Eyebrow Feathering Guide
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.
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!