With many various eyebrow tattooing techniques, it is easy to get confused as to which one you should go for. Here I wanted to discuss thethree main methods I offer at my beauty clinic and hopefully help you understand what each involves.
Hair Strokes Brows
This technique is also called 3D Hair Strokes Brows which is a cosmetic tattooing procedure that produces the most natural eyebrow look. The colour pigment is implanted using fine hair strokes. This way it allows tattooed area look as if it is filled with natural hair. This method suits people with no eyebrows, minimal eyebrows or those who want the most natural look. With the incredibly realistic looking results, many people are choosing this method for their eyebrow tattooing over other options.
Powder Filled Brows
This cosmetic tattoo technique produces soft eyebrows resembling eyebrows that have been powdered with conventional eyebrow makeup. Colour pigment is implanted into the skin with the help of two needle types, which are gradually built to look like full eyebrows. You can achieve well-defined eyebrows using this technique. This technique will look quite dark initially however will fade out to get that beautiful soft powdered, groomed look you will love. Eyebrows created with this method will last longer than the hair stroke method, because the pigment covers a larger area of the brow area. Refreshers should be carried out every 2-3years.
This technique is produced with a manual tool to create strokes and colour mimicking natural hairs. Microblading is still a tattoo, however it will fade away with time and your lifestyle factors will play a big part in its longevity. Eyebrows tattooed using this method will last a little less than powder filled brows and also less than Hairstroke Nano Brows.
It is no secret that eyebrows frame a face and are an essential part of the facial expression. However, years of plucking, unwanted scars, very fair hair or simply no luck given by the Mother Nature can resolve in long and painful hours of an eyebrow drawing beauty routine.
Unfortunately, most of us are no professional makeup artists or beauty technicians either. Sometimes a rushed job half asleep in the morning leaves a lot to be desired for. Poorly defined or uneven brows may make your face appear tired giving a prematurely aged look. This is where the technicians with various brow tattooing techniques come in. You should not hesitate to trust a professional who’s been trained and knows what brow shape, colour and arch will suit your face.
Sometimes technicians combine tattooing techniques to achieve a custom result, however, I would like to talk about the popular hair stroke technique. This wonderful method creates depth, texture and movement producing very realistic eyebrows. Sometimes shading can be added to increase depth and density for a maximum effect. So what do hair stroke eyebrows look like?
The colour pigment is implanted into the skin using very fine needles which produce hair-like strokes imitating natural eyebrows. This clever method gives the most natural results with a very soft healed effect. For the best results, the hair strokes must follow the growth pattern of natural hairs left. If there is no hair left, the beauty technician improvises using their training, knowledge and creativity.
Using a finer needle will provide more delicate hair strokes. The needle implants pigment into the skin with very little trauma at all. The results should last 1-2 years before a touch up is required.
Cosmetic Tattoo also known as Microblading, Microstroking, 3D Brows, Feather Brows, Hairstroke Brows is certainly the hottest trend in the beauty industry right now.
You might be wondering why? Here are the reasons:
- Natural, realistic eyebrows that do not look “fake”
- The right eyebrow shape suitable for your face
- The right eyebrow colour suitable for your hair shade
- No need to use pencils or brow powders which smudge
- Beautiful symmetric brows
- No time to waste for drawing eyebrows every day
- Swim and exercise without worrying about smudging your eyebrows
You should consider it for yourself if:
- Your brows are thin due to years of plucking
- Your brows are very fair and unnoticeable
- You’d like to correct asymmetry
- You have scars or gaps in your brows
- You lead active lifestyle
- You have allergy to conventional makeup
- You are going through chemotherapy and losing hair
- You have conditions like Alopecia
Remember that eyebrows frame the face and show emotion! If you’re thinking about getting a cosmetic tattoo but not sure, please get in touch to discuss your individual requirements and what can be done.
Things you need to know before getting your eyebrows tattooed on.
You may have heard about “microblading” but not sure what it is and whether you should consider it yourself? Here is some information about this procedure.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique which creates hairlike strokes to fill in thinning eye brows and make them look fuller and more defined. Once done, you no longer need annoying brow pencils or powders!
Things to consider before getting Microblading:
1. It is only semi-permanent. The pigment that is used for this is much more degradable, which means your immune system will digest it with time. So over time the colour will fade.
2. Most people require 2 tattooing sessions to achieve the desired result – the first session followed by a touch up one. Everyone’s skin is different and some accept ink better than others. The second session is all about perfecting the brows and fixing hair strokes that might’ve not come out as well as they could.
3. The first session may take a while. Drawing eye brows correctly before tattooing is hugely important and you may be in the chair for an hour or two. Everyone’s face shape is different and drawing eyebrows suitable to your face depends on a number of factors.
4. Your eyebrows will not look identical. Make sure to have a realistic expectation, as no one’s face is perfect. Think about it as your eye brows are sisters, not twins!
5. It may hurt. It’s a tattoo at the end of the day. So be prepared for some discomfort, but with numbing cream it isn’t that bad.
6. Your brows will lighten up more than 50% after the first week. Don’t worry if you walk out thinking they are too dark. During the second session, you will have the opportunity to fine-tune the colour and shade.