Imprint on Melbourne Cosmetic Tattoo industry

Cosmetic Tattoo Artist applying hand sinitizer on the hand before permanent makeup treatment

The raging coronavirus pandemic has not only left a severe mark on the public health system. Moreover, it had a significant impact on the cosmetic tattoo industry in Melbourne. Moreover, measures taken to combat the disease affected all areas of people’s lives in one way or another during the quarantine period, which alternately operated in most countries. Cosmetic tattooing artists and other appearance-care professionals were forced to halt their work temporarily. As restrictions eased in some countries, however, salons began to open their doors to clients. They were changing the format of their work to suit the new requirements.
What did the tattoo industry look like after the coronavirus spread? And what should those who have yet to return to full-time work prepare for? How have the new safety rules changed, dictated and adapted to the pandemic?

A few words about corona virus

To understand the specifics of the restrictions in force, you should first find out:

  •  What is coronavirus?
  • And what is the cause of its spread?

SARS, which has subsequently been linked to COVID-19, was first reported to the WHO. From a Chinese province on 31 December 2019, there was an outbreak as early as 11 March. Which spread around the world with lightning speed, took on the character of a pandemic. Which, unfortunately, is becoming more visible by the day.

Coronavirus distribution map in Australia

Coronavirus affected COVID-19 Australia Melbourne
Cosmetic Tattoo Artist making photo after Microblading permanent makeup in Face Figurati Studio

The high contagiousness of COVID-19 allowed it to reach more than 190 countries on five continents in just a couple of months. The virus is transmitted by contact and by airborne droplets. And since a vaccine against it has not yet developed. Prevention based on the precautions suggested by WHO:

  • Firstly, regular handwashing with soap and water or thorough treatment with an antiseptic containing at least 70% alcohol;
  • Secondly, maintaining a safe distance (at least 1.5 m);
  • Thirdly, respiratory hygiene: use disposable tissues when sneezing and coughing, minimal contact in case of cold symptoms;
  • In addition, when coughing, minimal contact during cold symptoms;
  • Finally, adhering to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health relevant to the particular region.

Recommendations developed based on these rules for cosmetic tattoo salons and artisans providing services privately. The restrictions vary from country to country in Australia, Europe and America. However, they are all aimed at the single most important criterion: the preservation of the health of clients and employees in the beauty industry.

The European experience in mitigating quarantine

The coronavirus pandemic swept Europe much earlier than Australia. So quarantine measures in most European countries are in their final stages. It does not mean that life is back on track. To reduce the likelihood of a “second wave”, the authorities have completely changed the approach to providing services to the population. And also include in the field of cosmetic tattooing business.

For example, salons in Germany resumed their work on May 4. Exhausted by the long wait, clients rushed to storm their favourite artist of cosmetic tattoo. To put themselves in order after an extended quarantine. Such excitement made it possible to quickly fill out the record for several weeks in advance since it is now forbidden to accept on a first-come basis. 

Beauty salons in Poland and Belgium have opened their doors on May 18. True, now they will have to monitor the disinfection of the premises strictly. Regularly measure the temperature of visitors and employees and observe the mask regime as far as possible.

On the same day, the range of permitted services expanded in Lithuania. Now, residents of the country have access to basic procedures with minimal contact and makeup, cosmetic tattoo, massage, and even solarium. The only condition is the total disinfection of the premises after each client.

Italy, which has almost recovered from coronavirus fever, has also reopened most salons since May 18. Moreover, when providing services, artisans must be in a mask. Monitor their health and follow the recommendations for antiseptic treatment of hands and work surfaces.

The relevant requirements in most European countries are almost identical since they based on WHO recommendations. Moreover, they apply to stationary cosmetic tattooing studio and private masters who provide services on an individual basis.

Post-quarantine innovations in the world of Cosmetic Tattoo Industry


After a lengthy lockdown, many girls, fearing a repeat of the scenario with various restrictions, have revised their views on beauty and started to favour procedures with long-term results. Thus, interest in permanent make-up has increased considerably.

Appointments with TOP Artist’s fill up almost immediately. It was not only due to regular customers who had to postpone their appointments due to quarantine. Many women decided to undergo the procedure for the first time to look 100% successful if they were quarantined again, even if they did not have the opportunity to go to the beauty salon regularly.

The list of the most popular treatments during the post-quarantine season remains essentially unchanged:

Have a look our work, which will make you forget about make-up for two years

“Home mode”, during which most of the girls abandoned daily makeup, strengthened the popularity of the nude range, which, on the one hand, looks very soft and delicate. It neatly emphasizes natural features, making the appearance more perfect without a hint of decorativeness.
A broad palette of Perma Blend pigments allows you to choose the right shade down to the slightest undertones for any skin type. The high quality of professional formulations guarantees the richness and depth of cosmetic tattoo, which will last at least a year and a half or even more. Our Cosmetic Tattooing Studio uses only certified pigments.

Coronavirus trends in the domestic cosmetic tattooing industry

Unfortunately, the pandemic has not spared the Ossie either – in the country, the incidence has registered since January 25 2020, and since on July 8, when the criticality of the situation began to grow, a self-isolation regime was announced, which completely paralysed the work of beauty salons and private masters.

Similar restrictions have affected most of the Australian space. Many permanent makeup artists in Australia had to stop the practice temporarily, but everyone understood that this measure was temporary.

However, not all beauty industry representatives took the restrictions seriously – some tried to work secretly, serving only regular customers or taking them home. To eliminate this possibility, Australia has introduced into the code significant fines for individuals and legal entities that violate self-isolation and endanger their clients’ health.

Since late November, Melbourne has begun to loosen austerity measures, focusing on the extent of COVID-19 spread across Victoria. So, on November 23, the capital’s beauty salons and hairdressing salons opened on this day, and the Australians were allowed to move freely around the city. It means that private permanent makeup artists who serve clients at home can also return to work, but only in masks.


  • Firstly, before opening an institution, you should carry out general cleaning and disinfection of the premises.
  • Secondly, for masters and visitors, there will be an “inlet filter” with mandatory temperature measurement. Employees will be suspended from work until they fully recover if there are respiratory symptoms,
  • Thirdly, the mandatory list has expanded to include a mask, gloves, a medical gown and a cap, of which there must be at least a five-day supply.
  • Also, mow visitors will not be offered tea or coffee during a lengthy procedure – any meal in the salon is prohibited. The restriction also applies to masters who can only eat in a specially designated room.
  • In addition, pre-registration in time is required. The absence of queues accompanying and casual visitors will minimize the number of contacts and reduce the likelihood of infection.
  • Besides, another new procedure is air disinfection using germicidal lamps. Together with regular ventilation, it will allow you to clear the room from viruses.
  • In conclusion, it is necessary to take a 20-minute break after each client. During the break, wet cleaning and disinfection were carried out.

 Most cosmetic tattoo / permanent makeup studios have already reorganized to a new work format, alerting clients about current changes. Yes, and private artisans now have to observe the current precautions. Social distancing, masking, and strict disinfection rules have become a daily reality. That helps keep both craftsmen and their clients healthy.

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