One thing I wish I was blessed with are some nice, thick, full eyebrows. Instead, I have these sparse, barely-there brows that I have to deal with. If the saying is “your eyes are the windows to your soul and your eyebrows are the window frame,” then my windows have been hanging by strings for years. I made the mistake of over-plucking my eyebrows in the 90s (yeah, pencil thin brows were in) and now I’m suffering the consequences. If you have to spend an extra 10 minutes in the morning to perfect your arch, welcome to the club.
Thank goodness makeup has strayed FAR away from the lines-for-brows trend, and we’re realizing that our brows deserve more tender, love and care than that. Nowadays, we have a plethora of options just for brow maintenance from brow pencils, gels, powders and stencils. In an attempts to recover my brows, I’ve even tried eyebrow tinting and I ended up with two black blocks as brows for a while. Not one of my better experiments.
While on my quest for an option that’ll save me those extra minutes in the morning, by some twist of fate, 3D eyebrow tattooing (sometimes called “embroidery”) popped up on my YouTube feed.
It’s not what you think traditional permanent makeup to be. When I read “tattoo,” I initially thought of those bold blocky lines people have permanently tattooed above their brow bone, but I scrapped that assumption when I started watching the process of 3D eyebrow tattoos.
First thing to note is that only the superficial layer of the skin is tattooed, making it semi-permanent. Also, the skin is numbed beforehand so no need to worry about pain. Depending on your maintenance, the tattoos can last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, so say goodbye to that eyebrow pencil. And the best part is how natural it looks! Instead of drawing two solid blocky lines, the beautician uses single strokes to imitate the client’s hair growth and the brow arches are personalized according to the person’s facial features. It’s a very tedious process, but the results are well worth it.
These ladies share their 3D eyebrow experiences:
Word of caution: do your homework before you get anything tattooed! Research for professionals in your area, and make sure they practice sanitary methods.
Featured image courtesy of wengie.com.