Microblading is a tattoo technique in which a small hand-held instrument made of several small needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin.
Microblading in Bay Area is different from standard eyebrow tattoos because each hairstyle is made by hand using a knife that creates a smooth incision on the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and a single needle. Microblading is usually used on eyebrows to make, enhance or reshape their appearance both in terms of shape and color. This places the pigment into the upper area of the dermis so that it fades faster than traditional tattoo techniques, which store the pigment deeper.
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Microblading artists don't have to be tattoo artists, and vice versa, because the technique requires different training.
Microblading artists begin each appointment by discussing the client's desired appearance and needs before measuring and sketching the placement of eyebrows.
Measuring eyebrow placement is a multi-step process that starts by determining the center of the face and the eye set of the client. The starting point, curve, and end point are determined by whether the eyes are normal, set-close, or set-wide. The artist sketches eyebrows full of thickness and height of the arch that is appropriate to give the client a good idea of what the eyebrows are like and arrange the lines for microblading.
Manual smooth shading (Microshading) can also be added to rotate and between hair strokes to provide visually thick natural brow dimensions without sharp contours on the eyebrows.