What is Microblading?
What is this thing? Let’s talk about what microblading is and touch on some other things in the semi permanent makeup world!
If you rather read, the transcript is below. (Edited for easier reading!)
My name is Hannah Maruyama. I am the owner and master artist, here, at YAMA Studios. A semi permanent makeup studio based, here, in Honolulu, HI.
I’m here today to talk to you about microblading.
Microblading is a semi permanent cosmetic tattoo. Semi permanent because over time the pigment will fade. Pigments, modern pigments, are designed to fade, unlike tattoo ink. Tattoo ink is designed to stay put forever. And while microblading and other semi permanent makeup will leave small particles under your skin eventually you won’t be able to see it anymore. Which is why you have to go back to touch up semi permanent makeup.
Microblading is probably, and arguably, the most popular semi permanent application that you can have today.
Microblading involves the use of a small manual hand tool that are a bunch of small, tiny, sterile needles all arranged in a row and that is what is used to make hair like incisions into the skin to deposit pigment. Now, the incisions, if the artist is doing their job correctly, go to the basal layer of your epidermis. So, if you’re looking at your skin, your top layer is your epidermis. The deepest layer of your epidermis is the basal layer. The basal layer is the sweet spot. This is where microblading pigment lives. Below that is the dermis and the dermis is where tattoos go. Just to give you a little information as to how they’re different.
So, quick recap: microblading is done in a different layer of the skin than tattoos.
- Microblading is done using pigment not tattoo ink.
- Microblading is done using a hand tool not a digital tattoo gun.
And now you kind of now what microblading is. It’s a really fantastic procedure. Once I found out about it. I could not wait to learn how to do it. I got certified. I opened two studios, now. This is studio round two. And it’s a lot of fun, but really life changing for people that have gaps in their brow or especially people that have old tattoos and have done their eyebrows in a way that they need covered up or they would like to disguise and make look more natural. But microblading is a fantastic, truly fantastic service and I really enjoy offering it.
If you would like to learn more about semi permanent makeup, or you’re interested in learning about microblading as well, click on any of my other videos. Please subscribe. I’ll be posting weekly. And also if you really want to dive deeper into this world and learn more about it, my book is also linked below. It’s called Before the Blade: What You Need to Know Before Getting Microblading or Semi Permanent Makeup.
Important stuff! It’s a good overview of what to expect, how your appointment is going to go, how to choose your artist, how to care for your semi permanent makeup, who is a good candidate for it, and just general warnings and cautions. Things you need to know. Things that might eliminate you. All kinds of good stuff in there.
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