If you have pale, hard-to-define brows, spend minutes every morning enhancing them with powders, pencils and gels, or just wish you had fuller or more defined brows, you might have considered an eyebrow tattoo.
The procedure sounds pretty intense — after all, ‘tattoo’ is right there in the name! So, what is involved with cosmetic tattooing eyebrows? How do you know if it’s right for you, and what should you know before getting your eyebrows tattooed? To help answer all your questions, we’ve assembled the most important things you should know before getting an eyebrow tattoo.
5 things to know before getting your eyebrows tattooed
You’ll need an initial consultation and an appointment
Any professional cosmetic eyebrow tattoo process should start with a detailed consultation to understand your skin type, your goals for your brows, and any other individual circumstances that make you unique.
This consultation will also run you through the procedure itself and any potential risks to be aware of. An eyebrow tattoo will take up to 2 hours — after all, you’re manually adding individual hairs or fine dots to create a powdered brow to build up a seamless appearance of real, full and fluffy brows. Make sure you schedule your brow appointment on a day when you won’t be rushed, so you can get the best results possible.
There is a risk of scarring
Speaking of which, some people have more sensitive and scar-prone skin than others. If you think you might be likely to scar or are concerned about this potential side effect, consider asking for a small test patch to see how your skin will react, and choose an experienced and professional beautician to perform your eyebrow tattoo. While scarring is unlikely, scheduling an appointment with a trusted and reputable linergist with great customer reviews will ensure you’re in the best possible care.
There might be a little pain
Pain is beauty, as they say. The actual process of cosmetic eyebrow tattooing involves depositing an ink pigment into the skin with a small needle or blades, so you can expect a small amount of discomfort to go along with this. Again, your initial consultation is a great time to find out more about this and understand what the tattoo will feel like for you.
After the initial pain of the procedure, you will also need to let your eyebrow tattoo heal. Don’t expect to be able to see the finished product the moment you hop out of the chair. And if you’re planning to get cosmetic eyebrow tattooing for a big event, it’s important to schedule it in advance, so the tattoo can heal and settle into its final shape.
Eyebrow tattoos aren’t permanent
Don’t let the name fool you. While eyebrow tattoos will last a lot longer than any makeup product, they’re not permanent. This is because the pigment is not deposited as deeply into the skin as a traditional tattoo. You’ll still get plenty of mileage out of your eyebrow tattoo though, and this semi-permanent pigment will fade much more naturally than a real tattoo and won’t fade to a greenish-blue hue as it ages either.
Everyone’s skin is different
Some skin types and complexions will take the pigment from eyebrow tattoo ink better than others. Finding a clinic that will take a personalised approach to every individual getting their eyebrows tattooed is essential — because a one-size-fits-all model just won’t work for this sensitive area.
Want to know more about getting your eyebrows tattooed?
If you think you’re ready to start enjoying full, well-defined brows without the extra hassle and like the idea of an eyebrow tattoo, La Klinic can help. Our linergists have plenty of experience with all different face shapes, skin types and styles of brow, so from your first consultation to your final session, we’ll make the process of cosmetic tattooing your eyebrows simple and straightforward. We also exclusively work with safe vegan pigments to give you a great result every time. Get in touch with us today to book your first consultation!