Amber Guthery

* How long have you been working in the industry? 

5 years

* What inspired you to become part of this industry? 

I was working an overnight shift and decided to get my own brows tattooed on. Once I did and saw how life changing it was, I knew from that moment forward I wanted to be in the industry!

* Any recommendations to the students that will be taking your class?

Be willing to fully dedicate yourself to this industry and this technique and you will excel. It takes a lot of time, a lot of practice, and a lot of learning to get good! There’s ALOT to learn, never stop learning! I know I mentioned practice!!! But this is huge! Practice a lot! And you will get it! 

* What is the best part of your job? 

The best part of my job is that it doesn’t feel like a job! I get to be creative, and make people feel good! Not one day is ever the same. I’m truly living a dream :)

* Where do you see the PMU community going forward?

We already have a strong sense of community,  I see people becoming more willing to help one another. By sharing techniques is what will help us all! 

* Who are you excited to see at IPCS 2020 ? 

First, all of the attendees. It’s always so inspirational to meet and network with other artists from all over the world. Some of the seminars I’m personally looking forward to is Lulu Siciliano, Hoi Kwan, Michon Martinez, Teryn Darling and so many more! 

* What is your favorite part of this procedure? 

Seeing the healed results! I know getting black to heal in SOLID can be tricky..I’ve been there and conquered that struggle! But it’s so exciting to see your work come back healed! Knowing just a few tips and tricks for saturation and longevity, changes everything! A lot of our clients struggle with putting on eyeliner, especially wing eyeliner..so that I can help with that, feels awesome! 

* How long did it take to master this technique? 

There’s a lot that goes into this technique. One thing you can not do is not practice. Practicing is huge!! I would say, I lived and breathed eyeliners for a good 3 years to come up with a technique that would some how make it a bit more easy to figure out for other artists. 

* What are your recommendations for the healing care?

I advise clients to blot the eyeliner with a damp paper towel (water) every 15-20min the first 24hrs to keep fluids from building up on the surface. Then day 3 start After Inked. Apply After Inked 3-4 times a day, for 5 days. Make sure to dab off old ointment before reapplying new ointment so it doesn’t cake up. Yes the client may splash wash with a gentle, mild cleanser but no rubbing! No picking, no working out, no makeup on eyes for as long as they are peeling! No lash curlers or lash extensions for 4 weeks! 

* How long does it take you to complete this procedure?

About 1.5hrs including numbing time! If clients skin is cooperating. Sometimes 2hours for more dramatic wing designs...

* Lastly, Snow boarding or Surfing?

Snow boarding!!!!