“How long do eyebrow tattoos last?” is one of the most common questions we get from our clients. Here’s what you need to know about semi-permanent brow tattoos and how to keep them looking their best, for longer.
How Long Do Eyebrow Tattoos Last?
Depending on what type of brow you choose and how well they're taken care of, semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos can last anywhere from one to five years.
Permanent vs. Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos
Traditional tattoo (Permanent)
A traditional brow tattoo is done with a machine and is considered permanent. However, cosmetic tattooing has come a long way since brow tattooing began with this technique. Microblading and Ombré Pixel Misting give a much more natural look and allow for greater customisation in shape and density.
Microblading (Semi-permanent): Two years
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo done by hand rather than with a tattoo machine, like a traditional permanent tattoo. The artist uses a small blade to create natural-looking hair strokes, and the ink is deposited just under the skin's surface.
While this means the result doesn't last as long, microblading creates a more natural-looking eyebrow by creating a look that appears just like real hair.
Microblading typically lasts up to two years, depending on factors such as your skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare. The delicate strokes may fade more quickly, especially on oilier skin, so touch-ups are generally needed more frequently.
If you want a very natural look, this method is excellent because it offers a gorgeous subtle enhancement to shape, fullness, and arch. However, microblading does require more frequent maintenance to keep the look fresh.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we use the microblading technique in our salon to create various eye brow styles, including Micro-feather Brows and our TBC Signature Combination brows.
Ombré Pixel Misting (Semi-permanent): Up to five years
Ombré Pixel Misting, also known as ombre powder brows, gives a soft powdered appearance similar to makeup. This technique uses a machine to insert pigment, and Powder Brows usually last longer than microbladed brows - up to five years.
The technique results in a more densely packed pigment, which typically fades more slowly than the delicate strokes of microblading.
If you want a more defined, makeup-like appearance requiring less frequent touch-ups, Powder Brow may be your choice. We usually recommend it if you have oilier skin or are very active with exercise and sweat a lot, as the pigment tends to retain better.
Healing Process of Eyebrow Tattoos
Whether you choose microblading or Ombré Pixel Misting, the healing process of eyebrow tattoos plays a key role in how long they’ll last. During the initial phase, proper care is needed to avoid scabbing and loss of pigment.
- Days 1-2: Brows will appear darker and more defined.
- Days 3-4: The area may feel itchy as the healing begins.
- Days 5-7: The brows may lighten and appear patchy.
- Weeks 2-4: The brows will return to their normal colour, with a softer and more natural appearance.
- Week 5 onwards: The final touch-up session should be scheduled if necessary.
- One to two months: The complete healing process, with the tattooed area settling into its final appearance.
Factors That Affect Eyebrows Tattoos Longevity
Several things can impact exactly how long your eyebrow tattoo will last. Understanding the factors that affect eyebrow tattoos longevity can help you keep your brows looking their best for as long as possible.
Your skin type: Oily or mature skin
Oily skin may cause the pigment to blur or fade more quickly, as the excess oil can break down the ink.
Mature skin might be more delicate and also retain pigment less effectively. Proper aftercare and touch-ups may be necessary to maintain the look.
How much time you spend in the sun
The sun causes the pigment in eyebrow tattoos to fade quicker. UV rays break down the ink particles, leading to premature fading. Wearing a hat or using SPF on the brows can slow fading.
Smoking can affect blood flow to the skin, potentially causing tattoos to fade faster - you can take this as your sign to quit! Swimming frequently in chlorinated pools can also affect longevity, as chlorine can bleach the ink.
The skincare products you use
Ingredients like retinoids and exfoliating acids accelerate skin cell turnover, leading to quicker pigment fading, so it is recommended to avoid skincare products containing these ingredients.
The skill of your brow artist
An expert cosmetic tattoo artist will know how to work with different skin types and conditions to ensure the pigment is inserted at the correct depth and consistency. Choosing a highly skilled professional ensures that you receive a high-quality result that lasts.
Best Aftercare for Eyebrow Tattoos
As they heal, make sure you prioritise the best aftercare for eyebrow tattoos. This will help everything go smoothly at each stage and maximise the longevity of your brows.
Avoid makeup and face creams around the brows for at least two weeks: Makeup and certain skincare creams may contain ingredients that can interfere with healing. Skip these steps in your routine to help the pigment settle properly into the skin and allow for the intended colour retention.
Don't get your sweat on for one week: Exposure to steam, saunas, or heavy sweating from exercise can open the pores and may cause the pigment to blur or fade prematurely.
Do not pick, scratch, or rub the brows: The brows may feel itchy while they heal. Picking, scratching, or rubbing can cause scarring, uneven healing, and loss of pigment. Refrain from picking so the final result is smooth and even.
Use a clean pillowcase to prevent infection: Your freshly tattooed eyebrows are more susceptible to infection. Using a clean pillowcase minimises exposure to bacteria and other potential irritants, reducing the risk of complications.
No facials, botox, or chemical treatments for four weeks: These treatments can irritate the newly tattooed skin or affect the pigment. Waiting at least four weeks ensures that your eyebrow tattoos have healed enough and are not at risk of being damaged by other cosmetic treatments.
Whether you're considering microblading or Ombré Pixel Misting, knowing the factors that affect their longevity, healing process, and proper aftercare will help you maintain fresh, beautiful-looking brows for longer.
Have questions? Contact our team - we’d love to talk to you about your dream brows.
Getting an eyebrow tattoo gives you brows that stay put no matter what—no smudging or wiping off. But if you're not ready to commit to a semi-permanent brow shape just yet, you could consider a temporary option. Let's look at the different types of eyebrow tattooing you can choose from - semi-permanent and temporary - to get your dream brows.
Different types of eyebrow tattoos
When it comes to eyebrow tattoos, you've got a range of semi-permanent techniques to enhance your eyebrows and bring out your features to choose from. Eyebrow tattoos are the go-to solution for defined brows without the daily fuss.
Cosmetic eyebrow tattoos
Cosmetic eyebrow tattoos use micro-pigmentation or 'cosmetic tattooing' techniques to create the illusion of fuller eyebrows.
3D eyebrow tattoos (microblading)
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo technique using a handheld tool with fine needles to create hair-like strokes that mimic your natural eyebrow hairs, whereas traditional brow tattooing uses a machine.
This procedure involves depositing pigment into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of your skin using fine needles.
3D eyebrow microblading (also known as micro-feathering) typically uses a technique called "feathering" to create the illusion of depth and dimension in the eyebrows.
This technique involves creating multiple, overlapping hair-like strokes in different shades of pigment. The result is a more realistic and natural-looking brow which generally lasts from 6 to 18 months.
Powdered brow tattoo
Want that makeup-finished look for your brows? Say hello to the powdered eyebrow tattoo method.
Often referred to as ombre pixel misting or powder brows, this technique employs a unique tool to deliver a gradient, soft, and powdery effect.
Perfect for those who fancy a fuller brow aesthetic. Depending on your skin type and daily habits, these cosmetic eyebrow tattoos usually last up to 2 years.
Different types of temporary eyebrow tattoos
Not quite ready to commit to a semi-permanent brow tattoo? One of these temporary options might be for you instead.
Stick on eyebrow tattoos - transfer tattoos
Stick-on eyebrows are like temporary tattoos – they mimic the look of microbladed brows. Just press them onto clean skin with a damp cloth, peel, and voilà! Using water-soluble dyes and adhesives, they stay on your skin, and you've got brows that last up to five days.
Cardani eyebrow tattoos
Cardani eyebrows are another 'stick on' option. Made from real human hair, Cardani eyebrows are individually hand-placed on a skin-like, flexible gel backing, giving them a natural appearance.
Cardani eyebrows are designed specifically for those who have lost their eyebrow hair due to alopecia, trichotillomania, or other medical conditions.
That said, they can also be an option if you want to experiment with the shape or colour of your brows before going all in on other methods like 3D eyebrows or microblading.
Henna eyebrow tattoos
Henna is an age-old natural dye used for skin and hair colouring. It's a popular temporary alternative for those wanting fuller brows without the permanence of a brow tattoo.
However, they are quite short-lived, with Henna eye tattoos lasting only about 1-2 weeks. Longevity is influenced by the henna's quality, your skin type, and lifestyle habits. For example, if you have oily skin or are a regular at the gym or sauna sweating it out, your henna brows will fade quicker.
Best eyebrows for your face shape
Remember that getting perfect eyebrows isn't just about choosing between different types of eyebrow tattoos; it's also about identifying what works best for your face shape.
So whether you go for 3D, cosmetic, stick on or henna brow solutions - always keep your unique features in mind. The key is choosing a design that complements your bone structure.
Here's a quick guide for selecting the right brow shape based on your face shape:
Oval Face Shape
- General Characteristics: Forehead is slightly wider than the chin, with high cheekbones and a face length that is 1.5 times the width.
- Brow Tips: An oval face is often considered the most versatile and balanced shape, so a soft-angled eyebrow works best. It's neither too sharp nor too round, maintaining the harmonious proportions of an oval face.
Round Face Shape
- General Characteristics: Width and length of your face are nearly the same, and your cheeks are the widest part of the face.
- Brow Tips: Aim for a high, sharp arch to elongate the appearance of the face. This will help break up the roundness and give the illusion of a more oval shape.
Long (or Oblong) Face Shape
- General Characteristics: Your face length is the greatest dimension, while your forehead, cheeks, and jawline have similar widths.
- Brow Tips: A flat and somewhat horizontal brow works best, creating the illusion of a shorter face. Avoid high arches, as they might elongate the face even more.
Square Face Shape
- General Characteristics: Your jawline is prominent and square and your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline have similar widths.
- Brow Tips: Opt for softly rounded brows or a strong, angular brow. Go with rounded brows if you want to soften the jawline's appearance. For those embracing the squareness, an angular brow can be very striking and complementary.
Heart Face Shape
- General Characteristics: A wider forehead with high cheekbones and a pointed chin. It can sometimes come with a widow's peak.
- Brow Tips: A soft, rounded arch works best for heart-shaped faces. Avoid heavily drawn or overly angular brows, as these can make the chin appear even narrower.
Diamond Face Shape
- General Characteristics: Your face is very angular with the cheekbones as the widest part and a narrow forehead and jawline.
- Brow Tips: A curved brow shape will help soften the angles of the face and make the widest portion of the face look less wide.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we specialise in creating the perfect semi-permanent brow for our beautiful clients.
We offer a range of cosmetic eyebrow tattoo options, including Micro-Feather Brows, Ombré Pixel Misting, and TBC Signature Combination Brows - our popular signature technique. Book your consultation today.
Tired of the daily routine with eyebrow pencils and powders? Eyebrow tattooing – or microblading – may sound like a dream come true. But, while it can be a game-changer (Hello faster morning routine and goodbye patchy brows!), there are pros and cons to consider. Read this before taking the leap.
Pros and cons of eyebrow tattooing
For starters, you can say goodbye to filling in your brows every morning by applying makeup. This is a definite pro for those with hectic schedules. Less time spent getting ready each day means more time enjoying your coffee!
