I’ve never been able to do my own brows, so when I realize that my pictures always make my brows look dumb, I was like, “I gotta get them just tattooed in!”
I’ve gotten my eyeliner done in Asia a year ago, the same time my mother got her brows done. while my eyeliner look thin and normal, her brows looked very fake for awhile. I was afraid that my brows would come out like that, so I made sure that I found a place with awesome Yelp reviews and that doesn’t do a solid tattoo color.
I looked through a lot of pics and thought that the feathering technique looked kinda weird too, since i already have thick brows that just need to be shaped without looking fake. I decided on Forever Permanent Makeup since the pictures made it seem like the person did their brow makeup, instead of having some hair tattooed on.
I had no idea how to shape my brow and Camilla took good care in drawing them in and making sure I feel comfy before proceeding. I then had some topical anesthesia applied for 20 min before she started her art.
She rarely used the electric tattooing tool. I think she only used that for light shading. Most of the time, she used her own homemade tattooing tool, made with a stick and a needle wrapped in some silk thread (I think). She has a fresh one for every new client
of course. Basically, she dips the dowel into the ink and deposits the color onto your brow one poke at a time.
It was pricey, $400 for brows including 1 free touchup at the one month mark. The tattoo looked dark to me the first day (only because I never color in my brows). After the first day, it looked super natural, like I was born with perfectly shaped/groomed brows.
Nowadays, all I have to do is pluck around the outside of the brow and trim any long hairs. About 2 minutes of upkeep a week, yippee!