There are a dizzying number of brow products and service at our disposal aimed to get us lush and thick brows. But one treatment took Instagram by storm: microblading the process of tattooing tiny brow hairs with a needle.
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique used to create the illusion of fuller brows. "With this method I can create almost any look: from a very natural light finish to a beautifully bold brow," says Aava. First, she consults with clients about the best brow shape for their face and chooses a color that matches the natural hair color and skin undertone. The brow area is then cleaned and numbed for the treatment. Instead of using a tattoo machine, she uses a little handheld tool to manually draw hair strokes. Lastly, she applies an ointment like the Eyebrow Doctor Aftercare to help with the healing process.
Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hairstroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle. Microblading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and color. It deposits pigment into the upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper. Microblading artists are not necessarily tattoo artists, and vice versa, because the techniques require different training.