Jul 25, 2016

Only because you asked, brow time

Permanent cosmetic tattooing lasts for a few years,
but is not forever like traditional tats.
 This is a solid powder fill because I have only a few hairs from the middle to end.
 


Close up - you can see my thin hairs ending around the middle.  There is a method called microblading or something like that, it's very fine hairlines and totally realistic.  But it may only last 6 months, my method fades in about a year or longer (depending on the # of sweaty flashes) and then is touched up to darken again.  And the most asked question - no it really doesn't hurt too bad.  They use a numbing cream over and over during the procedure and although I did feel it in the beginning, it was like getting pinched.  And it's over pretty quick so no big deal. BUT - make sure you see her work beforehand - some use very dark ink and terrible looking hair strokes.  The first week will be darker because some of the ink sloughs off, and you may need a touchup after a few weeks if there are any spots that didn't take as well.   I choose a medium brown even though my hair color is very dark (when I color it on time).  It's lightened and is now perfect.  You can also get a shade of gray for salt & pepper hair.  Her charge for both brows was $125, so so worth it to not have to worry about the pencil coming off.  I came home from a flashy shopping trip to find myself with one brow gone and one smeared.  Kind of like walking around with my one lens sunglasses.  I feel it's made a huge difference and ...... I'm 65 and it's time I started doing some things for me.
 
Other than eating a bag of Dove chocolate covered blueberries AND a bag of chocolate covered cranberries.  Neither survived 48 hours.  I am so ashamed.
 
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18 comments:

Annie said...

Looks great and well worth it to make you feel good about yourself. I never knew it wasn't permanent. But neither is hair dye so not really a big deal.

gracie said...

Very nice

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Happy for you...Maybe I should give it another try...brow hairs have really thinned out so I keep my banks LONG. Yours look wonderful...I will need 'salt and pepper' if ya know what I mean???

OhOh, Gots to feed the hungry mouths here, TTYL,

Peace to all, Barb

Cathy said...

I like it. I have bushy eyebrows until about the middle then they fade away to nothing. Just started using a pencil last year. Love the tattooing.

Jeannine520 said...

I think your brows look great Marly. I'm gonna show my mom your post and see if she's willing to give it a try. Her brows are almost exactly like yours were without hairs from the center out. The price is great for a full year of not having to fuss with eye pencil, I think. I'm wondering if they did a person's brows and for some reason they didn't like them (color or shape), do they have a way of washing them off or would they have to wait out the year? I don't know why but I keep picturing Carrot Top the comedian. That would be a really long year! ;-)

Barb said...

Those eyebrows look great!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Awesome!

Pondside said...

The brows look great - good for you!
As for the chocolate covered cranberries - it's fruit, for goodness sake. Sounds like a nutritious snack to me!

Truus said...

They looks great and very naturel to me.
Enjoy your chocolade.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Marilyn said...

The color and shape look great on you.
Marilyn

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I want to have her do mine - you have to be very careful picking a tattoo artist!

CalamityJr said...

I didn't ask but I wondered, so thanks for answering! Doesn't seem so scary, after all. And I agree with Pondside - there was fruit under that chocolate, and I'm guessing it was dark chocolate, so I certainly don't see any problems!

Three Sheep Studio said...

When you're 65, there is no shame. Heck, when you're 55, there is no shame.
Better start enjoying life now ;)
Rose

kelley said...

great eyebrows! when the time comes I'll have do mine too...now about that chocolate...mine is milk with no fruit...sigh

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!! Looks great Marly, never seen that before.Blessings Francine.

Heartland Stitcher said...

The brows look great. It will be so much easier than applying them yourself. Yes, do things for you also!

Judy Heartland stitcher

Karen Martinsen said...

Very interesting post - I have seen people with this done and some look like they are scared lol
Yours are very nice and natural. I too have very thinning eye brows.
Thanks for sharing.
Karen

Judy said...

I love your brows. Mine have been thinning for years, and this may eventually be a great solution. Great tip about checking the work beforehand.

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