I thought I would do a quick post to show you a few of the eyebrow tattoos I have worked on lately and just tell you a little bit about them. If you head on over to the “gallery” you will see a stack of before and after pics. When looking through these pics you need to keep in mind that the after pic is usually taken immediately after procedure. The colour and hair strokes soften a lot when healed and the eyebrows can look a little swollen or puffy when first done.
It can be quite hard to get a fully healed picture as usually the clients don’t come back until they are ready for a touch up.
The client below had her eyebrows done by another technician about a year before. Its hard to tell in the picture but it looked as though they had used black. I never use black on an eyebrow because it always heals and fades off with a slight blueish tinge which we definitely don’t want on brows!
She also had a full brow tattoo. She had wanted hair strokes but the technician had talked her into a full eyebrow instead. This time we did hair strokes, she still has a slight stain under the strokes from the last procedure but you can’t see it at all now.
We also changed the colour to a dark brown colour which is a lot warmer than the previous colour used. This is after the first treatment, she will come back in 4-6 weeks for a touch up appointment, but so far she is very happy with the result.
We used a machine to tattoo each hair stroke . On the eyebrow with the scar we spent a little more time filling in the scarred area. We chose a colour not too dark. It is actually quite close to her natural colour.
I always like to choose a colour a little too light if I’m unsure and at the touch up appointment we can always go darker.
Always remember, you can always go darker, thicker, fuller at the second appointment but you can’t take away what is there. So be careful going to dark or thick at the first appointment.
This is after the first procedure so we can always go darker, thicker or fuller at the follow up appointment if needed.
Colour can change dramatically when healed. You have to remember that once the tattoo is healed we are looking at it through the skin. So if the client has naturally very cool skin it can make the colour chosen for the tattoo appear very cool. The same with people with warm skin, once the tattoo is healed the colour can look very warm.
We, as technicians have to take this into account when choosing which colour to use. Sometimes when it’s freshly tattooed the colour can look too warm but we know that once the skin heals and covers over the tattoo, the skin is cool and it will therefor make the tattooed colour look a lot cooler then when it was first done.
As a technician it can be very hard to show the client exactly what the colour will look like once it has healed under the skin. The client really needs to do their homework when choosing a technician and make sure they choose someone that they can feel comfortable with and trust that they will do the best job possible. They really have to put a lot of faith and trust into their chosen technician and leave it in their hands to choose the colour for them as only they will know how it will look when healed.
We used a very dark brown even though her natural hair was black. As I explained earlier I would never use straight black on brows as they can end up looking slightly blue.
We changed the shape this time giving her more of an arch and bringing the brows closer together. We did hair strokes but we did them very close together giving them a fuller look and covering up the stain that is left behind from last time. This client was very happy with her result she said it was the best result she’d had after being to three other technicians. Of course, this made me very happy.