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.


  • 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

Kent’s elite semi-permanent makeup technician

Charmaine uses SPMU or semi permanent make up this method creates an authentic tattoo as the pigment is introduced directly into the dermal layer of the skin.

SPMU will last longer than microblading simply because the pigment is added to the dermal layer.

The results will also be entirely consistent in that colours will be evenly distributed across the brow, the below examples of Hairstroke brows have been created by Charmaine using her permanent makeup tattoo gun.

To see more examples of eyebrows tattooed by Charmaine head over to the gallery page.


  • Virtually pain-free
  • Long lasting results
  • Evenly distributed colours
  • Suitable for those with thin or oily skin
Hairstroke Eyebrow Tattoo
Hairstroke Eyebrow Tattoo