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    Artistry of Microblading Permanent Makeup by Alieen Fang

    Artistry of Microblading Permanent Makeup by Alieen Fang

    Studio 21 Tattoo is adding the artistry of microblading permanent makeup by Alieen Fang to our list of services in the tattoo studio. As of April 22, 2018 she will be taking appointments for permanent make up proceedures. Aileen has been an employee with Studio 21 Tattoo for the last year offering outstanding customer service and will continue to do so as she splits her schedule between microblading (eyebrows & eye liner) in addition to helping our clientele with their tattoo needs. We are proud to have her in the studio offering additional services, which our clients have been requesting for quite some time. We are excited to begin this new phase of our business.

    Your eyebrows are one of the most prominent facial features, so if you’re not satified with your current brows, you have options to achieve the natural look you always wanted to flatter your unique facial features. The process of semi-permanent micro blading provides a way to camouflage missing hair by depositing small deposits of pigments in the outer layer of skin to achieve great looking brows. Microblading is a meticulous artful process involving extensive measuring, choosing an eyebrow style and drawing on individual hairs. Microblading can illuminate brow imperfections such as bald spots, gaps, sparse patches and provide symetry. Imagine waking up everyday to beautiful flawless eyebrows without pencils and powders and illuminating the time consuming process of drawing on brows from your daily routine. Microblading creates a fresh natural younger more refined look and a worthwhile investment.

    There is a difference between an eyebrow tattoo and microblading. Eyebrow tattoos are a permanent procedure, which uses a machine to penetrate pigment deeper into the skin producing a more permanent look. Microblading involves using a small hand tool with nine or more tiny needles to create shallower cuts on the skin which allows cosmetic pigments to seep in. Microblading lasts one to three years depending on your skin’s pigment retention. If you are not wanting to make a permanent change, then microblading (semi-permanent makeup) might be the direction you are looking for. Microblading is a low maintenance, smudge proof solution. Analyizing a client’s hair color, eyebrow growth patterns, skin undertones, bone structure and facial features are all part of the microblading process to determine the proper eyebrow choice for you. The healing process is very important and requires a longer period of time to heal than tattooing. Microblading is a two step process and will make the difference in the longevity of your new brows if you follow the aftercare for the proceedure.

    Email for information: info@studio21tattoo.com, please state “Permanent Make-Up” in the subject line.

    Information to educate everyone about the Microblading services are listed below.

    BROWS (~3.5 hours for first session, ~2 hours for touch-up)

    Styles of Brows:

    • SofTap (micropigmentation/shading) $450
      • Done manually with a hand tool
      • Resembles a powder make-up fill
      • Recommended for sparse brows or in any area that needs more definition and shape
      • Customized to be as bold or natural as client prefers
      • Lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type, lifestyle, and boldness of initial procedure
    • GenuLine (microblading) $450
      • Done manually with a hand tool
      • Imitates natural hair strokes
      • Recommended for clients who already have a decent amount of hair and want to add fullness
      • Lasts 6 months – 1 year, depending on skin type and lifestyle
      • Not recommended for sparse brows or oily skin types
    • Combination $500
      • Hair strokes added to the front of the brows to enhance fullness
      • Rest of the brow is filled in with shading to add shape and definition to arches and tails
      • Customized to be as bold or natural as client prefers
      • Recommended for clients who have enough hair in the fronts of the brows for microblading
    • Touch-Up/Color Refresh
      • First touch-up/second session is included in the price of the first session
        • Needs to be booked 6-8 weeks after initial session
      • Each additional touch-up/color refresh is $150
      • Changing the brow shape or covering work from other artists would be considered a first session, not a touch-up
    • Aftercare
      • The healed color will be 30-40% lighter than the initial color
      • Redness, swelling, and bruising are common and temporary side effects
      • Keep a thin layer of aftercare over brow for 7 days, using a clean Q-tip for each application
      • The treatment area should not be allowed to dry out, pigment may not hold and extra spottiness will occur
      • Flaking, scabbing, and peeling are normal during healing
      • Do not scratch, pick, or peel your brows as this can cause loss of pigment
      • No make-up, cleansers, lotions, sunscreen, etc. on the brows until healed (roughly 7 days or more)
      • Avoid sun exposure and excessive sweating during the healing process
      • Please call with any questions during the healing stages, all final adjustments and detail work will be done in the second session


    EYELINER/LASH ENHANCEMENT $250 or $100 (with brow appointment, same day service)

    • Done manually with a hand tool (same tool for SofTap)
    • Customized to be as bold or natural as client prefers
    • Lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type, lifestyle, and boldness of initial procedure
    • Same aftercare instructions as brows
    • Process
      • Online questionnaire is filled out prior to booking, consent form on day of your appointment
      • Doctor’s note might be required if client has certain health conditions:
        • Skin is cleansed of make-up, products, etc.
        • “Before” pictures/videos are taken
        • Numbing cream is applied on the treatment area and left on for 15 minutes
        • Consultation topics are discussed while waiting for numbing cream to take effect
          • Explanation of procedure, aftercare information, side effects, client preferences, etc.
          • Numbing cream is cleansed off and recommended pigments are swatched onto skin
          • Healed results will be 30-40% lighter than immediate results
          • If client is unsure about initial color, the lightest recommended pigment should be used because adjustments can be made during second session
        • Begin drawing brow shape
          • Brows hairs are tweezed, trimmed, and shaved around brow shape
          • Drawing of brow shape is most time-consuming part of appointment, shape needs to be approved by the client before next step is taken
          • Client needs to be as picky as possible during this time
        • First “pass” is done on each brow, and stronger numbing cream is applied
        • Second “pass” is longer to perfect shading and details
        • “After” pictures/videos are taken
        • Aftercare is applied on brows and aftercare instructions are discussed again
          • Client will receive aftercare product and instructions sheet
        • Touch-up appointment (included in price of initial procedure) needs to be booked 6-8 weeks after initial procedure