Eyebrow tattooing and microblading is becoming big business in the image-conscious cities of Vancouver and Toronto. The delicate hairs above the eye that follow the shape of the lower margin of your brow ridge have a major impact on your appearance. Because of this, people are taking longterm or permanent cosmetic action to alter the shape, fullness, and symmetry of their brows to highlight the eyes and better frame the face.
Eyebrow tattooing is a permanent solution which uses ink, and follows the traditional practice of getting tattooed. Eyebrow microblading is a non permanent (typically lasts up to a year or 18-months) method that applies pigment (vs ink) to the second dermal layer of your skin in fine strokes using a specialized hand-held tool. Both are very effective, with preferences varying by individual needs. The intent of this article however, is to help you decide whether or not you should consider moving forward with either, or to leave your brow as it is now.
5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting Your Eyebrows Tattooed or Microbladed
You Have Very Thin Eyebrows
Are people having a hard time reading your expression? Can they not tell if you’re angry, or surprised? Your eyebrows (or lack thereof) are likely to blame.
There are a variety of reasons for people having thin eyebrows. Genetics play a big role, but the lack of thick hair in this area may be the result of other factors. Your diet may have impacted the health of your eyebrow hair. For example, example an iron deficiency can lead to hair loss, whereas, an excess of vitamin A can do the same. While corrective nutrition can help restore the thickness of your eyebrows, some may never recover. In addition, medical conditions such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) can result in hair loss at the brow, while chemotherapy recipients experience the same, with little growth after recovery.
Another culprit that is common to people considering eyebrow tattoos (or microblading) is over-plucking. Those of you who have spent a lot of time shaping and reshaping your eyebrows with tweezers may be left with little canvas to work with. Others may have recently suffered a “threading accident” and are seeking immediate recourse.
Whatever the cause of your thin eyebrows may be, tattooing or microblading can rectify this aesthetic concern.
You’re Unhappy with the Symmetry of Your Face
Very few are born with a perfectly symmetrical face. That’s why you hear people ask to have a picture taken on their “good side”. Now by no means should you feel required to achieve the supposedly perfect symmetry that you see in fashion magazines and the like (beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder). However, some of you have been bothered by unevenness of the brow, and are tired of using makeup and dramatic hairstyles/bangs to manipulate the look. An eyebrow tattoo (or microblade) can correct an uneven brow and restore your confidence. Just don’t ask for “The Rock” as that whole raised eyebrow thing kind of died when he left the WWF and started doing Disney movies as Dwayne Johnson.
You’re Tired of Applying Eyebrow Makeup
Is you bathroom counter or bedroom bureau littered with eyebrow gels, pencils, powders, fillers, fixers, enhancers, and brow makeup? Are you tired of the daily routine and the hours is sucks from each and every week of your life? At the same time, do you have zero intention of going au natural with your eyebrows? Then you sound like a great candidate for eyebrow tattoos or microblading.
You’re Tired of Blowing Disposable Income on Eyebrow Makeup
You know that collection of eyebrow gels, pencils, powders, fillers, fixers, enhancers, and brow makeup that we mentioned above? Well, as you and your bank statement knows, they make a big dent in your monthly budget. Put that dough towards an RRSP, mortgage, or something better like new clothes and accessories or a trip to Vegas. Invest once in a tattoo or once per year in microblading and your bottom line will look a lot better, along with your brow.
Access to Better Solutions Than Your Mother/Grandmother Had
Some people remain on the fence about getting an eyebrow tattoo because they’ve seen what it looks like on their elders, those who received the procedure ten or fifteen years (or more) ago. Back then, few tattooists had the unique skill or access to microblading technology to deliver natural looking eyebrows. Thankfully, that has changed, at least when you’ve found a reputable tattoo studio that offers professional permanent/semi-permanent makeup solutions. So go on a head and book your consultation and feel free to bring in your mother/grandmother for a touch-up too!