Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It’s a technique where a small manual blade (kind of like an exacto knife) is used to implant ink into the dermal layer of the skin. The technique mimics actual hairstrokes, and if done on the right client, it offers a soft & natural appearance if done properly by the artist.
Things You Need To Know About Microblading
About 20% percent of the population seeking enhancing their brows with cosmetic tattooing are good or “ideal” clients for Microblading. Aside from being medically sound, one must have skin in excellent condition. A consultation will put a prospective client at ease, and ensure the right technique is chosen for their desired goal
Ideal Microblading Skin Is:
– Free of sensitivity, irritation, rosacea, acne, hyper-pigmentation & sun damage
– Normal to Dry skin type (Oily skin is NOT good for microblading)
– Firm, semi firm skin. Skin which is too lax or “stretchy” is not good
– Typically light,medium skin tones are best for Microblading. If you are very fair skinned or of darker skinned tone, healed results will not be ideal.
Below are photos of skin that are an immediate contraindication:
Photo # 1 – Skin that lacks firmness
Photo # 2 – Skin with excessive amounts of sun damage or melasma
Photo # 3 – Skin with a pink/reddish undertone or overtone, especially rosacea