7 Things to Consider Before Microblading Your Eyebrows
1) It is permanent makeup – when pigment is placed into your skin, and it doesn’t wash off, it is a tattoo. Some inexperienced microblading technicians will tell you that it is semi-permanent, but that is not necessarily true. The fact is, all permanent makeup could be considered semi-permanent because it all fades, but nobody can predict the exact length of time it will last or guarantee that it will ever be completely gone.
2) Its not the only way to achieve hair strokes – Microblading with a manual tool can give you very thin hair strokes, but so can a digital machine. It is very important to realize that no matter which method is used, those crisp hair strokes will most likely fade and blur together over time. Having a touch up can help refresh the strokes once every one or two years.
3) Brow Measuring can backfire – our faces are not symmetrical from one side to the other. Most often, one side of the face is shorter in distance from nose to ear than the other side, and one eye is lower than the other. If you make each eyebrow exactly the same length and height, you are going to create a very “stamped on” look.
4) Don’t over do it – every time you microblade, you make tiny little scratches or cuts to the skin. Making a habit of this can cause your skin to become resistant or can even create scar tissue. Furthermore, too many sessions too close together will result in a solid look, which is the opposite of what most clients seeking microblading are looking for.
5) A natural looking enhancement ensures long term satisfaction – big, bold brows are all the rage right now, but do you really want to commit to a dramatic look 10 or 20 years from now? While microblading is supposed to be less permanent, remember that after you’ve had several sessions, it may to start to look more solid and last longer, especially if the color chosen is a darker one.
6) It may never be as intense looking as regular makeup – with cosmetic tattooing, the color is placed under your skin, where as, regular makeup is worn on top of the skin. For this reason, the healed color will always be softer than it was when it was first applied. Having more sessions could give you more color, or fill in areas that were missed, but it will never stay as intense as the first day it is done and it will never look as bold as your regular makeup once it is healed. It is best to add a little of your own makeup over top of your brows if you want to go dramatic.
7) experience matters – since most microblading classes are only 2-4 days long, it is crucial that you choose an artist with experience, preferably someone who has other cosmetic tattooing experience so that they can provide more knowledge about the long term effects of your procedure. A good artist will be well trained in multiple forms of cosmetic tattooing so that they can help you decide which method is best for you.