Microblading Vs. Eyebrow Tattooing

If you’re a novice to the permanent makeup game, then you might not know exactly why microblading is not the same as eyebrow tattooing. While microblading is technically a type of tattooing, there’s quite a few differences between the two.

Microblading Deals With Pigments Instead of Ink

Tattoo artists use liquid ink, whereas microblading artists use pigments. Unlike ink, pigments fade to a lighter version of the color that is used instead of fading into a blue-green color, like most tattoo ink tends to do.

Eye Design’s newest collection of all-natural, mineral-based pigments are proven to last without changing color.

If you’ve ever seen someone with blocky eyebrows that have an odd blueish-green tint to them, then they most likely had their eyebrows tattooed – which was super popular a long time ago.

Individual Strokes Vs. Tattooed Brow Lines

The technique microblading artists use is very different than the technique used by tattoo artists. Instead of making one thick, dark brow, microblading creates a series of individual hair-like strokes that look identical to your natural brow hairs. These individual strokes only grace the upper layers of skin, whereas tattoo ink penetrates deeper layers. You can find more information about microblading procedure  in New York City at Eye Design website.

Micro-bladed Brows are Semi-Permanent NOT Permanent

Eyebrow tattooing is a permanent procedure, microblading is not. Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that can last anywhere between one to three years. Unlike tattooing, microblading allows you to change the shape and style of your brows as often as you like.

Microblading Healing Vs. Brow Tattoo Healing

One similarity these two procedures have in common is that both will take four to six weeks to fully heal. Both procedures will also require a touch-up once the brows are healed enough to fill in the areas where the pigment or ink didn’t take.

But, unlike tattoos, if there’s a microblading line or stroke you’re unhappy with, it will be super easy to fix when you go back for your touch-up.

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Sandra Lawson February 7 2023

Complete hair loss due to cancer. Is this something that will work? Locatio and costs please.

I am interested in microblading for my sister and the tattooing for myself. How much for us both? February 7 2023

I underwent chemotherapy which left me way less than I was used to looking at myself. Please provide a quote. Thanks, Rebecca Randles

Rosemary DeCirce August 23 2021

I only have half an eyebrow on each side due to hair loss. Will that matter?
Where would I go?

Diane Forga August 23 2021

I’m looking into this because I lost my eyebrows because I have cancer. Even though I may have it I want to look nice and feel good about myself.
if you could please give me the cost and location. Thank you

Jeri Hough May 27 2020

How much is the microblading procedure?

Mike April 22 2019

Eye Design Studio located in Manhattan here is website https://nadia-afanaseva.com

Julie Oliver April 22 2019

What is the cost? Where are you located?

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