Yes, Janice is a licensed tattoo artist in both New York and Georgia. She was trained and certified in eyebrow embroidery by Rebecca Chung, an international semi-permanent makeup expert and founder of the PrincessBrows Academy.
Imani is a licensed tattoo artist in Georgia and was certified by PhiBrows Academy.
Microblading is different from traditional tattooing in that no electrical machinery is used. We use a pen-like hand tool to insert the pigment into the skin in fine, feathered lines that mimic hair strokes.
The procedure itself takes approximately 20-30 minutes. However, on your first visit, please expect your appointment to last about 1.5-2 hours, which will include the consultation and numbing time.
During your consultation, we will discuss your preferences. Together, we will pre-draw the shape and design of your brows. We will not begin the tattooing process until you have approved the color and design.
A topical numbing cream is applied to the brow area prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. Most clients say that the tattooing process feels similar to having their eyebrows threaded or waxed. It helps to take a Tylenol about 30-60 minutes before the procedure. (Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen prior to the procedure as they can increase bleeding.)
The tattoo will look up to 30% darker and larger during the first week, until it fully heals. During the healing process, the tattoo may form a light scab or crust. It will start peeling after a few days but you can’t scratch or pick at it and you should avoid wearing brow makeup for one week.
The average healing time for microblading is 7-10 days but everyone’s skin is different. Some people heal faster, some slower.
We will supply you with an aftercare balm to apply while the tattoo heals. You should also buy baby wipes to cleanse the tattooed area for the first week.
You receive one free touch up after the initial procedure to perfect the shape, color, and hair stokes. Your tattoo will not fade completely for up to 2 years but we recommend scheduling touch-ups at least once a year (~every 8-12 months) to keep the color fresh. Oily skintypes tend to need more frequent ouch ups (~every 6-8 months). Touch-ups will cost $100-250, depending on how long you wait between appointments and how faded your brows are.
You can go right back to work after the procedure. However, your brow area may feel tender and slightly swollen for a few days. You can’t get your brows wet or sweat for one week after the procedure. Avoid direct sunlight on your brows until they are healed.
To keep your tattoo looking its best, avoid getting it wet until it is completely healed. Always wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher on the tattooed area when you are exposed to the sun (after it’s healed) or it will fade much faster. Avoid exfoliating the tattooed area and never wax your brows, as it can fade the tattoo. Don’t apply skincare with retinol, acids, acne medications, or use scrubs near your tattoo.
It’s against the law for us to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, even with parental consent. You must be 18 on the day of your appointment.