Microblading is a form of tattooing used to partially of fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. It is ideal to fully reconstruct, define, cover gaps, or fill over-plucked eyebrows.
The treatment begins with developing the desired shape, then using individual tattoo strokes or "feathers" in the area to plot the shape and style requested. Each microblading stroke is applied individually, allowing the tattoo artist or beauty technician to control the shape, color, and density of the completed eyebrows. Color choice is patient-specific and is mixed using a natural selection of micropigments to complement hair color and skin tone.
Safety precaution for microblading are similar to those for any other tattooing technique. The most common complications and client dissatisfaction that result from any form of tattooing is misapplication of the pigment, pigment migration, and color change. Although serious complications are uncommon, like all forms of tattooing, risks associated with microblading include the transmission of bloodborne pathogenic organisms (e.g. HIV, hepatitis C virus) as well as reactions to pigment ingredients. This is why microblading technicians must hold appropriate licenses and registrations for the provision of all tattoo services, including microblading.