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Carlos Mejias, CPCP

Tattooing Melanin Rich Skin

Carlos began his permanent cosmetics career working alongside Jhon-Jhon as his apprentice in 2013. With an artistry background and guided by Jhon-Jhon’s expertise and knowledge of the permanent makeup industry, Carlos immediately adapted to permanent cosmetic tattooing and is now known as the Brow King. He is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP), SPCP trainer member, and Lead Member of the SPCP Spanish Membership Committee. With his knowledge and personal practice experiences, he is now one of the leading instructors at The JHON-JHON Institute.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Monday 3 October

Tattooing Melanin Rich Skin

Melanin can be problematic when it shows up on lighter areas of the skin or when an over-production is triggered by trauma to the skin, especially when it comes to cosmetic tattooing. Selecting the proper pigments, needles, and techniques can mitigate the activity of these melanocytes in order to create a beautiful, healed result. Join Carlos as he takes you through his experience of working on a diverse range of clientele (African descent, Hispanic/ Latinx, South / Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American), and discusses how pigment colors, needle selection, and tattooing techniques interact with the complexities of melanin rich skin.