Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery or micro-stroking, is a form of natural-looking, semi-permanent tattoo artistry that is perfect for reconstructing, defining, extending, or filling-in over plucked or sparse eyebrows. A trained technician uses a handheld microblading tool to implant semi-permanent micropigments under the skin. Using the tool, the technician will draw individual, hair-like strokes in the brow region to mimic the look of natural brow hairs. The microblading technique allows the technician to control the shape, color, and density of the completed brows.

How does microblading differ from permanent makeup (aka cosmetic tattooing)?

Microblading is a form of permanent makeup since pigment is implanted under the dermis (the inner layer of the skin). However, the pigment used in microblading is not implanted as deep as for a regular tattoo or cosmetic tattoo. Furthermore, the needles used in microblading are finer in diameter than traditional cosmetic tattoo needles

Who is microblading suited for?

Microblading is an excellent semi-permanent cosmetic solution for:

  • Anyone who would like to enhance their eyebrows without having to apply makeup everyday
  • Anyone with thin or sparse eyebrows due to over-tweezing or various health issues
  • Anyone with allergies or sensitivities to traditional makeup
  • Anyone who has difficulty applying makeup due to poor eyesight or dexterity issues
  • Anyone who is regularly active and does not want to worry about sweating off makeup
  • Clients should follow these guidelines in preparation for their microblading appointment
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for one week prior to the appointment
  • Avoid taking aspirin (which thins the blood) for one week prior to the appointmentAvoid using retinol products (which thin the skin) for one week prior to the appointment