Meet Amanda McGregor
Amanda is passionate about her field of cosmetic tattooing and the results speak for themselves.
I have been interested in eyebrow shaping since I was a teenager. Not knowing how to shape my eyebrows, like so many others I did some damage from plucking too much out. As time went by my eyebrows didn’t grow back much at all. My brows thinned out more as I got older, and thanks to a couple of scars and an unbalanced thyroid issue and I wasn’t left with much by the age of 40.
I had to pencil them in every day, constantly tinting to keep them looking good, until it got too annoying. I had to learn how to fix my eyebrows, and with a lot of practice and persistence I was soon able to help other people fix theirs. I have now been shaping eyebrows for over 30 years, and tattooing for more than a decade.
The secret is being artistic, having an eye for detail, and the patience to deliver an excellent result every time. What I do is ingrained in me, it’s my passion. You can teach someone to paint, but that doesn’t make them a great painter. Many cosmetic tattooists are not artistic, so I’ve trained in a variety of different techniques, combining my artistic flair with my eyebrow shaping skills – and here I am!
I have been tattooing for over 10 years. I am constantly updating my training and am happy to talk to you about this ongoing part of my business. In 2017, I was voted one of Melbourne’s top cosmetic tattooist artists by The Urban List.
My qualifications include:
- 2018 Master Class Micro Hair Strokes with Selen Shenalp (Melbourne)
- 2017 International PMU Congress – VIP Master Classes with International Trainers (Dubai)
- 2016 Advanced Eyebrows – Artistic Realism brows
- 2016 The Art of Natural Ombré Brows with Rusen Donmez (Sydney)
- 2016 Advanced Lips with Tracie Giles Knightsbridge (London)
- 2015 Think Enhanced Beauty Advanced Microblading, Paramedical Update, Camouflage, Skin Needling with Janice Trainer (Brisbane)
- 2015 Think Enhanced Beauty Advanced Lips, Designer Eyeliner with Janice Trainer (Brisbane)
- 2014 Bio Touch Canada Trainers Certificate in Tattooing and Tattoo Techniques with Lisa Lam (Vancouver)
- 2011 Cosmetic Tattoo Australia Advanced Eyebrow, Areola & Nipple Tattooing with Val Glover Hovan (Sydney)
- 2010 Advanced Eyebrow, Hair Strokes, Microblading (Melbourne)
- 2008 ATSI Full Digital Tattooing Course Eyebrows, Lips, Eyeliner with Amanda Bishay (Melbourne)
- 1982 – 2007 Hair and Beauty (Melbourne)
- Bayside Health and Safety Certificate -always up to date.
- Infection Prevention Control Certificate – always up to date.
Member of A.C.T – Association of Cosmetic Tattoo
Member of APAN – Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network