Micropigmentation is a form of cosmetic tattooing that uses tiny, computer-generated microneedles to add realistic shading and color to the skin. As the name implies, it’s a form of microtattooing. The pros use specialized machines that have thousands of tiny ink jet needles that create precise lines and shading; whereas the amateur or beginner will use hair-like microvectors (similar to q-tip) without the special equipment or training.
How Experts Perform Microtattooing
The first step in microblading is identifying your target areas. Since the skin is different on everyone, it’s important to know what areas on your body you want to color. Begin by outlining the area you want to shade with a beauty mark or two. Now, draw a vertical line at the base of your chosen beauty mark(s) and extend the line upward, parallel to the muscle spasms. In this way, your line will form a “path” or “route” along your muscle spasms. At the top of each vertical line, draw a horizontal line that passes through the middle of the muscle spasms and intersects with the next horizontal line at the bottom of the line. This “path” is where the actual line tattooing will take place.
Is Micropigmentation Right for You?
After carefully examining the pros and cons of micropigmentation, it’s time to make a decision based on your own skin type, hair type and budget. The good news is that people with different skin types and preferences can wear the same tattoo. If you’re the type of person who wants to play with the makeup artist, then this may not be the right for you. If not, then micropigmentation may just be what you’re looking for!
If you’re interested in getting micropigmentation, there are a few things you should keep in mind before booking your appointment. Make sure you know the pros and cons of this procedure and if it’s right for you. Consider what area(s) of your body you want to microbladed and if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional. Finally, research the competition and find a professional artist. If you do, you’re in good hands.