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Which is Better Microblading or Tattooing Eyebrows

Semi Permanent Tattooing Versus a Traditional Cosmetic Tattoo

Many people are choosing to do cosmetic tattoos, whether permanent or semi permanent styles. Nowadays, there are so many different ways you can apply tattoos in a cosmetic fashion that it’s easy to get lost in it all without help. There are obviously clear benefits and disadvantages for both, but luckily there are plenty of resources to help you decide which one is right for your investment, time, and style. For microblading, some people let their microblading artist use a needle gun similar to the one used for tattoos but with a unique pigment that fades over time. If you’re looking to spice up your brow area, microblading is the way to go. However, you may also want to consider the application of a regular tattoo, in which case figuring out which one is best for you will be both fun and informative.

Semi Permanent benefits

Most cosmetic tattoos are now semi permanent, which means that they don’t last forever like a regular tattoo would. They fade on purpose to give you the opportunity to choose something new, so that you’re not stuck with a particular design for the rest of your life. Here are some reasons why you would want to choose a semi permanent tattoo: Most of them are far less painful than traditional tattoos. Because the semi permanent style only uses the first few layers of the skin, there is less pain overall. Mix and match your looks throughout the years, and don’t get stuck with the same thing everyone else has. Less chance of infection than a regular tattoo Deposit pigments in superficial skin layers to reduce healing time and lessen complications. Whether or not the semi permanent route is right for you depends on a number of factors. Know that while they do fade over time, most of these will not fade completely, so ensure that you are ready to continue using the same area for new designs when the time comes.

Traditional Benefits

Traditional tattoos are something that almost everyone is familiar with, as a large portion of the popular has one. The evolution of the traditional tattoo is long and storied, and there is no better way to show off your own personal style than putting on permanent ink. Here are some reasons why this may be your better choice than semi permanent: Show your love for a friend, family member, or cause that won’t fade or lighten over time. You’re sure that the design you want is something that you won’t ever want to get rid of. The pigment will remain darker over a longer period of time and not require as many check ups as a semi permanent style. The main difference between cosmetic tattoo types is obviously in how long they last. You’re the only one who knows how long you want to commit to a particular style, so keep that in mind when deciding to get your microblading treatment.

Skin Type and Natural Hair

The way that the pigment adheres to your skin will depend on your skin type. Your brow artist will tell you that oily skin is probably the worst type for microblading, as it causes premature pigment fading before you may be ready for it to fade. You can lessen the chances of this happening with a few simple tips: Don’t use exfoliants or scented products that can irritate your skin and cause it to produce more oil or acne. Keep out of direct sunlight for long periods of time in order to keep your skin less sun damaged over time, which can also fade pigment. Just use a simple soap and water mix to wash your face when you get the chance. Skin type doesn’t have to ruin your microblading goals, and it only takes a little bit of commitment in order to see the results that you want over the long term.

Choosing a Brow Artist

Once you decide you want to commit to microblading, you’ll need to do some research to find an artist. Luckily, the internet and social media makes this easy, and you’ll be able to browse around for quite awhile to find the perfect artist and shop to get your treatment done at. One thing to remember to do is check out the portfolio of the artist you’re looking at to see what they’ve done before. Some of them will have physical books for you to look at, and others use social media in order to make it easier to shop around. Ask your artist about any questions you may have regarding your treatment beforehand, if you require numbing cream, or if you have a specific request about how to design your brow hairs.

What to Expect from a Microblading Treatment

Your brow artist will use a tattoo-like gun to recreate hair strokes on your brow area. This typically only takes an hour or so, more or less given the amount of work they have to do or whether or not they’re utilizing your natural hairs. You can expect your initial microblading treatment to last for at least a year in most cases, sometimes less depending on how well you take care of your brows after the fact.


To keep infection at bay, you should be proactive in ensuring that your brow area is free of debris and clean to stem any bacterial growth. This includes letting the unsightly scabs that form to fall off on their own, as you can create scars if you pick or remove them prematurely. As well as this, be sure to keep the area dry for at least ten days as to prevent the spread of bacteria and help speed up healing time. You can use a special gel in the shower to prevent excess moisture from entering the area. Even though your brows might look like a mess for awhile, you can rest easy in knowing that you’ve taken the first step to having the style that you want.

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