Have you ever considered getting eyebrow tattoo surgery? This is not something that should be taken lightly. While it is true that this type of permanent makeup has become quite popular over recent years and that it can indeed save you time and make makeup application much easier, it is still permanent. This is something that you should think long and hard about before you decide whether eyebrow tattoos are right for you.
Fortunately, permanent makeup and eyebrow tattoos, unlike other forms of tattooing, are more like light than getting an actual tattoo. What does this mean? Instead of walking into a tattoo parlor and picking a picture out from a book you will have to meet with a cosmetic surgeon and discuss what types of eyebrow tattoos are available to you and what it is that you will be going through if you decide to agree to the procedure. You will be consulting with a medical professional as opposed to a tattoo artist.
The first step to deciding on eyebrow tattoos is research, which you are doing right now. The second step is finding a cosmetic surgeon and getting a consultation. A medical professional in the field of plastic surgery, or one that specializes in permanent makeup, will walk you through all of the steps and answer questions about any concerns that you may have. This would also be the time to discuss price, these types of procedures do not come cheap. What can you expect throughout the whole process?
Once you have found a surgeon, makeup artist, or cosmetician that specializes in permanent makeup and they have walked you through the actual steps of this operation, they will be able to show you some examples of what types of eyebrow tattoos are available. Usually this consists of a large book filled with pictures of the work they have previously done. You will then be able to choose the type of eyebrows that you want. Although most permanent makeup specialists are very good at their jobs, there are a few facts that you may want to know before you even think about contacting one for a consultation.
I said it in the beginning of this article and I will say it again throughout. You are considering having your eyebrows removed and replaced with ink. This is something that can not easily be undone. There is a reason why they call it permanent makeup. This is a decision that will, most likely, effect you for the rest of your life. Essentially, this a tattoo that will be placed on your face. You will have to see these tattoos every time that you look in the mirror. Not that I am trying to sway you in any particular way. I simply believe that even though this procedure is common and fairly noninvasive, it is not a decision to be made without quite a bit of thought.
Aside from making the decision about getting an eyebrow tattoo, you will also need to research cosmeticians. Getting any type of permanent makeup done is something that you only get one shot at and therefore, you want it done right. When searching for a cosmetician make sure that you find one that is very reputable. Take a good look at the work they have done and make sure that their style suits you. If possible you should also attempt to find customer reviews of this person, making sure that they have a large pool of satisfied customers. Make sure that they have the proper tools for the job. Tattooing ones face is extremely delicate and there are certain tools that are required. On top of that the face is covered in very sensitive skin and although all types of tattoos require care after they have been applied there are even more steps that need to be taken after you get your eyebrows tattooed.
Once you have received your eye brow tattoos, you will need to keep them from getting infected. You will need to keep the tattooed skin protected from the elements. You may also be in a bit of pain and will have to tend to that as well.
In order to make sure that the procedure is done correctly and that you are being treated by a cosmetician that is working with the required tools, we should go through some of the steps that are required to preform permanent eyebrow tattoos. Assuring that your tattoo artist is working with the tools that they need will help you to avoid any regret. Don't think that you can simply walk into any old tattoo parlor and ask them to do your eyebrows. You will need to go to a specialist, someone who either solely works with eyebrow tattoos or with all forms of permanent makeup. Knowing what is require to do this procedure will make you much more knowledgeable and the more knowledgeable you are the less likely you will be to make a bad decision.
Choosing The Right Eyebrow Tattoo Technician
Don't just get your eyebrow's tattooed at the first facility that you visit. By visiting several clinics and talking with various cosmeticians you will be more likely to choose one that is well skilled. You will notice that not all of the clinics are the same. There may be one that struck you as much cleaner than the rest. Maybe one of the cosmeticians use specialized, more advanced tools that will make the process easier for you. This will greatly reduce the chances of things not turning out as you planned. Make sure that your surgeon knows exactly what you want and that you have asked them any and all the questions on your mind before you actually schedule an appointment.
Steps To Take To Ensure That You Get What You Are Looking For
What actually needs to be done if you do decide to get eyebrow tattoos? Firstly, you will need to make a choice. Are you going to get a partial or full eyebrow tattoo. Yes aside from the shape and size there are two different types of eyebrow tattoos. A partial tattoo is one where you still have some of your own eyebrow hairs. This is used to more to give the impression of a full eyebrow, or to shape your eyebrow a certain way. A full eyebrow tattoo is done when the hair above your eye no longer grows or when you choose to have that hair permanently removed. This means that only the eyebrow tattoo will be visible. The latter require much more thought and may require several visits with the cosmetician to make sure that your new eyebrows look exactly how you want them to.
If properly done these are the steps that you will need to follow in order to get your new tattoos:
- Research clinics and choose the one that you feel is the best.
