Microblading is the process of using a non-motorised handheld tool to create an eyebrow tattoo, the tool itself is essentially a row of ultrafine needles. Microblading is often referred to as eyebrow embroidery.
The technician will effectively draw your eyebrows on by scratching or cutting the skin; pigment is then introduced to the skin, Microblading will only penetrate into the epidermal layer of the skin this makes it practically impossible to determine how long the colour pigment will last.
Strictly speaking, microblading cannot be referred to as an eyebrow tattoo, this is because the microblading technique does not penetrate the dermis of the skin.
Although the results are not guaranteed, and the process itself can be quite painful microblading on average will cost around the same as an authentic eyebrow tattoo.
THE DRAWBACKS OF MICROBLADING
- Can be quite painful
- No guarantee how long the results will last
- Colour is often inconsistent
- Microblading is not suitable for people with thin or oily skin