Eyebrow Tattooing vs. Microblading

At Blossom Beauty Studio, we often hear people sometimes refer to microblading as eyebrow tattooing, which is technically true, but not 100% accurate.

Microblading is eyebrow tattooing, but it is not like any eyebrow tattoo. Microblading is considered a “cosmetic tattoo.”
Let’s talk about the key differences between eyebrow tattooing and microblading (cosmetic tattooing).
1. Microblading artists need to hand draw each line. Eyebrow tattooing uses a machine.
This makes a big difference. Microblading features very fine lines and when applied by a skilled artist, those lines do not “bleed out” over time. Not true of traditional eyebrow tattooing. Eyebrow tattooing is usually done by a machine, with much greater injury to your skin. The lines created are not as fine and over time begin to bleed out. If you’ve ever seen someone tattoo handwriting on their skin, only to see the writing get thicker over the years, then you know the effect.
2. Microblading has different retention.
The fine lines of microblading often fade over time. For many, they fade over 1 to 3 years. With microblading, there is physically less ink deposited under the skin. In the dermis, where the ink is placed, this ink can move around over time, giving a slighter appearance. When there is a lot of ink, like in traditional tattooing, the tattoo remains very consistent, often expanding. With microblading, the ink will fade or disappear later on, depending on the skin type and how much ink was inserted in the skin.
3. Microblading inks maintain their color.
Microblading does not use the traditional tattoo ink. We use a different kind of ink that maintains its original hue over time. Many tattooing clients report that their tattoos turn blue or brown over time. With microblading, however, colors tend to get lighter, changing the hue.
Women Get Their Eyebrows Tattooed
Microblading method

Tattooing Eyebrows

Eyebrow tatooing is a semi permanent technique that creates hairlike storkes to copy the look of real eyebrows. Click here for pricing.

Microblading Eyebrows

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing treatment that fills in your eyebrows. Microblading is done by inserting pigment into the upper layers of your skin to give the impression of more fullness and shape to the eyebrows. Click here for pricing.

4. Microblading is usually less painful. (Though, many consider it painless.)
Our artists use a topical anesthetic, which numbs clients of most of the pain. In fact, many microblading clients report little or no pain. Some people fear traditional tattoos on certain parts of their body because of the pain, but this is typically not a inhibiting factor for most microblading clients.
5. Results from microblading are more natural than traditional eyebrow tattoos.
Each hairstroke is hand drawn in microblading. To the naked eye, these individual hairstrokes blend right in with a clients’ real eyebrow hair. While eyebrow tattoos may look more like a filled-in brow or a solid line (“sharpie look”), microblading will look more like natural eyebrow hair.
6. Microblading artists aren’t necessarily tattoo artists and vice versa!
Microblading and tattooing each take specific training and are not linked! Microblading artists do not learn how to tattoo during their training and likewise, tattoo artists do not necessarily learn the skills to become a microblading artist. For the noted differences, tattooing and microblading are each separated forms of art that take their own time and training to master. (With that said, great tattoo artists that have proper training for microblading, would make an excellent microblading artists)

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BLOSSOM BEAUTY STUDIO

8977 Foothill Blvd Unit A

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

909-288-2000

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