Microshading & Microblading: A Client Guide

So you want your eyebrows tattooed?

Microblading is a manual tattooing technique where individual hair strokes are placed to enhance and fill your eyebrows. 

Microshading is a tattooing technique where individual hair strokes and pixels fill and shade the brow.

It is a two appointment process of an initial fill and a secondary fill.

Both techniques are a two appointment process o an initial fill and a secondary fill.

Microblading is semi-permanent and requires a yearly touch up to keep your brows sharp and defined.

Microshading is a permanent technique and requires a touch up every two years to keep your brows sharp, defined and shaped


Microblading is not right for you if:

  • You are on blood thinners- including: Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, Ibuprofen, B6, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Evening Primrose Oil and Niacin.
  • If you have had Botox within the last three weeks
  • If a you are on Accutane or have been on Accutane within the last year
  • If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.


  • Do not drink any alcohol the night before
  • Limit caffeine consumption the day of
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows for 72 hours before the procedure
  • If you tweeze your eyebrows, avoid tweezing 12 hours before your appointment.
  • Do not have any sunburns on your face


  • Use a fresh pillowcase
  • Do blot your brows dry as needed
  • Apply Naked balm using a clean spoolie 2X daily
  • Shower with lukewarm water (avoid steam)
  • Keep showers short
  • Avoid using medicated face washes for 72 hours to avoid irritation
  • Avoid swimming, direct sunlight, hot tubs, steam rooms for two weeks
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
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