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?HaaaaaaaaaaH ? Permanent Complexions Tattooed with an Electric Needle and the New Fad of Stencilled Arms and Shoulders How the Electric Needle Is Ueed to* Tattoo .Permanent Pink Cheek?. THE London representative of the* Electrical Experimenter gives the interesting details of a new method of beautifying by electricity. By an elec tric tattooing machine vari-colored pig ments are pricked into the skin and, be hold! you have pink cheeks which will not rub off, nor wash out, nor fade. And what is being done In London is also being done in New York City hy a man who specializes on the artistic use of the electric tattooing needle. Laying aside his electric Instrument and asking his patient in the chair to rest for a few moments the specialist said: "There is nothing new in the news from London. I am doing this permanent com plexion work every day here in New York. It Is a frivolous sort of thing, but customers demand it. The more serious work of covering up facial blemishes, blotting out* ?cars, tattooing proper color on bald spots and Imprinting imita tion eyebrows?this line of work is more important and worth while. But the silly vanity of mankind must also be gratified, and so we make rosy cheeks and ruby Upa when they are de manded." / "But doesn't It hurt, and isn't there danger ot blood poison ing?" the expert was asked. "Not at all," was the ?positive reply, "when the operation1 is performed, as it always should be, by an expert. You feel no pain?only a queer prickly sen sation such as you experience when your foot's asleep, and this quickly passes away. Care ful sterilization ot the needle and the use of pigments especially selected for their non-poisonous qualities prevents any possibil ity of serious Irritation of tbe skin or blood poisoning. In all my thirty years of experience I have never known a case in which tattooing, properly done, was followed by any trouble some after effecta." Formerly, as the expert ex olalned, tattooing was a long, difficult and often very painful operation. But all this has been ? changed by the invention of the electric needle and the discov ery of more suitable pigments. "This wonderful little devio?,?? said he. holding up the needle with whrch a few minutes be fore he had been producing a pair of rosehdd lips on the face of his middle-aged woman pa tient, "has revolutionized the laiiooer's art. When the pricking had to be done by hand It was Impossible to In sure Just the right degree of penetration or the skin. Either the needle was pushed in too far, causing pain and perhaps dan ger of blood poisoning, or It was not pushed far enough to insure the perman enee of the coloring matter. "But this electric needle can be regu lated with hair-breadth delicacy so tbst It alii go Just so far Into the skin end no farther The degree of p?n?tration neces sary varies with the character of the skin that is being treated. The fresh .delicate skin of a schoolgirl, for example, does not have to be pricked so deeply as the thick er, tougher skin of an older woman. "The saving of time Is another great ad vrirttsg?? This new needle, operated by electricity, punctures the skin at the tre mendous rate of 6,000 f?mes a minute, and each puncture is, as I have already ex plained, of Just the proper depth. With its aid the production of a pair of rosy cheeks Is a matter of only an hour's time ?a half hour for each cheek?whereas for merly It would have Involved spending several days In tne operator's hands." "What colors are within reach of the woman who wants a new complexion or a more youthful pair of ?Upe?" the tattooing expert was asked. "All the hues of the rainbow," he re plied, with enthusiasm. "In the old days of tattooing by hand only two colors were available?a harsh, glaring red and an equally unpleaasnt blue. But now we have at our disposal nine different colors, all harmless to human flesh and all fine enough to grace an artist's palette. By blending these nine primary shades we are able to produce every hue known to mortal eye." Photograph Showing How the St?wcil Artist Decorates Women for the Ball. After the expert had put the flnlshlnt, touches to his patient's rosebud lips and sent her away delighted?looking, as she said, "ten years younger"?he explained In detail Just how the electric tattooing needle Is used to enhance or restore u omen's appearance of youth and beauty. The first step In any operation of this kind, whether it be the simulation of a pair of rosy cheeks, the duplication of an eyebrow or the masking of a bald spot or some ugly facial blemish is the choice of the colors to be used I o produce the de sired eff??ct. Thl?. Is of the utmost Import ance, for the ftnlest bit of wrong shading will spoil all the most painstaking work with th? needle. R?ch color employed must he In perfect harmony with a woman's natural rolorThg. and Ihey must nil blend so well with one another and with the colors around them that the point where the tattooing needle Mops and the K! 1S0O, Intr>rnatinnal Feature Servire. I????. Photograph of Mrs. Herbert Julian Carnduff, Wife of Lieu 'tenant Carnduff, Royal Navy, and Only Sons of the Late Honorable Sir Herbert and Lady Carnduff. Mr?. Carn duff I? Not on the Stage or a Public Character, But She Wore a Butterfly Painted on Her Arm a? Shown in the