I recently got my eyebrows microbladed, and after so many DMs and messages, I thought I would share my experience with you on the blog!
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that creates tiny, hair-like strokes (that mimic brow hairs) to fill in sparse areas and create an all-over seamless look and shape to the eyebrows. If you know me personally, you probably already know that I’m a 90’s babe, meaning that I grew up in the generation of girls who tweezed and waxed the hell out of our brows. In addition, cosmetology school didn’t help my case either, as we practiced waxing on one another, so while I never had a hair out of place, I also didn’t have many hairs period. LOL
I finally decided that microblading my brows would be my Mother’s Day gift this year, so I made an appointment with a lovely lady named Sara (Dr. Fly’s in Joplin if you’re local!) & stopped in to get some numbing cream the day before my appointment. I was instructed to apply the numbing cream one hour before my appointment time. Okay, cool. When I went in the next day for my appointment, numbing cream applied, the girls in the salon were so kind and checked my temp prior to allowing me to enter due to COVID precautions. I filled out some paperwork, and Sara took me back to her session room. She explained the microblading process to me, asked if I had any questions, and got to work mapping out my brows.
I loved what she did, as far as the outline. She did explain that my brows wouldn’t be as bold as the outline seemed, which I was fine with. She warned me that the sound of the blade had been bothersome to some of her clients and wanted to make sure I was prepared for the noise. I was like, “What do you mean? It couldn’t be that bad.” Indeed, the sound was the worst part of the experience for me – it literally sounded like taking a heavy grit nail file and scraping into it with blades coated with concrete right next to my face. It was terrible. Hands down recommend taking headphones with you when you go to your appointment, lol. She even had a sweet 90’s station playing on the radio, but even the music couldn’t distract me from the noise.
The pain………erm. Let me just say this – the pain is temporary. I have tattoos and piercings galore – I’ve even had my nipples pierced, which I will say hurt like a freaking bitch – I didn’t think that microblading would be too bad, to be honest. It wasn’t great. I don’t think my body responded well to the anesthetic (which isn’t uncommon for me – let’s talk about my epidural(s) while I was in labor, shall we?) but I definitely felt every single bit of the microblading process. It wasn’t the worst pain I have ever felt, but it wasn’t pleasant. Afterward, my brows were tender and sore, but the tenderness faded away in about a day or so.
All in all, I love my brows and I haven’t even gotten my touch up yet. I definitely recommend this service (and my brow artist!!) if you have over-plucked or waxed brows, or if your brows just aren’t to the thickness and shape of your liking! Feel free to DM or email me if you have any questions that I didn’t answer in this post!