Microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. In microblading, we use a manual tool unlike in tattooing (machine). Also, microblading only penetrates the first layer of the skin. As the bottom layers of your skin regenerate, they push out the pigment. It is therefore semi-permanent, unlike tattooing that pushes the ink much deeper in the skin making it more permanent and more solid. The pigment is at its brightest for 9 to 12 months, lasting up to 24 months on the fairest skin. It will eventually fade away if you do not maintain touch ups.
Microblading is performed by depositing pigment superficially in the upper region of the dermis with the use of a hand tool with attached needles fused together in a curvilinear grouping, and may involve the use of a machine with a specially devised hygienic needle cartridge.
Similar to permanent makeup brow treatments using a machine, the microblading technique involves drawing individual, crisp hair strokes that can be very natural looking. However, over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed.
This technique is a process that may be used to improve or create eyebrow definition, to cover gaps of lost hair, to extend the eyebrows, or may be used as a full reconstruction if the brows have little/no hair. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist/beauty therapist control of the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.