Perma Blend Celebrates #IWD
Kicking Off Women's History Month with #beautyINKlusivity
When thinking about Women’s History Month I am amazed at the women who have come before me. Women who were not afraid to step out of the norm and take on new challenges that pushed us forward and gave us opportunities not afforded before. What gave these women that kind of courage?
As young girls we innately learn to look at others and compare ourselves. It is in those tender young years that our self-image begins to form. Even then we are looking to be included, included into the groups we join or the friends we choose. But we also have a yearning to be different and to do the impossible!
How do we women maintain our individual uniqueness while conforming to what society says is “normal?” Are we brave enough to step off the path and change the world? We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. Far more powerful than we even know.
My favorite quote is from Marianne Williamson,
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You're playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So let your light shine. Be brilliant, be fabulous, be gorgeous. Be all you were born to be. In doing this you are showing the world how to be amazing as well!
- Anne Marie Rubino, Perma Blend's Brand Director
Who are the PMU Pioneers?
Discover more about the women who built this industry
In celebration of Women’s History Month, it’s time to take a step back and look to the ladies who paved the way and nurtured our industry to where it is today. Permanent make-up is constantly evolving, and thanks to the PMU Pioneers who created this foundation, our current generational leaders are set up for success.
“The PMU industry is thriving, beautiful work is being performed, and there are so many educational opportunities. Never stop learning and continuing to grow.”
Mary Jane Haake
“I let them cook for me. It costs them a plate of lasagna. There are a lot of people that have lost their insurance. They’d been having surgeries for five, six years. It can be a two- or three-year extravaganza. People have made me jewelry. I don’t believe in giving the work out for free.”
“Safety is the main focus and is essential for our industry.”
“Today I believe that for all 'in-tune' tattoo artists and technicians there exists a kind of guild--without charter and without by-laws. It demands no requirements for inclusion except an understanding of the skin, the tool, and a sense of fair play. I believe it's a camaraderie that must certainly be shared within all artistic communities."
Kate Ciampi Shergold
“Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes progress.”