Which is better Microblading or tattooing eyebrows?

The eyebrows play a vital role in everyone’s faces. Microblading is an in-demand eyebrow semi-permanent technique that improves the shape, definition, and thickness of the brows. These factors are essential to highlight the eyes and frame the upper face. If you have pencil-thin or sparse eyebrows, microblading can instantly improve your eyebrows.

Some think microblading is a type of tattoo. While the techniques sound similar, microblading and eyebrow tattooing are very different.

Here are 5 top differences between Microblading and Eyebrow Tattooing:

1. Pigment vs. Ink

Microblading uses specially formulated pigment that maintains its original tone over time. It is designed to gradually fade into a lighter version to retain a natural look. Microblading pigments sustain their color for a longer period of time.

Tattoo ink is used for eyebrow tattooing. The ink fades in a way that it develops a blue-green colored tint, especially around the edges of the tattoo. It doesn’t look good, really. Most eyebrow tattoos don’t look as authentic as microblading results.

2. Lasting color

Color retention is guaranteed with microblading. Expect the color to fade after 3 years and may last anywhere between 1-3 years. Eyebrow tattooing color doesn’t sustain long-lasting colors. Sometimes, it fades to a blue-green-color-like over time.

3. Natural-looking results

There is no doubt that microblading creates a more authentic outcome as compared to eyebrow tattooing. Microblading uses a hand-held tool, which is impregnated with ink, utilized to deposit pigment to the epidermis in small strokes, mimicking the appearance of individual hairs. Unlike, tattooing which can give you Sharpie pen-looking eyebrows. People wouldn’t actually notice (or they would praise you often!) that you’ve had microblading done on your brows. That’s how real it looks.

4. Pain

Most clients that availed of microblading services said that there is minimal to no pain and discomfort felt during the procedure. The feeling can be compared to a small rubber band snap or eyebrow plucking, our clients’ comments would be. While, getting a tattoo can be painful, especially if they are placed in a sensitive area like your face. 

5. Semi-permanent vs. Permanent

Known to be semi-permanent procedure, microblading allows our clients the ability to alter the shape, color, and the size of their brows depending on what they desire. The outcome typically lasts 12-18 months and touch up treatments can be done annually. Whereas, as we all know, tattoos are permanent. It’s there for life unless you go for removal procedures which can be costly!

To get the best results in microblading, you should book an appointment recommend by the #1 Microblading Academy in America, World Microblading. Contact us at 888-508-8303 or visit www.worldmicroblading.com.

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