“So What is Microblading?” I asked Silva as we had our initial consultation. I’d always been well-endowed in the brow, but recently, after a series of Chemo, my eyebrows have gotten thinner and I needed to do something to lift my self-esteem out of the pit.
So…What is Microblading?
In looking at what is Microblading, microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattoo that involves using tiny needles (instead of a tattoo gun) that make up a small blade to help deposit pigment under your skin. Basically I became obsessed with the idea after my friend Laura told me she doesn’t have to do anything to her brows anymore. So I immediately called the makeup artist & cosmetic tattoo specialist, Silva, Laura had gone to and booked myself an appointment.
To start, Silva asked me what I wanted to achieve with this experience. I told her I wanted brows that would rival the aforementioned celebrities, since brows are my thing. She then began to outline my brows and create the shape that she would eventually work within when she began microblading my arches.
The whole procedure took about two hours, since mid-process, she would show me a mirror to make sure I liked my results, and if I wanted another hair or two here and there, she made it happen for me. And then it was finally time for me to stand up and take a look at the finished product. Here’s my reaction — you can decide whether or not I was immediately obsessed!
Inside two hours was all it required Silva to deliver me spectacular eyebrows, I asked for her lots of questions, one of them was “how lengthy will this last?” She explained the outcomes usually last around 1-3 years, so i wouldn’t need to have a touch-up for 12 weeks (though after four days, you may have to do have an Colour Boost, that’s incorporated initial cost of £250, making certain you’re happy).
Before I skipped out of her super-clinical office, she made sure to go over the “after care” with me. “Do NOT get your brows wet or sweat profusely for a week,” she told me, “and if you do work out, cover them with ointment!” This is to protect the pigment and keep the cuts clean and bacteria-free. She also told me to use an antibiotic ointment on my brows for the first 24 hours and then a Vaseline-like ointment for a week, not to pick any scabs that form from the tiny cuts, and to avoid using any glycolic acids since they could fade the pigments. After she was done scaring me into never getting my brows wet again (JK, just for a week), I took 10 selfies, and off I went to spread the word of microblading to all who would listen.