Above Photograph by El win Neame. p ? natural skin begins will be visible only ?f? to the eyes of an ex? MaaSaiaMO? #. pert. , ? ?ffl la^aTaJI "In producing a pair of rosy cheeks for a woman whose nat ural coloring is at all unusual." said this authority. "1 often use as many as a score of different shades of red. Only hy combining all these with the greatest skill can I succeed In rivalling the marvellous rosy tints which Nature her self imparts to the skin." Pays and weeks are often spent In de ciding what colors to use and In getting tl-em properly mixed. The actual applica tion of them to the skin Is the smallest part of the task. When at last the color scheme has been worked out the colors, which are aibout the consistency of water colors, are arranged on a palette such as artists use. The patient Is placed In an operating chair or on a table, according to what por tion of the body la to undergo treatment. The area of skin to which the needle Is to be applied Is thoroughly sponged with a mild antiseptic solution. Then with a pen cil the operator carefully outlines the spot whose appearance Is to be changed by forcing new pigments Into the skin. Oraat Britain Rlgfcte R???!"??* Photograph by Malcom Arbuthnot of Miss Peggy Greenough Exactly as She Appeared at the Rtsc-ent Victory Ball in London with a Black Cat Stencilled on Her Shoulder Blade. Now sil Is ready for the application of the colors. These are put on with little camel's hair brush??-- In pro aucing rosy cheeks, of course, the most bril liant colors go In the centre. And In this case the colors soften by the most delicate grada tions as they approach the outer edges so that the point where the un treated skin begins will be hardly perceptible*. The needle Is careful ly sterilized and the electric current that operates it turned on. With lightning-like ra pidity its sharp point is driven into the skin the exact? distance which the operator by pre vious experiment has found to be necessary. With each puncture the needle point carries some of the coloring matter beneath tho surface of the skin, where it will romain forever, giving the flesh an entirely new aspect, unless a second operation is some time undergone for Its removal. "What things are most in demand by the women who seek your services?" this New York expert with the tattooing needle was asked. "Rosy cheeks," he replied without an instant's hesitation. "There seems to be nothing modern women covet more than those indescribable peaches-and cream tints which we associate with lit a It by. vigorous youth. "American women are extremely intel ligent and they are quick to see how far superior the bloom produced by the skil ful use of the tattooing needle is to that produced by rouge.y Not one woman in a thousand knows how to apply rouge so as to produce an artistic and llfe-Hke effect. And even If eh* does she faces the neces sity of going through the task at least once every day unless she wishes to en dure the fin inn 1.1 ????in. ??? of 'looking like a ghost ' "Once the tattooing needle has done it? work there is an end to worry over look ing pale. It Imparts to the Kkln a glow which only tha expert can detect from that which nature gives, ?nd It will per slst as long as a woman lives. In both durahtiltv ?nd the aatonlshing way In Diagram of Elec tric Tattooing Machin? Showing (A) Tab? Con *>*?"t vt-ir*? a.?-^ **f (?) Needle, (C) Vibrator, (O) Adjustment Screw, (E) Swiub, (F) Binding Post?, (G) Magnet?, (H) Spring with Platinum Con necting Points. ? which It rivals the skin's natural tints it is far to be preferred to, rouge. "It used to be thought that the marks left by tattooing were indelible, but this is no longer the case. Science hue discovered a number of ways of removing them without serious pain or inconven ience. If a woman has the time and in clination she may keep on experimenting with new cheeks and lips, having one shade after another tattooed on ber face until she gets a pair to her liking." Quite separate and distinct from the production of rosy cheeks and rub ? lips, by tattooing Is the present fad of Lrondnn women for painting fanciful designa on their tli'sb The extreme decolletoge of the present gowns appears to have sug gested a fine background for decoration, and the malls are bringing over from Rug land photographs of smart Laondon society women who are appearing at balls and tins opera with birds. Insects and animals painted on their arma, shoulders a..." '??. ?? These pictures are not tattooed? they are painted, and can be washed off If this new fashion were confined in women of the stage it would attract little attention, but women in private lite ap pear to be taking it up. One of the inter esting photographs printed on this page shows no lees a person than the daughter in-law of the late Sir Herbert and L<adv Carnduff, who is the wife of an officer tn the royal navy and who Is not In the pro fessional world, adorned In this way. In a light opera that waa very popular twenty years or so ago there was a son? which contained this line: "You can beat a tattoo, but you cani beat a tattooed man." If half that Is said In favor of the newly discovered use for the tattooing needle Is true, we shall soon be able to aay that for an appearance of youth and beauty which will last as long as she live? you can't beat a tatto?oed women!