They do fade over time and should be refreshed every 1-3 years for maintenance. However, this does not mean that your semi-permanent makeup will completely disappear. Depending on your skin and health, overtime your semi-permanent makeup may still leave a soft haze of residual pigment behind.
It is recommended to refresh them every 2-3 years and no sooner than 1 year. If they have faded before a year, you may fill them in with makeup and wait after 1 year to come back for additional touch-ups to avoid too much trauma to your skin.
PPL Technique will last up to 4-5 years.
These factors will cause your semi-permanent tattoo to fade faster:
- Oily skin
- Lightening / Brightening ingredients in skin care products
- Iron deficiency
- Sun exposure
- Strong immune systems
- Exposure to salt water