If perfect eyebrows are a constant struggle, microblading may be worth considering. This procedure gives you semi-permanent gorgeous brows, without the hassle of drawing them on every day. Microblading is a type of tattoo which involves using a hand tool with at least 9 needles to create hair-like strokes, but unlike with tattoos, there’s no permanent commitment. The pigment will seep out of your skin within one to three years, allowing you to create a new look when you want it. If you’re considering getting your eyebrows microbladed, but still have some questions, here are Do’s and Don’ts to think about.
Choose a knowledgeable professional
Microblading is all about precision. A good technician will work with you to create the look you want by drawing on each hair first and ensuring you are happy with the look before applying the semi-permanent ink. This is a job for someone with experienced and careful hands, so make sure you talk to the microblading professional before committing.
Prepare for the length of the process
Because your appointment will likely involve a conversation with your technician before each hair is drawn on, the entire process will likely take at least 2 hours. If your technician anticipates it taking less time than this, you should be concerned that they are not being as detailed as is needed. While the tattooing only takes about a half hour, the entire appointment will take longer, so make sure to schedule it in.
Know what you want
One good reason to invest in microblading is because the process works for a variety of eyebrow concerns. If your eyebrows are too thin, uneven, or just need a more defined arch, microblading is the answer. That said, if there’s a particular celebrity whose eyebrows you envy, or a specific look you’re going for, bringing a picture will allow the technician to get a better sense of what you want, which may shorten the initial steps of the process.
Anticipate a quantity of pain
While a little pain is to be expected, the process is not as painful as you might think. Numbing creams are applied and the actual process of tattooing is short. If you’re curious what it feels like, the sensation of microblading has been compared to eyebrow threading. So, if you’re hesitant because you’re nervous about the pain, this likely won’t be an issue.
Although microbladed brows are fairly low maintenance, for one week after you get them done, you should not get your eyebrows wet, including with sweat. Ointments should also be applied to keep the cuts clean. Talk to your technician for details. Other than these initial steps, all that is required is a touch up after one month and one year, and you’re good to go!
Skip the Selfie
When you get microbladed brows, you don’t have to wait for them to heal. They look perfect as soon as you step out of the chair. So, don’t forget to take a selfie and show off your new look!
If you still have questions, feel free to book a consultation to discuss microblading with our qualified professionals. Hopefully, it won’t be long until your brows are stunning with zero work in the a.m.