Permanent Makeup and Tattoo Removal

Kathleen Nelson, RN is qualified to perform all permanent cosmetic procedures involving scar camouflage, areola re-pigmentation, tattoo removal, eyebrows (including microblading and Fashion Powder Brows), eyeliners, lip liners, and full lip color.

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Why Choose Kathleen Nelson, RN?

Permanent makeup is, well, permanent! So you want to make sure you get the best results. Kathleen Nelson, RN has been a registered nurse for over 45 years and has been doing permanent makeup procedures for over 12 years. Kathleen's qualifications and registered nurse experience enable her to provide professional permanent makeup and tattoo removal services to the San Jose California area.

Kathleen's Qualifications and Experience

How We Work

A prescription strength topical anesthetic is applied for every procedure in order to make the client as comfortable as possible. As with tattoo artists, permanent makeup artists use very fine needles for their procedures. Since both techniques penetrate the dermal layer of the skin (just beneath the epidermis or outer layer of the skin), they are both permanent and considered tattoos.

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Our Services

Permanent cosmetic procedures rarely produce any bruising of the skin tissue, although some temporary puffiness may occur.

Cosmetic Procedure Pricing

10% discount for cash payment.

Tattoo Removal
(per 30 minutes)
$ 95
(includes a touch-up)
$ 550
Eyebrow Touch-up
$ 275
Eyeliner Upper
(includes a touch-up)
$ 275
Eyeliner Lower
(includes a touch-up)
$ 200
Eyeliner Upper and Lower
(includes a touch-up)
$ 425
Lower Eyeliner Touch-up
$ 100
Upper Eyeliner Touch-up
$ 175
Upper and Lower Eyeliner Touch-up
$ 225
Full Lip Color
(includes a touch-up)
$ 550
Lip Color Refresher
$ 300
Areola Pigmentation
(per breast)
$ 180
$ 50
Skim Camouflage
(per 30 minutes)
$ 95
Teeth Whitening
$ 99
(per 30 minutes)
$ 95

If the cost of your procedure includes a touch-up, please make sure it is scheduled 10-12 weeks after the initial procedure.*

*Failure to have your touch-up done within the specified period of time will result in additional costs.

Licensed Body Art Practitioner
Master's Certificate for Permanent Makeup
Instructor's Certificate and Training for Permanent Makeup
Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals -- Lifetime member
Blood Born Pathogens Certified
Registered Nurse in California
Over 14 years experience as body art professional
Kathleen Nelson is a Registered Nurse Kathleen Nelson is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals


Come prepared! Download, print, and fill out your paperwork ahead of time.

Client History Form Client Informed Consent Form

Choose Your Permanent Cosmetics Provider Wisely

As you read through this web site, you will see that Kathleen is a true advocate of educating the clients who want permanent makeup. Since the cost of permanent makeup can be pretty steep, you want to make sure you get the best results! Most of the time, you get what you pay for, so as you do your shopping for the right permanent makeup artist, make sure you check out his/her qualifications. The most critical qualifications to look for are the following:

  • Current certification in Blood Born Pathogens
  • Formal academic training that provides a minimum of 100 hours of education
  • Certificate from the County Health Department designating their facility as an approved Licensed Body Art/Tattoo Facility
  • Certificate from the County Health Department designating the artist as an approved Licensed Body Art Professional
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