What is the difference between tattooing and microblading?
What is the difference between tattooing and microblading? Microblading is a shallow procedure, where pigment is applied just beneath the surface of the skin. Microblade eyebrows are semi-permanent, lasting for 1-2 years. When they begin to fade, the client can come in for a touch-up, where more pigment is applied directly above the original pigment. Tattooing, on the other hand, is a permanent application of pigment under the dermis of the skin. Over time,
The advantages of microblading are both in its method of application, and in it’s semi-permanence. It is applied by a pen, in shallow strokes across the surface of the skin. This produces an effect of feathery, hair-like strokes. Depending on the skill of the artist, these strokes can very closely resemble the look of natural eyebrow hair.
Because the pigment is applied just beneath the surface, and is semi-permanent, it exfoliates away before it fades and changes tones. Tattoo pigments gradually fade to shades of gray, blue, green, etc… Because they remain under the skin forever, the fading color will also be permanent.
If microblading were to be left alone for a few years (without a touch-up to apply more pigment) it would fade away. The old color disappears and the new color can always be kept fresh. It also means that client has the option of adjusting the color each year, to be compatible with their hair color, which may have changed over time.