Updated: Sep 21, 2022
If you're interested in beauty at all, you've probably heard about microblading. We know it makes your brows look good, and that they stay that way for about a year or so. But what exactly is microblading? And can any one get it done? Well, the TRUTHFUL answer is kind of strange and many Permanent Makeup Artists don't like to use the correct terminology because, well, it's scary sounding.
Microblading is a type of permanent makeup for your eyebrows. It gives the look of natural brow hairs with a great shape. Sounds awesome right? It is! And it isn't.
Microblading isn't for everyone NO MATTER what you hear. It isn't suitable for oily skin types, very mature skin, or skin prone to scarring, keloids, and hypo/hyper-pigmentation. Which is a lot of people. But if you are lucky enough that you are wanting microblading and are good candidate for it, here's the rest of what you need to know.
Microblading tools are made up of multiple single needles grouped together in a single line. The tips of the needle line is shaped according to use and is either a diagonal line, a c shape, or a u shape. this doesn't sound too bad right? You've probably even got body tattoos so this is nothing. WELL... these needle tips, called blades, are actually slid across your eyebrow skin creating a little slice for the pigment to go into. The pigment is then rubbed into the tiny cuts so the skin will heal around the ink.
YIKES! Now that sounds scary! But it's not too bad.
If your brow artist has had proper training, an actual apprenticeship, and a good mentor, you honestly don't have much to worry about. "So why write this blog post then?!" I hear ya!
I want you to ask these questions before you get microblading done to make sure you are in good hands!
Did you do an apprenticeship and how long was it?
Do you still talk with your mentor?
Can I see your certificate(s)?
Do you have pictures of healed results that I can look at?
These are just the beginning of questions you should ask.. If your artist can't or wont answer these or provide certs and photos for you to look at, I would be weary of microblading from them. Of course if they have told you they are new, or need practice this is a different story. And that's why I wrote this blog post.
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