What is Eyebrow Tattooing? Advantages and Disadvantages explained

eyebrow tattooing

What is eyebrow tattooing or Micro-Blading?

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It is a cosmetic tattooing of the eyebrows. It is different from body tattooing. A trained artist, with the help of hand hold tool consisting of attached needles in a curvilinear shape, then insert the pigments in the dermis of the eyebrow skin. The pigment is of the same color as the eyebrows are. Many websites claim the pigment is penetrated to epidermis but if it were epidermis, it would fade in 90 days. Similar hair strokes are made on the skin of the eyebrows which cannot be differentiated. 

How long does eyebrow tattoo last ?

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Eye brow tattooing is not permanent. The pigment fades with time as the body absorbs it. Different skin have different lasting time. After care also takes time for maintaining it.

How much time does eye brow tattooing take?

It takes around 1hour as told by tattoo artist "kira tai" to huffing post. In the early days, the eye brows look darker than normal. The colors fade after few days giving it a natural look. So, There is no need to worry if your eye brows look dark in the initial days of microblading. Some people require 2 sessions as first one is not totally complete where second session gives final touch up.

Does eyebrow tattooing hurt ?

Yes, It does hurt. Some anesthetic gels are applied as a numbing agent. The needle has to penetrate through dermis. So, it is irritating and slightly painful as told by those who has tried tattooing already.

How much does it costs to have eye brows tattooed?

Micro blading takes around 1-2 hours in normal with a precise trained hand of an artist. It is an expensive procedure. Cost of micro blading ranges from 100$ to 700$ as told by kira to huffing post.

what are the advantages and disadvantages?

If you have very less number of eyebrows, micro blading helps you fake the eyebrow quantity. The process is mostly enjoyed by ladies. Eye brow tattoo is considered a final touch up to the ladies who do make up. Eyebrow tattoo adds up glam to your face. Once micro blading is done, you do not need any make up for eye brow seperately. It lasts for a longer time. You can remove it when ever you want. 
The process is costly and it is a night mare to people with oily faces. Permanent scarring and skin, removing the pigment to the surface are the common failures seen in people. It is slightly irritating procedure. Proper research needs to be done before trying this procedures. No eye doctors are involved in the process so if anything goes wrong, you probably need to consult an ophthalmologist. The artists have very less knowledge about eye. So it can be risky process with a blade applied to the eye brows.

Can you have a tattoo on your eye too?

Yes, Tattooing on the eye is possible. It has been practised since ancient times.