WHAT IS MICROSTROKING?
Microstroking is cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as microblading, feathered brows, embroidery, 3d brows, micropigmentation or dermal implantation. This technique is achieved by implanting pigment in the dermal (2nd layer) layer of the skin using a hand tool or machine to manually create strokes that resemble eyebrow hairs.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN AN ARTIST?
They have a Body Art Establishment License from the State of Illinois
They have professional insurance to perform Body Art/Microblading
100+ hours from an accredited school for Body Art
You like their work
IS MICROSTROKING SEMI-PERMANENT?
It is NOT Semi-Permanent. Microstroking is Permanent. By definition and tattoo industry standards, color is implanted into the dermis of the skin. If pigment does not reach the dermis, it will disappear during the healing phase of the skin. The healing phase is the regeneration of cells at the epidermal level (1st layer of skin).
DOES THE PIGMENT FADE?
Pigments do fade in the skin over time, but that does not make the process semi-permanent. It is impossible to predict how much pigment will fade away and how long it will take to fade.
WHY DOES MICROSTROKING NOT LAST AS LONG AS OTHER EYEBROW TATTOOING TECHNIQUES?
A much smaller amount of pigment is inserted (tattooed) into the skin as compared to fully or solidly filled eyebrow tattoos.
If your microstroking artist doesn’t have a Body Art Establishment License posted in their salon, spa, and/or boutique DO NOT get your tattoo from them. They do not have the basic requirements required by the State to provide this service. Also you want to be comforted knowing your artist has passed all inspections.