Microblading is a tattooing technique where a small handheld tool made up of several tiny needles, as opposed to a machine with a needle. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing because each hair stroke is created by hand producing a thin, natural line that blends in with existing eyebrow hair. It is typically used on eyebrows to attempt to either create, enhance, or reshape the appearance of the eyebrows.
Microblading deposits pigment into upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposits pigment deeper into the dermis. This service last an average of 18 months and does require touch ups to maintain shape and color. Results vary for each individual based on lifestyle, health, age, etc. Note for skin types:
Oily Skin - strokes end up blurring and being softer, leaving a powdery result. On extremely oily skin, results may not stay on at all.
Porous Skin - large pores will not allow skin to heal as defined hair strokes. They may heal dotted, due to texture.
Blushed Skin - this is a good indication the client will bleed easily. More bleeding = softer, watered down results. Blood not only works against the artist, but can also dilute the pigment.