So you are considering an eyebrow tattoo so that you can wake up with perfect brows everyday? Well you've come to the right place. On this page you will find a wealth of information to answer all of your questions!
Permanent makeup has come a very long way in the past decade. No longer are we taking a tradition tattoo machine and permanently implanting blocky, fake looking, bold eyebrows on peoples faces!! Now days an eyebrow tattoo when done correctly is barely noticeable and nobody will know you have had it done unless you tell them. Powder brows even when done bold and defined only look as if you have filled your brows with makeup and microblading even up close can be very difficult to differentiate the tattood hair stroke from your natural hair! My favorite thing to hear when suggesting a brow enhancement tattoo is, "oh no, they look so fake!". Give me 2 minutes of your time and I promise I can change your mind!
Feel free to wear your brows the way to like them to your appointment! This will help me determine the final shape!
Pictures posted immediately after procedure often have redness and swelling present. This is normal and will subside within a few hours of the procedure. Additionally, all techniques typically fade by between 30-60% depending on skin type and procedure and aftercare. Pictures right after are much darker than the final healed result!
Brow Tattoo Techniques
Microblading is a cosmetic makeup technique which uses a series of tiny tattooing needles to implant pigment into the upper dermis.
The intention is to create natural looking, hairlike strokes in order to fill, shape or correct the shape of the natural brow. Pigment will be selected to match as closely to clients brow hair as possible.
This is a very natural look for those who wear very little to no makeup.
This technique is not ideal for covering previous pmu, oily skin, mature skin, those with extremely active lifestyles.
These results can last any where between 6 months to 18 months. Annual touchups are recommended to maintain definition.
Powder brow is a semi permanent tatooing technique meant to replicate the look of powder to create a filled in look using a small tattoo machine designed for permanent makeup. This technique implants thousands of tiny pixels into the brow to build up a soft powdery look. This can be very subtle with a very light powder effect which will cast a light shadow under the brow or it can also be more intense for more of a makeup look.
This technique is more ideal for mature skin, those with previous pmu, oily skin, those with thin or sensitive skin.
These results can last between 2-3 years.
A combo brow is a combination of microblading and powder brow shading techniques which will provide hair strokes as well as shading. The most common implementation of this procedure places hair strokes at the front of the brow and uses shading throughout the rest of the brow.
Brow Tattoo Information
Before your appointment
After your appointment
-no botox 3 weeks before. Botox can be done immediately after
-no chemical peels 60 days before or after procedure
-no retinols or anti-aging serums or creams on the brow for 2 weeks before proceudre
-no Accutane 6 months before procedure
-no alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior
-no sun burns on the area to be microbladed
-no waxing or tinting 3 days prior
-must not have any open lesions, acne or sunburn on the area
Avoid heavy sweating and exercise for 3 -5 days
Avoid any treatments involving touching the brows such as facials, lash extensions, etc. for 10 days
Avoid the sauna, steam room and swimming in the ocean or swimming pool for 10 days
Avoid using makeup on the eyebrows for at least 10 days
Blush, lipstick or eye makeup can be used
Neosporin or Bacitracin type products should be avoided in the treated area because they may negatively affect the color retention
Sunbathing and tanning beds should be avoided for 10 days
What to expect during your appointment
Brows are done in two sessions. The initial appointment will be around 2 hours so please plan accordingly.
-the first 30-45 minutes will be brow mapping. During this portion I will map out the brows, attain your approval and check for symmetry.
-clean up the brow using tweezers, scissors and an electric trimmer.
-dot around the shape using surgical marker to ensure the shape is not wiped away.
-numbing and paperwork
-first pass. A pass is the completion of microblading strokes or machine shading to 1 brow.
-pigment mask. I will spread pigment over the brow to sit as I move to the other brow.
-first pass of second brow.
-this will continue back and forth from brow to brow until they are complete
-once the initial work has been completed I will mask both brows again for 10 minutes.
-next I will clean both brows and have you sit up so that I can check them.
-I will then put an after care sealer on the brow and set you free!