Is Microblading a tattoo?

Microblading is a tattoo. The top layer of skin is sliced open with a blade and the tattoo pigment on the blade is pushed into the skin during the process. When the skin heals, the pigment remains under the top layer of the skin, creating a tattoo.

When a rotary or digital machine is used to create cosmetic tattooing, a needle perforates the skin and the pigment on the needle is pushed into the skin. Both treatments provide a cosmetic tattoo.

We have found for some clients microblading can seem like it’s not a tattoo and are more open to it as a treatment. The sound of the machine is absent. The word tattoo is also often not associated with the treatment, even though as explained above, it is in fact a tattoo procedure.

Also, people are more familiar with the term microblading. It’s been part of our lexicon for a few years now. Nano Brows, Feather Brows, Feathering or Hair Stroke Brows are names commonly used to describe hair strokes created by a digital machine and are terms not used as much as microblading, so they are less understood as providing the same cosmetic tattoo treatment.

Sometimes, some PMU artists use the term Microblading for machine work.

Is Microblading a semi permanent treatment?

Cosmetic tattooing whether it’s with a microblading tool or digital machine will fade and soften over time. It is unlikely to completely disappear and in this respect you cannot say it is semi permanent. This is why the term permanent makeup or PMU is often used to describe cosmetic tattooing.

How much your brow tattoo will fade will depend on how much pigment was implanted, how dark the pigment is, how much time has passed, your lifestyle and other factors.

What can I do if I want to remove my Microblading?

If you want to remove your microblading we recommend using the saline method of removal which we offer here. It will lift and lighten the brow tattoo. Treatment often takes a few sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart. The saline flushes the pigment out of the skin and the average session is 45 minutes providing good results.

 

 


Winter is slowly approaching Sydney and out have come my fluffy thick socks from the back of my sock draw. A friend of mine jokingly calls hers her “mood killers”. I don’t know if I agree, I think they can look pretty cute.

It’s a great time of year to reflect as social events become less manic and we can focus on a little self care, whatever that may entail for you. For me, it’s taking time to read fiction and of course spend time on my beauty treatments.

It’s also an ideal moment to set up a schedule for self care and block out regular times for hair, beauty and exercise in your calendar and minimise the personal admin that swamps our busy lives. We offer standing appointments at Elegant Lashes so ask us about it at your next booking if this is something you are interested in.

Beauty wise, it’s a fantastic time of year to get your cosmetic tattoo refresh. There is less chance of sun exposure when healing and it’s easier to hide out at home during the downtime if this is something you prefer to do during the first few days.

Eyeliner Tattoo has become quite popular and we are seeing a rise in bookings for this treatment. Like with our Feather Brows Tattoo treatment we provide a complementary, no pressure consultation for this too.

Just a reminder, many of our staff can do threading for brows and face. Threading is a great choice if you have sensitive skin, are using Retin A or AHA’s or are on Roaccutane. Compared to waxing, threading can pick up the smallest of hairs. Interesting fact, most of our male clients prefer threading to waxing and we can do neck hair for males too on request. Much less irritation than shaving.

With love,

Merryn and the Always Elegant team xo


After taking some time off after giving birth (it never sounds quite right saying “time off” as looking after newborns is round the clock hard work!), Wendy is returning to Elegant Lashes.

From November, Wendy is available for Cosmetic Tattooing appointments at our Bondi Junction salon. This is great news for our returning clients wanting to book back in for a brow refresh and also for our clients new to cosmetic tattooing as Wendy is able to perform all Cosmetic Tattooing treatments for the eyes and brows including Feather Brows, Ombre Brows, Powder Brows, Saline Removal, Eyeliner, Inner Eyeliner and Smokey Eyeliner.

Wendy mapping the brows during a consult

Wendy is particularly skilled at getting colour to hold on tricky skin types. Such as oily skin, older skin and Fitzpatrick V and Fitzpatrick VI skin types.

Cosmetic Tattooing consultations are free and there is no obligation to book afterwards.

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Feather Brows

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Now we are heading to winter it’s the perfect time to get your brows feathered. The sun is weak and the days are short, optimal for healing and hiding in the first couple of days when the colour can appear slightly darker!

Book in with Raman or Wendy, our feather brow specialists, for a free consultation, and as always, there is no obligation to book afterwards. Jump on our Instagram to check out our work.