If you’ve miraculously avoided the vortex of Instagram microblading before-and-afters, we applaud you. But even if you get the general gist of what microblading is, you may still be wondering exactly what’s involved, what you can expect day-of, the days and months that follow, as well as whether it’s right for you. We’ve got you (and your brows) covered. Here is everything you need to know about microblading.
Why do it in the first place?
These mistakes can also be self-induced, so be sure to avoid this common rookie mistake.
The Basics and the tools of the trade
Healing will take about 10 days, so word to the wise: don’t schedule the procedure ahead of big events. There will be scabbing, and flaking, and the brows typically do appear darker and too prominent as they heal, before settling into their more natural-looking pigment. Plan accordingly.
Similarly, where a regular tattoo artist may use a tattoo gun, your microblading specialist will use a state-of-the-art hand tool with tiny needles that make up a small angled blade. This improves precision and gives microbladed brows that natural look. Before any of that happens however, the specialist will also employ a microblading ruler, skin numbing gel, and a special pencil to draw out the outline of your desired look, so you get what you want and what looks best on you.
Who should tattoo my face?
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Choosing the right colour
The actual procedure
So now what? Aftercare & Healing
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