Have you ever thought of yourself as the kind of person who would get a face tattoo? These days’ plenty of women around the world have found themselves faced with just that – getting permanent makeup tattooed on parts of their face that they’d like to enhance for good. While in the 90s style was all about ripping out eyebrow hairs into tailored strips, nowadays the full eyebrow is back in fashion.
Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to grow out your eyebrows to Cara Delevigne levels of greatness, but Feather Touch eyebrow tattoos have become the alternative for those who’d like to restore some of their pre-plucked brows.
Considering permanent makeup, yourself? These are 5 things you should know about Feather Touch eyebrows. If you’re afraid of the needle (or the commitment), don’t forget about custom temporary tattoos that help you achieve similar effects, without the pain or complications.
Feather Touch Tattoos are applied to the eyebrows through a slow process in which small needles make tiny incisions in the brow area, and dye is slowly dropped into each hole to carefully fill out the brow’s shape. In some ways this takes room for error out of the process, since dye can simply not be added to any misplaced needle holes. That being said, if you’re not one to sit for long periods of time as someone makes small holes in your face, this probably isn’t the procedure for you.
The Feather Touch eyebrow tattoos aren’t going to come cheap. First of all, you’re restricted to those practitioners who are familiar with and trained in the process. Right now, this is a fairly select market, including Australian, New York, Milan, and Paris. Second of all, due to the time and skill-level required, these procedures are typically starting at $1,000. Keep in mind that follow-up treatments (at least one-month is required) mean that you’ll keep having to spend.
The costs with Feather Touch eyebrow tattoos aren’t the same as with regular tattoos, as you won’t just pay once and be done for life. Right now touch-ups are required just about every year. This is because your skin cells regenerate faster than other areas of the body, and so the pigment literally gets expelled from the skin at a faster rate.
Despite being done by a cosmetologist or in a high-end salon, your Feather Touch eyebrows will require the same treatment as a tattoo elsewhere on your body. If you don’t have any other tattoos, be prepared for redness, scabbing, and itchiness. Immediately after application you’ll have to use special moisturizes and cleansers, and stay away from any exfoliates.
No tattooist promises perfect results for a lifetime, but Feather Touch eyebrows won’t work the same from person to person. For those with particularly sparse brows, they may be more effective since there is a defined area to work in. However, for those with longer eyebrows, getting the right detail level may be trickier and less effective.