There are many legends about tattooing or permanent make-up: some call this method obsolete and unsafe, others, on the contrary, rejoice in a convenient alternative to daily coloring. To dispel a cloud of fog over this cosmetological procedure and decide whether you need a tattoo of eyebrows or not, you can only carefully examine all the details of the technology.
What is permanent makeup
The procedure of permanent makeup is similar to the creation of a tattoo: the master with a thin needle introduces a special pigment into the upper layers of the skin. After a short healing, the initial tattooing undergoes a slight correction, after which it looks at you much more organically. Usually, this procedure is resorted to by those who for some reason cannot boast of their eyebrows. For example, you in your teens violently plucked your eyebrows and turned them into two thin strings, or they were not particularly thick from the beginning. In any case, permanent makeup is a way to get thick and bright eyebrows without their daily drawing.
All existing tattoo techniques can be classified according to certain criteria. For example, according to the method of application, two basic techniques can be identified:
- permanent hardware makeup - performed using a machine that requires an electrical connection;
- manual application or microblading - a modern technology of “driving” hairs manually, using a special needle or blade;
- Combined technology - a combination of manual and hardware technician.
If you start from how your eyebrows will look as a result, you can select the following tattoo techniques:
- hair technique - every hair is drawn with short strokes. It is important not to overdo it with the clarity of the lines, otherwise the eyebrow will look like a fence of rare pegs;
- shadow feathering - there is no clear division into hairs. On the contrary, the eyebrows look as if you walked over them with a special pencil and a little bit with a brush;
- Mixed technique - combines both approaches, thus allowing to achieve clarity of hair technique and a pleasant haze of shadow deposition.
Photo gallery: various techniques of permanent eyebrow makeup
- With the hair technique, each hair is drawn separately.
- For microbliding, no network connection is required - the needle is simply dipped into a can of paint
- Shady feathering looks good on the original broad eyebrows
- The device for the tattoo is like a pen with needles at the end
- Mixed technique - a combination of hair technique and feathering
To do or not to do a tattoo
First you need to decide why you need it - is it really a necessity or is it a tribute to fashion? If it seems to you that eyebrows will make you more confident, perhaps the problem lies much deeper and you need to solve it not with the help of manipulations with appearance (although this undoubtedly helps).
Try to understand the question and learn a lot of reviews. You will meet both enthusiastic texts about the fact that new eyebrows have changed life for the better, as well as warnings that tattooing should not be done in any case. The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle.
Made brow a month ago. No pain is absolutely not experienced. Crusts fell off exactly one week later, the color became much brighter. I’m still not overjoyed, in the mornings such a buzz, I don’t have to draw out my eyebrows with a pencil for half an hour)) I’m going to get correction in a week! So I advise everyone to tattoo, who decided, the main thing to get to a good master and everything will be ok! And never make tattoo eyebrows purely BLACK color !! In permament it is taboo, otherwise your brows will turn blue with time!
From cardinal contraindications - pregnancy, feeding, asthma and diabetes. The presence of any disease involves an initial consultation with the doctor to find out what the intervention in the body can turn into.
Table: recommendations and contraindications to the procedure
|Eyebrow shape correction is needed: they are as light and thin as invisible strings.||Too sensitive skin|
|The age correction is needed after 40-50 years: the eyebrows have become expressionless, the corners have dropped and give the face a sad expression.||Young skin: if you can do without tattooing, it is better not to. The younger the skin, the faster it pushes the pigment.|
|Dry skin, not prone to frequent inflammation.||Oily skin is not a reason to refuse the tattoo, but it requires more frequent correction.|
About the procedure microblading worth talking separately. For many hardware specialists, the mention of this technique causes extremely negative emotions - after all, they often have to redo the results of ineptly carried out manual tattooing. Want high-quality hand-made technique - look for an experienced professional.
Table: Pros and Cons of Microblading
|The result obtained lasts longer than the work performed by the device.||The technique requires the experience and skills of the master. In some cases, instead of|
the expected effect of naturalness the client gets completely
unsatisfactory result due to insufficient qualifications
|Eyebrows look as natural as possible due to the application method.||The procedure can be quite painful and traumatic: the incision is not a point, but a linear incision.|
Preparation for tattoo
If you have decided for yourself that you need new eyebrows, and you do not have specific contraindications to the procedure, then consider the following aspect. Eyebrow fashion changes every few years. Even if you now want wide eyebrows, there is no guarantee that in six months you will get tired of this form, but it will be impossible to return to thin eyebrows. The best option is to choose the eyebrow shape that fits your face perfectly.
