Why go with Microblading instead of traditional tattooing is a question I get quite a bit. Here are four reasons why I think Microblading is a better option than your aunt or grandma’s old school tattooed eyebrows.
1 Tattooing Your Eyebrows Is Outdated
Remember when your aunt would come over and all you could do is stare at her dark, “spermy” (Yes, I said it!) you know, the rounded inner corners and the skinny tail.
Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. It’s ok, they didn’t know better back then and neither did we. Microblading wasn’t a thing back in the 80’s, 90’s, or even when the millennium hit.
Microblading is a fairly new trade to us here in the U.S. but has been around for centuries, rumor has it that it all started back in Japan about 10,000 years ago, and it’s just making it's way here. Thanks, Japan for hoarding that secret. Too many eyebrow casualties to count.
2 Microblading Looks More Natural
You get a more “natural looking” set of eyebrows with the Microblading than you do with any other eyebrow tattoo. I even covered that in a question recently here: Does Microblading Look Realistic?.
Microblading has become one of the best ways to give your sparse brows more definition by camouflaging “hair strokes” into the brow. Women are doing it, men are doing it, it’s pretty much for anyone who wants a new set of eyebrows or even refresh the ones you already have.
I’ve come across clients from all walks of life. Women trying to salvage what they have left of the over tweezed, Pamela Anderson 90’s brows, to recovering Chemo patients. Microblading is useful for anyone going through Alopecia, or those that need scar coverups, the list goes on and on.
Heck, I even had a guy fly in from Mexico just to get his brows Microbladed by me, we also microbladed his hair line, but I’ll save that for another blog post. If you want to look, here is my before and after gallery.
3 Microblading Is Semi-Permanent.
I don’t know about you, but I change my mind, and my look like I change my underwear.
I get bored, what!?
With that said, microblading gives you the reassurance that it won’t last forever. Too much of a good thing isn’t good for anyone, but seriously, all jokes aside, the fact is our facial features change, brow trends change, and what we want from one year, we may not want to the next.
With microblading, you can switch it up every 1-2 years, the color will slowly fade until it’s completely gone. Annual refreshers are recommended to keep your eyebrows looking fresh, and proper after-care is crucial to making them last.
4 Almost Anyone Can Microblade.
The real question is: Can anyone microblade? The answer, in short, is no. Not everyone can do it, but most people can.
The main exception is people with oily skin because they tend to have a harder time with retention, the oils in the skin create a high cell turnover rate. Yay, to no wrinkles (one side effect) but bummer to keeping that color looking sharp and vibrant.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that all people with oily skin can’t get microbladed either. It’s a little tricky, and you may not know until you actually do it. Proper aftercare is crucial to color retention. There’s a chance that more frequent “color boosts” will be required, instead of the recommended yearly refresher. Everyone is different, so don’t hold me to it, but a super oily skin may be one of the few cases where microblading is not the best idea.
I’ve seen it all my years microblading and sometimes you guy shock the hell out of me. Seriously, In a good way, though. You can find out more in the microblading FAQ here, or in the after-care guide here.
If you are in Orange County California, here’s a link to book your microblading appointment with me here.
I hope this helps you on your quest to learning more about microblading.
If there is a question you have and would love to see it answered in detail on a future post, leave me a comment below or shoot me an email: HELLO@natalierosecosmetics.com
Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!