So many women are coming in to ask about our permanent makeup and with the rising popularity of microblading eyebrows we just couldn’t stop ourselves from bringing you some information on this process. We went to one of our favorite resources, allure.com and found this account of one writers’ experience and what to expect.
When you think of tattooed-on makeup, two words that probably don’t come to mind are “subtle” and “natural.” That was my same instinct. At least it was until I met Hibba Kapil, a “browologist” and the owner of Hibba Beauty, a salon in New York City that specializes in brow grooming. Kapil introduced me to the wondrous world of eyebrow tattoos. Yes, I got my brows tattooed. And yes, I’m really glad I did. Here’s what you need to know about the process.
For her “brow reformation” service, Kapil relies on a new tattooing procedure that uses a micropigmentation process to deposit ink on the top layer of dermis, resulting in a semipermanent tattoo that last for about a year. The device she uses, which looks like a futuristic silver pen, creates “brushstrokes” that mimic the appearance of real brow hairs.
I have naturally sparse brows, so the idea of not having to fill them in with makeup every morning had obvious appeal. I asked Kapil to give me fuller, shapelier brows that didn’t look fake. And she succeeded: I love my new eyebrows. And the idea that I’ll never have to touch an eyebrow pencil again (OK, for at least a year) is strangely liberating. But the process wasn’t exactly easy. Let me walk you through it.
1. Prepare to be emotionally wrecked. Maybe it’s just the drama queen in me (or maybe it’s because I’ve never gotten a real tattoo), but my nerves were out of control when I was on my way to Kapil’s salon for my appointment. I knew the brow tattoos wouldn’t last forever, but they would last for a whole year. So it was still a pretty big commitment. I couldn’t decide whether to be more terrified of the potential pain of the tattoo process or of what the final results would look like. What if I hated them? How much concealer would it take to cover them up if I did? The thought of having botched brows for an entire year made my stomach churn.
When I arrived at the salon, there was little time for an emotional breakdown: Kapil quickly went to work, informing me that the process would take about two hours. She spent the first hour threading my brows and filling them in with a pencil to get an ideal shape that would serve as a template for my tattoos.
For the rest of this article go to allure.com. If you are interested in getting your eyebrows tattooed please feel free to contact us and we can walk you through our process and make you an appointment for a consultation.