Pay attention to the psychological effect, which produces a different form of eyebrows. If you want to add decisiveness to the image, you need sharper lines with sharp corners. If, on the contrary, you want to smooth out the sharpness - make the shape smoother.
The procedure of tattooing requires prior preparation:
- Take care of the selection of the master: study the recommendations, communicate with regular customers. Be sure to look not only at the photo immediately after the procedure, but also after the correction. The presence of photographs of healed works is a good sign. This means that the master uses high-quality pigment.
- Test how well your skin perceives pigment: ask the master to leave a couple of strokes on a small area of skin. If you are really professional, such a request will not seem shameful to him. You can also ask the manufacturer of paints and study reviews about the product.
- Make sure that after the procedure you do not have urgent business and important meetings - it is likely that for a few more days you will be afraid of your reflection in the mirror. The brightness of the pigment and the redness that has not yet come down from the irritation of the skin cause a desire to sit at home, avoiding meetings with friends. In addition, the first day or two of the fresh "wounds" will be actively allocated sukrovitsa, which periodically will need to be soaked with a clean cotton pad or a piece of napkin.
Stages of the procedure
Finding a tattoo is not only the session itself, but also the preceding and subsequent stages.
The process of tattooing - it can be said, the introduction of a foreign body into the body, so be prepared for the fact that your body will respond accordingly. In order to transfer the procedure well, you initially need to come to it in good health.
Get enough sleep, moderately eat, do not drink coffee or strong tea - acupuncture and so will lead you to tone, and if you come to the master after two cups of espresso, then get ready for the fact that you can not only be very painful, but also restlessly. On the contrary, it makes sense to drink herbal teas with a relaxing effect.
It is impossible to predict exactly what sensation of a tattoo session will be for you. Some women tolerate it very calmly.
I am a person who is very painful. Childbirth is terrible to remember; tears flowed in a stream during a tattoo session. I was surprised that the tattoo was almost painless! After anesthesia, it feels like a toothpick is driving the eyebrows. Toward the end of the session (after 40 minutes), the anesthesia disappears and becomes slightly more painful. But again, this is more than tolerable pain, even considering that the skin is already inflamed.
For others, the procedure becomes a torture of 3 hours.
At first, nothing foreshadowed trouble. I humbly endured this minor pain. In principle, the sensations are similar when they make a tattoo, if you have ever done it. Tolerable pain. Especially acted analgesic gel. But after an hour and a half, when the effect of the gel began to depart, it turned into a real nightmare. The master poked and poked, said that my skin does not perceive the pigment badly (although I have a tattoo and pigment, my skin took it very well the first time), and continued to poke my eyebrows. I could not bear it any longer and he smeared another gel. The relief came for 10 minutes, but then even through the gel the pain was simply unbearable. Tears flowed. It was really like hell. But it seemed like the whole procedure had to come to an end and I continued to endure. But honestly, I just wanted to spit on it all, get up and leave.
Sensitivity to the procedure may even depend on the day of the cycle. This is a reason to show observance in advance and pay attention to which of the four weeks your body takes the most painful any procedures - and not to prescribe them for this period anymore. Also, all the masters do not recommend taking alcohol the day before the session, as this violates blood clotting.
The process of applying permanent makeup takes place in several steps:
- First, you and the master discuss the shape of the eyebrows and the technique of drawing, the color of the pigment. Then the master draws the outline of the future eyebrows directly on top of yours. You discuss the result and finally approve it.
- Preparation for the procedure: you collect hair under a special cap and apply a special anesthetic cream on your eyebrows. The master unpacks the needles right in front of you.
- The procedure itself lasts 2-2.5 hours. Duration depends on many parameters: application technique, amount of work, individual tolerance. Feelings are comparable to a slight scratching, which at first does not bring much discomfort, but then begins to noticeably annoy. Be prepared for the tearing of your eyes, and do not do strong makeup. It is best not to paint at all before the session.
The master draws a new contour to your eyebrows and then fills it.
