What is Microblading
Microblading is a popular beauty procedure that involves tattooing the eyebrows with semi-permanent ink to add more shape and create a natural look. The microblading is done using 10 - 12 small blades in a pen-shaped holder, and it creates natural looking hair strokes in the eyebrow.
The microblading process is bespoke to each person that is undergoing the procedure, as the artist will make measurements to ensure they create the perfect brows for each face shape.
Why am I having it done?
|This is an old photograph but it shows my large and bold brows.|
Back in the '90s when I was a young girl it was fashionable to over pluck your eyebrows and make them super thin. As a result, my eyebrows are thin, have little to no shape, and I despise filling them in.
The reason why I hate filling them in is that I am garbage at it. That is literally it! I used to make them way too big. Seriously... It became a running joke at my previous job. I would laugh along because looking back I was just so terrible at it. However, as time went on I became lazy with them and don't bother too often. I always make them too dark and they never end up natural looking.
So, I figured since I am getting married in September I would like to have more shape and have natural looking brows that don't need
much any work.
How am I feeling before I get it done?
If I am being completely honest I am a bit anxious about it. Naturally, I have been watching YouTube videos and reading articles online, which was both good and bad. A lot of people say it was a great experience with no pain, and others that it was awful and the results were disappointing. I also checked out how they looked after the healing process is complete, as it can be misleading when you see the before and after pictures online.
The things that I worry about the most after watching the videos are discolouration, infection, and them looking worse than they did before. If that's even possible! 😂I also have very oily skin so I am a bit worried about that, as it could make the healing process difficult. 😓
Even though I am scared and have read good and bad things about it I am still excited to have it done. I have been playing with the idea for ages, and I just bit the bullet eventually and booked in. I've been busy reading reviews and looking at the images on the artists' website I have chosen, which adds to the excitement!
Have any of you guys had this done? How did it go for you and were you happy with the results? Please let me know in the comments because I am really curious! I will update you guys after I've had it done. 😀
You can read part two of this series here. Thanks for reading!