Depending on the individual and care taken, brow tattoos can last from 1-3 years. Semi-permanent in nature, touch-ups are generally required to keep your microbladed brows looking fresh.
Sweat-proof and smudge-proof
Perfect if you're a regular in the gym or sweat a lot, or you live in humid climates where applying makeup to the brow area in the morning means a smeared mess by the afternoon.
No more worries about makeup smudging!
When done correctly by a cosmetic tattoo artist, microblading can provide very natural-looking eyebrows, mimicking the appearance of hair strokes. The technique used to create hair-like strokes ensures a natural brow appearance that differs from the look of traditional tattoos.
Solution for eyebrow hair loss
For anyone who has lost eyebrow hair due to conditions like alopecia, chemotherapy, or over-plucking, brow tattoos offer a way to restore the appearance of sparse or thin eyebrows.
You can achieve and maintain a symmetrical and consistent eyebrow look. With the expertise of a tattoo artist, the use of tattoo ink ensures a natural-looking and consistent brow, day after day.
There's an undeniable confidence that comes with great brows.
Not only do they frame the face, enhancing its natural symmetry, but eyebrow tattooing helps you feel put-together, even on makeup-free days. When your eyebrows look impeccable, it's this small detail that makes a significant impact, allowing you to step out with confidence!
Risk of a mistake with semi-permanent results
Mistakes with the shape/colour can be long-lasting and require time and money to fix.
We've all seen those overly darkened caricature-like brows on social media that seem more comical than stylish.
The aesthetics of tattooed eyebrows depend on finding an experienced brow artist who understands facial symmetry and brow shapes best suited for individual faces.
Pain and discomfort
While pain varies from person to person, some people might find the procedure of getting feather touch brows or any other cosmetic tattoo uncomfortable, even with the application of numbing cream.
Risk of infection
As with any procedure breaking the skin, such as cosmetic tattoos, there's a risk of infection. This is especially the case if the salon or tattoo artists don't follow proper hygiene protocols.
Potential allergic reactions
Some people might have allergic reactions to the pigments used in brow tattoos or aftercare products. If you are allergic to certain pigments, or have skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, it may be best to consult with a doctor beforehand.
Up front costs
The initial procedure for getting your eyebrows tattooed can be expensive compared to makeup. Touch-ups and maintenance for brow tattoos also come with their costs.
Fading and colour change
Over time, the pigment from cosmetic tattooing might fade or even change colour (e.g., turning a shade of blue or pink). Sun exposure, oily skin, and skincare products can affect the longevity and colour stability of the brow tattoo.
While cosmetic tattoos, like eyebrow tattoos, reduce the daily need for brow makeup application, they still require some maintenance. This includes touch-ups and specific aftercare, especially in the first weeks after the procedure.
Variability in skill level
The results of brow tattooing can vary widely depending on the technician's skill level. Repeat after us: “always do thorough research to find a reputable brow artist experienced in creating hair-like strokes for a natural look”.
Bad eyebrow tattoos vs. natural looking eyebrow tattoos
A big factor to consider is the potential difference between bad eyebrow tattoos and those that look like natural brows.
One look at the blocky, excessively dark brows on Instagram should tell you not all results are created equal! Bad eyebrow tattoos can result from various factors, an unskilled tattoo artist, poor equipment, or even an unfortunate mismatch between the tattoo ink and your natural skin tone.
In contrast, real-looking eyebrow tattoos are the epitome of skillful artistry combined with technological advancement.
Using high-quality pigments and modern techniques such as microblading can result in incredibly realistic brows that closely mimic your natural hair pattern and colour.
The aesthetics truly depend on finding the right artist who understands facial symmetry and brow shapes best suited for individual faces - so do your homework before trusting anyone with your eyebrows!
Are eyebrow tattoos safe?
Generally speaking, eyebrow tattoos are considered safe when performed by a trained and competent professional who adheres to strict sanitary protocols.
However, like any cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks and considerations to keep in mind.
Infections: The risk of infection is present if the equipment used is not sterile or if post-care instructions are not followed correctly. Ensuring that the technician uses single-use, disposable needles and tools is crucial.
Allergic reactions: Some people might be allergic to the pigments in eyebrow tattoos. A patch test before the procedure can help identify any potential allergic reactions.
Scarring: If the technician goes too deep or the skin is not handled properly, there's a possibility of scarring.
Bottom line on safety? If you have sparse brows and are hoping to achieve more natural brows, doing your homework before trusting anyone with getting your eyebrows tattooed is a must.
Do eyebrow tattoos hurt?
Let's address one of the first questions that pops into almost everyone's mind - do eyebrow tattoos hurt? Some compare it to a light scratching sensation, while others say it's slightly more intense than tweezing.
Overall, the pain level is not exactly a walk in the park, but definitely bearable for most people. Of course, everyone's pain tolerance varies, and it also depends on the skills and techniques used by the professional carrying out the process.
It's worth noting most technicians use a numbing cream before starting the process, which substantially reduces any discomfort you might feel, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Eyebrow tattoos before and after
Moving onto the results - that magical 'after' phase where you see your brand new brows!
The difference between bad eyebrow tattoos and real-looking ones is stark and largely depends on how skilled your technician is. Your brows should enhance your facial features without overpowering them.
We always recommend checking out an artist or salon's eyebrow tattoos before and after photos to see the results you can expect. At Tanya Beauty Care, we're proud of our gallery of eyebrow tattoo before and after photos. Take a look at the stunning results our skilled artists can achieve.
If you have any questions, please contact our team. We're here to answer any questions you have, and all our services begin with an in-person consultation.
Feeling self-conscious about hair loss or thinning? Reclaim your confidence with scalp micropigmentation. This cosmetic treatment is designed to mimic the look of thicker hair, resulting in a natural, restored appearance. Your path to renewed confidence starts here!
What is scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-invasive treatment for anyone experiencing hair loss. This innovative technique, often likened to a 'hair tattoo,' involves the application of tiny deposits of pigment into the scalp, creating the appearance of a natural-looking hairline and fuller hair.
Scalp micropigmentation for thinning hair and baldness
At Tanya Beauty Care our clients to come us for scalp micropigmentation with hair concerns including:
- Pattern baldness: Micropigmentation on scalp can create the illusion of a fuller head of hair, helping to disguise areas of hair loss.
- Thinning hair: With SMP, you can increase the appearance of density in the thin patches. Scalp micropigmentation with hair loss is a true game-changer!
- Receding hairline: SMP can redefine and strengthen your hairline, giving you a more youthful appearance.
- Scars on the scalp: SMP can help camouflage scars caused by accidents or surgery so you don't feel self-conscious about their appearance.
Shape, positon, and style of your hairline
Your SPM technician will take the position, shape, and style of your hairline into consideration to create a natural looking result. Let's take a closer look at these:
Position of Your Hairline
- The starting point of your hairline plays a vital role in ensuring a natural outcome with SMP. It's often best to stick to your original hairline position before it began to recede.
- You may reference older photographs to identify this position. Be wary of lowering your hairline too much as it might look out of place.
- Clients in their late 40s might prefer a slightly higher hairline for an age-appropriate look, taking into account factors like a widow's peak.
Shape of Your Hairline
- The shape of your hairline significantly impacts your overall appearance. It should complement your facial structure and look in sync with the rest of your hair.
- While SMP allows flexibility to adjust your hairline shape, avoid extremes that might result in an unnatural look. A straight hairline might not suit everyone; whereas a well-rounded hairline gives a more natural appearance.
Style of Your Hairline
Choosing the right hairline style adds to the overall aesthetics of your SMP. Styles include:
- the broken or jagged hairline, which scatters pigments for a realistic effect.
- the lightweight hairline, providing a 'faded' look with light pigments.
- the edged-up hairline, creating clean, sharp lines, which may appeal more to younger clients and those with darker skin tones.
How does scalp micropigmentation work?
What is the scalp micropigmentation treatment process? SMP works by using fine needles to apply pigment into the scalp, mimicking the appearance of hair follicles.
Your tattoo artist carefully blends pigments to match your natural hair colour and skin tone. The pigment is applied to the scalp in a stippling pattern (tiny dots), replicating your natural hair growth.
- The dots should mimic the appearance of tiny hair follicles
- They should be distributed evenly across your scalp
- The pattern should mirror your natural hair growth
- They should integrate seamlessly with your existing hair
When done well, the result is a realistic, natural-looking hairline and the appearance of fuller hair.
Let's step you through what you can expect when getting scalp micropigmentation at Tanya Beauty Care:
Step 1: Personal consultation
Your journey starts with a personal consultation with your scalp tattoo specialist. They'll work closely with you to determine the best approach for how you want the final result to look.
Step 2: Colour matching
Next, your scalp specialist will custom blend a colour to perfectly match your skin tone and hair colour. We use high quality, vegan microblading pigments to achieve a colour that seamlessly matches your skin tone and existing hair.
Our pigments ensure superior colour retention and make the application process of micropigmentation on the scalp precise and easy. Allowing us to create stunning, natural-looking results that'll leave you feeling confident.
Step 3: Pigment is applied
Now it's time for the magic to happen! Your specialist will use a micro-needle to deposit tiny dots of pigment into the outer layer of your scalp skin, known as the epidermis.
These tiny dots mimic the appearance of hair follicles, giving the illusion of a fuller head of hair. The technique requires a steady hand, artistic eye, and specialised equipment to ensure the dots and spacing between them are natural.
Does scalp micropigmentation hurt? The process is relatively pain-free but a numbing solution can be applied to keep you comfortable if needed.
Scalp micropigmentation cost
Are you wondering about the cost of scalp micropigmentation? The scalp micropigmentation cost in Australia can vary depending on various factors, including the degree of hair loss and the area of coverage needed.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we specialise in SMP procedures and treatment costs range from $500-$7000 (which typically involves 2-3 sessions). Before providing a quote, we ask you to send a photo so we can estimate your scalp micropigmentation price based on what you need and the desired outcome you are looking for.
Scalp micropigmentation before and after photos
When deciding on a cosmetic treatment and choosing between technicians, it's always helpful to check out before and after pictures and scrutinise a technician's reviews.
SMP isn't a procedure you want to leave to a novice- you could end up with poorly placed and unnatural-looking tattoo dots.
We invite you to review Tanya Beauty Care scalp micropigmentation before and afters to see for yourself the impressive and natural-looking transformation our expert technicians have achieved with SMP.
Potential side effects of scalp micropigmentation
When you're in the hands of a seasoned professional, micropigmentation on the scalp is generally safe, but like any cosmetic procedure, there is a chance of side effects.
- Slight Redness or Swelling: This is pretty common and usually subsides within a few days.
- Allergic reaction: In rare cases, some people may be allergic to the pigment used.
- Infection: Also rare, but possible if the procedure is not performed under sanitary conditions.
To reduce the chance of experiencing side effects of scalp micropigmentation, choosing a certified and experienced practitioner is important.
Scalp micropigmentation aftercare
Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure your treatment's best results and longevity. Here's what to expect:
- You can immediately return to your normal activities; there is no required downtime.
