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My name is Tamara D. Ferrigno, If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may already know That I am a permanent make up artist, what you may not know is that I Microbladed my own brows to first hand understand the experience. Microblading is a semi-permanent type of tattoo making hair strokes using a specialty needle that work like a sharp pencil. It looks natural and doesn’t wipe off in the pool or at night! It’s become so popular lately that I thought it might be nice for people who are considering Microblading to hear from someone who does it and has already had it done.

1. It won’t last as long as a traditional machine tattoo.

There is no Machine used in this process so the ink doesn’t go as deep. To me it’s a good thing because faces change over the years and so do styles so I am glad to not be stuck with the same brow.

Because forever is a long time, how long does it last then you ask? Tough question. For most people its any where from 2-5 years. Although there are exceptions, on both ends of the spectrum based on skin type, lifestyle etc. They will slowly fade out naturally over time. To keep them fresh and dark get a touch up once a year or so.

2. The process

Your initial consultation can be done in person or via email, then your appointment and a follow up /touch up appointment 4-6 weeks later. This is important to understand for two reasons. One, if you are planning to travel to Las Vegas for your appointment you should know you might have to make a second trip and plan for that just in case. Most of my clients don’t need any additional work. Sometimes they do not take the color in some areas, don’t freak out. That’s what the touch up is for. It’s also a good time to address any tweaks that you want done to your brow if something is off to you.

3. It looks more like hair than “filled brows”

If you’ve grown accustomed to the look of your brows with makeup on them you may still want to fill them when you’re getting all glammed up. I did a permanent soft-fill on mine as I don’t have the time to fill on a daily basis, I do ADORE having the hair strokes eyebrow with a soft-fill, because I know exactly how I will look each and every single day so I need much less time when I get ready in the morning, not to mention, how my husband loves to wake to my done up look, he calls me “Hollywood” because I’m always made up.

 4. It’s all in the art, find an artist you can trust.

Knowing someone has been certified can only tell you that they understand how to do the technique. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have the creative skills set to draw the perfect brown that works with your face! You have to be VERY careful when you pick your artist! Look at their work. Remember its art work and not all artis appeal to every one. My eyebrows are a unique art form all my own and are loved by many and there are a few that do not like my work, same with other artist in all fields. In other words artist love their own work and what better one love to put it on display. So look for current works as artist also evolve their styles (do not use some one that does the same brows on everyone). Make sure to see it healed as well. If at all possible get a personal reference from someone you know, or even reach out to one of their clients on social media (Facebook) to hear their experience. Make sure they are licensed and working in a hygienic environment.

 5. A few words tips on choosing your shape.

Make sure your artist draws in the brows first so you can see EXACTLY how they will be shaped before They get started on the permanent part! Sit up even stand up before agreeing on the drawings as your face will shift depending on how it is resting.

Once they do draw them on, make a few expressions and look at them from a few different angles. Even have them snap a photo of you from the side. A big mistake I see people making is just staring straight at the actual brows to make sure they look the exact same (eyebrow should be sisters not twins). Or expect your brows to match those of a celebrity or friend. You will drive yourself (and your brow person) crazy if you obsess over this. Don’t just look at your brows independently; evaluate them as they relate to your face. When you look in the mirror are they flattering YOUR face? Do you like the way they accompany YOUR expressions? Do they fit YOUR personality? Do they bring out YOUR features and bone structure?

Your face is unique, in fact each side of your face is unique and different so your brows can’t be cookie cutter, they have to fit you properly.

If you have more questions please ask them via my website; I’ll be happy to help, or email me


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