Microblading is a rising cosmetic trend that has many people feeling confused. What exactly is this new technique, and where are blades involved? We’ll answer the basics in this post.
So what is microblading exactly?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that uses a number of small needles on a handle to draw in permanent lines that appear like eyebrow hairs, but are actually just pigment. No blades are involved — anything capable of creating deep cuts in the skin, such as a scalpel, should absolutely not be involved. The small tool used should be entirely sterile and disposable, just like with standard tattoo materials.
How permanent is it?
Microblading tattoos last roughly one year, since less pigment is injected into the skin than with traditional cosmetic tattooing approaches. The more established approaches use a coil/rotary machine, a tool that offers results lasting several years. Microblading is a valid short-term solution to problems that established cosmetic tattooing techniques address for longer periods of time, which is why microblading is cheaper.
Is it a more easily applied technique?
Not necessarily. Even though microblading occurs on a smaller scale, its precision and craft require just as much skill and training as any notable permanent cosmetic technique. Adequacy in this field comes with experience that can’t just be taught.
The Whitney Center is proud to announce our expansion into microblading! Our permanent cosmetics expert Mandy Sauler, who has over 20 years of experience and is board certified by both The American Academy of Micropigmentation and the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals, will begin offering the procedure in our New York office soon. Contact us today to make the first steps in booking an appointment.