The Truth About Microblading!
Beware of Trends!
By Jane Adler
By Jane Adler
What it Microblading?
Microblading is one of the many ways to get pigment under the skin. It is an etching technique. Like any other cosmetic tattoo, it is in the upper reticular layer of the dermis. It is not a new technique, just new to the internet and people taking 2-day classes and being told it is new. These 2 to 3 day classes have spread like a wild fire! They offer inadequate training. Etching pigment into the skin is a very very very old style of tattooing. In fact, I have used it in my bag of tricks for over 20 years.
Microblading tools are a configuration of needles and not an actual blade! They should be 100% disposable and single service! They should also come Pre sterilized and from a reputable vendor like SofTap!
Microblading myths in the USA!
- Pain free
- Not a tattoo
- Can learn in 2 days
- Certified or licensed in Arizona (only in Coconino County)
- Will last only a year
There is a tremendous amount of false information online! Beware of marketing traps. Make sure you pick your artist by experience, meaning at least 5 years of professionally doing and not a person that has taken only a 2 to 3-day class. It takes years to master cosmetic tattooing. It is a safe and wonderful enhancement of one's natural features to allow you to look your best 24/7. Once again it must be done by an experienced artist.
Who is a candidate for Microblading?
A person with young skin and small pores is the best candidate. Keep in mind, what you are looking for is an artist that specializes in natural looking eyebrows and has the skill to adapt different techniques to adjust to maturing skin. Make sure to NEVER EVER make choices by trend. A good artist will know how to do your brows to age well. It is a fact that all permanent makeup requires maintenance over the years. The word permanent means it does not wash off! However, it needs to be refreshed (ranging 1 to 5 years). This is reality.
What to look for when seeking Permanent Makeup?
- Able to answer all questions
- Only works at a professional facility and not a home
- Has an extensive portfolio
- Has a website
- Has testimonials
- Has positive feedback on social media, such as Google, Facebook and Yelp
- Pick someone that only does permanent makeup. Often a person will claim years of doing, but they really do hair, skin, nails, etc.
- Do not go to any one that claims it is pain free, semi-permanent or not a cosmetic tattoo. Those are false statements.
- Remember you get what you pay for.