Post # 16
I’ve had bangs before. I’m thinking of getting a side sweep to cover my right brow. It’ll grow long enough by July to make face framing waves, which is what I want.
My left brow doesn’t look like this at all. She didn’t go outside of the hairline. It looks like she was trying to make them even and went way overboard with this one. I did ask her for hair strokes and she said to wait until the touchup because they wouldn’t show up right now. That was a big red flag, but too late. She had other pictures of previous work and they all looked really nice.
Post # 17
I’m so sorry about your eyebrows, like someone else said maybe exfoliating will help. Your lashes are to die for though!! Good luck bee.
Post # 19
Wait, what’s the left one look like if not like this?!
Post # 20
HALT! Do not do anything drastic just yet. Let your skin calm down then go to a reviewed and qualified professional for advice.
Post # 21
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I would make sure you’re very careful with exfoliating and being rough on that area, you don’t want it to get infected since the skin has been broken there.
Post # 22
I got mine shaded in but from a place I really trusted and saw reviews for and photos. Less is more with those places. If anyone in the California, Bay Area needs a recommendation where to go let me know.
Here is also something that most people don’t know about microblading. It’s mostly a myth. Pigment tattooed into the skin does bleed a bit. It doesn’t always stay right within the line. Overtime all tattoos start to bleed into each other especially when the lines drawn are super close together. Add in the fact that you need to go do a touch up once a year for it to last at all. Trust me I’ve gone 5 times already. So in the end you are going to end up with shading anyways. For me the woman couldn’t even do actual lines because my skin didn’t take it as well as the shading. My shading looks super natural and I get compliments on my brows all the time. The woman even lets me draw on with the makeup pencil where I want the tattoo to go each time I see her for a touch up so I am in complete control of the shape.
Facial tattoos fade super fast anyways. Don’t hurt your skin as that will cause scaring. But when your eyebrow scabs begin to flake, you can exfoliate them off a bit early instead of waiting for them to come off on their own. If you pull it off and it’s bleeding or a wound, stop it. You gotta wait till that inbetween time to pull the scab off when it’s not an open wound underneath but it’s earlier than your skin would do it on its own. It will be ok.
My mom went before I did to a high end spa and they botched hers. So you really gotta dig deep when deciding on a place. My moms ink turned orange when it faded. When mine fade it doesn’t change color at all, that’s how you know it’s quality ink. Just be patient and put some makeup over them for work while you wait. My mom has to wait for hers to fade for a year before the lady I go to would do them for her. Now she loves them and the look fine.
Post # 23
Please get bangs. Not super heavy ones, get them a bit wispy. They will take the edge off. Also a line of good concealer like Dermablend along the top of the brow will soften things up a bit.
Post # 24
- Wedding: June 2007 - City, State
this is why I don’t let anyone touch my eyebrows. You would have been better off having them done by a makeup artist for one day, aka your wedding. I’m sorry.
Post # 25
Oh my goodness! I cannot begin to imagine how upset you must be!
I’m sure they’ll fade before July. I don’t have any advice, but I did want to send you some sympathy. Maybe someone could recommend a better microblading tech who might have advice on how to make it fade more quickly?
Post # 26
Don’t worry! I had a bad microblading experience a few months ago, and I learned there are ways to make it fade faster.
1. Don’t go back for the touch-up. Without a touch-up, it should fade within 6 months.
2. Three times a day, wash your eyebrows with warm water and Dial soap. Gently pat dry with a cotton pad. Then apply Vaseline to your eyebrows. (You should see some of the ink coming off on the cotton pad.)
3. After you’ve gone through the initial 14-day healing period, then you can start using an exfoliating scrub on your eyebrows. You can also apply retinol cream to your eyebrows before bed every night.
I wouldn’t recommend having another artist do a removal; depending on the removal method, it could cause scarring. You can cover it up with heavy stage concealer while you’re waiting for it to fade. I use Dermablend Quick-Fix Body Makeup Full Coverage Foundation Stick (it’s easier to apply if you use a stiff, angled eyeshadow brush). Good luck!
Post # 27
Licensed Estherician here! Im sure the fading and reversal from the tattoo artist will help. Do no get bangs as others have stated. Also Idk where you live, but check to see if you live in an area where the artist needs to be licensed/certified. It may be worth reporting it to the tatoo board. Is she just starting out? Have you seen reviews/pics before doing this?
Post # 28
do NOT get bangs!!!! Try large-frame glasses instead. It’ll cover them even better than bangs and won’t be nearly as semi-permanent and hard to style. The hipster look is totally in right now!! Just slap em on your face and you’re good to go! They make everyone look better!
Post # 29
Thanks for the support everyone. Definitely learned my lesson on this one. I went ahead and got some side bangs that fall below my eyes to cover this brow. Nothing drastic. My stylist blended it with my layers. I can see the skin is starting to flake, which is a good sign that the pigment will hopefully lift with it when it scabs over. I’m also gently wiping it with a wet cotton ball and some of the surface pigment is coming up as well. All good signs so far.
- ladyjane123 I went to a Phi artist out in Dublin. I’m hesitant now of going with anyone after this incident.
Post # 30
Fist of all, please calm down. I had my brows shaded too and had the same thought the next day “What have I done?”.
The color peeled off within a few days and they are now about 20% of the color it was the first couple of days. They will fade A LOT! Just trust me on it. Please don’t get the bangs. I promise they will look a lot better in a few days.