Microblading is a tool that is popular with the newer generation of permanent makeup artists. The marketing of Microblading has dominated our industry in the past 2 to 3 years.
Microblade is a hand held tool (non electrical) where the linear series of needles are configured tightly to form a "blade" or a "knife". The artist uses the "blade" to cut "hair like" incisions into the skin. The pigment is then smeared into the cuts. The width of the blade is extremely narrow so that the artist can create an illusion of eyebrow hairs.
Due to the narrow width of the blade, the artist must minimize the space in between each stroke. If the strokes are placed too far apart, the tattoo may appear sparse when healed. If the strokes are placed too closely, then the pigment from each stroke blend into the next stroke and causes pigment migration or a shaded look.
Immediately after the procedure, you will see the individual hair like stokes for about a week. However, when your skin repairs itself, the treated area secretes sebum which then dries into a scab. The appearance of individual strokes are not as apparent. Most Micro Blading healed brows look solid in color, due to the closeness of the strokes.
The photo above is done by Softap, it is hairstrokes with soft shading. It is not done by Micro Blading.
San Ramon, CA