Diane has a medical background and is a fully trained and qualified micropigmentation specialist. Registered trainer and Award winner in France, she's also one of the few Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professionals in Canada, the CPCP certification being the most prestigious credential setting the example of excellence within the permanent cosmetic industry. Member of the SPCP Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and the American Academy of Micropigmentation, she's always updating her knowledge with the latest advanced procedures in the permanent makeup industry, new safety standards, infection control, skin disorders, regulations and pigmentology, offering her clientele the highest level of professional standards.
She is very passionate about her medical work and believes cancer survivors deserve the best medical tattooing at the completion of their long, tough journey. She has a close relationship with the Breast Health Center and cosmetic surgeons and offers complimentary treatments to breast cancer survivors.
Diane has recently moved to her new studio on Pender Island, after the last four years spent at the Clinic805 in Victoria and overall 15 years providing services in surgical facilities. Her new studio is a safe and relaxing environment that allows Diane flexibility for scheduling, offering appointments 7 days a week. Appointments can be lengthened to allow a slower pace for a relaxing holistic experience, while fully satisfying COVID-19 safety requirements.
During the complimentary consultation she will discuss your expectations and will create your profile with your medical history and present state of health allowing you to make an educated decision.
The art and history of micro-pigmentation
From the beginnings of civilization, both men and women have adorned makeup and the art of tattooing to improve their appearance and denote concepts such as wealth, strength, bravery and spiritual well-being.
Beginning with the Egyptians where permanently inked patterns were found on their face, hands and arms to the Polynesians who have been practicing the tradition of "Tatau" on their torso going down to their knees as a requirement of ascending to a leadership for noble young men, the art of tattooing evolved independently in various parts of the world from the bamboo stick to the digitally controlled computerized tattoo machine.
When tattooing and makeup converge the result is called permanent makeup also know as micro-pigmentation, the introduction of pigments into the papillary dermis for aesthetic purposes. It's a skill, a science and an art, the objective being a very subtle enhancement of colour that looks as natural as possible.
There are different reasons that might lead a client to consider permanent makeup such as limited time or dexterity, impaired vision, paralysis or loss of limbs, burn injuries, multiple sclerosis or allergies to topical cosmetics.
Different treatments are available from 3D permanent makeup, Areola re-pigmentation, Scar camouflage.
How do I begin to thank you for your presence in this world. You truly make a difference - you had a vision and it was hard for me to envision what you knew was possible. I am beyond thrilled and thank you so much for your care, patience and concern for my well-being.
- Vicky -
Thank you again for the beautiful job you did on my brows and providing me with a before and after photo.
You truly are a skilled artist and perfectionist.
- Suzanne -
DB Permanent Makeup and Corrective Cosmetics