Microblading 101: What you need to know about eyebrow microblading
- Last updated: 8 months ago
Eyebrow trends may change throughout time, like the full bushy brows in the 80s to the thin pencil lines in the 90s. One thing that maintains through the ages is having enough eyebrow hairs to fill in whatever shape is on trend. Makeup is often the go-to solution for sparse brows, but for those who want a more permanent solution, there is eyebrow microblading. How does it work?
Microblading is a tattoo technique: The training, tools, and technique are different than what you'd see at a traditional tattoo parlor, but you are still embedding ink underneath the top layers of the skin. A pen-like tool is used to "feather" fine, hair-like lines into the brows.
The ink is semi-permanent: Unlike traditional tattoos, the ink will fade in 3-5 years. This will allow for keeping on trend with eyebrow shaping, but is something to consider when factoring in the risks and costs of this treatment.
Expect some irritation: There is no traditional downtime, but there is a healing process. Much like any tattoo, the skin will be irritated and dry after the microblading treatment. Vaseline or A&D ointment can help soothe the irritation, but since greasy eyebrows aren't considered sexy, it pays to schedule your microblading appointment when you don't have any significant events or photo opportunities looming.
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