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So what is Microblading?

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

Microblading has been around for many years now, so chances are many of you know what it is and what it does. For those of you who have never heard about it or have but not sure what it involves, hopefully by reading this you will gain a better understanding.

Microblading is a process of creating super fine realistic hair strokes by using a hand tool called a microblade. A microblade is made up of several tiny needles which deposits semi permanent pigment ink into the fine strokes, therefore creating the look of realistic natural eyebrow hair. Because the strokes are so fine and gives a natural look, it is also referred to as eyebrow embroidery, micro-stroking or feather brows. It is different to machine tattooing as the pigment is not implanted as deep into the skin layers as with conventional tattooing. This is why it is semi permanent and not permanent like a common tattoo. Microblading originated from Asia over 25 years ago. Not much is known about its earlier history but the existence of similar techniques of implanting pigment in the skin after creating fine incisions could be traced back to thousands of years. In recent years, microblading has certainly grown in popularity in the western world. It's not just ladies that are having it done, as it’s becoming increasingly popular for men too. The method has advanced so much, there are so many different fine stroke designs that can be achieved using different microblading tools. It takes years of experience and practice to carry out microblading successfully, so not just anyone can do it, neither is it a suitable procedure for every person. My next post will cover who microblading is suitable for and why it would be beneficial.

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