Cosmetic tattooing is synonymous with the technique where coloured pigment is implanted into the upper layer of the skin. This is done using a small tool with teeny, tiny needles to produce hair strokes and makeup that resemble actual ones.
As it becomes a rapidly growing part of the health and beauty industry, microblading has become the option of thousands of women who prefer to highlight their faint features. While everyone who wants it deserves it, unfortunately, microblading is not the best choice for everyone, because the overall state and health of one’s skin will determine the success of microblading. Some skin types retain the pigment successfully and heal effortlessly, while others do not. In other words, every skin is built differently, and some types are receptive to microblading while others are not suited for it.
At Unique Blendz, your health is our top priority above everything else. That is why we listed the common skin conditions that may get in the way of your safety. This way, you can figure out if microblading is right for you and will not compromise your features.
Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition where the skin gets irritated as it becomes dry, red, itchy, and bumpy from time to time. The rashes, redness, and itchiness will most likely affect the skin negatively to the point of unevenness. If you are going for an eyebrow tattoo, we are afraid it may leave you with a patchy pair. Hence, we do not recommend the treatment for you.
#2. Chronic Acne and Rosacea
Chronic acne is another inflammatory skin condition that causes pimples and spots to appear in the skin. Often mistaken for acne, Rosacea, on the other hand, mainly affects the face. Its main symptoms include blushing and the visibility of blood vessels, and the formation of pus-filled bumps on the skin.
A skin impacted by one of these conditions has a high tendency to bleed. As a consequence, the retention of pigment becomes unpredictable. We are sorry to say that microblading on affected skin does not guarantee great healed results.
#3. Oily Skin
Oily skin is the consequence of the overproduction of sebum, the substance that protects and hydrates the skin. In addition, clogged pores and acne are its relatives.
In terms of eyebrow tattooing, oily skin heals the most softly. Microbladed hair strokes will appear more powdery in contrast to the very crisp result in dry skin. The good news is that the level of oiliness determines the softness. Slight oiliness may heal as normal skin does. However, extreme oiliness will cause the colour to spread out, which result in a blurred and powdery look.
For those with oily skin, we recommend our Powder Brow or Ombre Brow treatment. Aside from giving a fuller look that mimics soft brow henna or makeup, this heals better and stays on longer.
#4. Keloid Scarring
Keloid scars are those that are thick and raised. While microblading does not involve deep cuts into the skin, it does not ensure that it will not heal without a keloid scar since it still involves cuts. Hence, if you are prone to developing keloids, it would be best to resort to getting ombre brows instead.
The skin conditions listed above make it challenging to impossible to commit to a cosmetic tattoo. However, if you are eligible for an alternative, you can trust Unique Blendz to give you your desired look in the safest way. With expertise in the art and science of cosmetic tattooing, we serve both safety and beauty to the table. If you are unsure, please contact our team at Unique Blendz before booking an appointment!