Cosmetic Tattooing

Cosmetic Tattooing or Micro-Blading/Shading

Meet Micro-Shading
Micro-shading, often referred to as the “Powder shading brow effect” gives the brow a gradient appearance with small pin point dots. Powder shading is a gentler version of micro-blading, this semi-permanent technique gives brows a fuller look or fills in thin, sparse, or over plucked brows with small dots rather than natural hair strokes. If you have sensitive or oily skin, powder shading brows are the perfect brow option for you as it is safer for sensitive or oily skin but can be done on any skin type. On average this semi-permanent makeup technique lasts 2-3 years, our cosmetic tattoo artist recommends yearly touch ups to keep them looking fresh. 

If you like the hair stroke look with shading you can have a micro-blading/powder shading combo. Usually the hair strokes go along the edges where they are most visible and shading is added to the body of the brow giving it a full look that retains a beautiful shape every day. This can be light shading if don’t like the full on makeup look, or darker shading if you like bold brows. Every brow can be customized to each individual preference. On average this semi-permanent makeup technique lasts 1-3 years, our cosmetic tattoo artist recommends yearly touch ups to keep them looking fresh.

Ultimately, these techniques look amazing no matter your skin type. It’s just a matter of personal preference. If you are unsure of which technique is best for you, the cosmetic tattoo artist at our Reno plastic surgery office and med spa will gladly see you for a consultation to discuss your best option


Powder Shading Brows $450

Micro-Blading & Powder Shading Brows $550


Full Lips $475

Lip Liner $400


Upper and Lower Eyeliner $600

Upper only $350

Lower only $350

Follow up treatments

All pricing includes one touch appointment approximately 4-6 weeks later. 

3-12 Months later $200

13-20 Months $300

Lip, Eyeliner, and Brow Tattooing

permanent lipstick
Semi-Permanent to Permanent Cosmetic Tattooing
Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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