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A great pair of amazing eyebrows are so valuable because not all of us are naturally blessed with them. Sometimes, we can lose our brows from various medical conditions. Some of us were the first to dive into the paper-thin brow trend of the 1990s, which completely threw off our natural hair growth. Regardless of the reasons, in this day and age, one of the hottest trends in beauty is having thick, and luscious eyebrows.

With amazing techniques like Microblading, not only can you have that stunning look 24/7, but you will also save precious time each and every morning. Now you can have natural-looking eyebrows, and you don’t have to treat your face as a canvas every single day!

What Is Microblading?

Microblading is a cosmetic tattoo technique that fills brows or helps reshape them by drawing on tiny lines that resemble individual hairs. The highly trained permanent makeup artists that do microblading, arrange tiny needles so they can make small incisions in the skin. The tool they use looks like a thick pen. 

The tooltip is designed in conjunction with the needles, to create thickness and depth of hair strokes. After each stroke that is made, the needle is placed into the pigment and allowed to seep into the skin. While the thought of needles might be scary, remember that the skin is disinfected, while also typically being applied with a numbing cream (retinol creams). This is way less invasive than a regular tattoo and is much less discomforting.

How much does Microblading Cost?

The cost varies depending on your location and the experience of the brow artist, but can often go as high as $1,000 for the first of the permanent brow treatments.

How Long Does Microblading Last?


Most people make the connection that because 3d eyebrow embroidery is technically a form of tattooing, that it too will last forever, and not fade. This is why we say that it is a form of “semi-permanent makeup” because it will generally last anywhere between 6 to 18 months. The tattoo itself will gradually fade during this time period. This is why touch-up sessions are so important to ensure that your beautiful eyebrows keep their peak look.

We look to book these, typically within a 4 to 8-week window. The layer of pigment is expected to lighten up during this healing time (since the hair-like strokes are not as deep compared to regular tattooing. This second round is usually what allows the artist to put on the final strokes, which will help shape and solidify your perfect brows.

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To help elongate the life of your Tattoo eyebrows, here are some quick tips to help with the process:

Frequent Touch Ups

Touch Ups play an important part in ink retention. People who are more likely to go for retouching and freshen their eyebrows with another session of eyebrow microblading, will see longer, and more effective results.

Skincare Products

Skincare products play a role in our everyday lives, but they can also have a negative impact when it comes to speeding up the fading process of your brows. AHA/BHA acids are amazing for the development of new skin cells, but will also work against your microbladed beauty. Using topical lotions and tanning products can also lead to the ink fading much faster.

Type of Ink

The better the quality, the longer it will last. In most cases, the better the quality of the ink product used, the longer it will typically last. This is why it is important for your PMU artist to use the best quality medical-grade ink to help with retention.

Sun Exposure

Harmful UVA/UVB rays can speed up the fading process of your brows extremely quickly. High exposure to the sun can also have an impact on the color of the pigment itself. This can cause changes in the coloring (which wouldn’t be ideal at all). This is why we highly suggest you use sun protection. Whether it be wearing a hat more often than not during those summer months, or using creams/lotions to help with blocking those harmful rays.


How you take care of your eyebrow area after the post microblading procedure, can have a huge impact on the life of your brows. During the healing process, you will likely experience scabbing similar to that of a normal tattoo. Just like for that type, you must refrain from picking the scabbed area. Picking this area could lead to the color coming off entirely.

Skin Type

Your skin type has a major impact on the longevity of your microbladed brows. People who have oily skin, typically aren’t ideal for this type of procedure. They’re better off looking at getting Powder Brows. This is because the oil in the skin tends to blur and lift off the pigment color. People with dry skin are more fortunate as the pigment can settle much more effectively without those oily skin tendencies.

Does Microblading Ruin Your Natural Eyebrows

Microblading should cause minimal damage to your natural brows when performed properly by a trained technician. This is why it is important to visit a reputable permanent makeup clinic. A poorly trained artist might deposit pigment too deep into the dermis, which could lead to the development of an infection. In these cases, this could cause permanent damage to the hair follicles.

Eyebrow Tattoo Specialist & Microblading in Raleigh, NC

If you’re looking for the best artist for microblading in Raleigh, make sure you contact the team at Permanent Cosmetics by Christine Brown. Book your consultation with our tattoo eyebrow experts today!

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