Thinking about getting a set of perfectly designed Semi Permanent Eyebrows be an exciting, but also a nervous, experience.
In this post, we’re going to explain everything you could ever need to know about semi permanent eyebrow treatments – AND we’re going to give you a step-by-step walk through of the actual treatment.
You’re about to find out exactly why semi permanent eyebrow treatments are one of the simplest & most painless procedures around.
- Turns sparse, patchy brows into full, natural brows.
- Saves HUNDREDS of hours over the course of a few years because you don’t need to draw your brows in every morning.
- Your brows won’t rub off in the rain!
- Wake up everyday with the perfect brow shape.
- Totally pain free.
Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tattoo or Microblading?
There are different things that go on throughout the semi permanent eyebrow procedure – and to keep it simple, we call them ‘phases’. During each phase, you should feel comfortable, relaxed – and excited for the soon-to-be eyebrows of your dreams.
Phase 1 – Semi Permanent Makeup consultation & skin test
The first thing we will need to do is your free consultation. This is where we invite you in to talk about your eyebrow goals – and which look you’re trying to achieve. We will explain the process to you in simple terms so that you understand EXACTLY what to expect, if & when you decide to go ahead. We will also draw the brows on to give you a simple visual of what the outcome would be.
On the same day, we will do a tiny skin test to make sure you’re not allergic to the pigment (pigment is just a special word for the eyebrow inky coloury stuff that goes in to your brow). We will apply a small dot of the pigment onto your skin behind your ear. Don’t worry. In a test of 10,000 people, only 1 person had an allergy.
Phase 2 – Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tattoo Preparation (some simple things to do before you arrive)
When you decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will give you a date and time to arrive at the salon. Before you arrive, there are just a few things we need to make sure that you’ve done:
- Make sure you have clean skin. We do actually place pigment just under a layer of your skin. Therefore, ensuring your skin is clean will massively reduce the risk of infecting the area.
- Do not pluck or wax the area for at least 3 days before your treatment. We’ll do this for you on the day around the exact brow shape that you desire.
- Remove all eye makeup. Having a clear face to work on just makes it easier for us to see the natural lines on your face.
- Do not tint/dye your eyebrows within 7 days before this procedure. It makes it a bit more difficult for us to see which part of the brows are sparse and which ones are thick.
Phase 3 – Arrival and Eyebrow Numbing
Now. You’re in our clinic and you’re ready to rock & roll. You’re slightly nervous, but you’re excited.
First, we sit you down and confirm what we’re about to do. Next, you must sign some forms to give us permission to do the treatment. Just before you do, we put a little bit of numbing cream on to your brows which will stay on there for approximately 20 minutes. Then we’ll remove it. This just helps you feel less when we’re actually delivering the treatment.
Kirsty, our founder & clinic director, will sit down with you and talk you through what is going to happen whilst you’re waiting for the numbing cream to do its magic.
Phase 4 – Drawing the perfect semi permanent eyebrow shapes
Next, we’ll draw on the eyebrows again, just like we did at the free consultation. This is just to reiterate what they’ll look like – and make sure you’re happy. It also helps us when we’re actually tattooing your brows. Everything is super simple.
We will also use this time to find the perfect colour match for you – ensuring that you have your ideal brow tone. We’ll work with you to help you understand which colours will compliment your skin, facial shape and hair.
Phase 5 – Applying the tattoo pigment to your skin
This is the part that everybody stresses about. But quite often, it’s the easiest part for the client. All you have to do is sit there and look pretty!
We will begin the procedure by applying pigment in simple strokes in the shape of the brow that you have chosen. We use a miniature tattoo gun to insert the pigment under a layer of your skin – where it will stay for approximately 18 months. It will eventually fade.
A lot of people think that Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tattooing is just filling the entire brow shape with a block of ink. This couldn’t be further from the truth- and would look pretty awful. We simply add delicate strokes of ‘look-a-like’ hair to your brow, inside your desired brow shape, so that people actually think the pigment is pieces of hair. This gives your brows a great 3D effect – and it looks SO real.
This entire phase should take about 1 hour. It really doesn’t hurt. Almost everybody says it hurts less than plucking. You can sit back and relax whilst we take care of business.
The goal is to make your brows look EXACTLY how you’ve always wanted them to – naturally.
Phase 6 – The following 72 hours
The next 72 hours should be spent looking in the mirror, smiling, dancing and singing at the top of your voice. But, there are some other things to consider.
- The area will scab slightly – this is totally normal.
- The ink can appear extremely dark – this is also normal. It will fade by about 30% within 4 weeks. Then you’ll come back for a top up.
- You may have some minor discomfort where the skin has been broken, so just keep some pain killers at the ready.
Try not to touch them. Yes. They’re amazing. Yes. They’re lovely. And yes. They’re precious. It is very unlikely, but we don’t want them to get infected.
Phase 7 – The Semi Permanent Brow Tattoo top-up procedure
After 6 weeks or so, you’ll come back for a top up procedure. This is where we just add a bit more pigment on the same lines within your brows which makes sure they stay strong for about 18 months (18 months ISH. Everybody’s skin regenerates at different speeds, so it does vary).
On this day, you can expect the same things to happen as we’ve just explained in Phase 2 to Phase 6.
And that’s it! You’re all done! It’s all pretty simple really.
We work with you to make the whole experience as simple and relaxing as possible. It really doesn’t hurt very much at all. We had a young woman in just this week who explained that she literally couldn’t feel anything! It should actually be a fun, exciting experience – with no stress or worries.
If you’re thinking about investing in semi permanent eyebrow tattoo treatment, get in touch with us on the form below, or call in to our office, and we can arrange a free consultation for you.
As always, thanks for everything. Model Standards. X