I was initially a bit (VERY) nervous, but as soon as I entered her studio everything ran smoothly. Aya’s home studio was so clean and oh so pretty. I was quite impressed.
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo which involves using a small, sharp instrument of 10-16 fine needles inside a blade shape to deposit pigment into the skin.
Once the cuts are made, pigment is left on the skin for a couple of minutes and the anesthetic is applied to ease the pain (by a lot!!) for the remainder of the treatment.
The entire procedure lasted about an hour & a half to two hours, I’m surprised I didn’t freak out lol. On a scale of 1 (being pinched) to 10 (stubbing your toe) I’d give it a 4 ish 5. If I can do it, so can YOU!
After care was simple and straight forward. I couldn’t wash the area for 5 hours after the procedure ended. I had to use cotton rounds to wash the micro-pigmented area with lukewarm water then pat dry.
I had to apply coconut oil using a Q-tip on the brows to prevent dryness AND couldn’t double dip, pick or scratch any scabbing. I did notice that after a few days it almost seemed like the shading was coming off (totally normal). It took about 7-10 days for scabbing to flake off.
Below are step by step details (taken from Aya’s site), videos, before and after photos.
- Eyebrows are cleaned by either your choice of tweezing or waxing.
- Eyebrows are outlined to your desired shape.
- Selection of the appropriate pigment is very important to best suit your brow hair colour.
- The very tip of the needle is dipped into the pigment and the vibration pulls the pigment up into the cartridge. It is then dispensed gradually from the needle into the skin, allowing for steady movement creating flawless hair strokes.
Before and after
My overall experience was seriously amazing, thank you so much Aya!