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Is Microblading an Eyebrow Tattoo?

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Have you ever had a bad or even an embarrassing beauty fail? Unfortunately, it's part of being a woman. There are so many times that we have faced some severe eyebrow mishaps. When it comes to fashion, over the years, eyebrows have had different requirements at different times. For example, previous tattooing techniques or embroidery were trendy in the eighties. Still, times are changing, and natural brows are the way forward, with microblading being currently the most popular method. What is the difference between tattooing your eyebrows and getting microblading?

So, what is an eyebrow tattoo? It's a tattoo that is the same as regular body tattoos. It works in much the same way, too, except the artwork will appear on your eyebrow area instead of other areas of the body. A tattoo artist usually does eyebrow tattoos. The machine that will perform the tattooing creates many needles that then poke into your skin quickly. The ink gets stitched into your skin using needles, just like having any traditional type of tattoos done.

The pros of choosing eyebrow tattooing are that it gives the body of your eyebrows a bolder look, and it is permanent. However, this procedure does have its downsides, such as that it looks more like makeup than actual brows. Despite this, if you want to keep your brows looking natural and beautiful for many years to come. Many cosmetic tattoo artists may also call some permanent makeup tattoos to help people find them.

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic eyebrow tattoo that will last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. A handheld tool is used to manually create a series of hair-like strokes that mimic your natural brow hairs, creating natural-looking fuller brows. The tool only goes into the dermis's first layer, which has much less impact on the skin, making it uncomfortable but not overly painful. Also, you can get microblading top-ups allowing you to change style and shape as often as you would like! Skin cells turn over regularly, which contributes to the fading of the microblading. Another reason it will fade is due to the pigment. Microblading uses cosmetic pigment made of primarily natural components, and much like color pigment found in colored pencils, it breaks down, causing fading. Fortunately, cosmetic pigment does not change color and keeps its original hue.

Microblading can be a great natural alternative to eyebrow tattoos by replicating the appearance of real hair. However, there are several things you should know before getting microblading done, such as the longevity of the treatment; skin types can affect longevity too. Microblading is also done using a handheld tool, meaning although you do not get the sounds from you a machine, you will be able to hear the strokes been made in the skin.

Microblading and eyebrow tattoos both have a certain aesthetic appeal, but there are a number of significant differences between the two. So, although similar, actual eyebrow tattoos are not the same as microblading. But both contain pros and cons to consider.

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