The Process of Eyebrow Microblading [VIDEO]
About 2 years ago, I decided to get my eyebrows microbladed. It was hands-down the best decision I've ever made.
For those of you who aren't aware of what microblading is, let me enlighten you and hopefully encourage you to get a face tat. Microblading is a treatment where a technician tattoos eyebrows onto your face using a small tool with nine tiny blades. It takes two visits under the knife, but the promise is that you'll wake up with perfect eyebrows every morning for one to three years. So far, it's worked wonders for me.
I filled in my brows with makeup (horribly, I might add) for several years before being introduced to microblading. It was a fairly new trend at the time, so I was a little hesitant, but I'm so glad I went through with it. For those of you who are wondering, I had my eyebrows microbladed by a women out in AZ, so she isn't local. However, there are several super skilled technicians around here.
Following my initial eyebrow tattooing, I've gotten two touch-ups. Pretty much one a year, though I didn't necessarily need it. Honestly they always looked great, I just decided to get touch-ups more as a preventative measure.
For those of you who are interested in this process and want the real, raw process laid out in front of you - look no further.
First, the technician will prick your brows to allow for the numbing cream to set in. This is the most painful part because you aren't numb yet. My lady does this a few times to make sure they're nice and numb. Once the cream has sat for several minutes, the process begins. You can pick from a variety of colors, but I let my technician decide that shade that's best for me. It's typically a bit darker than your hair and will look drastically dark at first, but don't worry.
Once your numbed and prepped, the tattooing begins.
I got a touch-up, so in the video it's a little harder to see the strokes, but fills are important to keep your brows lookin' fleeky forever.
This time around, the pain was much more tolerable. The first few times my eyes watered a lot, but I think since I've had a baby between then and now my pain threshold is impressively large.
After the brows are laid, the technician will put a color all over the brows to really saturate the wounds. This looks absolutely terrifying, but luckily that isn't permanent in spots other than your eyebrows.
Aren't I beautiful?
Now, you can't get your eyebrows wet for at least 5 days. This is the most annoying part of the process because it's hard to shower or wash your face without getting your brows wet. If you do, no worries, just pat them dry as soon as you can.
After a couple days, you'll notice scabbing:
This is a photo of my brows 4 days after tattooing. They are crunchy and itchy, but it's important NOT to pick or scratch them. Trust me, they will look awful during the healing process but the end results are so worth it.
Once all the scabbing has flaked off, the eyebrow ink might appear super light. After my first round I was really worried, but they eventually darken as time goes on.
After about 2 weeks, your brows will be free of scabs and you're free to wash your face freely again. While the process is long, itchy, and annoying, it's so worth it. Also - the touch-ups seem to heal and be much more tolerable than round 1. Stick with it and you'll never have to fill your brows again!