Powder eyebrow tattoo: all the pros and cons of the trending technique

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A powder eyebrow tattoo is by no means a dye-filled brow arch. It is a procedure that involves a gentle and minimally traumatic piercing of the upper layers of the dermis with a special needle. The treatment allows the inject pigment point-by-point, resulting in a stunning shading effect. Eyebrows look natural and effective, giving the impression of freshly applied make-up with a pencil or shadow. Every woman who wants to look attractive and well-groomed has heard of the traditional eyebrow tattooing technique. This procedure is quite adequate. It perfectly conceals flaws in the eyebrows, making them expressive.

 But the tattoo is a painful procedure, which cannot give eyebrows a natural look and has several drawbacks (colour change with an unnatural blue comma, green and even red)—a modern, virtually painless procedure with a fantastic effect. We’ll talk about what powder eyebrow tattooing is in this article.

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Powdered eyebrows (classic, Hollywood ombré, lite ombré) 1,5 hour 449 AUD
Touch Up 2 hour 250 AUD
Overlaying an old tattoo 1,5 hour 550 AUD
Correction after another master/salon 1,5 hour 550
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What are powder eyebrows?

Powdery Brows – is a state-of-the-art microshading eyebrows technique that allows you to achieve a natural-looking brow. Today you can find many epithets symbolizing this procedure: nano-spraying, velvet, pixel, point, and shadow spraying.

Due to this beautiful “smoky” effect, the technique of powder eyebrow tattooing has gained popularity, and today it is a favourite of the fair sex, especially in Europe and Australia. During the procedure, the technician inserts pigment into the upper layers of the skin, shading and “stretching” it. This treatment stimulates a makeup look as if you gently and delicately apply a tinted pencil to your eyebrows. The result is fantastic. Eyebrows look neat, well-groomed and natural. No clear-cut shapes and borders are typical of classic eyebrow tattooing or microblading. And most importantly, comma, this technique is suitable for absolutely everyone and has no age restrictions.

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to whom is the powdery eyebrows tattoo technique recommended?

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You can give your look a finishing touch with powder eyebrows tattoo and effectively conceal imperfections. It can be small bald spots, asymmetry scars, and sparse or erratic hair growth. All bald areas can be beautifully masked, giving the edges a beautiful outline and colour.

Based on the possibilities of the technique, an eyebrow powder tattoo suit for:

  • If your eyebrows are too bushy, comma-like, there are balding areas in some places.
  • Eyebrows are too light, and you need to give them some colour
  • Brows are quickly fading in the sun.
  • Also, if your eyebrows are growing haphazardly, you want to give them a neater and prettier shape.
  • In addition, if you have any congenital disabilities in your eyebrows, scars.
  • Finally, you don’t want to spend time on make-up every day.


Firstly, the main advantage of micropigmentation is that you can forget the need to touch up your eyebrows with decorative cosmetics for a long time. Without worrying, it won’t rub off or bleed throughout the day. That’s why powder brow tattoos are perfect as ever and everywhere under any circumstances. 

Pros and cons of powdery eyebrows

In addition to the natural appearance of the procedure, powder eyebrow tattooing has the following advantages.

  • Minimal injury to the skin. Powder tattooing into the uppermost layers of the skin to a depth of 1 mm. It makes quick recovery and painless, and the procedure itself eliminates severe pain;
  • The fast procedure is about an hour and a half;
  • Hides imperfections;
  • Suitable for women from the age of 18+
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The only disadvantage is the relatively high cost of the procedure. On average, in studios in Melbourne and Brisbane, a cosmetic eyebrow tattoo with powder eyebrow tattoo will cost 450 AUD plus 50% for the correction, which must be done a month after the procedure. It is not recommended to use the service cheaper, as a low price may indicate incompetence of the master or save on pigments, equipment or sterility, which may entail relevant risks. It is difficult to say that a cheap service will yield a 100% positive or negative result. But, as our experience shows, clients who have had bad permanent tattoos done for less than $200 have regretted that leap.

The consequences of the work of inexperienced masters were prominent. At least in such cases, correction is required. On the one hand, a comma is a minus a comma; since it is necessary to repeat the procedure and spend this money partially, the correction usually costs 50% of the cost of permanent makeup; on the other side of the – “+” since the sentence will most likely help eliminate the shortcomings.

How is powdery eyebrow dusting done?

