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 eyebrows


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.

Temporary eyebrow tattoo options

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.

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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:

Best eyebrows for 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.

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February 15, 2024 — By: Tanya Beauty Care