Ok, here it is (finally – sorry for the wait)! I’m taking you with me to get my eyebrows microbladed; I’ll show you the process and the final result and hopefully answer any questions you may have.
1. YES, IT HURTS
…but not unbearably. I’ve never had a tattoo, but my guess is it’s similar…. only it’s on your face. For some reason the inner part of the eyebrow hurts less than the outer part. But you will most likely have some freezing.
2. DON’T FREAK OUT
It will be darker than you want for the first week – when I got home, my eyebrows were quite severe. It took about a week for mine to soften and I love the results.
3. IT TAKES TIME
My whole appointment took about 4 hours. It varies, but be prepared to be there for a while. The longest part was figuring out the shape, which is key. Tanya really took her time to get them perfect, which I appreciated.
4. DO YOUR RESEARCH
This is your face and microblading is semi-permanent. Don’t do it until you find someone whose work you love (I did research around Toronto and Vancouver for months before settling on Tanya).
5. KEEP THEM CLEAN
As per the instructions on the Studio Sashiko website, I gently washed with water and put the moisture barrier lotion that they supplied on a few times a day. You also need to avoid going underwater for two weeks (I didn’t wash my face in the shower). And no makeup (you honestly won’t need it)! As my brows were healing, there was some flaking, but I made sure to never pick at them so that they could heal naturally.
6. MAINTAIN THEM
Wear sunscreen daily (as you should be anyway), and minimize sun exposure, which can lighten your brows more quickly. Also, procedures like microdermabrasion, lasers, and peels could lighten pigment.
I am so happy with the results and will update you guys once I go back for my touch up in August. Comment below (or shoot me an email) if you have any more questions, I’m happy to help!