* Experience: The experience of the technician will also determine the longevity of your application. When applied correctly into the skin, the tattoo can not be too deep, nor too shallow.
*Pigments: The preference of the pigments that are used will also determine longevity. Pigments are all formulated differently. Some pigments are manufactured to be of a more semi-permanent nature, which will fade gradually over time. More traditional tattoo pigments that are also used for body tattoos, are crafted with ingredients that are more likely to stay in the skin for very prolonged periods of time. These pigments are also the most difficult to remove & color correct as natural changes occur over time.
*Lifestyle: Lifestyle choices can effect your permanent makeup application. Exposure to UV rays will fade your application sooner, as well as exposure to Glycolic Acid, an ingredient that is often used in face washes and lotions. There are also instances when certain medications will alter the color and depth of the tattoo. This is a result in the change of pH in the body. It is best to discuss these concerns with your technician.