Microblading, also known by a variety of names such as embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair like strokes, is a form of semi-permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed.
Microblading is a technique that looks very natural. I manually create hairstrokes to fill in the shape of your brows.
MB With Shading
Microblading with shading, includes hair-like strokes, along with a bit of shading to create more fullness, while still keeping a natural look. This also includes combination brows.
Powder is fully shaded for a full makeup look. There are no hair strokes created with this technique.
Hair strokes created with a single point needle and a cosmetic tattoo machine. With the vibration of the machine, the ink is implanted deeper than microblading and lasts longer.
A natural-looking enhancement to the lip shape and color. This technique is not meant to go outside of the natural lip shape. If you have a history of cold sores please remember to take a preventative medication 2 weeks prior to your appointments.
Upper or lower lid.
Full set (top and bottom).
All appointments require a $50 deposit.
6 Mo – 1 Yr
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo applied by an expert hand. Pigments get deposited into the outer layer of skin with fine, individually drawn strokes that mimic eyebrow hair.
What is the difference in styles of brows?
Hair Stroke Brows – Hair like strokes get drawn individually to mimic brow hairs for fuller eyebrows.
Ombre/Shaded Brows – The desired brow shape is shaded (more concentrated towards the tail and softer towards the bulb) to create a makeup-style effect. The results are much softer.
Combination Brows – This style is a combination of both shading and hair strokes. Usually, the fine hair strokes are placed at the bulb of your brows; gradually your eyebrow will get more defined towards the tail.
How long does Microblading last?
The pigment used in this procedure is semi-permanent, so effects of the procedure typically lasts 18-24 months and fades slowly over time. You will likely need a touch up within 6-24 months.
Factors that will cause your microblading to fade faster: • Iron deficiency • Sun exposure • Exfoliates • Strong immune systems • Exposure to salt water • Smoking
How does microblading work?
The procedure uses a hand tool, with a prepackaged, sterile, single use “blade” made up of a grouping of needles. Much like a tattoo, the skin will be scored and the pigment is deposited into the outermost layer of skin.
How long does the procedure take?
The first appointment is normally one to one and a half hours long. The touchup appointments are normally an hour or less.
Does Microblading hurt?
Each person will have a different experience. Some say it is relaxing and they only feel pressure. Others say it feels slight discomfort. Lidocaine is used to ensure your comfort level during the procedure. The area may be sore afterward and clients have described it as similar to mild sunburn.
Can I have Microblading done if I have no brow hair?
Absolutely, this is a great option for those who suffer from Alopecia or have been through Chemotherapy. Microblading can even correct past over tweezing, waxing disasters or the normal hair thinning that occurs with age.
Can I have microblading over an existing brow tattoo?
Microblading can be done over any significantly faded brow tattoos.
Do I come in for a consultation first?
Nope! I do everything at the first appointment.
Who is not suitable for the procedure?
Microblading is not suitable for the following candidates:
• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring
• Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance)
• Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
• Viral infections and/or diseases
• Pacemaker or major heart problems
• Organ transplant
• Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
• Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
• Accutane in the past year
• Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor general health.
• Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing would make you NOT a good candidate for micropigmentation procedures.
How long does it take to heal?
Roughly one – two weeks depending on the person.
How often can I get a touch up?
4-8 weeks after your very first appointment, then it’s best to leave at least 5-6 months in between extra touchups.
What if I do not like it?
As with all cosmetic procedures, individuals should not make their choices lightly. It is highly recommended that clients do their research, understand the procedure and compare different artists’ work and portfolio when making their decisions. I do my utmost to shape and style the eyebrows to the clients’ satisfaction prior to the procedure. Every effort will be made to achieve an even appearance, but please realize our faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Uneven appearance can be fixed during the touch up session. Pigment discoloration and color correction can also be fixed during the touch up session. Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if no additional touch ups are done.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have regarding services, scheduling, or the process of microblading. I will respond as quickly as possible to every message received.
My name is Amanda, I am a permanent makeup artist at West River Tattoos in the Grand Rapids, MI area. For booking and questions, click website below.