Color Theory

When choosing a suitable color for your client there are a number of factors to consider… Firstly, anyone who is training with these pigments must know how to establish skin tones. Observe your client as a whole picture; Take the clients arm and look at the underneath of the wrist, blur your vision and you will see either blue or a yellow tinge – Everyone has a mix of blue and yellow tones in their skin, therefore you will need to add either a cool or warm pigment to the mix in varying ratios in order to stop the pigment turning the wrong color once applied to the clients skin.

Looking at the Fitzpatrick Scale, decide which skin tone your client has and work on mixing the pigments accordingly. If you see orange tones in a clients eyebrow from previous work of another therapist, they may have overloaded the warm tones in to the skin and have turned the brows orange or they may have used pigments with iron oxide which the body cannot break down. In this instance, orange is corrected with our number 06 hemp pigment. If the client has grey tones then the blue tone in their skin has been overloaded and caused the pigment to fade out to blue. Why do pigments react like this? Imagine thin layers of yellow plastic on the skin and you implant more yellow, what will happen? The same logic applies if you imagine thin layers of blue plastic on the skin and you implant more blue then it will fade out to grey. For further examples and tips on correction written by our experienced micropigmentation specialist, please refer to page 8 in this brochure.

It’s important to have a strong understanding of our range of pigments before use: All 97 pigments are split in to different categories of procedure and are broken down in to cool, warm and neutral nuances – In order to determine the nuance for the pigment color you are selecting, you will see a blue, yellow or a mixed blue/yellow icon next to each pigment name. It is important to remember that cool nuances are neutralised by warm nuances and vice versa. The neutral nuances can be put directly on to the skin if a match is made with Fitzpatrick Scale Type III and IV, otherwise will need mixing with a either cool or warm pigment.