Choosing a True Artist is an Important Decision in the Field of Permanent Makeup
Nouveau Image Permanent Makeup
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Terri Rampone, owner of Nouveau Image Permanent Cosmetics LLC, is an expert at micro pigmentation also known as cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup and microblading. Her unique story about how she decided to go into the field is a true inspiration.
Terri has always been an artist from early childhood. From as far back as she can remember, she enjoyed playing with color and many types of mediums and later in life she became the talented artist she is today. (Her work was even featured in St. Johns Magazine’s Art issue). At the age of fifty, she was drawn to the field of permanent makeup after life threw her a curveball, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her mastectomy surgery, Terri discovered she was unable to receive a nipple reconstruction but was a candidate for a 3D areola tattoo.
“After all the surgeries, chemo and healing were complete, my private nurse asked if I would like to complete my journey with a tattooed nipple. I agreed. While watching the technician do her job, I fell in love with the process and realized why cancer had been a part of my life.”
Terri says at that moment she decided to go back to school and become a Permanent Makeup Artist herself so she could use her artistic talent and first-hand knowledge as a cancer survivor to help as many people as possible. For Terri, her work is more of a calling than a job.
Terri’s personal experience as a cancer survivor gives her an advantage when it comes to serving her clients. She understands what it is like to lose her eyebrows, all of her hair, and her areola. She has been in their shoes and relates to why a person may want permanent makeup as a way to feel complete again. “I enjoy looking in the mirror every day and seeing a survivor with a tattoo that is natural looking.”
Today she does all kinds of artistically styled permanent makeup for breast cancer survivors, alopecia clients, and people who need scar or burn camouflage. Her goal is to help women and men, or even young adults who need or desire to look and feel their best from their heart with a simple and subtle change through permanent makeup. She specializes in eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and 3D areola for cancer survivors.
According to Terri, permanent makeup doesn't replace makeup, rather it improves your natural beauty. The application of medical cosmetic tattooing and permanent makeup can resolve time and convenience issues or solve problems when applying makeup such as allergies to ingredients of makeup, eye issues, unclear vision, arthritis, loss of hair from aging, alopecia, chemotherapy, accidents, burns or cosmetic surgery, and replacement of skin colors.
Terri says she is grateful the permanent makeup industry is non-competitive and client-centered. Each technician brings something special to a client, and as a result, they are like a sisterhood that supports one another. Terri loves it when she is able to collaborate with others and by doing so, help more people. She shared the story of a client who had come to her for Permanent Makeup. While doing her eyebrows, they discussed their backgrounds, discovering they were both breast cancer survivors. The woman made an appointment to complete her journey and have her breasts tattooed which changed her life. Terri decided to video the process and the results for future survivor clients so they could see the power of permanent makeup. Through a series of surprising connections, Terri's educational video was used by a local Plastic Surgeon to inform their own patients.
Knowing she is changing the way someone feels about themselves is Terri's greatest accomplishment. “The hugs, the tears, the thank you's, the referrals! When I see a client in local stores and they stop me and say thank you and introduce me as "This is Terri, the woman who changed my life", that makes my heart beat.
While Nouveau Image Permanent Cosmetics has been in business locally for ten years, Terri has recently opened a new location in World Golf in St. Johns at 319 W Town Place, Suite 21, St Augustine Fl 32092. For more information about Nouveau Image Permanent Cosmetics, please visit www.nouveaupc.com or call Terri directly at 917-584-8863 for a free consultation.
St. Johns Magazine