It can be confusing for customers when comparing microblading and tattooing. They are similar procedures in that pigment is applied to layers of skin to create a natural-looking eyebrow. The difference is that microblading is a hand-applied technique, while tattooing uses a machine with a needle to apply the pigment.
Microblading uses a very fine blade to place pigment into the upper layers of the skin. The process is not permanent, with color lasting from one to three years, but the color retention during that time is quite good. Microblading is typically not very uncomfortable for the client because the blade is very sharp and only enters the upper layers of the skin. The resulting look can be very realistic because the blade creates small strokes that resemble real eyebrows.
Tattooing uses a needle to apply pigment deeper into the skin. A tattoo is permanent because the pigment is deeper, but colors can change over time to blue, brown, or purple as the pigments migrate under the skin. Tattooing can also be uncomfortable for the client because the needle is entering deeper into the skin to place the pigment.
Technicians who are proficient in microblading are not tattoo artists and vice versa. If you are interested in microblading, it is best to come to experts like Organic Beauty by Eve to ensure you get a professional job. We believe microblading is a less invasive process that will remain natural looking for long periods of time. If you have lost your eyebrows or wish to enhance them, contact Organic Beauty by Eve and discuss your eyebrow concerns with us. We are conveniently located to serve the greater Great Neck, NY area as well as Los Angeles, CA, so stop by today for a microblading consultation.