- Continue to take any medication as prescribed and drink plenty of water.
4-5 Days Post-Session
- Lightly dab the area with a wet cloth to clean.
- You can wear a loose hat and sleep in any position.
- Avoid intense exercise/heavy sweating, scrubbing/shampooing the area, shaving over the treated area, long-term sunlight exposure, and touching with hands.
5+ Days Post-Session
- You can carefully shave or cut your hair.
- Lightly rinse with soap and water.
- Apply a fragrance-free moisturiser if required.
- Avoid scratching your scalp and picking at any scabbing.
- Do not use any exfoliating shampoos, self-tanners, or other skin irritants.
10+ Days Post-Session:
- You can return to your normal routine, but wash your head and cut your hair before returning for a follow-up session.
- Avoid chlorinated pools, saunas, steam rooms, and tanning beds for 28 days post-final session.
Following these guidelines will help you get the best possible results from your scalp micropigmentation treatment.
How long does scalp micropigmentation last?
Scalp micropigmentation is a semi-permanent treatment, and the results can last for several years without the need for significant upkeep.
This treatment can last up to 4-6 years making it a great long-term solution for hair loss. We recommend clients return for a refresh every 2-3 years to maintain the colour. Remember that lifestyle and skin type can affect the longevity of the treatment.
How long does scalp micropigmentation take?
The duration of the SMP procedure will depend on the size of the area being treated. Generally, each session can last 2-3 hours, and you will need 2-3 sessions spaced a week apart to complete the treatment.
There are a few reasons for staggering the treatment sessions:
Layering: The way the pigment is layered on the scalp is one of the keys to achieving a natural-looking result. During each session, your SMP specialist will apply tiny dots of pigment, gradually building up the density and depth of colour. This layering method allows for a more realistic look that replicates the natural appearance of hair follicles.
Healing time: The skin on your scalp needs time to heal between sessions. This break allows any minor swelling or redness to subside and allows your skin to recover. Doing this, your specialist can better assess the results of the previous session and make precise adjustments in the next one.
Refinement: Multiple sessions allow for refinement; your specialist can adjust the pigment density and placement based on how your skin retains the pigment and your feedback on the appearance. This way, the final result is everything you hoped it would be!
Scalp micropigmentation offers a breakthrough solution to hair loss, providing a sense of confidence if you're struggling with thinning hair or baldness.
As always, you can trust our team at Tanya Beauty Care to ensure you receive the highest standard of care and absolutely love your results! Book your scalp micropigmentation treatment with us today.
Have an artistic flair and a passion for beauty? Being a cosmetic tattoo artist can be a super rewarding career path! Our guide steps you through how to become a cosmetic tattoo artist, sharing what you need to know to launch, and excel in, your career.
What is a Cosmetic Tattoo Artist?
A cosmetic tattoo artist, also known as permanent makeup artists, uses tattooing techniques to enhance or mimic the appearance of traditional makeup.
Cosmetic tattooing includes a range of procedures:
- Cosmetic eyebrow tattoos
- Cosmetic eyeliner tattoos
- Cosmetic lip tattoos
- Tattoo laser removal
- Hairline micropigmentation
- Scalp micropigmentation
As you progress in your career, you might choose to specialise in a particular procedure or train in multiple techniques.
Why become a cosmetic tattoo artist?
This exciting career path can be rewarding in so many ways:
- Expressing your artistic skills while enhancing clients' natural beauty offers a great sense of accomplishment.
- You can help clients feel more confident by enhancing their features and addressing concerns, boosting their self-esteem.
- Cosmetic tattooing offers continuous learning and growth, with new techniques and products constantly emerging.
- This career path provides the potential for entrepreneurship, allowing you to be your own boss and turn your passion into a successful business!
How to become a cosmetic tattoo artist
Enrol in a premier cosmetic tattoo course
The first step is to complete a reputable training program in cosmetic tattooing.
Currently no occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to cosmetic tattoo artists in Australia. Essentially, this means there are no compulsory licences or certifications needed by law to work as a cosmetic tattoo artist.
However, to excel in cosmetic tattooing and deliver exceptional results for your clients, practical, comprehensive training under the guidance of experienced tattoo artists is essential.
How to choose the best cosmetic tattoo course
Check reviews: Do your homework and check out independent reviews from reliable sources, not just those highlighted on the course website. This will give you a more balanced perspective on the course's quality and reputation.
Evaluate modules: Assess the modules offered in the training course. Do they cover a comprehensive range of topics relevant to cosmetic tattooing, including techniques, safety, client consultation, and aftercare?
Student outcomes: Research the course's track record and the success of its graduates. Look for evidence of students achieving positive outcomes and excelling in their cosmetic tattooing careers after they’ve finished the training.
Trainer expertise: Look into the trainers' qualifications. Verify their experience in cosmetic tattooing - do they have a strong industry background to provide expert insights and guidance?
Practical component: How much hands-on practice is included in the course? Practical experience is an absolute must for developing the skills you need. The course should offer plenty of opportunity for supervised practice.
Post course support: Confirm what kind of support and guidance you’ll get from the provider after training has finished.
Join Tanya Beauty Care's Training Academy and you’ll learn the art of cosmetic tattooing from the best in Australia! With over 16 years of experience and hundreds of independent reviews, we deliver expert-led training to equip our students with skills to excel and become stand-out artists.
Gain experience and build your portfolio
Starting your career may mean working in a spa, salon, or cosmetic clinic, under the supervision of a seasoned professional. This stage is all about gaining practical experience, refining your skills, and learning the ins and outs of the business.
Meanwhile, start building a professional portfolio that showcases your best work. Take high quality, before-and-after photos of your clients (with their permission, of course). An outstanding portfolio is a powerful tool for attracting new clients or employers.
Keep learning and consider specialising
Techniques, trends, and equipment change, and it's essential to stay updated. Keep your skills sharp and stay on top of new trends by attending workshops, seminars, or industry conferences.
You might also choose to specialise in a particular area of cosmetic tattooing, such as microblading or lip tattooing. Becoming an experienced specialist can open up new opportunities and allow you to carve out a niche for yourself in the industry.
Develop your business skills
If you’re planning to work for yourself or run your own studio someday, you need to hone your business skills. Understanding how to market yourself, manage finances and run the day-to-day administration side of a business is a must. You can also begin setting yourself up with the cosmetic tattoo supplies you need. Networking with other professionals in the beauty and tattooing industry can also be beneficial.
We hope our guide on how to become a cosmetic tattoo artist has been helpful! Have questions about Tanya Beauty Care Academy? We’d love to hear from you - contact our team today. Good luck on your journey!
Eyeliner tattoos are a stunning, long-lasting way to flawlessly enhance your eyes without applying makeup every day. Say goodbye to smudged or uneven eyeliner! Our guide takes you through all the details about eyeliner tattoos.
What is tattoo eyeliner?
Also known as permanent eyeliner tattoos or cosmetic tattoo eyeliner, this technique uses micropigmentation to insert tiny pigment particles into the dermis, the second layer of the skin.
The result closely resembles traditional eyeliner makeup, giving your eyes a beautiful, defined look.
Different types of tattoo eyeliner
Let’s take a look at the different types of cosmetic tattoo eyeliner.
Top eyeliner tattoo
A fine or bold line applied along the top lash line. Choosing this style is ideal if you’re after a subtle and natural-looking enhancement to your eyes. By just focusing on the top lash line, you can achieve subtle definition but maintain an understated appearance.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we offer an ‘invisible’ top eyeliner tattoo which is even more subtle than the traditional top liner.
Bottom eyeliner tattoo
This focuses on placing pigment along the lower lash line to subtly enhance the definition of the eye. You can also opt for the complete package; a cosmetic eyeliner tattoo on the bottom and top lash line for long-lasting definition of the entire eye area.
Winged eyeliner tattoo
This creates a line that extends or "wings" out past the outer corner of the eye, giving a captivating "cat eye" effect and adding an almond shape to the eyes. This is a more dramatic and defined look than the top eyeliner tattoo, a striking way to emphasise the shape of the eye.
Semi permanent eyeliner vs permanent eyeliner tattoo
The main difference between permanent eyeliner tattoo and semi-permanent eyeliner tattoo is in the application method and how the ink is deposited into the skin —whether it is done using a machine or by hand.
Permanent makeup involves implanting pigment into the deeper dermal layer of the skin, using a digital machine.
On the other hand, semi-permanent makeup applies pigment to the superficial layer of the skin, using manual application technique.
Both approaches give you long-lasting results, but the difference lies in the depth and application method used.
How much does tattoo eyeliner cost?
How much your eyeliner tattoo cost will be depends on the style you choose and the expertise of the artist.
At Tanya Beauty Care, eyeliner tattoo cost will range from $599 - $1300 depending on what procedure you choose. If you come to us to refresh an existing eyeliner tattoo, the cost will range from $350 - $699.
You can view our eyeliner tattoo price list here.
Eyeliner tattoo before and after
The shape and definition of your eyes will be enhanced, either subtle or dramatically, after an eyeliner tattoo procedure. Before the treatment, the eyes might look less defined, while after the treatment, they will have a more defined appearance.
Looking through a portfolio of tattoo eyeliner before and after photos from an artist or salon you’re considering is a must before making your decision.
We’re proud to share Tanya Beauty Care’s gallery of eyeliner tattoo before and after photos; we’ve achieved gorgeous results for our clients!
How long does eyeliner tattoo last?
A skillfully applied eyeliner tattoo can last up to 3 years and we recommend clients return to us for a refresh to maintain the colour and sharpness of the tattoo.
How long eyeliner tattoos last will depend on factors like skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, and your skincare routine. Cosmetic tattoos on oily skin types tend to fade quicker than other skin types.
Avoid spending hours in the sun and be vigilant about wearing sunglasses as UV exposure fades the pigment. The type of skincare you use can impact the longevity of your eyeliner tattoo too; skip the harsh makeup removers and avoid tugging around your eyes when cleansing your face.
Eyeliner tattoo aftercare
Let’s talk about the things you need to help your fresh tattoo heal properly and to prevent any infections.
Straight after the procedure
You may experience some slight swelling which is totally normal. You can apply an ice pack to soothe the area but just be mindful to move it around so you don’t get frostbite!
If you wear contact lenses, we advise you to wear glasses or arrange transport home after the procedure. Don’t replace your contacts for at least two hours.
Eyeliner tattoo aftercare: Days 1 - 14
- Apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment daily for the next 7 days.
- Use a warm, damp cotton pad to gently wipe the area.
- Avoid using contact lenses, eye makeup, or mascara for 7 days after the procedure. It's best to purchase new mascara before using it again, as used makeup can contain bacteria.
- Don’t use lash-enhancing products or fake lashes for 14 days after the procedure.
- Avoid swimming in pools for 5 days afterwards; any bacteria and chemicals in the water might cause irritation.
- Don’t go swimming in the ocean for 14 days post-procedure, as the salt water can pull out the pigment.
