Cosmetic tattooing–a needlephobe’s perspective
As a lover of all things brows, I have tried absolutely everything to make my little caterpillars full and luscious. I was born with naturally light, quite thin brows–nothing wrong with the shape, but they definitely need definition to frame my face. Pencils, liners, pomades and tints have been my best friends for years, but lately I began to consider a more permanent option. (more…)
Microblading, also known as microstroking, is an advanced brow embroidery technique whereby a superfine row of needles is used to create thin, hair like marks on the skin, which last up to 18 months.
It is ideal for creating a very full and realistic looking brow, and is becoming an increasingly popular method in permanent makeup.
It is quite similar to hair stroke cosmetic tattoo using the machine method, however the strokes are finer, and are not implanted as deeply in the skin. Therefore, cosmetic tattoo brows completed using microblade or microstroke technique are not as permanent. They are really to be considered semi-permanent, lasting usually around 12 months before a retouch is required. (more…)
How to get perfectly shaped eyebrows. What is the best type of eyebrow shape for cosmetic tattoo?
During many of the eyebrow cosmetic tattoo consultations I do each week, I am asked the question “what do you think the perfect eyebrow shape for me would be?” by my clients.
Many people these days have one, or sometimes many body tattoos. However, because cosmetic tattoo is, in most circumstances facial (designed to be worn as permanent makeup) there is still quite a lot of fear and mystery surrounding it. I am constantly asked by those considering, “is cosmetic tattoo painful?”, if the needles are large, what happens if you move whilst I’m tattooing, etcetera. So here, whilst it’s very fresh on my mind (and skin – as I had my brows tattooed one week ago!) is exactly what you can expect to happen in your appointment.
This is probably the question I am most frequently asked in regards to eyebrow cosmetic tattoo – and one which does require some explanation, as in my own opinion, there is no one method which is superior to another – different method of application achieve different looks, and are suitable for different faces.