• Elise Louise

Why the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo Lasts Longer Than Microblading...

Updated: May 20


So you’ve made the decision to get a brow tattoo. Yaaassss!!! I’m guessing you also want it to last right?! It often comes as a surprise to find out EXACTLY how long you can expect your brow tattoo to last. It all depends on the technique you go for…


Why Microblading Doesn't Last

Firstly let’s talk about microblading, also known as ‘feathering’. Still the most widely known brow tattoo technique in Australia, yet not everyone knows what the technique actually involves… Microblading uses a hand tool that looks a lot like a mini scalpel. The little tool aka ‘microblade’ is actually comprised of a row of needles. The microblade makes slices into the brow area where colour is then deposited. These slices are made to mimic the look of brow hairs. Because the technique involves cutting the skin, it must be done VERY superficially so that scar tissue is not created. This means that it doesn’t last very long and touch ups are generally needed every 6 - 9 months.

See 'Microblading Corrections' if you need corrective work done.

A microblade.

Why The Soft Powder Brow Tattoo Lasts Longer


Lesser known but slowly gaining popularity is the Powder technique also known as ‘Ombre’.

A tattoo machine is used to create Powder/Ombre brows, which I like to call the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo. Thousands of tiny dots of colour are implanted into the skin with a single needle, which creates the look of soft makeup. Tattoo machines are able to implant colour at a precise, consistent level in the skin, slightly deeper than microblading can. This means colour will last far longer.


As more colour is implanted, the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo takes longer to fade compared to microblading. And fading happens more evenly than it does with microblading, due to more consistent placement of pigment. So even when the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo fades, it still looks good! Touch ups are generally required every 1 - 2 years.

The Soft Powder Brow Tattoo technique.

If you want a long lasting brow tattoo, the Soft Powder technique is your best option. Want to find out more? Book in for a free consultation with me and let’s talk BROWS!



Elise Louise

Elise Louise is the client certified 'brow wizard'. Seriously, she has the certificate her client made her to prove it.


Find her in her Melbourne salon, specialising in the Soft Powder Brow Tattoo, the Keratin Lash Lift and expert brow services.


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