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The powder brow tattoo treatment is performed in stages:

  • Since a woman’s appearance depends on the chosen sketch, colour and shape, the master performs a consultation. Everything is discussed: pigment shade, intensity, filling, “stretching” technique (for example, it is now fashionable to introduce dye from light to dark shade, eyebrow shape, and so on. the master can suggest options based on the condition of the face, colour and body of eyes, hair and skin;
  • A sketch is made. The eyebrows are adjusted, excess hairs are plucked, and the shape is corrected. The master discusses the design with the clients and fine-tunes it to a complete agreement;
  • The next stage is antiseptic treatment and anaesthesia. Various ointments, gels or sprays are used for this. Lidocaine or another drug based on it can be used for anaesthesia. Although powder eyebrows refer to a procedure with minimal skin injury. Skin damage is unavoidable, as is pain. To minimise any discomfort, the technician applies an anaesthetic twice. The first time before the treatment, the second time during the procedure.
  • The procedure itself consists of creating microdots through which the pigment is injected. A particular device with a thin R1 needle on end is used for this procedure. This achieves a shadowy, smoky effect. The Teri pigment is applied softly and gently.
  • At the end of the procedure, the doctor prescribes a disinfecting and healing cream, aftercare recommendations, and makes an appointment for the mandatory correction that must be done about a month after your first visit to the permanent makeup studio.

Eyebrow powder tattoo contraindications

This technique has many advantages, but unfortunately, it is not suitable for everyone. There are several contraindications – diseases in which tattooing cannot or is not recommended. These include :

  • Hypersensitivity;
  • Allergy prone. To avoid an allergic attack, you can start taking antihistamines a week before the procedure;
  • Diabetes mellitus – People taking insulin;
  • Viral diseases;
  • Various types of infections;
  • Poor blood clotting;
  • Severe acne;
  • HIV.
Powder Eyebrow before after

Relative contraindications include pregnancy and lactation due to changes in hormonal levels in a woman’s body at this time. The master can’t guarantee that the pigment will be taken up in the right amounts. Therefore, clients during this period do micropigmentation at their own risk. He also recommends opting for another type of permanent make-up if there are many grey hairs or bald patches on the eyebrows. Powder eyebrows can only partially cover such imperfections, provided the grey hairs are tinted.

How powdery eyebrows heal ?

After a powder eyebrow procedure, the healing and recovery process of the skin is not different from the process that occurs after microblading or feathering eyebrow. Swelling and redness may appear in the first few hours – this is a normal skin reaction to multiple punctures. Once the skin begins to heal, the comma may flake off. If the flaking is minimal, the healing process is proceeding correctly. A doctor should consult if the crusts are rough, raising blood or on the side. It is strictly forbidden to remove the crusts from the skin yourself.


 A slight itching sensation may occur as the dermis heals, the most important thing is not to scratch the eyebrows, but if you feel like a comma, you can gently run an ear stick across the eyebrows. It should help. The skin healing period is about 5-7 days. The skin fully regenerates and renews itself in a month if provided proper aftercare.

When healing the dermis, a slight itching may appear; the point is not to scratch the eyebrows, but if you want a comma, you can gently walk along the brow zone with the help of an ear stick.

skin care after powder tattoo

Lady treat her skin after powder tattoo

I should not dry skin that has injured so that the resulting crusts are soft in the future. Do it is necessary to treat the skin with chlorhexidine and, if necessary, apply emollients to the skin as recommended by the master. Ideal, in this case, is petroleum jelly or another special cream, ointment. It must gently apply to the skin with a thin layer with light movements.

Importantly! After the procedure, you must wait 2-3 hours and not wash off the healing agent. After that, wash it off with baby soap, soak the comma with a soft lint-free cloth and apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly. Later, petroleum jelly or any other ointments can not use at all. The skin will heal on its own without problems and complications. In the first 2-3 days, contact with water should avoid introducing bacteria through open wounds. It is also not recommended to use any cleanser.

What facial procedures should be avoided

In order for the skin to heal quickly without negative consequences, you should avoid applying any cosmetic product: any cream, oil or nourishing serum and so on. It helps if you don’t exfoliate or scrub for plucking eyebrows. For the first seven days, it’s best to postpone any cosmetic treatments over the eyebrows, except those recommended by the masters. Scrubs and peels can only be done after one month when the skin fully recovers.

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what not to do during skin healing

Postpone planned trips to saunas and baths. Direct sunlight can negatively affect injured skin. Also, once it has healed, it is advisable to apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. And don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat if you plan to stay in the sun for a long time.

The most important aspect is the preparation for the procedure. You should also be aware of this.

Eyebrow tattoo before and after Melbourne

How to prepare for powder brow tattooing?

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powder eyebrows before and after

Proper preparation for the powder brow procedure determines the body’s reaction to the foreign substance and how the pigment will take root. so that the result does not disappoint expectations, a comma is necessary:

  • A week or at least several days before the procedure, it is advisable to avoid alcohol and energy drinks;
  • A few days before the process, stop taking blood thinning medication, antibiotics and other blood-based medication;
  • Do not adjust eyebrows, pluck hairs or colour them.

