Most people think of microblading as a tattoo for your eyebrows or permanent makeup. Microblading is categorized as permanent makeup, and the same type of procedure that is done when getting a tattoo is used in microblading. However, microblading isn’t entirely permanent. Unlike tattoos, microblading involves a different tool and the ink is placed shallower in the skin. Since microblading is largely on the surface of the skin, it will fade over time.

This can be a good thing if you choose to view it as a safe guard. If your eyebrows didn’t turn out the way you wanted because you chose the wrong shape or your technician didn’t understand what you wanted, you don’t have to worry. While it can seem disappointing when the color fades, salons know that your beauty preferences can change with time. By not permanently tattooing your eyebrows, salons are giving you the freedom to change your mind.

All Things Fade with Time:

Fading will happen more rapidly after the first initial treatment. This fading can be anywhere from 40 to 60 percent due to the healing process. This usually involves scabbing and peeling. Remember, this first treatment is not the final product. The first touchup will be used to fix any fading you have along with color tone and any irregularities.

A few other things can affect how fast the ink fades. Oily skin typically causes faster fading than dry skin, along with Iron deficiencies, sun exposure, exfoliants, strong immune systems, exposure to salt water, and smoking.

But There’s Hope:

If you have these symptoms or work in circumstances that require you to be exposed to the sun or salt water, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get the treatment. If you are concerned about whether you are a good candidate for microblading, you can get a consultation with a technician.  If you are approved but have these symptoms, more touch-ups may be required over time. Regardless, you will eventually have to get a touch-up.

Most people need a touch up every year or so to keep their brows looking fresh after the first initial procedure. The first treatment normally includes one touch-up after 5 to 10 weeks. This first touch up is part of the cost of the first treatment, and subsequent touch-ups will be significantly less.

Microblading is a commitment. It isn’t something you can do once and never worry about again. Like all beauty procedures, microblading must be maintained, and appointments should be made periodically. It’s easier than spending ten minutes every day with an eyebrow pencil trying to fill in the gaps and make your eyebrows look natural. Microblading is the perfect solution for the person who wants full natural brows without much effort.  If you go once a year (less than the number of times you go to the dentist), you could have full and well-shaped eyebrows for life.

Remember: microblading is permanent, and you should only have the procedure done at a location you trust and feel comfortable with. Furthermore, care needs to be taken in order to ensure the pigment stays as vibrant and stunning as possible. If you’re ready to take the next step toward perfect brows, visit