I’m a bit of a goof. I say a lot of things that have to do with movies or inside jokes, so it’s very possible that you aren’t laughing at all. But I’m ok with that. Welcome to my blog!
I’m Julie. I’m a fairly new tattoo artist living in Venice, Florida. It is absolutely gorgeous here. The sun is glorious, the grass is green, and the beaches are…beach-y! My family, all but two, leave lives here since 2017. It’s been a life changing experience that I wouldn’t change for the world.
So, I am a tattoo artist. I’ve been an artist all of my life practically. I decided to get a degree and pay tons of money to learn a ton of information about art history and a good portion of the studio arts. But yes, not gonna make a whole lot with an art degree. I know I know. Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Yes. Exactly! I’m FINALLY doing that at 43.
Why have a blog?
- First, because I just want too.
- Second, I want to introduce interested readers to the world of tattoo and beauty tattooing, such as microblading.
- Third, I’m sure I’ll think of a third thing at some point.
So what the heck is microblading and who should do it?
Microblading is a tattooing technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to add semi-permanent pigment to the skin. Microblading differs from standard eyebrow tattooing, as each hairstroke is created by hand using a blade which creates fine slices in the skin, whereas eyebrow tattoos are done with a machine and single needle bundle. Microblading is typically used on eyebrows to create, enhance, or reshape their appearance in terms of both shape and color. It deposits pigment into the upper region of the dermis, so it fades more rapidly than traditional tattooing techniques, which deposit pigment deeper into the skin. (From good ‘ol Wikipedia).
In layman’s terms, microblading artists undergo training and receive a tattoo license to practice. We use a small pen with several sharp needles to make tiny cuts in the skin and insert color ink to match your brow shade and skin tone. Check out this video by the lovely Amber Harrison from whom I trained at Brow Envy Academy.
I have been experiencing a slow loss of hair all over, including my brows. The hair is just sparse and it makes my face look unfinished. I’m telling you this because I did my own brows recently and I am so glad I did! The difference is amazing! My face looks younger. I don’t feel like I even have to wear any makeup! See for yourself!
The best part is microblading to me is that it is only semi-permanent, meaning this will fade over a period of time. (It is recommended to do a yearly touch-up.)
How do I schedule and what should I expect?
- Make your initial appointment with an artist. She/He will go over all of the forms needed, risks and benefits, and make sure you are a candidate. People who may not be a candidate are those with bleeding disorder (as with any tattoo), on blood thinners currently, people who have recently been drunk or are drunk. Yeah don’t come to my shop drunk please. ❤️. And other things. If you have oily skin, microblading may not be best for you; however that can be discussed with your artist.
- Once you are determined a candidate, your artist will discuss brow shapes and color outcomes that you wish to have. If you don’t know, that’s ok! That’s why we are trained to do what we do. We can determine the best shade and shape for you according to your skin tone and face shape.
- The artist will clean your brows with rubbing alcohol then measure and “map” your brow shape using inked thread. You’ll get to see the shape before any pigment touches your skin.
- The artist and you will pick the right color, or may even mix the perfect color. Don’t be scared if you see bright red and green coming out of the color cabinet. Red and green make brown. 👍🏼
- Then you’ll be NUMBED! Yes! You won’t feel a thing! This will set on your brows for 20 minutes to become nice and anesthetized.
- And the Microblading artist goes to work! Each stroke resembles a perfect piece of hair. It’s like magic watching a brow come alive! (I know. I’m a huge nerd). The artist will do this a total of two times, or two “passes”, possibly a third if needed to make the perfect, shaped, full brow you’ve dreamed of!
- A touch up appointment will be scheduled at this appointment for about 4-6 weeks out. This is a requirement to the deal. Otherwise if you need a touch up outside of this 6 week window, you may have to pay again. It’s for the best possible outcome and the best looking brows. Just trust us!
Convinced? By all means book an appointment with me. You are beautiful just the way you are. Now let’s enhance it! 💋