This is a topic I never hear about from providers.
Typically pigment not staying or sometimes not even seeing an impression stick is due to working in scar tissue.
This can be frustrating for both you and your client. It’s the artist’s job to do everything possible to overcome this issue.
Change needle sizes, maybe change pigments, go slower, etc.
What if the scar tissue is just bleeding too much or the client has a history of poor healing or keloid scarring.
Unfortunately, there are times where you as an artist may need to inform the client that they need to address the scars’ heath by letting it heal longer, look at laser resurfacing, microneedling, etc before you can continue.
It’s important to try and spot these concerns before taking a client on, however this isn’t always obvious until you start the work.
Dermimatch pigments may be able to help as they are slightly thicker than what is commonly used in the SMP industry. The thicker pigment can help with pinpoint scar work without the “sponge” and migration effect scars can have on highly diluted inks.
Look at www.dermimatch-products.com. Dermimatch is located in Scottsdale, AZ