Microblading has been around for years but has only in the last decade gained popularity in Malaysia.
If your eyebrows are sparse or thinning, or you just want a brow update, this is a good bet as it is subtle, relatively painless with great results.
Traditional eyebrow tattoo methods offered a permanent solution and involved the use of a normal tattoo needle. This called for the needle to pierce into the skin in a tapping motion, either by hand or machine.
Microblading makes use of an ultra-fine blade to cut short realistic-looking hair strokes and pigment is implanted beneath the surface of the skin. It takes all of 15 minutes to do the job.
As with any tattoo, the use of needles or blades calls for an experienced hand and caution. The shape of the brows is painstakingly drawn by hand, and the blade disposed after each use, even if the same client returns for touch ups, to ensure hygiene and cut risks of infection.
Microblading is only semi-permanent because a much smaller amount of pigment is used compared with other eyebrow tattoos. The effect can last between 12 and 24 months, depending on your skin type and how it takes pigmentation, and usually one free touch-up is included about a month after the initial procedure.
What’s surprising to know is that quite a few men get their brows microbladed too.
“Most men would not be caught dead with make-up. Microblading is an easier, hassle-free option for guys as it looks natural and makes a huge difference in enhancing one’s looks, especially for those who might have very little brow hair, either naturally so or due to illness and ageing,” says Goh.
He also added that some men also prefer having a man’s hand at the end of the blade as the end result is more masculine.
Prices range from RM500 to more than RM2,000, depending on where you go. The best part is you can change the shape of your brows every two years, if you so desire, for a fresh new look or to stay in trend! – Star2