Cosmetic Brow Tattoo FAQ
Thinking about getting your eyebrows tattooed but not sure whether microblading/ feathering, Ombre or Powder Brows and not sure which treatment is for you?
What is Feathering?
Eyebrow feathering or Microblading, imitates the appearance of real eyebrow hairs, It is often referred to as ‘hair-strokes’. The imitation of tiny fine lines are created with a hand held tool with several tiny needles. Microblading involves making tiny scratches in the dermal layer by gliding needles over the skin making thin tracks where pigment is then deposited.
What is Powder or Ombre?
Powder is also referred to as Ombre. It's is applied by machine and is beneficial for mature clients as the pigment usually lasts longer, It can be made to look very natural and soft. Powder/Ombre eyebrows have greater definition and longevity than hair-strokes. This is the preferred method for clients with oily skin.
How long do eyebrow tattoos last?
The duration of a semi-permanent eyebrow treatment varies from client to client depending on a number of factors such as metabolism, skin type, sun exposure and chemical exposure, we recommend clients return for a refresh once a year to keep the colour and shape defined. Generally it will take 18 months to three years for the eyebrow treatment to leave the skin completely.
Is it painful?
We numb the are well with anaesthetic, the general consensus however is that it's not too bad. "It's no worse than plucking,"
We have had clients sleep through this procedure, which indicates it can actually be quite relaxing for some.
What to expect during the process
Having an eyebrow treatment takes time and before the permanent ink is applied the technician will draw outlines on your face which she will follow.
The drafting phase is where the client’s brow design and shape is measured and drawn up on the skin before tattooing begins. The treatment takes 2 hours, including brow design, colour selection, numbing, the tattoo process and aftercare advice.
Eyebrow tattoo aftercare and recovery time
After care is very important and must be followed diligently to maximise pigment retention. We call this a dry healing phase [which takes about] 7 to 10 days."
You must keep your eyebrows away from water and out of the sun. Washing your face with a facecloth will help to keep the tattoo dry. Many salons advise you use an antiseptic cream to prevent infection and keep brows from drying-out or cracking which is provided.