Why You Should Never Try Microblading at Home

This video really caught our attention. Microblading is one of the most hazardous aesthetic procedures out there, but trying it at home takes it to a whole new level of risk. Make no mistake, we understand well the plethora of lifestyle aesthetic treatments on the market today and the desire to look our best. From laser hair removal to injectable fillers, the demand on one’s pocketbook is high and many consumers are determined to cut corners any way they can. But even under ideal circumstances, microblading is fraught with health and safety risks, in addition to the fact that the results often look cartoonish or downright bizarre. So much so that MicroArt is now flooded with requests to correct poorly executed microblading performed at home and in nail or hair salons. And when health, safety, AND your precious face are concerned, DIYs are never recommended.

Just as you would not administer Botox on yourself, the same goes for microblading. Ok, self-injecting Botox is illegal, but attempting microblading at home will likely make you look like a circus freak. Really. Sure, we all know someone whose misguided attempt to dye or wax their own eyebrows culminated in disastrous results (you may have wanted to laugh out loud, but you restrained yourself, right?). Eventually, however, the over-plucked brow grew back, or the 80’s brow faded to its original shape and color. But microblading is not a temporary tint or wax – it is permanent. Like any form of semi-permanent makeup, precision, state of the art equipment and knowledge are key. The tiniest fraction of a mistake can send you to the emergency room or will have you paying far more money for a corrective procedure. We are doing a lot of these at MicroArt. We cannot emphasize this enough. Remember, microblading involves the use of tiny razor cuts onto the thin skin of the eye area. Bacterial infections and bleeding are not uncommon in salons and unlicensed storefront operations. Why trust this most delicate area of your face to anyone but a licensed MicroArt expert?

Learn the facts: They may not save your life, but they could save your face from disfigurement, or worse…

Is “Microblading” the new, low-cost alternative to MicroArt?

  • It seems as though every salon and brow studio is now offering this new service. What exactly is microblading and why is it so risky?
  • Microblading uses a hand-held tool with a small razor blade (similar to an Exacto knife) which is dipped in tattoo ink and then slices your skin leaving tiny cuts in or around your eyebrows to try to create hair-like strokes with ink.
  • A microblading practitioner is usually an esthetician, makeup artist or manicurist who provides a variety of other services — and is not a full-time professional specialist.
  • Little training is needed for certification, hence the proliferation of new “practitioners.” A typical training course is only two to four days.
  • Microblading causes eyebrow hair loss where ever the razor cuts through hair inside the brow lines where the color belongs.
  • The cuts in the skin damage the hair follicle so that hair frequently does not regrow.
  • Microblading is only done with hair strokes and no shading, so the result is typically harsh and lack the subtlety required for a completely natural look.
  • Microblading artists set up in nail salons, day spas and brow bars, often with little or no supervision, experience or accountability. Unlike a medical office, these environments lack sterility to prevent infection.
  • Many microblading artists are not registered with the County Health Department, nor have the required permits to perform this procedure legally — much less regular, stringent health department inspections.
  • How long the inks last is unpredictable because this method is completely manually so each incision to the skin (hair stroke) can be a different depth. We have found it to lasts anywhere from two months to two years.
  • Can only be done on brows. No other area of the face or body.
  • Corrective work is needed to fix problems or scarring caused by microblading – far more so than with other forms of permanent makeup which already has high rates of correction.

So Why Choose MicroArt?

MicroArt Semi Permanent Makeup provides natural results – safely — and it lasts longer with no side effects for a valuable investment in your appearance and time. Why?

  • Superior Technology. A proprietary system of advanced technology utilizing a single needle smaller than a human hair, which gently vibrates on the outer layer of the skin.
  • No bruising, heavy bleeding, scarring or downtime.
  • Colors are custom blended using non-toxic mineral pigments precisely for your perfect shade and a totally natural look.
  • Eyebrows are custom designed for each client based on muscle and bone structure as well as individual style. Stencils are never used.
  • Results last up to three years.
  • MicroArt technicians specialize in MicroArt only and complete a full year of training with an annual exam for certification renewal. This is in addition to continued education, workshops, and regular supervision.

MicroArt Corrects Microblading

Regrettably, at MicroArt, expertly correcting the work of cheap, inferior or dangerous treatments from unqualified “practitioners” is about one-third of our practice. Much of this work is referred to us by dermatologists. This is the reason we strive to educate consumers about their choices.

Do you have:

  • That weird, artificial or cartoonish look from Microblading?
  • That drawn-on-by-‘Sharpie’ look from permanent tattoo makeup, or have your colors started turning green or yellow yet?
  • Infections from Microblading or permanent makeup that has scarred and/or disfigured your face? Go to the Hospital ER or see a dermatologist immediately to treat the infection so it does not lead to blindness or worse scarring. Then call us for cosmetically corrective work.
  • While corrective work is always more complicated than simply doing MicroArt the first time on a “clean slate,” we are compassionate and understand you have wasted hundreds or thousands of dollars initially. We will do our best to provide a corrective fee-rate that meets your budget.
    Save the DIY for household repairs. Call MicroArt for a free, no-obligation consultation at 888-943-8880
2018-05-09T02:23:08+00:00August 3rd, 2017|


MicroArt Semi Permanent makeup is a proprietary technology perfected by our team of electronic engineers, cosmetic biochemists, and Founder Hollywood makeup artist Tanya York. The goal was to develop a makeup that could last for years on the skin, look more natural than makeup and eliminate all of the side effects of other forms of permanent makeup. After five years of development, MicroArt has now been enjoyed by thousands of people who fly in from around the world to get their procedure.

There are no other forms of permanent cosmetics like it. MicroArt utilizes cutting-edge equipment, custom blended mineral-based pigments and a system designed to ensure results so natural that even men wear it.

To learn more about the differences between MicroArt and other forms of permanent makeup click here.

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