If you are looking into getting your eyebrows microbladed , there are a few thing you should know first, Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that uses a pen style tool with a head (blade) constructed of a row of very fine needles. The process is more of a scratching sensation as apposed to cutting. This process also differs from traditional tattooing because it is done using a natural pigment instead of an ink. Microblading is temporary due to use of pigment and the superficiality of the cuts.
This technique is used when a client has scarring or patchy brows and only wants the bare spots filled with fine feathered strokes. It only differs from Microblading in the fact that it is used as a way to fill in bare or patchy areas.
Ombré or Powder Technique
The Ombre and Powder Brow processes are done using a tattoo machine. The center of the brows (closest to nose) is lighter in color. This makes for a very natural look with a makeup effect. Powder Brows (also lighter in the center) have a more full look to them.
Candi has over 18 years experience shaping eyebrows and as a portrait sketch artist is very familiar with faves of all shapes and sizes also giving her a very light touch when it comes to Microblading or Tattooing. The tattoo process is meant to be superficial and only get into the epidermis layers of the skin to avoid scaring by not cutting to deep. Scaring can cause long term problems. For example: Hair does not grow through scar tissue so you can loose hair if it’s not done correctly. It’s also very difficult to tattoo over scar tissue, the pigment will fade more quickly resulting in more frequent touch ups. Cosmetic tattooing is a procedure that will benefit you and make day to day life easier. It truely is life changing to those who have had it done by a trained professional.
When taken proper care of, Cosmetic tattooing can last up to two years or longer. Most of Candi's clients choose to maintain the process by keeping up with bi annual to annual touch ups as opposed to waiting for complete fade out. Please note that cosmetic tattooing may fade out more quickly on clients who have oily skin, T zones, are on certain medications as well as clients that are iron deficient. Anti aging creams that contain Retinol or Hyloronic Acid also can cause Cosmetic tattooing to fade out more quickly. It’s advised that you know what ingredients are in the face products you use and are careful not to use them over the tattooed areas. In these cases a touch up price is typically offered saving the client time, money and insuring that the area tattooed continues looking fresh. Please note that Candi is not responsible for how soon fade out may occur. Fade out differs from client to client depending on various lifestyles, medications, skin issues or face creams. Candi has no way of knowing what your day to day lifestyle is and is not responsible for fade out once the tattoo process has been completed.
In some cases it can last as long as three years or as little as four months. This varies from client to client. It is not recommended that people with large poors, very oily skin, red dye #7 allergies or people that are prone to keyloyding get any cosmetic tattoo procedure done.
Proper home care is necessary to maintain and extend the life of the area that has been cosmeticly tattoed. Candi is not responsible for any fade out. Please note, you sign that you understand this when you fill out the online waiver form (link at the top of page). The first touch up must be done 4-6 weeks after the initial appointment to make sure brows stay even and that any patchiness is filled in. If you fail to return within the 4-6 week period you are responsible for the full touch up price of $175.
Candi’s care instructions include, the “357 rule”. 3-5 days without sweating, most technicians will say 1-2 weeks (which is recommend) however in reality those of us who workout regularly find this very difficult, so 3-5 days is recommended. 3 days of sleeping with bandaids covering the ends or tails of the tattooed eyebrows. The ends are typically the first section to fade out and rubbing on your pillow at night while you sleep can cause them to fade out right away. keep the cotton part of the bandaid touching the brow (not the sticky part). 5 days of keeping it covered with either aquaphor, grapeseed oil or another moisturizer (I like aquaphor). Most important is to keep it dry for 7 days. Water will take off the scabs thus taking off the pigment along with the scabs. In common sense, anything that would cause a scab to come off should be avoided for 1-2 weeks after the Microblading procedure is completed. For example; to ensure a beautiful lasting Microbladed brow, no rubbing, picking, scratching, sweating or water.
Candi will take her time to make you comfortable and explain the process in detail. She takes her time to discuss the shape you want and draws them out for approval before she begins the process. You are part of the design process, allowing you to make changes to insure that you walk out with the exact shape that you want. In Candi's mind, less is more! Careful to take a conservative approach on the first visit. Everyone needs a touch up so going larger, thicker or darker on your touch up appointment 4-6 weeks later is necessary in most cases. The first 3 days are the darkest with the scabbing that occurs. The scabbing is subtle and superficial but it will make them appear darker and can be a bit shocking at first. Be patient with the process! The real magic happens after the touch up. Its important to remember that Candi will make you as comfortable as possible, she has a light touch and will numb you throughout the process to insure your level of comfortability. They will fade after the first week and may end up a little patchy or uneven. This is normal and exactly why you will need the touch up. These areas will be filled in during the touch up appointment.
Confirmations are sent out 48 hours in advance and Candi books back to back. Please be on time. Cosmetic tattooing is not a process to be rushed so if you’re more then 15 minutes late to an appointment you will be asked to reschedule your appointment for a later date and charged a no show fee that may be applied to your next visit.