What is Microblading?

Permanent Make-up or Cosmetic Tattooing, is gaining popularity in recent years here in the US!

It is easy to understand why – If you have faint eyebrows, no eyebrows, or partial eyebrows, a cosmetic tattoo can help. A lip tattoo can reduce “lipstick bleed,” and give definition to the lip line. With a colored lip tattoo, lip scars seem to disappear, plus you can kiss lipstick good-bye. After an eyeliner tattoo, you can put away your eye pencils for several years.Check your tattoo artist’s credentials carefully!  It is important to work with a licensed Permanent Make-up Artist, ideally one who comes highly recommended.  Make sure the Artist is Blood-Borne Pathogen Certified and uses sterile gloves and disposable equipment.

 

Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery or 3D brows, is a relatively new manual method for enhancing eyebrows. It is considered to be permanent makeup, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique done by machine. It is done using a very fine blade to deposit pigment into the epidermis. Because the color is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no spilling under the skin.

The difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that Microblading is not done by a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the skin. The Microblading manual pen is equipped with sterile packaged blades. The blade glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes fine cuts, as fine as a paper cut, leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair. Depending on the drawing technique – of which we are experts – it creates an individual look perfect for your face and the style you are trying to achieve. Above all 3D, or HD, eyebrows absolutely do not appear as a tattoo.

Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of the hair you currently have.

People suffering from Alopecia, Trichotillomania or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from Microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.

PERMANENT MAKE-UP

At INKOLOGY we offer a consultation for first-time clients who have never had any Tattoo's or previous permanent make-up done.

The Artist can do a patch-test to check for allergy/reaction to the pigments before the treatment. However, this is not a guarantee or eliminate the possibility of any side-effects in the future.

​Please inform the Artist if any of the following apply to you:

  • Have serious Health Problems

  • Take Medication

  • Use Prescription Lotions on Face

  • Get regular Botox or Filler treatments

  • You are Pregnant or Nursing

  • You have Epilepsy

Inkology only uses sterilized, disposable tools.

Discomfort during the treatment varies from one individual to another. Some clients compare the discomfort to what they feel when plucking eyebrows. Clients on their period usually experience stronger pain. Inkology offers complimentary topical anesthetic that reduces discomfort during treatment.

The color is extremely dark during the first 5 to 7 days after the initial procedure. A week later, it loses 20-30% of its intensity. If you think the color is too dark, do not try to remove it yourself! Patiently wait 7 days for the color to fade on its own after the healing of the skin.

Color duration primarily depends on how oily the skin is. The oilier the skin, the shorter the color lasts. Sweating and sun exposure also reduce color fastness.

Post-treatment care accounts for 75% of the treatment’s success. Meticulously follow instructions! Failure to do so may result in up to 80% loss of pigment. Rinsing and applying cream is of utmost importance.

A Follow-up is between 6-10 weeks after the initial procedure, because between 15% and 30% of drawn strokes are likely to disappear. Note that with problematic / oily skins, additional Touch ups may be required.

On average, expected time until a Touch-up is needed may be between 12 and 18 months. With oily skin it may be as early as 6 months.

MICROBLADING

Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery or 3D brows, is a relatively new manual method for enhancing eyebrows. It is considered to be permanent makeup, as compared to the traditional hair stroke technique done by machine. It is done using a handheld tool (pen) with a very fine needle grouping to deposit pigment into the dermis. Because the color is closer to the surface, the strokes appear crisp and very fine. There is no spilling under the skin.

The difference with this and ordinary permanent makeup is that microblading is not done by a machine. The pigment is manually placed into the skin. The microblading manual pen is equipped with sterile packaged blades. The needle grouping glides with gentle pressure over the skin and causes fine cuts, as fine as a paper cut, leaving a trace that can hardly be distinguished from real hair.

 

Depending on the drawing technique – of which we are experts – it creates an individual look perfect for your face and the style you are trying to achieve. Above all 3D, or HD, eyebrows absolutely do not appear as a tattoo.

Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. The results are natural looking hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of the hair you currently have.

People suffering from alopecia, trichotillomania or any other condition that causes hair loss benefit greatly from microblading, as well as people who simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.