had my eye brow lips and a mole done permanent. the brow and the mole I am still loving but the lips is not what I would recommend to black people especially if you lightening it kind of leave a discoloration on my lips.when I first did my brow it look so harsh I thought I made a mistake. but after a while it fade. I think if you get it done with a really dark color it will look harsh. when I touch up which i did like 2 years after I did it in a lighter color no harsh look.permanent make it great and once you get it done by a profession it shouldnt be painful people say to me all the time my brow look so well keep ever time they see me.