The Dark Side of Microblading
Updated: May 20
My beautiful client came to me last week wanting the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo to cover up her old microblading which had faded and turned orange. I get alot of ex microblading clients who want eyebrow tattooing solutions that last longer and don’t turn strange colours! So I didn’t think any of it until I took off the eyebrow makeup this lovely lady had been forced to wear everyday to cover up her orange brows and saw the condition her skin was in. It honestly broke my heart.
Microblading Scarred Her Brows
Her whole brow area was covered in scars. This is what can easily happen when a microblading technician works too deeply. This poor lady should never have even been accepted as a client as she has oily skin. Microblading rarely ever works on oily skin types as excess sebum and large pores do not retain microblading strokes. I imagine to combat her oily skin, the technician worked deeper than she should have to try to obtain a result. And this client has been left with brows covered in scars.
Microblading Scars Are Hard To Fix
This side of the industry is rarely ever talked about but we NEED to discuss it. I see damaged skin from microblading far too often and it’s heart breaking. Not only for the damage that is being caused to clients but it makes the skin VERY difficult to tattoo after that. Scar tissue is very different to normal skin and doesn’t take well to further tattooing. This client will probably need about three sessions with me using a variety of different needles and techniques to try to pigment her scarred skin. That is unfair not only to her, but to myself as the artist who has to work very hard to obtain results on damaged skin.
See 'Microblading Corrections' if you need corrective work.
The Tattoo Technique That Won't Scar Your Brows
There are techniques like the Soft Powder and Ombre styles of tattooing that do not cause scarring and create FAR less trauma to your skin. They also last much longer than microblading so not only is your skin integrity being preserved, but you are getting a lasting result. Why start with a technique that has the potential to damage your skin?
Elise Louise is the client certified 'brow wizard'. Seriously, she has the certificate her client made her to prove it.
Check out more of her blog here.
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