By definition and tattoo industry standards, when someone gets a tattoo done, color is implanted into the dermis of the skin. Microblading, however, only reaches the epidermal (outer) layer of the skin, so the pigment will fade slowly over 18-24 months.
If the artist you pick was not properly trained and had enough experience, he/she very likely does not know how to microblade to the upper dermis, not further. Many artists make very deep strokes (cutting too deep into skin) that enter the dermis of the skin. This will cause the microbladed eyebrows to look ashy (think very cool-toned, gray-ish or blue-ish color) after heeled. Not only that is the least flattering look, it will be permanent just like other types of tattoo.
Removal will be required, but could be very complicated because the skin was already damaged. Worst of all, even after multiple removal sessions, the poorly-done microblading job will never completely fade away.
We cannot emphasize enough about doing your own research and proceeding with extreme cautions. It is your face. Your skin. Your health.
Below are pictures of too deep strokes (A.K.A. bad microblading) vs nice & neat strokes (A.K.A good microblading) for your comparison.
Examples of bad microblading. Strokes in pictures above are too deep in the skin. Skin can be seen broken all around where the strokes were made, without pigment being filled in completely. These will healed ash-y, blurry, and sometimes even leave the eyebrows looking patchy with uneven colors.
Also, pay attention to see if one's photos are overly photoshopped and/or filtered (no pores can be seen). That normally means the artist is trying to hide the messy hairstrokes.
Strokes in pictures above are very neat and not too deep into the skin, which is how microblading should be done - on the epidermis level of skin. No skin is broken around where strokes are made. Pigment was filled within the strokes. We can see every single strokes clearly without broken skin all around. These will healed true to color, crisp, and natural.
To reach to the level of perfectly neat shape and right stroke depth requires a lot of knowledge, practicing and years of experience. That's Why The pure box is confident that our works are nothing but the best of microblading.
Microblading is a manual "hand" method of permanent cosmetics for your eyebrows which creates extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. The color effect will fade over time, so touch-ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look.
Microblading is said to offer natural looking and defined eyebrows, but the process typically takes some time to perfect.
The initial procedure may take up to a couple of hours, and the eyebrows will appear darker immediately after the initial treatment.
This is simply because a much smaller amount of pigment is inserted (tattooed) into the skin for microblading as compared to fully or solidly filled eyebrow tattoos.
All cosmetic procedures, including microblading and permanent makeup tattooing, have possible risks associated with them.
The pigment is applied with a specific microblading tool that has a row of several fine needles to create thin hair like marks in the skin. Your artist will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is highly recommended 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment for perfect result.
The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. However, there is an anesthetic applied during to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable.
We use the best quality numbing creams, combined with expert techniques to make sure client is as comfortable as possible.
An average of 2 hours. However, unlike other artists who like to rush and get customers in and out quickly, we take our time to perfect the shape according to our clients' preference, and perfect every single strokes. We do not rush. Therefore, our microblading session can last up to 3.5 hours.
Pigments in microblading is one of the topics that has raised more questions than many others. Mainly because many people going into microblading just do not know a lot about chemistry (as many friends and now members of our team fortunately do). We believe that everything regarding pigments should be based on facts. The following may be helpful if you are interested in getting microblading and are concerned about your health, and therefore, would like to know more fact-based information about the pigments used in the industry.
When it comes to defining heavy metals, EU is stricter than FDA. Therefore ,there are lot of pigments approved by the FDA (that potentially contain iron oxides and other heavy metal ingredients) will not be proved by the EU. According to the EU ResAP (2008)1 that has been the basis of the most restrictive legal standards the heavy metals the pigment has to be tested against are: Arsenic (As), Nickel (Ni), Barium (Ba), Lead (Pb),Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn) and Mercury (Hg), etc. We did our research, and so should you.
The biggest problem with pigments that contain iron-oxides is the color will change over time. Unfortunately, iron-oxide pigments are still widely used in the US due to less-strict law of FDA, and also because it is inexpensive, durable pigments in paints, coatings and colored concretes.
In order to provide the best miroblading results that is long lasting and do not change color over time, The Pure Box beauty salon choose only the pigments with no iron oxides. The brands we select have been well-established in the Europe and passed all the test against heavy metals.
We believe nobody should have to wear ashy, blue, orange, purple, or red eyebrows just because of the artist wants to "skimp" on the pigment costs.