3 things you should know before you tattoo your eyebrows
13 Jul, 2017
Cosmetic tattoos are a beauty treatment that many people are seeking right now. It's a great option to have if you've got uneven or sparse eyebrows, or have scar tissue that stops the growth of hairs.
Getting them tattooed saves valuable time in the morning, and you can go about activities such as swimming without worrying about your them washing off.
However, the whole idea can be quite off-putting to some - it is still a tattoo, in the simplest sense, and will be semi-permanent. In saying so, many women still find it a beneficial treatment to get. It does help to do your research so you can make an informed decision.
Here are three things that you should know before getting a cosmetic tattoo for your eyebrows.
1. It's a commitment, but not a permanent one
Many people think tattoos will last the test of time. That isn't necessarily true, as all tattoos will fade to some degree.
Most of it depends on what colour ink you need. The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals explains that it also relies on the technique by your beauty clinician - if they don't tattoo the ink or pigments into the upper dermal layer of your skin, it will fade faster.
That's because the outer layer of your skin is constantly producing and shedding new skin cells, and by going against the nature of your skin and making things semi-permanent, you have to do so with absolute precision in a layer of the skin that isn't constantly shedding new cells.
2. It's a tattoo so may hurt a little
The skin on your face is very sensitive, and a lot thinner than many other parts of your body. Getting a tattoo anywhere on your body can hurt, so the same applies to your delicate brow area.
While that can turn many women away from this procedure, you have to remember that it's different to traditional tattooing. At Claire Francoise, we use a feathering method, which means carefully tattooing individual hairs at a time.
There will be a numbing treatment, but that can wear off. However, while the quick, short strokes can hurt, there will be only a very small amount of pain at a time.
3. It requires a little maintenance after
Don't expect to leave the clinic and waltz straight up to a wedding with your new brows. Like any tattoo, they will be red, and either slightly numb or painful. The swelling will go down within a few hours, but for a week or so, you'll be required to apply a topical healing ointment and keep them dry so the ink can set.
This mean, for any special events, you need to plan your cosmetic tattoo well ahead of a glamorous night. For any questions or queries, feel free to contact our friendly team today.