Is Microblading A Tattoo?
Is microblading a tattoo is a commonly asked question and the answer is simply no. This is because it is semi-permanent and not permanent. Now let me break this down for you. There are three layers of the skin: the epidermis (outer layer), the dermis (middle layer), and the subcutaneous tissue (deepest layer). When microblading is performed, strokes are placed in the top of the dermis layer, therefore making it semi-permanent whereas a tattoo is implanted into the deepest layer of the skin, making it permanent. Microblading is also performed with a manual hand tool and not a machine. During microblading, fine needles are placed at the end of the hand tool in order to make fine cuts into the skin where the pigment is implanted. Due to where the pigment is inserted and how it is inserted into the skin this makes it semi-permanent. Speaking of pigment, the microblading pigment is different than tattooing ink. The pigment
Microblading Pigment Matters
I use for microblading is organic, contains no heavy metals, vegan, and cruelty-free not changing color, whereas tattooing ink contains multiple heavy metals and oftentimes turns a blue or green color. Tattooed eyebrows can often give the look that your brows were colored in with a dark marker. In contrast, microblading uses specialty pigments that are designed to fade a proper way that is natural and subtle. It is important to understand that this is not a tattoo because a tattoo on your eyebrow will not give a natural, elegant look. A tattooed eyebrow will appear bold, blocky, and unnatural.
Microblading gives you real like strokes that blend with your natural hair growth pattern, color, and appropriate shape. One reason I like that it is not a tattoo is that trends change. I remember years ago when thin brows were in and now thicker brows are the new “in.” Also, if you are older and your brow area kind of droops then after microblading fades we can create the brows you want on your brow bone, giving you an instant eye lift as well! Now if it was permanent you wouldn’t be able to do any of this! Microblading can help solve all these issues! Call us or book online today to get the look you want that lasts longer!
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