When you’ve tried every pencil, powder, pigment, gel, and stencil and your brows are still off fleek, microblading—a more permanent solution to thin brows—is the last-ditch-effort treatment that promises to change your brow life. The face tattoo technique isn’t as scary as it sounds.
Microblading is a form of tattooing
Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual hand held tool instead of a machine,” drawing hair-like strokes with the tool to mimic natural hairs in your brows. Even though it’s not as deep as the regular tattoo it’s still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.”
You need to prepare
If you drink a lot, take aspirin, or use retinol, stop one week before your treatment. “Retinol makes your skin thin and then you bleed a little more,”
“Avoid blood thinners, aspirin, and alcohol.”
It doesn’t hurt (too much)
Pain is relative. “Some feel more than others. Overall it feels like little scratches. You feel it, but it’s not unbearable. The patient brows is prepared with topical numbing cream and tops up throughout the process to dull the discomfort.
Microblading takes time
“I don’t like to rush anyone,” I block off two 1/2 hours for new clients.