Rae Denman


Medical Tattooist & Permanent Makeup Specialist

My career as a Medical Tattooist and Semi-Permanent Makeup Artist started twenty years ago working as a professional makeup artist and body painter. I worked in fashion and advertising, moving on I became a camouflage consultant and finally a semi-permanent tattoo specialist, which enables me to use my skills, experience and artistry knowledge in fields which can be most beneficial to my clients.

Leading large scale international advertising campaigns (Coca-Cola, Gossard, Asahi) working with many famous faces, (Spice Girls, Phil Collins, The Corrs and Simply Red) managing both private and National Health Service skin camouflage and medical tattoo clinics, lends me towards professionalism, calmness in stressful situations and precision with artistry.

For the last 5 years I ran the Medical Tattoo and Camouflage Clinic for Morriston Hospital Burns and Plastics Department. Covering burns, scars, port wine stains, birthmarks and breast tattooing (nipple/areola), mainly post mastectomy and reconstruction. I now work from The Harley Street Skin Clinic, Reigate.

I offer semi-permanent makeup for eyebrows, ranging from filling in with natural hair strokes, a soft powdered brow or a more defined and structured brow. Eyeliner definition can be very natural; in the lash line for a fuller lash look, or an eyeliner on top and/or lower lids to open the eyes for a brighter feel. Lips can also range from natural lip colour whilst still defining the line and adding symmetry, to a soft blush, to a full lip colour and definition.

The medical tattooing offers cleft lip symmetry, facial feature restoration, scar and stretch mark smoothing and re-pigmentation, skin graft camouflage and vitiligo re-pigmentation. You can see some of my work here.

My Portfolio History features work from my recent past as a body painter and makeup artist.

Professional Qualifications

Jan – March 2015
Medical Masterclass – LD and tram scar flattening and pigmentation, Areola pigmentation, Skin Camouflage colouration, Skin graft and Vitiligo pigmentation, and Facial feature restoration for eyebrows (full or partial), eye socket definition, restoration of the lip vermillion and lip infill techniques.
Diploma of Excellence in Cosmetic Tattooing – Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lips
Finishing Touches Ltd.

August 2014
Areola Masterclass: Medical Tattooing – Nipple/Areola Complex
Finishing Touches Ltd

July 2013
Psycho-social training in Burn Care, Tier 2
NHS London and South-East Burns Network

July 2013
Psycho-social training in Burn Care for Children and Young People
NHS London and South-East Burns Network

June 2013
Refresher: Skin Camouflage Skills
The British Association of Skin Camouflage

February 2011
Diploma: Skin Camouflage
The British Association of Skin Camouflage

Level I-III & Core Synchronism Lymphatic: Core Synchronism
The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Diploma: Professional Make-Up (Fashion & Photographic)
The Glauca Rossi School of Make-Up


Malpractice, Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance is covered by Holistic Insurance Services, 181A Watling Street West, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6BX

If you’re researching cosmetic and medical tattooists, please be careful who you choose. Make sure they have the relevant qualifications from a registered professional training centre. A fully qualified, registered Medical/Cosmetic Tattoo specialist should have a portfolio for you to browse through, containing copies of their qualifications, insurances and licensing.


If you would like to arrange a consultation, please contact me at makeup@raedenman.co.uk or fill in the contact form.

I can also be contacted on 07967 758714 or at The Harley Street Skin Clinic, Reigate on 01737 247246.