The essential aftercare for eyeliner tattoos is key to a speedy healing process and a long-lasting, stunning result.
How long after eyeliner tattoo can I wear makeup?
After getting an eyeliner tattoo, you need to allow the tattooed area to heal completely before applying makeup. Here's a general guideline on when you can wear makeup after an eyeliner tattoo:
- We recommend waiting at least 1 week before wearing makeup on the tattooed area. This allows the skin to heal and reduces the risk of infection or irritation.
- After a week, if healing is on track, you can apply makeup, including eyeliner, on and around the tattooed area.
Healing time may vary from person to person, 1 week is a guideline. Pay attention to how the tattooed area is responding and hold off applying makeup if healing seems to be taking a bit longer.
How long does it take for eyeliner tattoo to heal?
If you’re wondering how long it takes for eyeliner tattoo to heal, here's what you can expect during the healing process of your eyeliner tattoo:
Day 1: You may experience swelling, tightness, and tenderness when blinking. It will look like you've been crying, and the tattooed area may appear heavy with some clear discharge.
Day 2: Swelling may still be present, and the tattooed area may have a heavy makeup look with some particles of pigment around it. It will feel tender, and a slight crust may have formed.
Day 3: Swelling should reduce significantly, and the skin may feel tight. The pigment will have a slight crust and may start to lift away from the skin.
Day 4: The surface pigment begins to exfoliate, and the skin beneath may start to flake off. It's important not to pick at it.
Day 5: Blinking and eye movements will feel less tender. Applying ointment usually removes any excess pigment. The colour may have an ashy grey appearance until a second exfoliation occurs in the following days, clarifying the true colour.
Day 6: The eyeliner will appear softer and shrink in size, revealing a thinner appearance.
Day 7: Still a soft ashy appearance, but the skin will be fully healed and exfoliated.
Day 8-30: Full healing will take place, and the colour will mature and clarify during this time.
How long after eyeliner tattoo can I get eyelash extensions?
We recommend waiting at least 2 weeks after your eyeliner tattoo before getting eyelash extensions. This gives the tattoo enough time to settle in and heal so your skin recovers beautifully.
When you're ready to rock those eyelash extensions, be sure to let your lash technician know about your recent eyeliner tattoo. They'll take extra care and work around the tattooed area for the best results.
Does eyeliner tattoo hurt?
One of the most common questions clients have about this procedure is “Does eyeliner tattoo hurt?”
Most clients experience only minimal discomfort, but if you have a low pain threshold you might find it more uncomfortable.
Your technician will apply a topical numbing cream to the area before starting the procedure to minimise any pain.
Eyeliner tattoo removal
Unhappy with your eyeliner tattoo or want to address any imperfections that have emerged over time? Eyeliner tattoo removal is an option. It’s a super delicate process because of the proximity to the eyes and should only be done by a highly experienced professional.
How to remove tattoo eyeliner
Laser removal is the most common approach to take, a laser penetrates the skin to slowly fade the pigment. During the procedure, a laser beam is carefully directed onto your skin, specifically targeting the pigments of the permanent makeup (PMU).
The laser uses light energy to break down the pigment into tiny particles. These fragments are then carried away by the body's white blood cells, effectively extracting the pigments from within. Eyeliner tattoo removal usually requires multiple sessions for complete removal.
With each session of laser treatment, more and more pigment molecules are broken down, leading to a gradual fading of the tattoo. It's important to note that the process must be done gradually to ensure the safety of your skin and avoid damage.
Book your permanent eyeliner or lash line enhancement with Tanya Beauty Care today!
Dreaming of the perfect pout? Whether you're looking to add more definition, to correct asymmetry, or achieve a bolder look, a lip tattoo can be a semi-permanent alternative to applying lip makeup everyday. Our lip tattoo guide covers everything you need to know!
How does lip tattooing work?
Lip tattooing is a cosmetic procedure using a tiny, mechanised needle to deposit coloured pigment into your lips, layer by layer, with tiny skin punctures. Lip tattooing enhances your natural lip colour and makes your lips appear fuller.
Benefits of a cosmetic lip tattoo
- Enhanced lip definition: A cosmetic lip tattoo can provide you with beautifully defined lips, adding shape, symmetry, and enhanced colour.
- Save time: With a lip tattoo, your lips will always look on point, saving you precious time in your daily beauty routine.
- Long-lasting results: Unlike traditional lipstick or lip liner, a cosmetic lip tattoo offers long-lasting results. Be confident with perfectly tinted and defined lips that stay vibrant and fresh throughout the day, even after eating or drinking.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we specialise in Full Lip Blush; a semi permanent treatment that involves soft shading over the lips for a tinted look. It is great for pale lips, asymmetry and correcting dark/purple toned lips. It can enhance your lips without the need for fillers. However, if you already use fillers, our lip blush treatment is ideal for defining your lip borders and amplifying your overall lip colour.
The pigment deposition process is done gradually, building layers of colour to achieve the desired effect. A glance through our lip tattoo before and after photos show the beautiful,
long-lasting results that our clients enjoy.
How long do lip tattoos last?
The results can last from 2 to 5 years, depending on your skin type, health condition, and daily activities.
The longevity of lip tattoos depends heavily on the rate at which your body breaks down the pigments and how rapidly your skin rejuvenates, shedding some of the pigmented cells.
Lip blushing treatments tend to fade faster if you have oily skin, as excess sebum pushes the pigment out. Dry to normal skin types retain the colour longer than oily skin.
What happens during a lip tattoo treatment?
The first step is a thorough consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic technicians.
They will discuss what you want, step you through pigment options and then trace the outline onto your lips.
The tattoo phase begins once you're happy with the outline and colour selection. A topical numbing cream is applied to the lips to reduce pain and discomfort.
During the session, which lasts for 1 hour, you'll feel the machine vibration and tolerable pressure on your lips.
Once finished, your technician will apply a soothing moisturiser to your lips to reduce any irritation, and you'll be given guidance on aftercare for your lip tattoo.
Lip tattoo colours
The Full Lip Blush treatment doesn't use permanent lip tattoo colours but rather semi-permanent colours. You might choose lip blushing to completely change your natural lip colour or subtly define and enhance your natural lip shape and colour.
When it comes to popular shades, soft pinks and subtle corals top the list, as these hues tend to complement most skin tones and give a natural yet enhanced look.
However, it's not all about following trends; choosing the right lip blush colour is highly personal and should harmonise with your skin tone, everyday makeup look, and lifestyle.
We suggest choosing a shade one or two tones deeper than your natural lip colour. This will give your lips a fuller and more defined appearance without making them look overdone.
Our experienced lip artists are here to guide you and recommend the ideal shade that suits your skin tone and your desired outcome.
In the weeks following your treatment, the initial colour you left the salon with will lighten around day three or four and then settle into the semi-permanent hue.
Full lip tattoo healing process
The healing process for lip tattooing involves several stages and typically takes about 7-10 days. You will see the final results from 5 to 6 weeks.
- Lips initially appear darker and swollen after the tattooing procedure.
- The skin on the lips will start to peel off as part of the healing process.
- As the skin exfoliates, the colour of the tattooed lips may appear lighter.
- The lips gradually heal as the skin regenerates.
- The final and true colour of the tattooed lips is revealed after the healing process.
Immediately following the procedure, your lips may appear darker than expected, but this is completely normal and part of the healing process.
The colour will lighten over the next few days as the outer layer of the skin naturally sheds and renews itself.
During this natural exfoliation process, the tattooed colour will become less vibrant and fade, almost disappearing. Avoid picking or rubbing the flaking skin, as this can affect the final outcome.
You'll also experience some initial swelling in the treated area immediately after the procedure, which is a completely normal body reaction to the tattooing process.
The lips may appear puffier than usual, and this swelling can be accompanied by some discomfort or tenderness that will subside as the healing progresses.
It's important to remember that everyone heals differently and that the healing process can be influenced by factors such as your overall health, lifestyle, and aftercare regimen.
If you're wondering when you can wear lipstick after a lip tattoo, you'll usually need to wait around 7-10 days for the full healing process.
Preparing for your lip tattoo: Do's and Don'ts
Preparing for your lip blush tattoo helps achieve the best outcome and a smooth healing process. Here's what to keep in mind:
- Use lip balm every day in the week leading up to your appointment to keep your lips hydrated in preparation for your appointment.
- Skip the alcohol at least one day before your lip tattoo. Alcohol can make your blood thinner, which may lead to more bleeding during the procedure.
- If you're prone to cold sores, consult your doctor and take antiviral tablets before and after the treatment. This precaution helps prevent cold sore outbreaks and protects the healing process.
- Gently exfoliate your lips twice a week before your lip blushing treatment. We recommend making a simple scrub with sugar and honey as a natural exfoliant. This helps remove any dry skin and promotes better colour implantation.
- We recommend having a meal before your treatment to help you feel more comfortable throughout.
- Steer clear of caffeine on the day of your lip tattoo. Caffeine can increase sensitivity and potentially cause bleeding, so it's best to avoid it.
- Pay close attention to the aftercare instructions provided by your tattoo artist. Neglecting proper aftercare can affect your lip tattoo's healing process and longevity.
- During the healing phase, avoid spicy foods and hot drinks, as they may irritate your healing lips.
- Remember that everyone's healing timeline can vary. You may require more sessions or a longer healing period depending on your specific procedure and lip pigmentation. Consult with your tattoo artist to determine the right timeline for you.
- Don't take aspirin or ibuprofen unless specifically prescribed to prevent bleeding.
Lip tattooing aftercare
Taking care of your lips after the procedure is crucial to ensure a smooth healing process and maintain your lip tattoo's longevity.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we supply you with an aftercare cream that will help with any dryness and shedding in the days following the procedure. The cream should be applied twice daily for the first 7 days after treatment.
Here are some other key steps to follow:
- You can apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area to reduce swelling but don't leave it too long in one area (10 minutes maximum) to avoid frostbite.
- Refrain from wiping or licking your lips to avoid irritating the area and slowing the healing process.
- Don't pick at any scabs; let them come off your lips naturally to minimise the chance of uneven colour.
- Apply your aftercare ointment twice daily (morning and night) for the next 7 days. After this period, you can switch to paw paw ointment or lip balm to keep your lips moist.
- We recommend increasing your Vitamin C intake to encourage healing.
- If you're prone to cold sores, you may use Zovirax cream on the affected area or consult a doctor for prescription medication.
Lip blushing refresh
To maximise the longevity of your initial treatment, we recommend having a lip blush refresh within 24 months.
Do lip tattoos hurt?
You may be surprised to know lip tattooing usually only involves mild discomfort during the procedure. We use a topical numbing cream that reduces the pain significantly and makes the process as comfortable as possible.
As we mentioned earlier, the sensation you'll feel is a vibrating pressure on your lips; the most discomfort is usually felt around the cupid's bow.
Feeling intense pain during your lip blushing treatment is actually abnormal and can indicate something is wrong; if the artist is inexperienced, they may be pressing too hard and going too deep into the dermis.