How long does powder eyebrow last?

Eyebrow tattoo lasts 1.5 – 2 years. The full term of the comma is impossible to predict, as it is individual and depends on the body. In such a short period of time the effect is due to the use of mineral based pigments. During this period, the dye gradually absorbs. It will sink in over the course of several years. It dissolves completely.

On the one hand, this is a big plus, because after a while the procedure can be done again, changing the shade, the form of saturation of the comma or trying another type of permanent make-up. The disadvantage is that the procedure is only for those who want a longer lasting effect.

It should be understood that there are several factors that will cause the pigment to lighten slightly faster. These include :

Firstly, the skin type and its peculiarities. Oily and porous skin loses pigment much faster;
Secondly, the peculiarities of the immune system. The higher the immune system, the more likely it is that the stain will be removed faster;
Thirdly, age. The older the woman, the slower the lighter the pigmented spot gets.

tattooing done in espresso and fudji colour done by Anastasia Petkov

Do I need touch up after first session?

after eyebrow tattoo

In almost 100% of cases, the masseur will book the client in for a correction after the first treatment. It’s an additional compulsory procedure that:

  • Extends the duration of the powdery eyebrow effect. During the correction, the pigment is reintroduced, due to which it is better “fixed” under the skin;
  • Corrects flaws formed during the skin healing process (gaps in the pigment, lightening of the pigment shade, changes in the shape of the eyebrows, etc.).

The first cosmetic tattoo treatment for powdered eyebrows can be called skin familiarisation. How the body will react to a foreign substance and how it will perceive it is unknown. Therefore, it is not always possible to immediately get the result that one would like. However, correction solves this problem in a jiffy. It can be used to even out the colour, remove imperfections, correct the shape and achieve a perfect result.

powder eyebrows before and after in Face Figurati Studio

Can a powder technique overlap a traditional tattoo?

Due to the peculiarities of powdered eyebrow spraying, it is rarely possible to overlap a classic tattoo. Sometimes craftsmen will take on such work, but no one guarantees a one hundred per cent result. In addition, it is likely necessary to make several corrections to achieve the desired effect. Therefore, removing the tattoo via laser correction is more accessible than performing the brow powdering procedure. 

The depth of the water pigment under the skin is complex with overlapping. In the case of the classic tattoo, dyes are injected to a depth of 1.5 mm. The powder eyebrow technique implies an underpainting to a depth of 1 mm. Therefore the shade of the pigment introduced during the creation of delicate eyebrows may not be visible. If, on the other hand, the stain has gone more profound than a comma, there is a good chance that the colour could take on unexpected shades of red, blue or even green over time. But this is not a fact. It’s all individual and depends on the skin and the body as a whole.

The difficulty of overlapping lies in the depth of the water pigment under the skin. When performing classic tattooing, dyes are injected to a depth of 1.5 mm. The technique of powdery eyebrows assumes here the tint to a depth of 1mm. Therefore, the shade of the pigment introduced when making delicate eyebrows may not be visible. If the stain entered deeper than the comma, then there is a high probability that the colour may eventually acquire an unexpected shade: red, blue and even green. But this is not a fact. Everything is individual and depends on the characteristics of the skin and the body as a whole.

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microshading before after

Powder eyebrow cosmetic tattooing is a real “boom” in the beauty sector. This micropigmentation technique, like no other, makes it possible to create the most natural-looking eyebrows possible. That is why this tattooing technique is highly appreciated. The main thing is to listen to the expert advice and trust your master, choose a professional performer, and the result will not disappoint you.

Answers to popular questions about powder eyebrow tattoo

It is not without reason that the procedure of powdery eyebrows is called the most painless compared to other existing techniques for permanent makeup of eyebrows and other areas. Because the method involves introducing the pigment pointwise into the uppermost layers of the skin, the point is that due to minimal trauma, the procedure can carry out without using an anesthetic. Hence the plus for pregnant and lactating women, the dash procedure is ideal for them. Most of our clients claim that creating powdery eyebrows is the feeling of plucking out the hairs of the eyebrows.

We strongly recommend not to do any tattooing during pregnancy, point my advice to do only after childbirth and the end of breastfeeding.

The total time of the procedure is about 1.5 hours. This time includes discussions, drawing a sketch, if necessary, the work itself and consultation.

The powder coating technique is indeed the most popular due to the advantages and effect that permanent makeup gives in this technique. Powdery eyebrows make them look natural, exclude sharp edges, and light shading helps to frame the eyebrows and eyes beautifully. The method is suitable for absolutely everyone, regardless of age. Powder eyebrow can do even on oily skin.

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