facts-about-microblading

About your Microbladed Eyebrow appointment?

Your appointment will be a 2 hour appointment. We will fill out paper work, take Photos, Design the perfect shape brows for you and chose the best pigment for your skin tone. We use a pigment that is specifically for microblading eyebrows to ensure the best results you will have. You are welcome to bring pictures of eyebrows you like or come with them the way you wear them everyday.  There is no need to shape your eyebrows we add that service if needed at no charge to you. After your appointment you are going to keep the area  dry as you can for 24 hours, after this time you can gently cleanse the area with coconut oil and water pat dry and reapply your aftercare. I recommend After Ink for 2 weeks and we have it available for you at the time of your appointment. Please don't put any Aquaphor or vasaline on your Microbladed Eyebrows.

Is it tattooing?

With the sudden popularity and media attention to the term microblading, many are led to believe microblading is not a tattoo process. Permanent cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermal implantation,microblading/microstroking eyebrow embroidery, and long-time/long-lasting makeup, are all different names for the same procedure – cosmetic tattooing. Any time color is placed into the skin with any device, it is a tattoo process as defined by many well-informed regulators, the medical community, and dictionary sources. Denying this process is a tattoo can be problematic for those who would, for religious or other personal reasons, normally refuse to have a tattoo.

Is a blade being used to perform the microblading tattoo procedure?

Microblading is performed with a grouping or configuration of needles affixed to a handle to manually create lines that resemble eyebrow hairs. Manual methods of tattooing have been used through the ages, and the tools have gone through changes over time from pre-historic sharpened stones to the hand tool devices currently being used. An actual scalpel or cutting-type blade should not be used under any circumstances as these are considered medical devices and cannot legitimately be used for this process. Any hand tool device (i.e., both handle and attached needles) used for microblading should be pre-sterilized and fully disposable.

Is it semi-permanent?

Some are promoting microblading or eyebrow embroidery as a semi-permanent process; and that the color only reaches the epidermal (outer) layer of the skin. A careful review of basic skin anatomy and physiology would reveal this is not true. By definition and tattoo industry standards, color is tattooed/implanted into the dermis of the skin. If pigment particles do not reach the dermis, they will disappear during the healing phase of the skin, during normal regeneration of cells at the epidermal level. Pigments do fade in the skin over time, but that does not make the process semi-permanent. It is impossible to predict how much pigment will fade away and how long it will take to do so with any measure of consistency or reliability.

Why does microblading not last as long as other eyebrow tattooing techniques?

This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted (tattooed) into the skin as compared to fully or solidly filled eyebrow tattoos.

Is there less training needed to learn microblading as compared to learning permanent cosmetics?

No; if someone is new to the industry and does not already have a minimum of 100 hours of training in permanent cosmetics, they need to have a similar amount of training in microblading, even if it is for just that one type of procedure. There are many areas of study when learning these techniques, which include facial morphology and bone structure, brow shaping and design, color analysis, color theory, proper handling of equipment, prevention of cross-contamination, as well as practice work and the opportunity to observe procedures before actually performing them under supervision. Anyone interested in pursuing training in cosmetic tattooing, including microblading, should first check with state and county regulating agencies. This would also include verifying the qualifications of any trainer, in addition to

checking with regulatory agencies for trainer compliance with local health, safety, or permit requirements if the trainer is travelling from another state or country to offer training.

This was written by Kate, you can also contact the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (spcp)

Questions about Microblading and Permanent Makeup

Permanent Makeup sometimes referred to as Micro Pigmentation is a semi-invasive procedure. The skin is penetrated in order for the implantation of pigment to occur. Permanent makeup should enhance your natural features,without giving a "made-up" look. Topical makeup trends change from season to season, however, having thick lashes and defined brows and lips will never go out of style. Therefore, Permanent makeup is not meant to replace topical makeup. It gives you the advantage of looking natural only better even when your not wearing conventional makeup.

Are Permanent Cosmetics Safe?

Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed. Single use, disposable needles are used with each application. Pigments are all made from approved compounds, and are specifically designed for permanent cosmetics and Microblading use. We are inspected by the Metro Public Health Department and are Licenced Tattoo artist with a Licence in Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading. Please read our section on Facts About Microblading before choosing your artist.

Is the procedure painful?

There are topical numbing anesthetic ointments and creams used. There may be some discomfort, although each individuals tolerance level is different. We will take steps to make sure the client is as comfortable as possible.

How long will the procedure take?

You will need to allow time for your consultation, design of the eyebrows, lips or eyeliner, Photos, color matching and the procedure time. The appointment time will be 2 hours. If you are doing more than 1 area we will book an additional 30 minutes for each additional area.

How many appointments will I need?

​A follow up visit may be needed and is included in the original price. This procedure is done 6 to 8 weeks after the initial application. If you would like more than two applications you will be charged and additional fee.

How long will my permanent makeup last?

Generally, about 3-5 year depending on the area. However, everyone is different and heals differently exposure to sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once healed you will want to apply sunscreen to the treated areas and avoid Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, chemical face peels, lasers of any kind, products that lighten the skin or anti-age products that excelerate the cells. Microbladed Eyebrow will need a touch up ever 12 to 24 months. If you choose to come in more often there will always be charge after you follow up appointment.

What is the recovery time?

Remember your permanent cosmetics will look darker while healing. Over the next week your tattoo will exfoliate and fade to a soft beautiful shade, It is common for the ink to lighten 30% this is the reason for the touch up if needed. There is some swelling and tenderness causing a wider appearance this usually subsides within 12 hours. Remember to apply Vaselin, Aquaphor,or After Inked if recommended. You might even think that there is not enough color but you must be patient until you are fully healed. Believe it or not the color comes back and you will see a more demure version of your permanent cosmetics.

Who Benefits from Permanent Cosmetics?

  • Men and woman
  • People that suffer with allergies to conventional makeup
  • Those who are physically incapable for applying makeup
  • Those who workout or are active in sports
  • Those who have oily skin and there cosmetics slid off during the day
  • Alopecia, Vitiligo and Trichtillomia suffers
  • Correction of the lip line, bleeding lipstick, lack of color in the lips
  • Just want to be the best you all the time