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Even though microblading has been on the top of the beauty industry popularity charts for a few years now, there are still a few misconceptions floating around.
From claims that it’s the same as tattooing, to gossip that it’s too painful. It can be difficult to separate fiction from reality, especially if you’ve just started learning about microblading.
For this reason, we’ll debunk some of the most frequent myths about microblading and provide the truth behind it.
So, if you are thinking about getting microblade eyebrows, or becoming a microblading technician, we hope this article will serve as a single source of truth for you.
Microblading is the same as tattooing.
Both microblading and tattooing use pigment, but they're quite different from each other. In microblading, hair-like strokes are created by using a handheld tool, while in tattooing, ink is injected into the skin using a machine. The techniques and equipment used in microblading are different from those used in tattooing. The technique used in microblading is much more precise and detailed, allowing for a more natural and subtle result.
This difference is especially emphasized with PhiBrows, which includes unique tools, procedures, and pigment.
Besides having a handheld tool that allows for hair-like strokes, there’s no other pigment such as the one used for PhiBrows.
Not only that it’s created by a secret formula tested on thousands of procedures before released, but it was upgraded 7 times in 7 years. Meaning - it only gets better over time. With each feedback, we are upgrading and perfecting it.
If you’ve already got a tattoo, you know that it becomes reddish after some time. Imagine happening the same with your eyebrows. That’s one of the reasons why we are constantly improving our pigment formula.
Moreover, the healing time with tattooing is much longer than with microblading, considering that the pigment is applied deeper into the skin. With microblading, you might experience some redness and swelling, but this typically subsides within a few days.
Microblading is painful.
Even though this is quite a subjective feeling, we can say microblading it’s not considered a painful provider (unlike tattooing). The microblading artist uses a numbing cream to reduce any discomfort, and most of our clients find the feeling to be similar to tweezing or threading.
If you’ve heard that beauty hurts, they weren’t talking about microblading. (About drawing eyebrows every morning - probably, because it definitely hurts more :) )
Microblade results are forever.
If we are talking about the technique - it’s here to stay forever, but the results - they are not forever.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup technique, which means that the pigment will fade over time and will need to be refreshed or touched up periodically. The length of the time that pigment lasts will vary depending on factors such as skin type, sun exposure, after-care, etc.
Microblading results look fake or unnatural.
When performed by a skilled technician, microblading can create natural-looking eyebrows that are tailored to your individual features and preferences.
It’s the most natural-looking procedure when it comes to eyebrow makeup, especially PhiBrows, where special pigments and tools are used.
We believe a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s take a look at it:
Anyone can perform microblading.
Microblading is a specialized procedure that requires training and skill. It is important to choose a technician who has received proper training and has experience performing the procedure.
In order to master this technique, it’s necessary to be educated on anatomy, skin types, skincare, and permanent makeup in general.
That’s why our courses at PhiAcademy cover all of these aspects. We tend to keep our reputation as flawless as it is, so our courses (both theoretical and practical) are quite rigorous.
So, if you are looking for a microblading artist, you can’t make a mistake with one of our Phi artists.
We hope that we covered everything that was bugging you when it comes to microblading. But if you’d like to find out more, or you’d like to educate yourself and become a financially stable microblading artist, we encourage you to visit our blog and read about different topics related to microblading.
Source: Phi-Academy Blogpost