Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Makeup: Microblading vs Tattooing

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When it comes to getting aesthetic or dreamy about one’s eyebrows with treatment free of hassles, there are many different terms we come across. Microblading, digital microblading, micro-pigmentation, semi-permanent make-up, henna brows, machine method, and eyebrow tattooing are just a few from the ocean of the treatment options one will find. Despite being different terms, they all mean more or less the same thing in the process or end result with only the difference in their respective longevities: a brow artist or technician deposits a small amount of pigment under the skin, creating a semi-permanent desirable brow shape that lasts from several months or years.

Here is an evaluation by Reign Studios Brow Experts, explaining the difference in two of the main techniques available, i.e. micro-blading and brow tattooing, and take a toll on which service being the better and smarter option for semi-permanent brow enhancement.

So, what exactly is Microblading?
Microblading might just be the treatment for you if you are someone suffering from overplucked eyebrows, or simply have thin and sparse arches or distortion in the shape. The treatment enables one to achieve desirable brow shapes by reshaping their eyebrows and give one a newer, denser, and fuller brow look as per one’s desire and face shape.

The key to the most amazing brow look lies in the highly aesthetic minds and dexterous hands of the brow experts who use a manual needle-like blade to create tiny cuts on the area to be treated filling it with the pigment to mimic the look of real hairs giving natural-looking brow look.

The needle-made incisions are so tiny and cause minimal to no bleeding with the pain as a minimum to getting the threading done, but can very well be dealt with the numbing cream that is applied prior to the treatment – big thanks to it! 

And now what is Eyebrow Tattooing?
The eyebrow tattooing is similar to getting tattooed on any part of the body. But with what we call eyebrow tattooing, the artists use a machine to insert the ink into your skin by using the tapping motion, enabling the deeper ink penetration into the area to be treated. Through this procedure method, the ink stays permanently into the skin & forever.

Microblading vs tattooing
Microblade and Tattooed eyebrows are the big-time frequent questions being asked. Both the treatments are more or less the same, i.e., place medical grade pigment underneath the top layer of the skin to create the look of hair strokes for a fuller brow look. But being cosmetic treatments, they are not as deep as traditional tattoos, and the pigment’s color fades over time, which isn’t the case with traditional tattoo inks – they remain in the dermal layer forever even though the color fades over time there may always be traces of pigment molecules left in the skin tissue.

Microblading and eyebrow tattooing are considered to be the same in the context of both the technique used and the final outcome. The reality, however, is different since the type of ink used and the lasting duration of the pigments in both the treatments differ irrespective of both of them delivering the same end result, carrying out a similar treatment process

The Pros and Cons of Microblading & Eyebrow Tattooing Compared
Here’s a quick differentiation for you to ponder that Reign Studios’ Brow Experts made summing up the pros and cons of each.

Pros and Cons of Microblading

  • Semi-permanent Treatment
  • Provide natural-looking brows
  • An appropriate choice if need to reshape the arches or fill in the sparsed brow look
  • Gradually fades over time, but gives a nice look during the whole process


  • Expensive as compared to tattooing, and requires touch-up sessions
  • Last between ½ year to 2 years  

Pros and Cons of Eyebrow Tattooing


  • Lasts a lifetime or say forever
  • Cheaper as compared to microblading
  • Great for the middle part of the brows, giving volume and thickness to the brows


  • The color may change or differ overtime – may turn green or blue due to the fading
  • Can give a thicker look after some time of the treatment, since the ink might “move”
  • Don’t look as natural as what microblading would deliver a look

Microblading vs. Eyebrow Tattoo: The Right Choice?
Choosing the right treatment for yourself comes to one’s personal preferences and desires, and obviously the kind of requirement. It’s all about what you want, and need, not what is right or wrong.

Victims of overplucked eyebrows or those wishing to have trendy, full, and natural-looking brows, may go ahead with microblading whilst, on the other hand, if you are someone who doesn’t care as much about the changing fashions but intended to go for a more permanent and lasting brow solution, then tattoo eyebrows might do the trick for you.

If you are also planning to get a revolutionary brow look reform, Reign Studios is the best brow studio in the industry for all your brow treatments and consultation. Visit your nearest Reign Studio today or book an appointment online at www.reignstudiosindia.com.

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