Are microblades tattoos?
Microblading is a tattoo, but it is not permanent like a real tattoo. Not only do the two use different "inks" -- traditional tattoos use concentrated tattoo inks, while cosmetic tattoos use smaller pigment particles -- but they are also applied differently. With microblading, the pigment is superficially applied to your skin (so your body eventually metabolizes it until it disappears), rather than being placed deeper in the skin (where it becomes permanent).
Because of the pigments used and the way they are applied to the skin, the semi-permanent "tattoos" created by the microblades look soft and subtle, rather than opaque and bright like traditional tattoos. Over time, the pigment on your brows will also lighten one or two from its original color, and the tattoos on your body will have a bluish green around the edges as they start to fade.
Tatartist's tattooed guest chair is suitable for microblading.
How painful is the brow microblading?
Microblading can be a little painful, but the amount of pain you may experience will depend on your own natural pain tolerance. benefit? Your brow artist will apply numbing gel before starting, and may also add additional layers of gel between each pass.
But in general, the pain of microblading is likened to cat scratches, noting that "get bikini wax within the confines of tweezers eyebrows, and microblades are more like tweezers brows." Basically, expect the pain to be a little uncomfortable, but not unbearable.