The first days after the procedure
The next few days your eyebrows will heal and cover with a crust, which will gradually peel off. Your task is not to stretch the healing process: do not soak the drying peels, do not go to the bath or sauna, do not swim in the pool. On the first day, it will still be necessary to wipe the eyebrows with chlorhexidine once or twice for disinfection, then nature will do everything itself. You are required not to interfere with the natural processes.
Do not be afraid that your eyebrows are too prominent on your face. After the crusts fall off, you will see that the skin under them is much lighter than expected. The loss of pigment is due to its shallow occurrence, which is why the final stage of the procedure is the correction. Regardless of the master's professionalism, correction is needed in almost 90% of cases.
Get ready for the fact that the correction will have to be repeated every 1.5-2 years, as the paint will gradually fade. If you come to a good specialist, then the tattoo will simply become more transparent, without any smudges or dramatic shade changes.
Everything is gone: if the result did not like
The end result depends on many factors, and no one is immune from disappointment in the final. The incompetence of the master, the intolerance of the pigment, the condition of the skin, your general state of health - everything can affect the fact that your new eyebrows turn out to be completely not what you would like them to be.
For a long time I didn’t want to do tauage. I have seen enough of any negative reviews, I heard from friends that a lot depends on the master. If it gets bad, it will ruin the face completely. The tattoo will be uneven, the color may be after the descent of the crust green, orange, blue. Come tattooing pieces. It scared me very much. My fears were confirmed.
Photo immediately after the session - the color is still holding
I did a terrible, poor-quality tattoo. Of course, maybe my fault here is that here I have such skin, BUT the master’s wines, too, are not small. He did not warn me that at first it is better to make a test and see how the skin perceives the pigment, and initially made the tattoo bad colors.
Due to the poor quality of the pigment and skin features, the tattoo almost disappeared.
The first thing you should do in this case is to talk to your master and discuss what exactly is wrong and how to fix it. If he is interested in maintaining his reputation, he will meet you and make a correction. If you are unable to reach the contact (and you clearly know that this is not your whim, but the master's mistake) - look for another specialist who will be ready to redo someone else's failed work.
If you understand that one correction will not be enough here - the result needs to be precisely erased - then you will have to resort to laser correction. The same method removes unsuccessful tattoos. It will be necessary to endure several sessions (depending on the depth of the pigment and skin type - from two to ten).
For the procedure of laser eye tattoo removal wear special glasses.
Did it hurt me? The first time - yes, the procedure is painful. The procedure lasts quickly - 5 minutes, so you can suffer. And the next time I did not hurt at all. After the procedure, the paint turned white and my hairs on the eyebrows turned white. The color of the change of paint to white means that the paint is amenable to laser and collapses.
For those who are afraid of needles: bio tattoo or henna tattoo
If you can't bring yourself to go under the needle, but still want to find some more permanent solution for eyebrow makeup, and not a daily update of the contour with pencil and shadows - try to do tattoo with henna.
The procedure itself is very simple - the eyebrows are covered with henna, the paint is kept on them until it dries, and then it is simply brushed off the eyebrows. The result holds a maximum of a month. But if you actively apply water procedures - go to the sauna, swim in the sea - then shorten this period for another two weeks.
Henna biotatuazh makes eyebrows much more expressive
Plus henna tattoo is that with proper skills, you can paint your eyebrows yourself. You can first try to visit the salon, see how the master treats henna, ask for a couple of tips and decide whether you can do it or not. But if you have little experience in painting eyebrows with a pencil, it is better to trust the master - after all, henna will not be so easy to scrub with lotion or makeup remover. On the other hand, if you do not like the form, then it will only be necessary to suffer a couple of weeks, and everything will return to its place. Therefore, this technique is suitable for those girls who often change mood.
Video: eyebrow tattoo henna
There is no single opinion about the procedure of eyebrow tattooing. Knowing all the pros and cons, as well as small nuances of the process, you yourself can decide for yourself whether you need a similar appearance correction or not. But the fact that the face clearly looks brighter, when the eyebrows are clearly traced and highlighted, no one doubts. Beautiful, neat and well-groomed eyebrows create the impression of harmony in appearance, even if you do not wear makeup. Find a convenient way to keep track of them - and be happy.