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Permanent Makeup Cartridges

We manufacture the best Permanent Makeup (PMU) needle cartridges on the market.

No matter what type of PMU cartridge you are looking for, we manufacture all the configurations perfect for tracing, shading, and color fills.

All our Baker cartridges are of the highest quality and feature precisely welded needles as well as a secure membrane preventing ink and blood from rising into the sleeve.

Permanent makeup has become widespread. Less than a decade ago, most people probably thought tattooed eyebrows were something best left in ancient Egypt. Nowadays, the natural results of modern permanent makeup techniques have convinced even the most hesitant. In fact, it seems like everyone flocks to their local PMU artist to get that perfectly sculpted brow...and often comes back for even more procedures. From the ever-popular microblading to the latest PMU trends, here's our in-depth guide to the growing world of permanent makeup!


As you can probably gather from the name, permanent makeup - also known as PMU or micropigmentation - involves specialized tattoo techniques that mimic the appearance of makeup like eyeliner, lipstick , blush, foundation and, of course, filled in brows. PMU artists use tools, pigments and techniques specifically created for the PMU industry. Unlike traditional tattoos, micropigmentation blends seamlessly with the skin for a subtle and natural effect.

Additionally, unlike traditional tattoos, permanent makeup is only placed in the dermis instead of penetrating deeper into the skin. This placement allows the pigments to appear more natural and gradually fade, usually over a period of 1 to 3 years, depending on the treatment. Most people with permanent makeup will revisit their PMU artist for a touch-up as their look fades.

Permanent makeup also includes other types of cosmetic tattoos that aren't quite related to makeup. Scar camouflage, nipple tattooing, scalp micropigmentation and freckle tattoos also fall under the PMU umbrella.


Permanent makeup is not entirely new. In fact, mummies and other archaeological records suggest that cosmetic tattooing dates back to the ancient Egyptians. In the more modern era, most sources point to Sutherland Macdonald, London's first tattoo artist, as the first documented case of tattooed permanent makeup. He advertised a “delicate pink complexion all year round.” The trend caught on in the United States in the 1920s and '30s, with "complexion treatments" which, in reality, were tattoos made from vegetable dyes.

Permanent makeup became more widely known in the 1970s, but was still only available in tattoo shops. In the 1980s, permanent makeup began to emerge as a profession in its own right, distinct from traditional tattooing. It was then that the first salons dedicated to permanent makeup and PMU training programs appeared. As techniques improved, the popularity of permanent makeup increased throughout the '90s and early 2000s. For the most part, however, people still considered PMU to be quite bold. It wasn't until the 2010s that permanent makeup really exploded into the mainstream. The popularity of microblading has helped make all PMU techniques a little less taboo and mysterious, leading to the current boom in the permanent makeup industry.


So you know all about brows… but what else could you have done at your local PMU studio? The options might surprise you — permanent foundation? It's a thing now. Heads full of “hair”? PMU can do that too…sort of. We dive into all the most popular PMU treatments below, including top candidates, risks, and costs.

Of course, keep in mind that, as with tattooing, costs vary greatly depending on location and the individual artist. You will generally pay more in an urban area with an experienced PMU provider. Risks may also vary depending on the procedure and the individual. You can avoid some of the most common risks, like pigment migration or unattractive end results, by working with an experienced supplier.