Everyone's pain tolerance is different. While some clients may experience little to no discomfort during the process, others may find it slightly uncomfortable.
After the procedure, the numbing cream wears off, and you may experience some pain post-treatment and swelling, which is normal and nothing to be worried about.
Cost of lip tattooing
A Lip Blush Tattoo with Tanya Beauty Care is $1200 for the entire procedure and includes a complimentary touch up within 6-12 weeks post treatment.
The cost of a Lip Blush Refresh is $699 and this can be done within 24 months of your initial treatment.
What are the risks and side effects of getting a lip tattoo?
An expertly tattooed lip blush can be a beauty game-changer, but there are always possible side effects you need to be aware of.
One of the most common issues is developing cold sores. Our lips are very sensitive, and the tattooing process can irritate them, causing those cold sores to pop up.
Lip blushing generally doesn’t leave any scars but always let your artist know about any allergies and skin sensitivities you have before the appointment.
In the hands of a less experienced technician or an unsanitary environment, there's also the risk of the pigment not being applied evenly, infection or damage being done to the lips.
Choosing a highly skilled artist can avoid a bad lip blushing experience. When researching your options, ask for evidence of training, qualifications, experience, and certification, and check online reviews and the salon/technicians portfolio of before and after photos.
Who is suitable for lip tattooing?
Almost anyone can get a lip tattoo. However, it’s always recommended to check with your health practitioner if you are on any medication and unsure of how you may respond to the treatment. If you have a history of cold sores you’ll also need to take antiviral medication before and after the procedure to prevent a flare-up.
Lip tattoo FAQs
Q: Can I brush my teeth after lip tattoo?
A: Yes, you can brush your teeth after a lip tattoo. However, be gentle for the first few days to avoid irritating the freshly tattooed area.
Q: Can I eat after lip tattoo?
A: We recommend waiting at least a few hours before you eat anything after getting a lip tattoo. It's also a good idea to stick to non-spicy foods for the first couple of days to prevent additional irritation.
Q: Can lip tattoo make lips look bigger?
A: A lip tattoo doesn't physically increase the size of your lips but it can create an illusion of fuller, more defined lips by enhancing their natural colour and contour.
Q: Can you drink after a lip tattoo?
A: We recommend waiting at least a few hours before drinking anything after the lip tattoo procedure.
Q: Can you drink alcohol after lip tattoo?
A: It's better to avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours after the procedure as it could cause increased swelling and slow down the healing process.
Q: Are lip tattoos safe
A: Yes, lip tattoos are generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced professional who follows all necessary hygiene and safety procedures.
Book your appointment for Full Lip Blush treatment with our expert lip artists at Tanya Beauty Care today!
If you're unhappy with your tattooed eyebrows or have experienced fading and colour change over time, laser tattoo removal is an option. At Tanya Beauty Care, we specialise in brow tattoo removal. In our comprehensive guide, we step you through the process and answer all your questions.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal is an increasingly popular method for removing and correcting tattoos, including eyebrow tattoos. At Tanya Beauty Care, we can remove and correct eyebrow tattoos if you're unhappy with a change in the colour of your tattooed brows, poor shaping and placement or if the colour is too heavy in opacity.
The method uses laser energy to break down the ink particles in your skin, which your body naturally eliminates.
We use an advanced Q-switched laser that emits light at precise wavelengths in extremely high-energy bursts. These bursts are absorbed by the tattoo's pigment, leading to the creation of an acoustic shockwave.
This shockwave effectively breaks apart the pigment particles, freeing them from their encapsulation and fragmenting them into tiny pieces that the body can naturally remove. Over a series of treatments, the tattoo fades and eventually disappears.
The length of the laser pulse really matters. When the tattoo ink takes in the laser's energy, it gets hot and bursts. Instead of using one single laser beam, it's better to use many quick, powerful laser pulses over and over on the tattoo. This gives time for the heat from the burst ink to cool down before the next laser pulse. The process is less painful and helps to avoid leaving a scar.
Using a Q-switched laser means this machine has no thermal component; therefore, your hair follicles won't be damaged, and no hair loss is involved. Some other laser treatments damage the brow hair while removing the tattoo.
Does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser removal is one of the most effective treatments for eliminating tattoos. When done correctly, you can achieve a great result and create a clearer foundation for a fresh set of microbladed brows if that's what you wish to do.
The procedure can help correct and remove:
- Fine hair strokes that have gradually changed into more solid lines
- Fading tattoos that have changed colour; for example slowly turning more red or purple.
- Uneven shaping
- Pigment that is too dark or light
The results may vary depending on factors like the colour and type of ink used, the depth of the tattoo, and your skin type.
Laser eyebrow tattoo removal process
At Tanya Beauty Care, the process starts with booking an initial consultation. During the consultation, our laser specialist technician Anne will assess if you're an appropriate candidate for the procedure, address any questions or concerns, and develop a tailored treatment plan that suits you.
Our laser specialist technician will also give you a complete list of pre-treatment instructions to follow to ensure the best outcome.
If you're happy to proceed, we'll carry out a small test patch to observe how your tattoo and skin react. Once the test patch has healed, we'll treat the entire tattoo over a series of sessions in the clinic.
Depending on your skin type, preferences and pigmentation of the tattoo, you may require several sessions. Most clients require 2-4 sessions.
Each session lasts approximately XXXXXX (TBC to advise time), and it takes multiple sessions to remove the tattoo as the original ink was applied in layers.
The laser breaks the ink down into tiny particles in each layer, and it takes time for your body to flush the ink out. Plus, your skin needs time to heal between sessions.
We'll guide you on post-care instructions to follow, ensuring a smooth recovery and rapid healing. We also share these tips further along in the guide; follow them to a T!
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
The process isn't pain-free, but most people only experience a little discomfort and find the treatment tolerable. It can feel like quick snaps of an elastic band on the skin. Your technician will also apply a numbing cream to the area to minimise discomfort.
You'll also be given eye protection to wear throughout the treatment, which is crucial for the safety of your eyes.
How to prepare for your treatment
Make sure your skin is prepared for each treatment if you want the best outcome; both preparation and post-care matter.
- Be careful about sun exposure leading up to the treatment; your skin shouldn't be tanned or sunburned. Apply SPF when you're outdoors.
- Don't use self-tanner or spray tan.
- Make sure you're well-hydrated for each appointment. Drinking plenty of water will help boost circulation throughout your body, including the affected area of a tattoo undergoing removal. Increased blood flow brings essential white blood cells to the treated area, which can help the removal of tattoo ink particles and promote the skin's healing process.
- If you're a smoker, take this as extra motivation to quit! Smoking can slow down the recovery and healing process.
- Don't shave, wax or exfoliate your brow area in the days before the treatment. You don’t want your skin to be sensitised or irritated.
- Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication in the lead-up to the treatment, as these types of medications can potentially increase bleeding.
What happens after laser tattoo removal treatment?
After your laser eyebrow tattoo removal, it's common to experience mild swelling, which should subside within 24 hours, and some bleeding.
Some people also experience laser tattoo removal blisters. If this is the case, be gentle with the blisters and don't peel the blister skin off once it has popped; let it come off on its own to avoid scarring.
Eyebrow healing process
The laser eyebrow tattoo removal healing process usually takes around 5 days for the skin to heal. However, you will still need to wait 6 weeks before your next tattoo removal session with Tanya Beauty Care.
After laser tattoo removal, it's common for the treated area to appear lighter or slightly discoloured.
This is a temporary effect as the skin heals and the body eliminates the fragmented ink particles. The original colour of your eyebrows may gradually return or can be enhanced with other cosmetic techniques like microblading or shading.
Laser tattoo removal aftercare
Take your post-care treatment seriously and follow these tips to care for your skin after laser tattoo removal:
- We will supply you with an aftercare cream to help prevent infection and speed up healing; apply this as directed.
- Other than applying the aftercare cream, don't touch the treated area for 3 days post-treatment.
- Keep your brows dry. Avoid exposure to water for 3 days to avoid infection.
- Sleep on your back to avoid rubbing your face (and brows) against the pillow while you sleep.
- Don't apply makeup or skincare to your brows.
Proper aftercare is your responsibility and crucial to the success of your laser tattoo removal; reducing the risk of complications, such as scarring or infection.
What to consider for laser tattoo removal
Before deciding on laser tattoo removal, there are a few things to consider for the process:
- How much it costs
- Risk of scarring
- How effective the treatment is
- How long it will take
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Laser tattoo removal cost in Australia varies depending on the number of sessions you need to remove the tattoo. This will depend on the size of the tattoo, the amount of ink used and whether you have any scar tissue.
At Tanya Beauty Care, the cost per session ranges at $300 for the first session and subsequent sessions range from; $250 for the second session, $200 for the third session and $150 for the fourth session. We will let you know in the initial consultation how many you will need.
Does laser tattoo removal leave scars?
While laser tattoo removal is generally considered a safe procedure, there is always a small risk of scarring. The chances of scarring are higher if you have a history of keloid scarring or if your skin has been damaged during the tattooing process.
However, by choosing a qualified and experienced professional and following the aftercare instructions provided, you can significantly minimise the risk of scarring.
If there are existing scars in the treated area, they will remain even after the pigment is removed. To ensure a proper assessment, any pre-existing scarring is documented during the initial consultation before starting the laser treatment.
How long does laser removal take?
The laser removal process for eyebrows depends on your skin type, preferences and pigmentation of the tattoo; you may require several sessions. Most of our clients require 2-4 sessions. The session itself takes around XXXXX.
You'll need to wait 6 weeks between each session to allow your skin to heal and recover between sessions.
How soon can I have my eyebrows microbladed?
After having your last laser tattoo removal session, we recommend waiting at least 10-12 weeks before getting microblading for new brows over the top.
Factors affecting your results
The outcome of laser tattoo removal can be affected by a few things. Understanding how these come into play can help set up realistic expectations of what to expect.
Age of the tattoo: Older tattoos may fade more quickly than newer ones because your body has had more time to break down the ink particles. The ink in older tattoos usually degrades naturally over time, making them easier to remove.
Quality of the ink used: The removal process is also impacted by the quality of the ink used in the tattoo. High-quality inks are generally harder to remove, while lower-quality inks tend to fade more easily. Also, some ink colours respond better to laser removal than others, with black being one of the easiest to remove.
The technique of the original tattoo artist: If the original artist applied the ink consistently, it could be easier to remove, but a less experienced technician may have been inconsistent with the application, which can make the removal process more challenging.
The role of your immune system
Did you know your immune system plays an essential role in how quickly ink is removed from your body?
When you have a healthy immune system, your body can more effectively remove the ink particles after they've been broken down by the laser, leading to better tattoo removal results.
Smoking, dehydration, and poor diet can impact the health of your immune system; these factors make it harder to achieve the best outcome for your treatment. The healthier your immune system is, the quicker you’ll see results.
Tattoo removal laser FAQs
Here are a few of the most common questions we're asked about laser tattoo removal for eyebrow tattoos. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our team.
Q: Can I get laser tattoo removal while pregnant?
