Everything that you need to know about tattoo eyebrows, including tons of photos of celebrities who have them!
When you hear the words “eyebrows” and “tattoo” in the same sentence, you probably think: “What crazy person would get their eyebrows tattooed?” Tattoo eyebrows are quite popular in Singapore and Malaysia, but the trend has not caught on in other countries. But, before you see the pictures and learn what tattoo eyebrows look like, let us tell you something about the entire process itself.
So, tattooed eyebrows are also known as also known as cosmetic tattooing, semi-permanent makeup, pigment embroidery, 3D eyebrow embroidery, or microblading. Once you get your eyebrows tattooed, they won’t stay that way forever, like the other, permanent tattoos do. Since this type of makeup is semi-permanent, expect you eyebrows to stick around for a year or so.
Tattoo Eyebrows IMPORTANT INFO:
Eyebrow tattoos are not those disgusting, fake eyebrows you see on girls with fake tans and fake, well, everything. Eyebrow tattoos are a sort of art. A semi-permanent pigment is pushed into the surface of the skin with a fine blade. This is done in such a way that it mimics the growth of your already existing hair, and create natural-looking brows. There are no tattoo guns, ink, pain, bleeding or downtime.
Once you make up your mind to do so, you need to go looking for a proper artist. For example, check out the work of an Instagram-famous cosmetic tattoo artist Shaughnessy Keely. The process of searching for a good cosmetic tattoo artist may take some time. When looking for one, make sure to pay attention to the following things:
- Artist’s portfolio. Social media makes it incredibly easy to research your cosmetic tattoo artist in depth.
- Artist’s training. It should be accredited by either an awarding organisation or an official association such as BABTAC.
- Once you visit your artist, take a look around. The clinic should be clean and hygienic.
- Check out their tools. A proper artist should only use machines/tools that have a CE mark and the pigment should follow the EU safety regulations.
Another thing you need to prepare yourself for is the price. Do not go for a cheaper artist because you may end up with a messed up face! And for an entire year, or even more. Or, the artist may do good work but improper tools and pigments may cause damage to your face. When it comes to prices, usually artist charge around $50 per consultation and the actual tattoo service costs between $400 and $650. Touch-ups cost around $250.
Are you ready for the pictures? Go on, take a look.
37. Things People Learn from Tattoo Eyebrows
This is a photo of Renee Jacques, a digital editor at allure.com. She devoted an article to tattoo eyebrows and her experience when it comes to them. One of the most important things she mentions is the indecisiveness you go through before you get your tattoo eyebrows. You will catch yourself thinking about giving up when you are on the way to the artist. But, in the end, she claims that everything is worth it.
This picture shows Renee after the tattoo artist outlined her brows with a Sharpie. The plastic wrap was used to make the numbing ointment sink in. Yes, the numbing ointment is used in order to help this experience make as painless as possible.
36. Celebrities with Tattoo Eyebrows
So many celebrities and reality stars have tattoo eyebrows. You may have wondered how they managed to get those perfect eyebrows. Well, here is your answer. They are tattooed! A good tattoo artist will make sure that your new eyebrows highlight your features by adding shape, color, symmetry, density and balance. It can be a long-lasting and smudge-free solution to get that perfect arch on your face and up your glam quotient! Other than Rihanna, some celebrities that also have tattoo eyebrows are Angelina Jolie, Coleen Rooney, Natalie Cassidy and Katie Price.
Every cosmetic tattoo artist will have a couple of sessions with you, before you two set the date of the appointment. There, you will talk about many things – from the shape of your new eyebrows to their color. The artist may go for a darker color than your natural eyebrows. But, don’t be afraid. Sometimes, our eyebrows are too light/too dark. If the artist has a good portfolio and many positive reviews, then there is nothing you should be afraid of.
34. Three Stages of Tattooing Your Eyebrows
This picture shows you the three stages of the eyebrow tattooing process. The first one is during the treatment. The eyebrows are outlined and filled in. The second picture was taken right after the entire process was done. The third picture shows how do the eyebrows look seven days later after everything settles down nicely.
33. No More Filling In
Sometimes, your eyebrows decide to stop growing in certain spots. Why? Nobody knows. You may have searched for better solutions than filling in and came across eyebrow embroidery. But, you probably skipped that option because it seems too risky. Did you change your mind after seeing all these amazing pictures?
32. Real or Tattooed?
As mentioned already, tattoo eyebrows, when done by a properly trained artist, look just like the real eyebrows. These eyebrows will help you improve your looks and be more confident. Let’s face it, the face is the most important part of your body. And, not all of us can grow eyebrows! That is where this amazing, semi-permanent treatment comes in.
