Cosmetic eyebrow tattoo refers to a procedure of depositing natural special color pigments of natural origin into the dermis skin layer to enhance the appearance of your eyebrow.
Cosmetic tattoo methods are normally done to sharpen the natural features and contours of the face, in this case for the eyebrow. The process itself is done by using disposable sterile needles to copy the exterior of natural hair strokes or makeup lines. The pigments are usually made of iron oxides and are injected into the skin looking strong at first, but fading out with time. Fading is not an issue as it enables the practitioner to make adjustments to the form and color of the spot in future sessions.
A cosmetic eyebrow tattoo typically needs a touch-up session every 1 to 2 years. As everybody is different, the duration of results varies from one case to another. Typical touch-up sessions is required once a year, or as recommended by your doctor. A cosmetic eyebrow tattoo can save both time and effort in applying makeup on a regular basis.
Cosmetic tattoos on the eyebrows help craft and mimic the appearance of naturally full eyebrows as well as correct and enhance the form, definition, structure or thickness of the brows.
$170 to $1,000
There are 3 phases of eyebrow drawing.
During the initial consultation, you’ll discuss the following:
During the consultation, we will discuss with you your expectations, the measures that need to be performed, the chosen shades, and a removable drawing of the final results.
Once the consultation is over, we will give you a numbing cream to apply for at least half an hour before the procedure. The tattoo pigments will be injected into the eyebrow region using medical-grade facial tattoo needles.
You should normally feel minimal pain and discomfort. If the pain becomes unbearable for you, the practitioner may apply more numbing cream to the affected spot. The entire process typically lasts 1-2 hours, however, the exact timing varies from one person to another, depending on the appearance of the eyebrows and the skill of the practitioner.
Once the procedure is over, you may encounter a slight sharp pain or itching. Please keep in mind that needles are used only once per client and disposed of after.
You may need to have a second session around 4-6 weeks. This is typically quicker and is needed to add more pigments to the eyebrows to preserve the results uniformly as some spots may not hold enough pigment at first. This is perfectly normal as every case heals differently and any minor issues will be fixed during touchup.
You will be asked to follow these suggestions a few days or hours before your actual appointment:
The first few days after the session and during the healing phase, your skin may feel itchy. This is perfectly normal and is a sign that the area is healing as expected. You may feel like easing the discomfort with cold compress. Although cold compresses or face cloths won’t necessarily reduce any swelling, they may help provide some relief. However, do not overdo these as repeated attempts to soothe the already affected area may actually boost the risk of skin damage and infections.
Avoid applying any pressure to your new eyebrow tattoo and make sure you don’t scrub, scratch, or rub the treated area as this may lead to loss of pigments and scaling. The average healing period varies from one person to another and depends on different factors such as age, sex, skin type, hormones, blood circulation, and the rate your skin recovers after swelling.
Typically, as with any kind of skin trauma, mature and looser skin tends to need more time to head compared to younger and denser skin. Other factors that determine healing time include diet, physical exercise, exposure to sun rays, and any pills and/or supplements the person takes.
We understand you may want to change your plans due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its health implications.
While cosmetic tattoos are highly popular, there are still some potential risks and adverse effects you may need to think of.
Typical risks include:
How long does the treatment take?
Usually, the procedure takes 1-2 hours, based on the type of process you are subject to. For eyebrow tattoos, the lengthiest phase of the appointment is the consultation and the sketching of the eyebrow shape. The actual tattoo/inking procedure lasts approximately 1 hour. Once you book your session, your tattoo artist will discuss with you the time necessary to complete the process and give you the time and opportunity to ask questions regarding the process and the results you expect.
Is getting a cosmetic tattoo on my eyebrows painful?
The degree of pain and discomfort varies from one person to another. However, most people encounter a bit of itching and pain during the initial 5-10 minutes of the procedure. Once the treated spot has been numbed properly though, the pain is minimized. Overall, the process should be quite tolerable. If you have sensitive skin, ask your doctor if you could get a small tube of EMLA or any other numbing cream. Apply it to the spot generously at least 30 minutes to an hour before treatment. This will minimize any pain or discomfort.
Can I remove my eyebrow tattoo if I change my mind?
Technically yes, however, just like regular tattoos, it takes several laser removal sessions to remove the pigments. If you can’t make up your mind or you are unsure if you should get a cosmetic tattoo that will last you a couple of years, take some time to explore all the pros and cons before you finally do it. If you want to do the process but want more natural and subtle results, you should discuss this with your eyebrow artist–they may just fill in some spots with lighter strokes or apply only a thin top liner. Remember that your artist may make your eyebrow thicker or darker during a touchup but it is hard to go the opposite way (dark to lighter) so we suggest you start off with a less dramatic shade or shape first.
Who is not an ideal candidate for this treatment?