Microblading - Eyebrow feathering

Microblading is a beauty treatment which is also known as eyebrow feathering and used as an alternative to tattooing.

Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing but instead of using a tattoo gun which injects ink deeply into the skin, microblading uses a razor thin blade to insert dye under the first few layers of skin which allows it to mimic the appearance of natural eyebrow hair.

The process is semi-permanent and will fade over 2-3 years unlike traditional tattooing.

What are the risks?

Because the treatment involves the penetration of the skin it is important to be aware that if the correct hygiene practices are not put into place then you can open your self and your clients up to blood borne viruses such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV and bacterial infections.

If the procedure is poorly performed there is also a risk of scarring and uneven looking eyebrows.

This is why we strongly recommend that these type of treatments are only carried out by beauticians who have undertaken training in cosmetic tattooing.

Page last updated: Friday, 3 April 2020