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Eyebrow Tattoo vs Microblading

by | Jan 25, 2022 | Comparison, Microblading | 0 comments

You might be confused on which is which as Eyebrow Tattoo and Microblading is very similar in many ways. As some artists say, ‘Eyebrow Tattoo is not Microblading but Microblading is tattooing an eyebrow’. 

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup where ink is placed underneath the skin. It is similar to eyebrow tattooing but very different is some important differences: 


Microblading lasts for about 1 to 2 years while Eyebrow Tattoo lasts forever!

Regular eyebrow tattoos can last a lifetime but with microblading, it certainly does not as the ink is not placed deep enough under the skin. This means that as your skin cycle goes through, The ink will eventually rise onto the surface or move around under the skin to appear lighter. Over time, the ink will fade significantly compared to an eyebrow tattoo. Depending on your skin, it may disappear. Microblading requires touch ups while eyebrow tattoo does not.


With Microblading, Black shades do not turn brown or blue.

Microblading uses a completely different ink for this procedure unlike the traditional tattooing. With Microblading, black shades do not turn brown or blue, it stays as it is. Even if the color fades, the color will stay true to its original color.


Microbladed Brows are hand-drawn; it is not necessary to use machinery.

For us to achieve a dazzling pair of eyebrows, it must be made with care and thoroughness. So, Microbladed artists need to use a hand tool other than a machine. What this means is that the ink will not bleed over time. With the help of a great Microblading Artist, you can be sure that the fine lines that are meant to stimulate your natural hair will not bleed out. Like the fine lines of a traditional tattoo.

Which is better, Microblading or Eyebrow Tattoo?

You may find Microblading famous and Eyebrow tattooing not so much. Eyebrow enhancement has seemed to reach its popularity peak and people have been asking which is the best treatment for them. A Microblading Therapy or Eyebrow Tattoo? 

Let’s first compare them with each other and see which is better.


Tattoo Ink Vs Microblading Pigment

Tattoo Ink differs from Microblading Pigment in a way that it fades over time. Tattoo Ink is known for developing a blue-green colored tint as it fades, especially in the edges of the tattoo. Black Tattoo Ink is renowned for turning blue or green, as the red pigments that keep it dark fade faster. As your eyebrow frames your face with its shape and structure, your eyebrows will appear blue if the ink fades. 

Microblading Pigments is another part of the story, comes in organic and inorganic variety and in a range of several colors. It can be the best option if you choose to make your eyebrows look more natural as it can blend into your natural eyebrows.

As Microblading Ink fades, the ink will stay true to its original color. With Microbladed eyebrows, you won’t have to worry about your eyebrows changing color to blue or green.


Permanent Vs Semi-permanent

The most significant difference between Microblading and Eyebrow Tattoo is its longevity or the time duration available for its results. Eyebrow Tattoos are permanent while Microbladed Eyebrows can only last up to 1 to 2 years. 

Why? Because once the ink is tattooed on your skin, it will be there as long as you live whereas microblading will eventually last up to 1 to 2 years only. However, while Eyebrow Tattoo is permanent, the colors may fade and lines may blur over time.


Needling Vs Blading 

One thing about Eyebrow tattoos is that it is done with the help of a machine with needles that penetrates deeply into the skin, making eyebrow tattoos generally more painful than Microblading.

In addition to this, the depth of the puncture encourages the use of more ink than needed causing the area to bleed in the surrounding area. 

On the other hand, Microblading is done with a hand tool which cuts only into the uppermost layer of the skin. The process then is much less painful than eyebrow tattooing, and also cause less damage to the skin resulting in a quicker recovery process. 


Natural Vs Filled Brows

Trained Microblading artists are trained to do their best on their procedures, as well as handling their equipment. They are skilled at hand-drawing fine lines which mimic the natural look and shape of each individual eyebrow hair.

These lines will blend in with your natural eyebrow to create the desired illusion that is often indistinguishable from the real eyebrows.

Even tattoo artists find it quite difficult to accomplish drawing fine lines of microblading with their tattoo gun. The primary comes down to the fact that tattooing doesn’t lend itself to the same precise technique.

Tattoo Eyebrows, however, often have a more solid look and appear as a brow filler as opposed to imitating natural brow hairs.


So, we’ve come down to our main question; Eyebrow Tattoo or Microblading? 

It depends on many factors, such as the procedure, the ink they will tend to use on your skin and many other factors but it mainly depends on what look you are going for and how much it will cost you.

In terms of price, Tattoo Eyebrows tend to be less expensive than Microblading. While Microblading can cost around $500 to $1000 per therapy depending on the studio, Eyebrow Tattoo is usually cheaper.

In addition to this, Eyebrow Tattoo has less maintenance and is permanent that’s why you can save more money. The only problem is that you have to be really careful on what eyebrow look you want to be drawn to your face because, due to its permanence, you cannot change your mind once it’s done.

The Microblading Procedure creates individual hairlike strokes that are identical to the client’s hair growth pattern of the surrounding eyebrow hair. Microblading creates a more natural awra and appearance compared to a tattooed eyebrow which results to be drawn and flat.

Some people might find the Microblading maintenance really expensive but it can be worth it. It still depends on the person if which of the following is the best procedure for them. Tattoo Eyebrows and Microblading have their own Pros and Cons but if Cosmetologists were to be asked, they would probably say Microblading because with this treatment, you have the chance of getting rid of it while you can’t get rid of Tattoo Eyebrows that easily.