31. You Will Adore Your Tattoo Eyebrows
This treatment is emotionally exhausting. You are subjecting your face, the crucial part of your body, your looks to something that will last for a long time. If done wrong, you are doomed. And, there is always the fear of that the new eyebrows will not fit you and that they will look unnatural. Many people claim that right after they were done with the treatment they hated their new eyebrows!
But, they hated them only for a split second. Then, they fell in love with their new eyebrows.
30. How Long Does It Take?
Unlike the real tattoos, this process takes around 20 – 30 minutes. Yes, you’ve read that right!
Filling in your eyebrows is a great alternative. You probably already are a pro when it comes to that! But, it is a bit disappointing to receive so many compliments for your eyebrows and then watch them disappear at the end of the day. By getting tattoo eyebrows, the only thing that will disappear will be the problem of disappearing eyebrows.
27. Do Tattoo Eyebrows Hurt?
An amazing thing about eyebrow embroidery is that it practically does not hurt at all. Before the artist starts performing miracles, a numbing ointment will be placed over the brow area. Thanks to this, you will not feel any pain. You may feel a slightly uncomfortable sensation, like someone is scratching your face.
But, the process is not completely painless either. As the treatment goes on, the effect of the numbing ointment wears off. Then, you may feel a slight pain that is adequate to piercing your ears. Not unbearable, but not completely painless.
Many people also wonder is there any blood. We will be glad to tell you that there is not.
Right after you are done with the treatment, you may feel that your new eyebrows are too dark for your skin tone. But, do not panic. The ink looks intense in the beginning, but the intensity fades away very soon. It will take only a week for the shade of your eyebrows to fade to what you’ll really want them to look like.
24. Do Your Research!
It may take you a couple of months to find the right tattoo artist and schedule the appointment. But, there is one thing that can encourage you – customer reviews. If you read them, you will see a large number of women thankful for discovering a certain artist and tattoo eyebrows.
One of the most inspiring stories I ever read was from a cancer survivor. Due to chemotherapy, her eyebrows fell out and never grew back. She was tired of having to draw her eyebrows every morning and watch them completely disappear in the evening. Some people may think: “Why are you girls making such a fuss about eyebrows?!” But, once you discover a certain insecurity on your body it will follow you forever.
Ready for more tattoo eyebrows and designs? Once you do get your new eyebrows, you will have to take care of them in a special way during the first week. Don’t worry! It is not anything complicated. You just won’t be able to wash your face…
Just kidding! You will be able to wash your face, but you will just have to be extra careful, meaning that it would be the best if the water does not touch your eyebrows at all. Water may wash off the pigment a bit, and you do not want that of course. Instead, you may use a washcloth to clean the area around your eyebrows.
Another thing you are advised to do is to apply a healing ointment your cosmetic tattoo artist will recommend to you. It will help your eyebrows and the area around them heal nicely.
If you are worried how will you look right after the procedure, you will look just fine. Most of the pictures you have seen are taken right after the procedure. There is no redness, no swelling, no pain after the procedure. You will be able to apply makeup normally and carry on with your everyday activities.
What do you think, what will the reactions of your friends be like once you do get your eyebrows ‘done’?
Well, the thing is the people you are close with may notice the difference. For example, if you fill in your eyebrows regularly, then they will look basically the same, just a bit more natural. If you don’t, then the difference will be big and they definitely will notice the difference.
When people ask you what do you do to keep your eyebrows trimmed nicely, do not be ashamed to reveal your secret. Just, be prepared to have people coming real close to your face to see if you are actually telling the truth!
Many cosmetic tattoo artists will recommend you to come back after a month for a touch-up. Don’t worry it is not a “scam,” or an artist trying to get more money. It is necessary if you would like your eyebrows to stay the way they are for a year or two.
Here are more tattoo eyebrows:
You are almost near the end of this article. Are you having doubts and wondering: “Do I really need this?” Well, think about it once again. If your natural eyebrows make you self-conscious and are more like a burden to you, then yes, you do need this.
However, if you have no problems with filling in your eyebrows regularly and they do not make you self-conscious, then you probably should think once again about this entire procedure.
If you ask women who got tattoo eyebrows would they do it again, I am pretty sure all of them would tell you ‘YES’! Isn’t it obvious why? First of all, they all look amazing and completely natural! Second of all, you will never have to think about the way they look again! Or, at least until they naturally fade away.
P.S. Don’t be surprised even if guys start complimenting new eyebrows!