Microblading is a manual form of tattooing that creates the appearance of hairline strokes to the brow. A sterilized, disposable row of needles is used to create this look. They create structure where hair may be missing. This procedure lasts anywhere from 6 months to 12 months. It lasts for a shorter period of time because the amount of pigment tattooed into the skin is a much smaller amount than with shading.

Microshading is when we use a combination of microblading and shading. For eyebrows that are sparse or when a bolder brow is desired, microshading is just the right thing. The shading creates a soft background for the microblade’s thin, hair-like strokes.

Prior to beginning the procedure, we apply a topical anesthetic to the area of focus to prevent any pain. After approximately 20 minutes, the area will be examined. At this point, the area should be mostly or completely numb to ensure comfortability.

As with any tattoos, there are some minor risks associated with the process because small incisions are created. Working with a professional who is educated and trained in hygiene, bio-hazards, and cross-contamination is essential to preventing any injuries. It is also important to follow the aftercare instructions you are provided to prevent further risks of infection outside the studio.

Shading is the process of tattooing the full area of the brow to create fullness. This tattoo mimics the look of penciled eyebrows without the hassle or time consuming project getting them correct everytime. When they heal, they look soft and natural, hence the nickname “powder” brows.

It is very similar to shading in the sense that pigment is being added to fill in the area of the brow. The difference is that there is a gradient done with color, being with the darkest shades at the tail end of the brow, and fading into a lighter color toward the center of the forehead.

It really depends on what procedure you get done. When booking the time slots, we factor that we have to complete paperwork, take photos, apply the stencil, make adjustments, etc. When you are getting a touch up, the time will be much less since most of this work has already been done.

We hope that we have provided you with a service that you wish to keep, and it’s also important to remember that what you see today will soften and lighten in about two weeks. If you are still unhappy, there are ways to correct permanent makeup after it has been done. One of the ways includes laser removal, which is offered here at Classic Ink. The exception to this rule is for any work done on the eyelids. Trying to remove tattoos on the eyes can cause blindness. In many cases, we can color correct and adjust certain shapes to get the look that you truly desire.


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