- Speak with the technician that will be working with you to make sure they will be able to deliver the results that you are looking for.
- Make sure that the cosmetician has the proper tools for the job.
- Ask the technician for local anesthesia, tattooing of any kind can be quite painful, especially when it is being done on sensitive skin.
- Choose the shape and style of your eyebrow tattoo wisely as you will be living with that decision for a very long time.
- Make sure the facility provides you with the proper post procedure medicines to both fight infection and help you deal with discomfort.
Eyebrow Tattoos And Anesthetics
Why is an anesthetic so important? Eyebrow tattoos require precision. This means that the needles that are used to implement them have a smaller tip than most common tattooing needles. This also means that many more punctures are needed in order to finish the procedure. A needle will be puncturing the sensitive skin on your face very rapidly and for a prolonged period of time. Not only can this be quite painful (without the proper anesthesia) but you will also need to hold perfectly still which will be much easier if you are in no pain. An eyebrow tattoo is nothing like a regular artistic tattoo. If the cosmetician makes a mistake it can not be expanded on. Unless of course you want extremely thick eyebrows. This should also be a deal breaker, so to speak. A good permanent makeup clinic should automatically offer anesthesia of some kind. As a matter of fact that should be one of the first questions that you ask and if they don't provide any, I suggest you move on to the next one.
There is something else that should be considered in regards to the numbing agent. Because of the fact the eyebrow tattoos are so intricate and because the skin near and around the eye is so sensitive, the total procedure may have to be done over several sessions. Considering that you are going to spend potentially several hours in a chair having needs piercing you skin, you are going to want to be comfortable and the first step is to ensure that the pain is being managed properly.
Anesthetics will typically take a few minutes to fully take effect and will last upwards of an hour. This means that time is a factor. If you are given topical creams that need to be applied before you visit the clinic, make sure that you are applying them at the right times. This will help ensure that the process is as painless as it can be.
Eyebrow Tattoos And Antiseptics
Along with the anesthesia comes the antiseptic. As the anesthetic keeps you from feeling pain, the antiseptic will help keep your skin safe from infection during and after the procedure. Usually, this antibiotic cream will be applied after the numbing solution, although this is not always the case. When having a procedure done like eyebrow tattoos, many people do not know what to expect and trust in the fact that the technician is doing everything right. In most cases this is true but you should remember that they are only human and you will ultimately be the one that suffers the consequences of their mistakes. Aside from choosing the cosmetic aspects of your new tattoos ( the shape, size and color ) the next most important thing to make sure of is that the procedure is being done properly. This includes the proper use of antiseptic and anesthetics.
Do not be afraid to speak up. Anesthetic creams or ointments are not an exact science and neither is implementing an eyebrow tattoo. What I mean by this is that there is a chance that you will begin to feel pain during the actual procedure. This could be due to several reasons. Maybe you applied the anesthetic too early. Perhaps the technician is taking longer than planned to finish your eyebrow tattoos. Either way it is important that you speak up at the first sign of pain. This will give your cosmetician the proper time to clean up so that more numbing cream can be applied. Remember, there is no need for this process to be more unpleasant that it has to be.
Eyebrow Tattoos And How To Control Bleeding
In order to help over bleeding and swelling, which may make it harder for the technician to do their job, there are special coagulating creams that will slow the blood flow to the areas in which it is applied. This is something that should also be discussed, especially if you tend to be a heavy bleeder or if your skin easily becomes irritated and swollen. This is just another precaution that will help to ensure the your eyebrow tattoos go through without any hitches. This is another question that you can add to your checklist. Make sure you go over any possible scenarios that may cause you or the cosmetician any problems during this delicate procedure.
Eyebrow Tattooing Tools
One or two prong needles are great for filling in larger areas. These would be perfect for the center of the eyebrow tattoo of for adding a variety of shades. These needles tend to move more quickly than those with several more prongs as they are not meant to be used for precision but as a filler. This is yet something else that you may want to keep in mind when you are asking questions. Do they use different needles when creating your eyebrow tattoo. The more types of needles available the better the chances that you will get what you want as the artist will have more tools at their disposal.
Three and four prong needles are best used for detail or the edges of the eyebrow tattoo. They are great for defining the shape of the eye brow. These needles are also much thinner than one or two prong needles which also help the area that they work on heal faster.
Makes sure that the technician disposes of used needles, not only needles used on other patients ( this is required by law), but also if they stop for any reason. In order to help avoid infection you should not take any chances. These needles are only a small part of the rotary tool that is being used to inject the ink and move the needles rapidly. Needles are inexpensive and disposable. They are made to be replaced often and you should make sure that they are for your own safety.
