The Different Forms Of Microblading

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Microblading

Unlike a regular tattoo, microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine.  Hair like strokes are drawn to mimic natural hairs in your brows. Even though it’s not as deep as the regular tattoo, it’s still a tattoo because pigment is implanted under the skin.

Microshading

There are several forms of microblading including micro feathering which is microblading with a lighter touch focused on adding just a little to the brows’ existing shape, and ombré or microshading, which mimics the look of brow makeup with a more obviously filled-in look instead of hair-like strokes.

Tattoo Eyeliner

Does it hurt?

Overall it feels like cat scratches. Pain varies from client to client.

How do they tattoo eyeliner?

As for the actual process of applying tattooed eyeliner, we will clean the area with an eye-approved antibacterial and then apply a numbing cream to help reduce discomfort. Then micro-droplets of colored pigments are inserted between your lashes and under the skin with a special machine tool.

*For eyeliner, it is very important for you to ice throughout the first day to prevent the risk of color migration.

Before, During And After Permanent Makeup

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Things to Avoid

  • Alcohol, Aspirin,and Retinol should be avoided.

  • If you are on retinol, stop a week before treatment. It makes your skin thin and may bleed a little more.

  • Avoid blood thinners, Aspirin, anything carbonated, or alcohol during the healing process.

Contraindications

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you must be on an anti-viral medication two days before, the day of, and two days after any lip procedures. Be sure to get enough of a prescription for both of your sessions.
  • If you are having an eyeliner procedure, you must not be on any lash enhancement products for at least one month prior.
  • You should not be on any blood thinners (Motrin, aspirin, fish oil, Co-Q10). Do not drink alcohol the night before. If you are on a blood-thinning prescription, please check with your physician.

  • Pregnant or nursing moms are not candidates for tattooing.

  • If you are a cancer patient, you need medical clearance from your doctor for any procedures.
  • If you are a cancer survivor, you need to wait six months before having a tattoo.
  • You will not be able to give blood for a period of time after having any tattoo.
  • You should not have any MRI during the healing process (for at least six weeks).

Basic After Care Instructions

  • Wipe area clean with antibacterial wipes. This is to remove any lymph drainage. Lymph drainage will turn to scab and this is how color is lost (so we want to remove as much lymph as possible).

  • For the next seven days, apply a pin drop of coconut oil morning and night. The purpose of this is to provide vitamins and nutrients to the tattoo. The area should be kept dry. Applying too much product will keep the area too moist and delay healing time. Use a clean dry finger to apply. Clients with health conditions may heal slower than others.
  • Do not get the new tattoo wet for seven days.

  • For brows and liner, tilt your head back in the shower, and use a washcloth for your face.
  • Do not use makeup on or near the area for seven days while skin is healing. Expect to lose some of your color during the first 30 days. After the healing period (seven days), you may use makeup to touch-up any spots that may need it, until you return for a follow-up, at which time those spots will be retouched. Use this time to experiment with your makeup to determine any design tweaks you may want to have at your touch-up appointment.

  • Do not touch, rub or pick at any scabs or dry skin you may notice. Everyone’s skin is different, so you may or may not have scabbing. Do not sleep on your face.

  • We have a “DO NOT PANIC” rule during the first week. The color will appear darker first, and lighten by day seven. The skin takes up to seven days to grow a new layer of skin over the color (like putting a sheet over it to mute the color).
  • Do NOT go in direct sun for the first week; this will risk burning or darkening your tattoo.

  • You must use sunscreen on these areas as this skin is now very delicate and you must protect your tattoo.
  • Do not work out for 48 hours after your procedure. Light activity is fine, but nothing that will cause you to SWEAT! Excessive skin oil can blur the hair strokes of your new brows.
  • Do not tan or use retinol/anti-aging creams for 30 days after your treatment.
  • Do not wax the brow area, as this can pull off your tattoo. Schedule any tweezing/sculpting sessions with us for best results.
  • We encourage you to wait two years before getting your tattoo refreshed if possible, but some people do need to come back sooner. If you have brow hair, you can prolong your tattoo by coming in for brow-tinting treatments. If you have very light or gray hair, we encourage brow tinting by us — please call us for an appointment.
  • Sun, chlorine, scrubs, peels, and waxing will fade, peel or dissolve your color – avoid these.
  • Do not use facial scrubbing brushes of any kind near the brows.

What’s Next If I Am Healed?

After your final touch-up, your permanent makeup should last between one and 3 years, depending on how well you take care of the area. We recommend that you wait two years before coming in for another touch-up. We also encourage the use of an SPF-30 or higher sunscreen year-round as well as sunglasses (for liner and brow clients). An SPF face stick is very convenient (and our favorite) for use on your eyebrows.

  • We want your brows to last. Please use your sunscreen and avoid harsh products.

  • We want you to wait at a minimum of one year before having a touch-up and prefer you wait two years. Your tattoos are going to fade, and you may have to use a little makeup on them as time goes on.
  • Too much color applied too frequently will build up and will have to be removed. The excess pigment needs time to come out on its own.
  • Medical conditions, lifestyle and general health will impact how long your tattoo will last.

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