Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing used to create fuller, bolder brows by implanting semi-permanent pigment beneath the skin. Microblading artists mimic the appearance of natural hair strokes using tiny, sterile needles for a natural, realistic effect.
How is microblading different than body TATTOOING?
Think of microblading as perfect eyebrow makeup you don't have to wash off at night. Cosmetic tattooing is designed to enhance your face's natural features. Unlike standard tattoo ink, cosmetic tattoo pigment is designed to slowly fade over time. Fading creates the possibility of changing the shape and fullness of your brows as you age and as trends change.
How long will my brows last?
The pigment used during microblading is semi-permanent, which means it won't wash off. The typical client refreshes their color every one to two years due to fading. Some things to know: If you use a lighter pigment color or receive frequent sun exposure, your brows are more likely to fade at a faster rate.
Every face is unique and every skin type will react differently to pigments, so there is no way to guarantee exactly how long your brows will last. At your second session (ideally eight to 12 weeks after your first appointment) we can evaluate how your skin reacted to the pigment and make changes if necessary.
How many treatments do I need?
At least two treatments are typically needed for optimal results. Your second session should be no sooner than eight weeks after your first session (10 to 12 weeks later is optimal).
How will I look afterward?
In the first few days after your treatment, your brows will look darker and bolder than expected – but don't worry, they'll lighten up as your brows heal. You may experience minimal redness and swelling directly following your appointment, as well as light bleeding or the secretion of lymph fluid.
Could microblading be wrong for me?
We're all unique, and some skin types are better suited for microblading than others. Your pigment may fade sooner if you smoke regularly, if you're anemic or iron deficient, or if your face gets frequent sun exposure.
If you have highly oily skin, microblading may not be right for you.
If you have little to no existing eyebrow hair, your tattoo may look more 2-dimensional than those with fuller natural brows.
As a safety precaution, I do not do micropigmentation services on clients who are pregnant or nursing. All clients must be 18 years old.
Please disclose before booking if any of the following applies to you, as microblading could be wrong for you:
- Chemotherapy treatments
- Sick (cold, flu etc)
- Pregnant or nursing
- Major heart problems,
- Rash or sunburn on or around treatment area
- Allergy to lidocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
- Prescription blood thinners
- Accutane in the past year
- Previous permanent makeup,
- Viral infections/disease
- Use of lash or brow growth serums
Do you do cover-ups?
I accept cosmetic tattoo cover-up appointments on a limited basis. You must contact me prior to your appointment if you want a cover-up done, no matter how faded the previous work may be.
Any clients who arrive at their appointment without disclosing previous work will forfeit their appointment without a refund.
What should i do before & after my appointment?
Please read my detailed appointment prep and after-care instructions and follow them for best results.
Is the equipment safe?
Of course! I keep my space at Studio Aurum in Salt Lake City completely sterile and immaculate. During your treatment, I only use sterile, single-use needles and supplies that I discard immediately after your appointment.
How do I book an appointment?
Please visit my booking page to reserve your appointment.
What payments do you accept?
I accept all major credit and debit cards, cash, and Venmo. Clients who pay cash will receive a 10 percent discount on their service.
Can I stop wearing brow makeup?
Microblading is designed to naturally enhance your brows, not replace a full face of makeup. Some clients still fill in microbladed brows when doing a full makeup look – it all depends on your preference!