A: No, laser tattoo removal is not recommended for pregnant women. While it is not considered unsafe, there is insufficient research to establish the procedure as a risk-free process for pregnant women.
Q: Can I shower after laser tattoo removal?
A: Yes, you can shower after laser tattoo removal, but avoid direct water pressure on the treated area and keep the area clean and dry.
Q: Can I swim after laser tattoo removal?
A: It's best to avoid swimming in pools or natural bodies of water for at least two weeks following your treatment to minimise the risk of infection.
Q: Can laser tattoo removal cause scarring?
A: While laser tattoo removal is generally safe, there is a risk of scarring. However, choosing an experienced professional and following proper aftercare can help minimise this risk.
Book your appointment for laser tattoo removal with our expert technicians at Tanya Beauty Care today!
Want flawless, fluffy looking brows 24/7? Eyebrow feathering is your secret weapon for a consistently strong brow game. A semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo treatment, eyebrow feathering creates natural, gorgeous, and (importantly!) long-lasting brows. Read on for everything you know.
What is eyebrow feathering?
Eyebrow feathering, also called feather tattoo eyebrows or feather touch eyebrows, is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo method that gives your eyebrows a natural, full, and feathered look.
Unlike old-school eyebrow tattoos that can seem too harsh or fake, eyebrow feathering is all about using a fine, precise blade to make hair-like strokes that imitate real eyebrow hairs.
The result? A gorgeous, well-shaped, full, and natural-looking set of eyebrows. You can say goodbye to pencilling in your brows every morning; just wake up brow-ready!
Eyebrow feathering benefits
There are plenty of reasons to love eyebrow feathering:
- The results look natural: The characteristic hair-like strokes used for feathered eyebrows blend beautifully and subtly with your existing brows. The result is a realistic and natural look.
- Your brows are created to suit you: A skilled technician will create a brow shape and colour that complements your facial features and preferences.
- Time-saving: With semi-permanent feathered brows, there’s no need to fill your brows in every day. Who doesn’t love a faster morning routine!
- Low-maintenance: Once your brows heal, they need minimal upkeep. We’ll give you some care tips further along - follow these to keep your brows looking great.
- Long-lasting: Eyebrow feathering can last up to 18 months, giving you a long-term answer for stunning, natural-looking brows.
- Suitable for various skin types: It works well on different skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.
- Less invasive: Feathering is gentler than other treatments like microblading, if you’re concerned about the risk of scarring or skin damage.
The eyebrow feathering process
Your journey to gorgeous feather tattoo eyebrows all starts with a detailed consultation with your cosmetic tattoo artist. You’ll chat about the brow shape, colour, and overall appearance you want. Your technician will also consider your facial structure, skin tone, and natural brow shape to make sure the outcome is perfect for your one-of-a-kind features.
Once you and your technician have settled on the desired result, they'll use a fine, flexible blade to make delicate hair-like strokes in the brow area, depositing pigment just below the skin's surface. This technique allows for precision and control, making sure the final outcome is natural and flattering.
The pigment used is usually iron oxide-based since it's considered the safest semi-permanent option for skin and will gradually fade as your body absorbs it over time.
The whole microfeathering process usually takes between 2 and 3 hours, with most clients experiencing minimal discomfort. A numbing cream is applied before the treatment to minimise any pain or uneasiness.
How to prepare for your treatment
Set yourself up for brow success with a great canvas! For the best results, your eyebrow area needs to be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated.
Here is how to get your skin ready for eyebrow feathering:
- Exfoliate your brow area the night before your appointment to remove any dead skin which will help pigment retention.
- Any tweezing, tinting or waxing should be done at least 72 hours prior to the procedure otherwise your artist can remove any excess hair with a razor on the day.
- We suggest washing your hair the day before feathering eyebrows because you’ll need to keep your brow area dry for 7 days post-procedure.
Eyebrow feathering vs. microblading
So, what’s the difference between eyebrow feathering and microblading? While both are semi-permanent cosmetic treatments, they have different techniques and end results.
Microblading uses a manual tool with a fixed blade to create crisp, hair-like strokes, while eyebrow feathering uses a flexible blade that allows for a softer, more natural look.
The main difference between the two is the appearance of the eyebrows: microblading provides a more defined and bold look, whereas eyebrow feathering creates a softer, more natural appearance.
Both techniques need a skilled hand and a solid understanding of brow aesthetics. However, eyebrow feathering might be a better choice for those who want a subtler, more natural look or for those with sensitive or oily skin. It’s a gentler technique for sensitive skin and the pigment tends to last longer if you have an oily skin type.
Is Eyebrow Feathering Right for You?
This technique can be a great option if you:
- Have sparse or light eyebrows and want a natural-looking, semi-permanent solution for thicker looking brows
- Have over-plucked or uneven brows and want to restore their natural shape and fullness.
- Want to save time and speed up your daily makeup routine.
- Have experienced hair loss due to medical conditions like alopecia or chemotherapy.
- Have sensitive or oily skin, which may not be suitable for other eyebrow treatments like microblading.
However, there are certain situations where feathered eyebrows may not be the best option for you, at least right now. For example:
- If you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the eyebrow area, wait until the skin is healthy again before having the treatment.
- If you're pregnant or nursing you need to speak with your healthcare provider before undergoing any cosmetic treatments, including eyebrow feathering.
- You may not be a suitable candidate if you have keloid scarring or a history of hypertrophic scarring. In some cases the treatment could possibly make the scars worse.
- If you have certain medical conditions or are taking specific medications, consult your doctor before undergoing the procedure.
Possible Risks and Side Effects of Eyebrow Feathering
Like any cosmetic treatment, there are some risks to be aware of if you're considering feather tattoo eyebrows.
Infection: The procedure breaks the skin which means there is a risk of infection if you don’t follow proper aftercare and hygiene measures.
Allergic reaction: Some people can have an allergic reaction to the pigment used in the feathering process. You need to discuss any known allergies with your technician before undergoing the procedure.
Scarring: In some cases, scarring may occur if the skin isn't properly cared for during the healing process or if the technician applies too much pressure during the procedure.
Uneven colour or shape: If the technician lacks experience or skill, the final result may be uneven or unnatural in appearance.
Premature fading: Not so much a risk, but something to be aware of; factors like sun exposure, certain skincare products, or individual skin characteristics may cause the pigment to fade more quickly than expected.
Most potential risks associated with eyebrow feathering can be significantly reduced or eliminated by choosing skilled cosmetic tattoo artists.
This highlights just how important it is to do your research and find a highly trained professional for your eyebrow feathering treatment.
You don’t want to find out the hard way that many technicians out there haven’t completed the level of training required to deliver a skilled, flawless result. Keep reading; further along we share our tips on finding the best artists for feather tattoo eyebrows.
How Long Does Eyebrow Feathering Last?
Eyebrow feathering can last from 12 to 18 months, depending on factors like your skin type, aftercare routine, and lifestyle. With the proper aftercare and attention, you can keep those feathered beauties looking fabulous for as long as possible.
Caring for Your Feathered Brows
To make sure your eyebrow investment goes the extra mile, follow these care tips:
- For the first week after your treatment, don't let any water near your brows - consider them a splash-free zone! This gives the pigment some time to set properly and avoid premature fading.
- Treat your brows with care by keeping them clean and moisturised with the recommended aftercare products. Not only does this help with healing, but it also promotes long lasting colour.
- Be sun-savvy and protect your brows from UV rays. Excessive sun exposure is a pigment's worst enemy, so slap on that sunscreen and hat to avoid turning your brows into a fading act.
- Ditch the exfoliating products for the treated area – they're not your brows' BFFs. Instead, opt for a gentle cleansing routine to keep them looking fresh and fabulous.
- Schedule a touch-up appointment to keep your feathered brows in great shape. This way, you'll make sure they continue to look their best and prolong the life of your treatment.
Choosing the right technician
Selecting an experienced, certified professional is crucial for achieving the best results from your eyebrow feathering treatment.
Look for a salon or technician who has:
- Proper training and certification in eyebrow feathering and cosmetic tattooing.
- A portfolio showcasing their work, so you can get a sense of their skill and aesthetic.
- Positive client reviews and testimonials reflecting their expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction.
At Tanya Beauty Care, we are absolutely meticulous about providing the highest level of service and each one of our talented cosmetic artists are highly skilled and undergo rigorous training to acquire all the necessary expertise they need to deliver exceptional results.
We’re a trusted provider of high-quality cosmetic eyebrow tattoo services, including eyebrow feathering, in Sydney. Our 300+ 5 star google reviews and amazing before and after results speak for themselves.
Trust your eyebrows with us; we're confident you'll enjoy beautiful, natural-looking brows!
Can a bad eyebrow tattoo be fixed?
So you took the plunge and got an eyebrow tattoo, but things didn't turn out the way you expected. It can be stressful but there's hope; a bad brow outcome can often be changed or improved. Here's what you can do:
- Consult with an experienced professional: If you're not satisfied with the original technician's response, seek advice from another experienced eyebrow tattoo professional. They can assess the problem and suggest the next best steps to improve your brows.
- Be patient: Depending on the issue, you may need to wait for the pigment to fade or for your skin to heal before any corrective treatment can be done. Patience is key, as rushing into another procedure may cause more harm than good.
- Consider removal or correction options: Laser tattoo removal or corrective tattooing can be options to improve the shape and colour of your brows.
We’ve helped many of our clients overcome a bad brow experience. We have in-depth consultations on how many sessions are needed to remove the existing tattoo and create new, beautiful brows. If this sounds familiar, don’t hesitate to contact our team to find out how we can help.
Eyebrow feathering FAQ
Here’s our quick answers to the most common questions we receive about the tattoo eyebrows feathering process. If you don’t find your answer here, reach out to us.
Q: Can you get eyebrow feathering when pregnant?
A: It's best to consult your doctor before undergoing any cosmetic treatments during pregnancy.
Q: Does eyebrow feathering hurt?
A: Most clients experience minimal discomfort, and a numbing cream is applied to minimise any pain.
Q: How long does eyebrow feathering take?
A: The entire procedure typically takes around 2 to 3 hours.
Q: How does eyebrow feathering work?
A: A fine, flexible blade is used to create hair-like strokes, adding fullness and shape to your natural eyebrows.
Q: How much does eyebrow feathering cost?
A: At Tanya Beauty Care our Microfeather brow service is $1200 which includes a touch up 6 - 12 weeks after the procedure.
Q: How to do feathered eyebrows?
A: Only have your eyebrows professionally feathered by a certified technician for the best results.
Q: How to get feathered eyebrows?
A: Consult with a skilled professional, like the experts at Tanya Beauty Care, to discuss your desired eyebrow shape and book your appointment.
Q: Is eyebrow feathering permanent?
A: No, eyebrow feathering is a semi-permanent treatment that usually lasts 12 to 18 months.
Q: Is eyebrow feathering safe?
A: Yes, when performed by a certified professional, eyebrow feathering is generally safe, although, like all cosmetic tattoo procedures, there are some risks to consider.
