look at our Social Media business pages and welcome any sincere inquiries.

Above all – Be your own kind of beautiful ?


About the author: 

Gwendoline Johnston owns Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline and practices as a Permanent Make-up Specialist at her studios in Johannesburg and in Cape Town by arrangement.  Gwendoline attained her Masters Certification  from the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics in October 2013.  She has kept fully up to date with ongoing study in the latest techniques and trends by obtaining over seventeen certificates  and diplomas both locally in South Africa and internationally – attending Advanced Permanent Makeup training seminars, master classes, conferences and workshops.



Gwendoline’s vast experience attained over the past twenty years, together with a thorough understanding of skin and colour, has placed her in the confident position to teach, advise and perform in all areas of advanced permanent make-up, including para-medical applications.  Permanent Makeup by Gwendoline is affiliated with local and international Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Specialists and Medical Spa’s.


Throughout my career, I have remained committed to delivering excellence.  I have a deep passion for my craft and genuine care for my clients, which when teamed with the highest level of professionalism, my aim is to deliver unparalleled performance within the vibrant and ever-evolving world of permanent makeup.”