Monday, 30 April 2012

Eyebrow tatoos

Hello beauties!

I hope your weekend was great! Mine was extremely busy, as it was Jan's birthday on Friday, and we had our family and friends over for the occasion. We literally had people over from 10 in the morning to 11 in the evening, with no gap in between. And since it's Franco's birthday today (Happy birthday!!), we spent Saturday with them to celebrate today. So, it was busy!

Anyway, permanent makeup has been around forever. Everybody has seen someone or knows someone who had or has it done at some time or another. Also, the 'permanent' in the name is misleading, since all permanent makeup needs to be applied again every three to six months, since it fades. So it shouldn't shock you that its the same with eyebrow tattoos or permanent eyebrows, which is a growing beauty trend.

How it works :

Basically, it's just what the name says, the brows are tattooed onto your skin. Some companies actually create fine strokes to make every tattoo line as long and thick as an eyebrow hair, but not all of them do this. So the ink is dropped underneath your skin, and it stays there for a long time before it starts to fade. I can get no indication of how long it lasts before it fades on the internet, but every eyebrow tattoo company that I could find stated that it does actually fade and will need patching up eventually.

Also, it will take about a month to heal and fade, since the initial colour won't be perfect straight up. You brows will scab and be unpleasant to look at, but if you remove the scabs, you'll actually be removing the tattoo, and the procedure will have to be repeated. So, for a month you may have way too dark and weird looking eyebrows, which is why you can't have this done two weeks before your wedding!

Filling in your eyebrows can have a dramatic effect on your overall look, and I have to say, I get a lot more compliments since I've started doing this! But would I get my eyebrows tattooed? No. However, this is a great way of filling very sparse or very light brows, and it can be awesome for people with Alopecia or Cancer who have lost their brows. You can get some more info here and here.

Let me know what you think! Have you had your brows tattooed before, or would you do this? Also, share your overall permanent makeup experiences with us!

By the way, Liani's blog has changed again, the title is now Living Creatively. Please follow her bloggie! It's really cool (when she actually blogs) and she has some awesome ideas and images on there too. If you followed her blog before, you're still on there, it's just got a new name now. I'll put the link in the sidebar anyway.

Stay beautiful, and be kind to animals!

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