Different people get their eyebrows tattoed on or filled in for various reasons. Regardless of the reason why people get an eyebrow tattoo one thing is for certain; People do get eyebrow tattoos and they are more popular than one would think.
Eyebrow Tattoo History
The tattooing that we know today originated in the Polynesian Islands. The word Ta tau means ” appropriate, balanced, and fitting”. This explains what we try to achieve when we get semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos.
The history of permanent cosmetics began thousands of years ago. Sharpened sticks and stones were used to in plant natural pigments into the skin. Mummies that date back to the era of Cleopatra still show signs of permanent hand tattoo makeup. Cleopatra had intricate permanent makeup. Many Egyptian tattoos were of symbols that had special meaning to the individual who had the tattoo.
A Few Reasons Why A Person Would Get An Eyebrow Tattoo
It is a time saver
If you are like me, and time is very valuable to you. I can certainly understand why you would get a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo it saves a lot of time. This way you would’nt have to worry about filling your eyebrows in or drawing some on. You would’nt have to worry about wiping off one of your eyebrows, and only having one left. You also would’nt have to worry about people staring at you due to you wiping off the eyebrow mentioned in the former sentence.
Saves you money
Think about how much money one would save if you didn’t have to keep buying eyebrow pencils, eyebrow kits, or eyebrow tint.
Some people may get permanent eyebrow tattoos because they suffer from Alopecia Areata.
Alopecia Areata (Baldness & Hair Loss)
Alopecia Areata is a condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches, these small patches can be unnoticeable. However, the patches my connect making it more noticeable. This condition develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, which results in hair loss.
Early signs of Alopecia
Signs and symptoms of hair loss may include:
- Gradual thinning on top of the head. ( This is a very common sigh, and it affects men and women)
- Circular or patches of bald spots.
- Sudden loosening of hair.
- Full-body hair loss.
- Patches of scaling that spreads over the scalp.
Alopecia causes eyelashes and eyebrows hair loss. Many alopecia sufferers get permanent eyebrow tattoos due to this hair loss.
Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Tattoo
Semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing is called microblading. This procedure does not have anything to do with ink like regular tattoo do. mIcroblading needles are used to insert pigment into the skin. This procedure is done with a hand tool.
How long does it last?
Semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos lasts 12 to 24 months. It just depends on the person.
How much does it cost?
Semi-permanent microblading can cost anywhere from $350 to $800.
Permanent Eyebrow Makeup
How are permanent eyebrows applied?
Permanent makeup uses thicker, and less concentrated pigments. Permanent eyebrow makeup is applied by using a machine.
How much does it cost?
Permanent eyebrow makeup costs $300 to $500. But it does not stop there you will need to have follow up procedures. Follow up procedures cost $100 to $150.
My Final Thoughts
At the end of the day, it is up to you. I always recommend that you should stick to what you know, whether you get a permanent eyebrow tattoo or a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo. Do your research, weigh your options, and look at the pro and cons of the procedure.
If you have any experience with permanent or semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos, if you have questions, or if you would like more information on the subject leave a comment below.