Following an injury, surgery or illness, people are often left with an altered physical appearance. This can range from a small scar to a change in the skin’s pigment, or even the loss of a certain body part entirely, which can significantly impact a person’s sense of self.  Paramedical tattooing can help you restore confidence and feel whole again.

What is a paramedical tattoo?

Paramedical tattooing is a specialized area of permanent cosmetics. It is the art of tattooing the skin with pigments or serums to blend, minimize or conceal imperfections, scars and discolorations. The main aim with this kind of tattoo is to restore a person’s physical integrity and in some cases, help with psychological recovery after a traumatic event.

What types of skin changes can be treated?

Paramedical tattoos can be used to camouflage scars and stretch marks, mimic hair growth, recolour skin that has lost its pigment, and even restore the appearance of certain body parts using realistic anatomical designs. The procedure can conceal stretch marks, surgery scars and discolored skin. The scars need to be at least one year old to be treated.

How does paramedical tattooing work?

The process involves depositing pigment into the dermal layer of the skin to change its appearance, in much the same way as traditional tattooing. However, with paramedical tattoos, the medical grade ink is designed to blend in rather than stand out.

Patients generally need multiple treatments in order to achieve their desired look. After that, paramedical tattoos are largely permanent with occasional touch-ups recommended to maintain the best result in some cases.

How we can help?

At Reflective Beauty it is YOU that matter and we pride ourselves on creating a comfortable welcoming environment for everyone. Our goal is to give you the best treatment plan to help you move forward and feel comfortable in your own skin. We are here to empower you to achieve the results that are aesthetically pleasing to you, and we are honored to be part of your transformation.

Shannon owner of Reflective Beauty Boutique has 6 years of experience in cosmetic tattooing which include brows, eyeliner and lips. She is now embarking on her next step into Paramedical Tattooing. Shannon did her training from right here in Calgary from Jody Stoski Paramedical Academy and is here for you on your journey to healing. 


I'm passionate about giving my clients peace of mind and a path to greater confidence through paramedical tattooing.

Scar camouflage is the process of tattooing flesh tone pigments into skin to help camouflage hypopigmented skin. Micropigmentation deposits pigment into the area, blending it with your natural skin tone so the scar is no longer noticeable (kind of like a permanent concealer)!

Please contact our skilled scar revision professionals to see if this procedure is for you.

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Similar to scar camouflage, stretch marks camouflage is a safe tattooing method to cover up stretch marks with pigments that match your own skin tone. Specially formulated pigments are mixed and color matched. Pigments are then deposited into the skin to correct the color of the stretch marks and blend with your surrounding natural skin color. 

This method is only suitable for the stretch marks that have settled and faded to white color, or are at least 2 years old. It is not as effective on the newer red/purple tone that have recently formed.


The inkless method is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of scars and stretchmarks. Many people have never heard of this treatment and don’t know how effective it really can be. Performing this treatment allows the vitamins and natural oils to be deposited into the skin deeper for better and faster healing.
Although we use needles to create a controlled trauma to the skin in order for it to repair and restore itself this is not the same as Microneedling. For the Inkless (IST) we use a tattoo machine and cartridges with a smaller configuration of needles to penetrate the skin more easily and target only the areas of concern. Please note that we cannot completely get rid of scars and stretchmarks but we can make them less visible.


Skin that is exposed to heat, electricity, sunlight, chemicals, or radiation, can form burn scars. As the skin heals it forms scar tissue that may be thickened and/or discolored. That’s because the melanocytes’ (cells that produce skin pigment) function has been disrupted. We are able to re-pigment the skin with a natural color to blend in with the rest of the body. Light coloured scars can be camouflaged long term using medical tattooing treatments, during which skin coloured pigments are infused into the scar tissue to minimize its appearance.


Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that involves removing skin from one area of the body and moving it, or transplanting it, to a different area of the body. It is done to heal the skin after trauma such as large wounds, skin cancer, deep burns or an illness. Once the graft site is fully healed we can have the client come in for a consultation and patch test. After a few weeks the client will come in for a follow up and we can see how the pigment has healed and then provide a further treatment plan.

Photo before and after treatment for acne. A young girl with a problem skin. Skin treatments. Cosmetology and professional skin care.


There are different types of acne that can range from deep pits to angular or wavelike in appearance. Treatment will depend on the type of acne so anything from full face to spot treatment in those deeper areas. Microneedling is an excellent way to start your treatment process.


I love my powder brows! I have very oily skin so it was a bit more of a challenge to create brows that stuck but Shannon went the extra mile to make sure I was happy and almost a year later- I still get compliments on them! It’s so nice to roll out of bed and look decent and awake thanks to my perma-brows.
Shannon was on-time, friendly and professional. She ensured that I was comfortable and checked-in with my comfort level throughout the procedure. The space is cozy, clean and she has all of the most up-to-date equipment and product. I trust Shannon with all of my brow and lash needs!
Had an amazing experience getting permanent eyeliner with Shannon! She is a perfectionist and takes pride in her work. She is very experienced in cosmetics and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process. I will definitely be back for other services! Thanks again
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Marion A.

Reflective Beauty Boutique

1904 31 St SW, Calgary, AB T3E 2M9



Calgary, a sophisticated Alberta metropolis with a slew of skyscrapers, owes its fast development to its position as the country’s oil capital. The Calgary Stampede, a large July rodeo and event that developed out of the farming exhibits previously held here, exemplifies the city’s western culture, which gave it the moniker “Cowtown.”

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