Considering Cosmetic Tattooing?

Permanent Makeup can enhance your natural look 'day-time' for brows, eyes and lips and the results last, meaning you save time on your daily beauty routine!

Hair stroke semi permanent eyebrows giving you a natural looking brow. Lash enhancement- complimenting your eyes and enhancing your lashes. Lip blush - giving your lips the colour to just as gloss and go.

To book a cosmetic treatment with Nicola or for more information, please email: HELLO@NICOLAKING.COM


Beautifully shaped and contoured brows. Nicola creates bespoke individual strokes that suit each clients individual face shape and colouring. 


Achieve fuller shapely lips, a more natural enhancement of your cupids bow or simply more colour to your lips with this semi permanent treatment.

With 5 years experience as a

professional and successful tattoo

artist, Nicola has recently extended

her tattoo services to include semi

permanent cosmetic tattooing. With

the rise in popularity for semi

permanent make-up, coupled with

Nicola's artistic skills and abilities in

fine detail tattooing, a high demand

for Nicola's skills to be available for

cosmetic tattooing ensued.

Cosmetic Training

Fully trained with the UK's leading

training Academy in Permanent


Karen Betts Pro, Nicola offers

treatments in Brow tattooing (hair-stroke and powder brow techniques) Lip Blush tattooing and Eyelash Enhancement / Baby Liner tattoos.


Artistic Competence

Having trained at Art College (Fine Art - Drawing Discipline) Nicola is able to use her creative technical skills, expert colour theory and artistic flair to design a tailor-made semi permanent cosmetic treatment specifically suited to your unique facial structure and tone, personality and lifestyle.

Confidence and Comfort

It is Nicola's aim to provide you with a professional, comfortable and reliable tattoo experience, working closely with you to fully understand your requirements and specifications and exceed your expectations. You will be made to feel at ease throughout the entire process, feeling confident and reassured that only the best pigments and equipment are used to create your dream cosmetic treatments.

Nicola King fully trained with Nouveau Contour Permanent Cosmetics

Cosmetic Tattooing with Nicola King

What is Semi Permanent Makeup?

What is Semi Permanent Makeup?

Semi-permanent make-up is also known as permanent makeup or micro pigmentation. Semi-permanent makeup is well established and a proven safe beauty procedure and is fundamentally, a form of tattooing. The cosmetic tattooing is perfectly safe and involves applying pigment into the skin with needles. The skin then heals, leaving the pigment residue where it has been placed. Specially formulated pigments are placed in the upper layers of the dermis wherever it can remain for up to three years. A choice of colour of pigment can be chosen from or by mixing colours created, giving you the natural look you require.

Nicola uses only superior pigments from KBPro, that are safe, hypoallergenic, gamma ray tested and provide the best long term colour power and stability.

Are Permanent Cosmetics the same as Tattoos?
No! Definitely Not! Although permanent cosmetics are a form of tattooing, the location of the tattoo and the ways in which both are designed and placed on the skin are very different. Permanent cosmetics are intended to be natural-looking enhancements, whereas tattoos are designed to look very visible on the skin. Leading on from this, the pigments, needles, machines, application techniques and colour theory are all different. The pigment sits very differently in the face to other areas of the body and colours can heal differently too, which means it is imperative your cosmetic tattooing technician is trained for cosmetic tattooing and not just tattooing!

Why Have Permanent Cosmetic Treatments?

There are a vast number of reasons why people might choose permanent cosmetics. Overall permanent cosmetics helps improve your appearance or to to correct asymmetrical features or medical conditions. The benefits of permanent cosmetics include:

  • Saving time - busy people with little time to apply make-up everyday.

  • People with allergies for conventional make-up

  • Those physically unable to apply make-up

  • People with alopecia

  • Replace what has been lost - those with sparse or no eyebrows/eyelashes

  • Contact lens users

  • Vision impaired people who have difficulty applying make-up.

  • Those seeking to correct asymmetrical features

  • Corrective treatments after accidents or surgery

  • Confidence - those who seek to look their best at all times

  • Freedom from daily make up routines

  • Restore appearance - particularly older clients whose natural colouring have faded.

Why do Permanent Cosmetics Fade?

Traditional tattoos are intended to last the lifetime of the client. The pigment is placed deeper into the skin compared to cosmetic tattooing and only laser removal will ever have a chance of removing the tattoo. Permanent cosmetics are different as the pigment is placed in just the upper layers of skin and is specifically designed to fade within time. Cosmetic tattooists do this because traditional tattoos on the face can dramatically deteriorate over a short time and instead of fading out naturally they can turn into a blue/green colour and because the pigment holds differently in the skin of the face if too much pigment inserted into the area can cause tattoos to 'bleed out' over time, and will generally look very bad very quickly! With permanent cosmetics the colour theory and application is paramount to achieving natural-looking permanent cosmetics which can be adjusted and altered to suit the clients changing facial features over time.

Bring out the natural beauty of your eyes without the daily struggle of even eyeliner! Nicola creates any style from subtle natural liner to dramatic and thicker.