Are you ready to transform your brows, accentuate your features beautifully and simplify your daily routine? Book your appointment or make an enquiry with Tanya Beauty Care today and experience the confidence that comes with knowing your brows are always on point!
Eyebrow microblading has become the go-to semi-permanent solution for fuller and more defined eyebrows. If you're thinking about trying this treatment, our comprehensive guide covers everything from the basics to aftercare and costs. So, let's jump right in and explore all things microblading!
What is eyebrow microblading?
Microblading is a cosmetic beauty procedure that uses a semi-permanent tattoo technique to make eyebrows look fuller and more precisely shaped.
With microblading, the ink is delivered to the skin using a specialised handheld tool equipped with ultra-fine needles. These needles are arranged linearly, resembling a small blade (microblade). The technician carefully and skillfully glides the microblade across the skin, depositing pigment into the upper layers of the dermis.
This creates natural-looking, hair-like strokes that result in more defined, fuller-looking eyebrows.
How long does eyebrow microblading last?
In general, microblade eyebrows last for 12 to 24 months. However, the longevity of your brows depends on a few factors, including your skin type (eyebrow microblading tattoo pigment fades quicker on oily skin) and lifestyle.
For example, suppose you spend a lot of time in the sun or use skincare with a high concentration of active ingredients (like retinol or acids). In this case, your temporary eyebrow microblading will fade faster.
Eyebrow microblading shapes
The shape of your brows can completely change how your face looks; for better or worse! The right brow shape will compliment your features and bring symmetry to your face, while the wrong shape can make your face look older or out of balance.
Depending on your facial structure and preference, you have different eyebrow microblading shapes. Some popular shapes include:
Straight: This shape creates a youthful appearance and works well for those with round or heart-shaped faces.
Soft arch: A soft arch adds subtle definition and lift to the brow and is suitable for most face shapes.
High arch: A high arch creates a dramatic and glamorous look, best suited for those with a strong bone structure and prominent features.
S-shaped: The S-shaped brow creates a natural, soft curve that flatters oval and long face shapes.
In addition to eyebrow microblading shapes, your skin tone and hair colour should be considered. Both are super important when picking the perfect shade for your eyebrows.
With so many pigment colours to choose from, we generally suggest a colour that's just a little darker than your hair. This way, your face will be beautifully framed, and your eyes will really stand out.
At Tanya Beauty Care, our talented technicians work with you to discover the ideal shape and shade for your eyebrows so you're happy and comfortable with the agreed look before even beginning the treatment. Check out the before and after eyebrow microblading transformations of our happy clients.
Pre-Process: Preparing for your microblading procedure
Like any cosmetic tattoo, getting your eyebrows microbladed is something you should prepare for to ensure the best outcome. Here are a few of the questions we are most asked about what happens before the procedure.
Do they shave eyebrows before microblading?
No. A technician should not shave or wax your brows off before the procedure. Instead, they will tidy up the area of stray hairs but not shave or wax your brows completely.
Can I get my eyebrows microbladed while pregnant?
It's typically advised against getting an eyebrow tattoo while pregnant, as there could be potential risks and heightened sensitivity during this time.
Can you get your eyebrows microbladed while breastfeeding
The pigment may pose risks to your baby, so we suggest checking in with your trusted health provider first.
Don't take aspirin, vitamin E, or ibuprofen 24 hours before your microblading appointment. We also advise you to avoid sipping caffeinated beverages on the day of the treatment.
Aftercare: The do's and don'ts after eyebrow microblading
A beautiful brow outcome relies heavily on the skill of your technician, but how quickly (and well!) your brows heal and how long they last comes down to quality aftercare.
Aftercare microblading do's
Apply your aftercare ointment for 7 days
After your procedure with Tanya Beauty Care, we'll give you a post-treatment ointment to apply to your brow area for 1 week post-procedure.
Stay out of the sun
Wear a hat and stay out of direct sunlight for 4 weeks post procedure. Even after 4 weeks, we suggest staying sunsafe outdoors to prolong the life of your brows.
Use a clean pillowcase
Change your pillowcase daily for the first 10 days and don't sleep with your face down.
Keep your face dry
Keep showers to 5 minutes to minimise steam, and keep your face/procedure area away from the water while washing your body.
Aftercare microblading don'ts
Pick at scabs
You'll experience scabbing during day 5 -7 post-procedure, this is completely normal. The important thing to remember is to allow scabs to exfoliate and fall off naturally as picking can lead to scarring or colour loss. Don't pick, rub or scratch the treated area.
Get facial treatments
Steer clear of chemical peels, microdermabrasion, botox or facials for 4 weeks after the procedure.
Get sweaty or swim
Avoid sweaty, strenuous exercise for 1 week stay away from face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs.
Microblading eyebrows aftercare FAQs
When can I wash my face after microblading?
Wait at least 7 days before washing your eyebrow area when you cleanse your face after microblading. After this time, you can gently wash your eyebrow area with a mild cleanser.
Can I get my eyebrows wet after microblading?
No. Avoid getting your eyebrows wet for at least 7 days after microblading.
Can I put bepanthen on my microbladed eyebrows?
No. We recommend using the post-treatment ointment.
**This point needs clarification / input from the client. I'm not sure if Skin Tattoo Cream - available in the store - is also the post-treatment ointment or it is a different cream. BePANTHEN is an antiseptic cream - so I'm not sure if the post-treatment ointment has antiseptic properties to be used (rather than a commercial cream) - Skin Tattoo Cream doesn't have antiseptic properties according to the description.
Can I tint my eyebrows after microblading
Yes but you'll need to wait for at least 4-6 weeks after microblading (or until the area is fully healed) to tint your eyebrows.
How long does microblading last?
Microbladed eyebrows typically last 12 -24 months, depending on factors like skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare. Touch-up appointments are recommended every 6 -12 months to maintain the shape and colour of your eyebrows.
To keep your eyebrows looking their best for as long as possible, make sure you are diligent about long-term aftercare. This means protecting your face from the sun and avoiding using skincare products with high concentrations of active ingredients in the brow area.
Microblading pain, risks, and concerns
Does eyebrow microblading hurt?
The procedure can cause mild discomfort, but most technicians, including our team, apply a numbing cream to minimise any pain. Everyone has a different pain threshold, so some people may experience more discomfort than others even with the numbing cream. Overall, most people will find any pain associated with microblading tolerable.
Does microblading damage your eyebrows?
The procedure does not damage your natural eyebrow hair or cause hair loss. However, if not done correctly, microblading can lead to scarring or pigment migration. Taking a risk and choosing an inexperienced technician or poorly-reviewed brow salon can leave you with unattractive, uneven brows. You could potentially be left feeling self conscious about your appearance for at least 6 months. It's not worth the risk.
At Tanya Beauty Care we've earned an impeccable reputation and you'll be in the best care with our team of highly skilled cosmetic artists.
Microblading over tattooed eyebrows
Microblading can be done over tattooed eyebrows, but the outcome will depend on a few factors such as the colour and age of the existing tattoo. Consult a professional microblading artist to determine if this option suits you.
Can you get microblading if you have no eyebrows?
Yes! Microblading can be used to create entire brows. Once again, it is crucial to choose a skilled microblading artist with experience doing microblading with no eyebrows. The process can be more challenging than working with a client with eyebrows.
Healing stages of microblading
It will take roughly a month for your brows to settle into their permanent state. They will likely appear good throughout the healing stage, but you can expect subtle changes from week to week.
Here's a general guide line of what you can expect:
- Tenderness in the area
- Pink or redness around the affected area
- Thickening and darkening of the eyebrow area
- Moderate to thick scabbing 3-4 days following the procedure
- Between days 5 - 10 post procedure, the scabs will begin to flake off
- After scabs flake off, pigment colour and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry
- After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure), the pigment will return to full colour
Long term effects of microblading eyebrows
All cosmetic tattoo procedures pose a certain level of risk. The long-term effects of microblading eyebrows, if not done correctly, can be an infection in the brow area or, as we mentioned, dealing with uneven, unattractive brows for months post-procedure.
Even if you've chosen an expert artist, the results won't be optimal if you neglect aftercare and pick at your skin during the scabbing stage.
Microblading vs other brow techniques
Eyebrow Feathering vs. Microblading
Feathering is often considered a gentler approach compared to microblading. It involves using a lighter touch and finer strokes with a manual hand tool, allowing the artist to create the appearance of individual hair strands.
While they share similarities, microblading involves making small, precise cuts in the skin with a manual blade to deposit pigment, creating hair-like strokes that mimic natural eyebrows.
Eyebrow feathering offers a more subtle and natural-looking result, as the finer strokes blend seamlessly with the existing brow hairs. The feathering technique could be suitable if you want a more understated enhancement to your eyebrows.
Microblading typically produces more defined and bold results, with strokes appearing more prominent and sharp. It's an excellent choice if you're after a more dramatic brow transformation.
Microblading generally provides longer-lasting results compared to eyebrow feathering. The deeper pigment deposition in the skin during microblading ensures that the colour remains vibrant for an extended period, usually lasting between 18 to 24 months. Feathering, with its lighter touch, tends to fade faster and may require touch-ups more frequently.
Eyebrow Lamination vs. Microblading
Rather than cutting the skin, eyebrow lamination is a non-invasive treatment that involves setting the eyebrow hairs in place using a specialised solution. The process includes lifting, setting, and tinting the brows, which creates a fuller, more defined appearance.
Eyebrow lamination focuses on working with the existing brow hairs, giving them a well-groomed and fuller appearance. The result is a more defined and polished look without adding any additional hair strokes. Microblading creates the illusion of individual hair strands, which can help fill in sparse areas and create a more dramatic brow transformation.
One of the main differences between eyebrow lamination and microblading is the duration of the results. Lamination is a temporary treatment, with the effects typically lasting 4-6 weeks. It requires regular maintenance to keep the brows looking their best.
Eyebrow Tattoo vs. Microblading
Eyebrow tattooing involves using a tattoo machine to deposit pigment into the skin, creating a permanent design or shape.
The technique typically produces solid, block-like colouring and defined lines in contrast to the microblading technique that creates hair-like strokes resembling natural eyebrow hairs.
Eyebrow tattoos generally result in a more dramatic, uniform appearance with a bold, defined shape and saturated colour.
This technique may suit those seeking a bold, lasting brow enhancement. In contrast, microblading offers a more natural-looking outcome by simulating individual hairs, which can help fill in sparse areas and create a subtle brow transformation.
A key difference between eyebrow tattoos and microblading is the duration of the results. Eyebrow tattoos are longer lasting as the pigment is deposited deeper into the skin and can last several years, although the colour may fade.
Microblading provides a semi-permanent solution, with results generally lasting between 18 to 24 months before requiring a touch-up.
The cost of microblading eyebrows in Australia varies based on the specific brow treatment selected. For information on how much microblading eyebrows cost and the microblading eyebrows price at Tanya Beauty Care, you can visit our current pricing page.
This will provide you with up-to-date details on the various options available and their respective costs. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to our team. We're here to bring you the best brows of your life!