Choosing The Right Style For You
A good idea, which will help you choose on the right style of eyebrow tattoo is called stenciling. The cosmetician will lightly draw on your eyebrow with a special marker. This will help you to get a general idea of what the eyebrow tattoos will look like on your face. This will also give the technician an outline to work with. During the tattooing process your skin will naturally redden and swell, even if the proper ointments and creams are used, this is something that can not be avoided. The stencil or sketch will keep the technician working on the right areas.
Even before the actual procedure you should go in to the clinic so that the cosmetician can draw your eyebrows on. The drawings should look almost exactly like the eyebrow tattoos will. This will do two things. It will give you a good idea of what you will look like with your new tattoos and it will help the technician see exactly what you are looking for. Remember a drawing can be wiped away and altered but an eyebrow tattoo is permanent.
Full Or Partial Eyebrow Tattoos
Making the choice on whether you will have partial or full eyebrow tattoos is an important one. Odds are that if you have made it this far into the article that you have a general idea of what you are looking for and that you are fairly, if not fully, sure that eyebrow tattoos are right for you. There are three reasons why you would choose full eyebrow tattoos. Either you are unhappy with the look of your eyebrows, you are tired of constantly grooming your eyebrows, or you, for some reason or another, can no longer grow your eyebrows. If you are having trouble with hair growth on your brow, there isn't much of a choice. On the other hand if you are choosing to have full eyebrow tattoos for either of the other two reasons, there is something that you may want to consider.
Permanently Removing Eyebrow Hair
Having your eyebrow hair permanently removed will allow you to have total freedom from grooming your brow. You will never have to pluck or tweez again. Once your eyebrow tattoo is finished you are set for the rest of your life. If you choose to keep the hair, you will still need to groom, whether you pluck or have them waxed, your eyebrows will still require some level of maintenance.
If you are looking to have your eyebrows permanently removed you will need to speak to a laser surgeon. Laser surgery is the only way that you can permanently kill hair follicles and stop hair growth forever.
Care For Your Eyebrow Tattoo At Home
After your eyebrow tattoos are finished, you will need to take care of them on your own. Once you get home there will be a small period of time (usually a few weeks to a little over a month) where your eyebrows will be very sensitive. You may notice swelling or even scabbing. This is perfectly normal. You will need to continuously apply any creams or medicated ointments for as long as you are instructed to. Remember what you went through. Your eyebrows were repeatedly stabbed by tiny needles and it will take a little bit of time for them to recover. You should receive a “goody bag” when you leave the clinic. Check to make sure you have any antiseptics and antibiotics that you will need to properly care for your new eyebrow tattoos.
The best way that you be sure that you have a comfortable experience is to be organized and the best way to be organized, in my opinion, is to make yourself a checklist. Which brings us to...
The Top 5 Tips To Having A Successful Permanent Eyebrow Tattoo Procedure
- The most important tip by far is to make sure that you are using a very well trained cosmetician that uses the most up to date, clean and efficient tools for the job.
- Take your time when choosing your eyebrow tattoo. Make sure that you try them on for size. This can be accomplished with a simple sketch and some pictures.
- Choose a color that you will be happy with. Make sure the color ink that is being used matches your eyes and hair.
- IMPORTANT: Make sure that an anesthetic is used not only for your comfort but also to help ensure that the eyebrow tattoo is implemented flawlessly.
- Make sure that the technician provides you with the aftercare products that are needed. This includes antibiotic creams to avoid infection and ointments for pain management.
Temporary Eyebrow Tattoos
If you have read this far and are still unsure or a bit uneasy about the thought of permanent eyebrow tattoos. You should consider the temporary kind. Temporary eyebrow tattoos are a great way to try before you buy. Don't make a huge commitment like getting permanent makeup or an eyebrow tattoo if there is any doubt in your mind.
In order to make sure that this type of cosmetic surgery is right for you, I highly recommend that you try a temporary tattoo first. Many eyebrow tattoo clinics offer this as well. You will simply need to get your eyebrows waxed and the temp tattoos applied. These tattoos will last up to a month which will give you quite a bit of time to get used to the feel of them. These temporary eyebrow tattoos will look and feel exactly like the permanent ones would after they have healed. This is a great way to help you make up your mind.
Finding The Right Cosmetician
So you have decided that permanent eyebrow tattoos are right for you... What do you do now? Now it is time to start researching cosmetic clinics that preform this type of procedure. You can do this by simply looking in the phone book. Make several appointments and ask a lot of questions. Don't for get to bring your checklist. Once you've talked to the technician or cosmetician I highly recommend that you ask to try out the temporary tattoos. If everything checks out and you still want your eyebrow tattoos. You simply need to schedule an appointment and in no time at all you will have the perfect, permanent, no fuss eyebrows that you have always dreamed of.