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Microblading = Shading?

Updated: Nov 19, 2019

Microblading (eyebrow tattooing) is a process of tattooing by creating a series of inscisions in the skin by a hand tool that consists of 19 super fine needles. The history of Microblading takes it's beginning in the ancient Asia, and to be honest with you, not much has changed since then. You can see the old-school Microblading pen and modern tool.



Microblading sounds like a great option for people who are willing to get the look of hair strokes. However most people are unaware of is Eyebrows Microblading means Shading. As eventually 99.9% of all people who got Microblading done will end up with shaded eyebrows. Let me explain..


Microblading = Shading

However, many people are seeking for the most natural looking result. Please consider what you see in this short introduction. Even if you are going to pick the right artist who knows what he/she doing by creating those hairstrokes and getting touch ups over the years there is a 99% chance that your originally fluffy looking hairstrokes will blur together and you end up with a powdered looking brow. Ofcourse there is absolutely nothing bad about it , but I feel that people who are willing to get Microblading done need to be educated about this. In the Video you can see how it’s simulated when you get your brows touched up - the artist will not be able to hit the exact same hairstrokes on your yearly touch ups which in long term will result in a more shaded in look.

Do your research and make sure your technician understands the difference between techniques and can help you to choose the one that is right for your skin type and meets your desired results.

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