Thinking of getting your eyebrows tattooed? Our in-depth guide covers all the essential information you need to know before booking your appointment. With detailed information on the basics of the procedure, the various styles available, how to care for your brows post-tattoo, and frequently asked questions, you'll be fully informed before taking the plunge.
Eyebrow Tattoo Basics and Aftercare
What is an eyebrow tattoo?
Eyebrow tattooing is a cosmetic procedure where pigment is implanted into the skin using a specialised technique to create the appearance of fuller, more defined eyebrows.
This process can be a great solution for those with sparse, over-plucked, or uneven eyebrows. Cosmetic tattoo eyebrows can look natural, and the results can last for several years, depending on factors like skin type and lifestyle.
How to get eyebrows tattooed? Only by a highly skilled cosmetic artist. Go with a well reviewed, highly recommended cosmetic studio to help ensure you are happy with the end result; your brows aren’t something you want to leave to chance!
Our team at Tanya Beauty Care have over 16 years of experience and 300+ 5 star-reviews on Google. We can confidently say, your brows are in the best hands with our impeccably trained artists. We invite you to explore our eyebrow tattoo before and after photos to see the fantastic results we’ve achieved for our clients.
How long does eyebrow tattoo last?
Are eyebrow tattoos permanent? No. In general, you can expect the results to last up to two years.
The longevity of your eyebrow tattooing will depend on a few factors. Did you know your skin type can impact how long your eyebrow tattoos last? If you have oily skin, which is prone to excessive sebum production, a cosmetic eyebrow tattoo may not last as long compared to a dry skin type.
Lifestyle factors and skincare also play a role. For example, spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun and using high concentrations of active ingredients in your skin care products can speed up how quickly your brows fade. Touch-ups may be required to maintain the desired look and we recommend our clients to come back for a refresh every 10-12 months to maintain the colour.
Consider your face shape and skin tone
Eyebrow tattooing is highly customised to suit each client’s preferred eyebrow shape, skin tone, and hair colour. Before undergoing feathering or microblading procedures, your cosmetic tattoo artist will work with you to find a brow shape that perfectly complements your facial structure.
Here are some prevalent facial shapes paired with suitable eyebrow styles:
- A compact square face may appear elongated with arched eyebrows
- Wider-set eyes and broader nose bridges can be enhanced by close-set brows
- Fuller faces can be balanced by thick brows, creating the illusion of a smaller face
- Gentle, rounded faces can gain definition with angular eyebrows
The tone of your skin and colour of your hair play a crucial role in selecting the right shade for your brows. There are a range of pigment colours available and usually a colour slightly darker than the hair will frame the face and draw attention to the eye area.
Eyebrow tattoo healing: What to expect
There are distinct stages of eyebrow tattoo healing and the importance of aftercare in phase can’t be overstated. In general, here are the common things to expect as your permanent makeup heals and then stabilises.
- Tenderness in the area
- Pink or redness around the affected area
- Thickening and darkening of the eyebrow area
- Moderate to thick scabbing 3-4 days following the procedure
- Between days 5 - 10 post procedure the scabs will begin to flake off
- After scabs flake off, pigment colour and strokes will look light, grey, and blurry
- After area is fully healed (4 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return to full colour
Everyone heals differently and the above eyebrow tattoo healing stages should be used as a guide only. Individual skin tones and ability to absorb pigment can vary greatly.
Does eyebrow tattooing hurt?
The level of discomfort experienced during eyebrow tattooing can vary from person to person. A topical anaesthetic is used to numb the area, which can help minimise any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Eyebrow tattoo aftercare
How you take care of your eyebrow tattoos in the short term will have a huge impact on how quickly they heal. In the long term, the right aftercare can prolong the longevity of your luscious looking brows.
Immediate post procedure: Blot the skin
Immediately following the procedure gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for 30 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents the hardening of the lymphatic fluids.
Days 1 - 7 post procedure: Aftercare ointment
Our team will provide you with aftercare ointment which should be applied in the week following the treatment.
Use a cotton swab to apply a small, rice grain-sized amount of the aftercare ointment to the treated area. Avoid applying too much, as this may hinder your skin's ability to breathe and slow the healing process. The ointment should be barely visible on the skin. Always ensure the tattoo is neither wet nor damp before applying the ointment.
You’ll also need to avoid sweating and getting water on your brows; keep them totally dry in the week following the treatment.
Other tips eyebrow tattoo aftercare:
- Avoid direct sunlight for 4 weeks after the procedure; always wear a hat outdoors
- Sleep on a clean pillowcase.
- Allow scabs or dry skin to exfoliate naturally. Picking may lead to scarring or colour loss.
- Refrain from facials, Botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for four weeks.
- Steer clear of hot, strenuous exercise for one week.
- For the initial ten days, avoid extended hot showers.
- For the first ten days, don't sleep with your face down.
- For the initial ten days, stay away from face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs.
- Do not apply makeup or sunscreen to the area.
- Refrain from rubbing, picking, or scratching the treated area.
- Keep showers to 5 minutes to minimise steam, and keep your face/procedure area away from the water while washing your body.
Long-term care and maintenance
Maintaining your brows best appearance for as long as possible is highly dependent on your commitment to long-term aftercare. As we mentioned, keeping your face protected from the sun and avoiding the use of skincare with a high concentration of active ingredients on the brow area can help prolong the life of your brows.
Eyebrow tattoo cost
Different Eyebrow Tattoo Techniques and Styles
Understanding the differences between the eyebrow tattoo techniques, like a feather tattoo eyebrows and powder eyebrow tattoos will help you find the best option for your ultimate brows.
Eyebrow Tattoo vs Microblading
Microblading is a type of cosmetic eyebrow tattoo, but it differs from traditional tattooing in a few key ways.
Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo technique using a handheld tool with fine needles to create hair-like strokes that mimic your natural eyebrow hairs, whereas traditional brow tattooing uses a machine.
On the other hand, the process of getting your eyebrows tattooed to fill them out is done with a tattoo machine; meaning needles penetrate the skin and inject the ink.
Also, microblading involves inserting pigment into the skin in a more superficial manner, which means that the effects don't last as long as traditional tattoos.
However, microblading can create a more natural-looking eyebrow by mimicking the look of individual hairs. This is achieved by using a fine blade to make small, hair-like strokes in the skin and then filling in the strokes with pigment.
The microblading technique is used in our salon to create various brow styles including Micro-feather Brows and our TBC Signature Combination brows.
Micro-Feather Tattoo Eyebrows
Feather tattoo eyebrows are a style created by the microblading technique that offers a natural, feathery appearance by using fine strokes to mimic individual eyebrow hairs. The feathering technique is perfect for those who want to enhance their eyebrows' shape and fullness without going for a bold, solid look.
TBC Signature Combination Brows
With this type of brow, we blend the microblading eyebrow tattoo technique with the powder eyebrow tattoo - more on that in a moment.
The inner brow gets a feather stroke eyebrow tattoo that includes hair strokes, while the tails are powdered to achieve the perfect definition. The result is a fantastic compromise between a hair stroke and powder-filled effect that achieves a beautifully natural yet defined brow.
Hair strokes are also added around the outer line of the arch to soften the powdered tails.
Is microblading for you?
Microblading is a fantastic option if you are;
- Desiring natural-looking and voluminous eyebrows
- Dealing with sparse and uneven brows
- Experiencing hair loss issues
- Seeking a gentle enhancement of your brow shape
- Wanting the wake-up-and-go look with no brow makeup required
Powder Eyebrow Tattoo
If you love that makeup-like appearance for your eyebrows, the powder eyebrow tattoo technique could be the best option for you.
Also known as ombre or powder brows, this method uses a specialised tool to create a soft, powdery, and gradient effect on the eyebrows. It's ideal for those who like a more filled-in look. Powder eyebrow tattoos can last for several years, depending on factors like skin type and lifestyle.
Are powder brows for you?
Powder brows are a great choice if;
- You’d like a more natural appearance or lush, full brows
- Your skin is oily or acne-prone
- You’d love to enhance the definition and hue of your eyebrows
- You like the "powder-filled brows" aesthetic
FAQs - Eyebrow Tattoo Correction, Removal, and Other Concerns
We’ll answer the many FAQs we have from our clients to help you understand cosmetic tattoos.
Can eyebrow tattoo be corrected?
Yes, eyebrow tattoos can be corrected by a skilled technician. They can adjust the colour, shape, or density to improve the appearance of your brows.
Can eyebrow tattoo be removed?
Yes, eyebrow tattoos can be removed through laser tattoo removal. If you want to get your eyebrow tattoo removed, consult with a professional to determine the best approach.
Can eyebrow tattoo cause hair loss?
Eyebrow tattooing typically does not cause hair loss. However, an inexperienced technician may use the improper technique which could increase the risk of damage to the hair follicles.
Can eyebrows be permanently tattooed?
Eyebrow tattoos are considered semi-permanent, as they fade over time. However, some techniques can last longer than others, with touch-ups needed to maintain the desired appearance.
Can I get eyebrow tattoo while pregnant?
It is generally recommended not to get an eyebrow tattoo during pregnancy due to potential risks and increased sensitivity.
Can I get my eyebrows tattooed while breastfeeding?
Check with your trusted health provider before getting an eyebrow tattoo while breastfeeding, as the pigment may pose risks to your baby.
Can I have Botox after eyebrow tattoo?
We recommend waiting at least four weeks after getting an eyebrow tattoo before having Botox to allow proper healing and prevent complications.
Can I have eyebrow tattoo after Botox?
We recommend waiting at least four weeks after Botox before getting an eyebrow tattoo to ensure accurate placement and prevent complications.
Can I drink coffee after eyebrow tattoo?
Avoid caffeine for at least 24 hours after getting an eyebrow tattoo, as it may interfere with the healing process.
Can I exercise after eyebrow tattoo?
Refrain from strenuous exercise for 7 days after getting an eyebrow tattoo to prevent excessive sweating, which may affect the healing process.
Can you lighten tattooed eyebrows?
Yes, tattooed eyebrows can be lightened through various techniques such as saturation with water, laser removal, or colour correction.
Can you microblade over tattoo eyebrows?
Microblading over existing eyebrow tattoos is possible, but it may require a skilled technician to achieve the desired results.
Can I tint my eyebrows after tattooing?
Wait at least two weeks after getting an eyebrow tattoo before tinting your eyebrows to allow proper healing.
Can I wash my face after eyebrow tattoo?
Avoid washing your face for at least 24 hours after getting an eyebrow tattoo, and use a gentle cleanser when you do start washing your face to prevent irritation.
Are tattooed eyebrows a good idea?
Tattooed eyebrows can be a great idea for those who desire a long-lasting, low-maintenance solution for their brows. However, it's essential to research and choose a skilled technician to ensure the best results.
Can you wear makeup after eyebrow tattoo?
Wait until your eyebrow tattoo has fully healed before applying makeup to the area. Applying makeup too soon can interfere with the healing process and potentially affect the final result.
Ready for incredible brows? Book your appointment or make an enquiry with Tanya Beauty Care today.