What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows. The practice aims to give you an effortless full brow, no need for expensive brow pencils or gels.
What Should I Expect at a Microblading Session?
A typical microblading appointment lasts 2 to 3 hours, depending on the artist. A touch-up appointment lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs touching up.
A standard appointment will have the following steps:
- Profile the client. First the microblading artist will assess the client’s lifestyle and taste. Do they want something bold or natural? Do they wear makeup everyday or just special occasions? What face shape does the client have? This interview will help the artist create the best brows for their client.
- Draw on the eyebrows. Next, the artist will draw the eyebrows directly on the client’s face with a waterproof eyebrow pencil. This will be the artist’s guide for the microblading procedure. This also allows the client to see the final look before any permanent work is performed.
- Microblading. Now the artist begins microblading, according to the drawing they’ve agreed upon with the client.
- Remove the excess ink. Once the microblading is finished, there is lots of extra ink remaining on the client’s face. The artist wipes it off with a baby wipe and the client can see their new eyebrows! Except for some redness, the client will be ready to go back out in public, no problem.
- Photography. Whether or not your artist keeps a fine Instagram like ours, all microblading artists photograph their work for many reasons, not the least of which, to have a record of their own art.
How long does microblading last?
Since microblading pigments are not implanted into the skin as deep as traditional tattoos, the area will naturally fade overtime. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type.
How many sessions do I need?
Your average person needs about two sessions one first session, and then they can come back four weeks later for a touch-up session. They have to come back four weeks later because, depending on their skin type, their skin may push out a bit of ink and in some places the hair strokes won’t be as saturated as we want them. You can tell if there are minor imperfections after the first session that need to be filled in.
Is Microblading Painful?
Most of our clients report little or no pain. Often they say it's a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, at most. Some clients have literally slept through the appointment! We leave a topical anesthetic on the eyebrow area for 20 minutes before we begin the process, so this leaves most clients totally numb during the procedure.