8 Useful Gadgets for PMU Artists Worth Investing In

By Emily M.| Last updated on April 22, 2024
useful gadgets for PMU artists
⏱️ 5 min read

The world of PMU is constantly evolving, with new tools and technologies emerging to help artists create beautiful and long-lasting results.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the most useful gadgets for PMU artists, discussing their benefits and how they can improve the PMU process.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, these gadgets can help take your artistry to the next level.

Useful Gadgets for PMU Artists

Here are some of the most useful gadgets for PMU salons:

Camera Lens

A clip-on macro camera lens is the secret to taking high-resolution close-up photos of your work. It’ll allow your future clients to see your work more clearly as the details will be nicely accentuated.

You don’t have to get super-close to your client’s face either which makes for a more comfortable experience for them. Plus, since you don’t have to zoom in, the color hues will be true to life.

LED Ring Light

Another gadget necessary for taking good quality photos of your work is proper lighting – more specifically an LED ring light. An LED ring light provides a bright and even light source, which will make your photos more professional.

It can come in many different forms – as a standard ring light, adjustable double headlight with flexible arms, or as a phone clip-on accessory.

You can choose the lighting system according to your preference and needs. To help you out, we’ve prepared a guide on how to choose the best salon lighting with our top picks.

Magnifying Lamp

A magnifying lamp (or glasses) is a must-have gadget for PMU artists. It allows you to see the skin surface and hair growth pattern more clearly. It also helps you identify any imperfections, such as scars or blemishes, that may affect the application process.

When an artist is able to see their work in greater detail, it makes it easier for them to create precise lines and blend in hair strokes into actual brow hairs. Find more information on why you need them (and which one to buy) here.

Heat Gun

If you are using a machine for your PMU tattoos, you need to create a protective barrier between the machine and the client’s skin.

Since bodily fluids carry pathogens, if they come into contact with the machine it can potentially contaminate the machine and lead to cross-contamination between clients.

The best option for creating this barrier is by covering the tattoo machine with a plastic film. This is where the heat gun comes in handy.

By shrinking the film, it fits the shape of a machine much better so you don’t have to deal with the excess plastic flapping around as you work. This gives you a better grip on your machine and makes it easier to work.

Pigment Mixer

A pigment mixer is a useful gadget that helps PMU artists create custom pigment shades that match the client’s skin tone or preference. A pigment mixer ensures that the pigment is mixed thoroughly and evenly, preventing lumps or uneven color application.

You can learn more about how to use a pigment mixer, plus our best product recommendations here.

LED Light Therapy Lamp

LED light therapy panels and masks are very popular gadgets in many salons. These skin treatment tools are used to reduce inflammation and promote faster healing after the PMU procedure.

In general, LED light therapy is used to stimulate collagen production, fight aging and blemishes and help you attain healthy skin. But mostly, their purpose is healing. So, why not aid your client in recovering from the tiny incisions caused by the cosmetic tattoo?

Read more about the benefit of using red light therapy after permanent makeup here.


You have to have a machine for disinfecting PMU tools and equipment – if you use reusable ones, that is. Properly sterilizing the microblading blade holder or a PMU machine is a must.

Sterilization devices, particularly autoclaves, kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms, preventing the spread of infections and diseases.

These devices ensure that all tools and equipment are safe for use on clients and are essential for maintaining a clean and sterile work environment.

Why Get Extra Gadgets?

As a permanent makeup artist, having the right tools is essential for creating precise and long-lasting results. From pigments and needles to machines and numbing creams, there are many items that an artist needs.

But what about gadgets?

Certain gadgets can be extremely helpful for permanent makeup artists in many ways. For instance, they can assist with achieving precise and consistent results, increasing efficiency, and reducing the risk of mistakes.

Besides necessary tools and disposable equipment, having the right gadgets can make your work easier, faster, and more efficient.

In Conclusion

Although shiny technological gadgets may be alluring, their worth ultimately depends on one crucial question: is it worth investing in? If the gadget can enhance the quality of services provided, improve efficiency, and provide a better client experience – the answer should undoubtedly be yes.

In our opinion, that’s the case for the devices listed above.



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