Eyebrow tattoo. Any recommendations in London area?

(31 Posts)
Barbie1 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:44:23

15 years ago i trained as a beauty therapist.

We practiced waxing eyebrows on each other...a lot!

Mine have never recovered, I have used almost everything to make them thicker and to fill them in.

I'm moving to a humid country and don't want my eyebrows to slide onto my cheeks by mid day smile

Whistle stop trip to London planned in June so I want to get something booked ASAP.

Any recommendations?

lookatmybutt Wed 04-Dec-13 16:16:29

Seeing as this thread has been reanimated I'm going to say, as someone with tattoos and piercings, that this is a really stupid idea.

a) beauticians are not tattoists and are mostly very poor at it
b) it will fade because of the nature of the skin on your face, and it will fade patchy and look like shit
c) the prices charged are a pisstake
d) if something goes wrong, you're stuck with it

I've known and met a few people that have had it done and it looked awful every single time. Very few people will be callous enough to tell you how awful it looks because they will likely know you have spent a lot and you can't do anything about it.

But hey, if you want to look like a scabby clown then go for it. It's not like they invented brow kits/pencils or anything. Even a tint job is better.

Linzy74 Wed 04-Dec-13 16:02:18

I went to Heidi Worman last time, I would say she is the best. https://m.facebook.com/PermanentMakeupUK/mediaset?album=pb.84205496558.-2207520000.1384846752.&__user=798390617

She has a very good reputation .

Barbie1 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:52:39

Pineapple, thanks for sharing your experience. Funnily I called her and wasn't impressed with the telephone conversation. I had pretty muh ruled her out after that.

pineapplecrush Sat 27-Apr-13 23:16:26

I had my eyebrows done by Karen Betts 4 years ago. They were nicely done although they do look dramatically dark at first - be warned! They do fade well. Only problem was I found her unprofessional - was kept waiting over 2 hours - there were a lot of us waiting in the Pontefract hair salon she uses (treatment room is upstairs). One woman actually walked out. Not offered a drink or anything on one of the hottest days of the year. Her prices are very expensive. When my treatment time came at about 5pm, Karen took me and another woman upstairs together and flitted between us doing our treatments with no hint of an apology and asked me what the customer who walked out had said. So, yes, she is good but I'm afraid customer service skills were non existent.
Very different to the glossy website, moneygrabbingish.

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Mon 22-Apr-13 16:44:53

I have contacted Karen Betts as she can get to Nottingham which is near me, she charges £795 for lips - this sounds a lot to me, waiting on prices for brows & eye liner. Does anyone know someone who has actually used her? Her website info sounds fab but I guess anyone can make a great website! (sorry to hijack thread!)

I'll PM you both her telephone number.

Yes of course.

Barbie1 Sun 21-Apr-13 17:19:20

I can't get Claire's web page to load sad

Barbie1 Sun 21-Apr-13 17:17:28

Madame can I have an email too? Pretty please? Ill pm you.

Wally, I'm getting them done in June when next back in the uk...ill let you go first though wink

WallyBantersYoniBox Sun 21-Apr-13 16:19:38

Great, thanks! (quite excited now!)

Thank you, that's very kind.

I hope they turn out perfect for you.

Claire is really nice and made me feel very comfortable and confident in her.

Think her website is


WallyBantersYoniBox Sun 21-Apr-13 15:02:07

Sorry, my Internet was down, had to get DH to fix it.

They look fabulous. Very natural. I have had to go "nude" hair wise because of my advancing premature grey (not so premature anymore), so it's good to know you can experiment to get the colours right.

They look totally natural, I'd never have guessed. I'm going to get in contact definitely. I'm over in June so will be making an appointment then.

And you look well. wink

Thanks Madame x

Did you get them? Look a proper munter but have nice brows!

WallyBantersYoniBox Sun 21-Apr-13 11:05:16

I've sent you an email Madame. Hope you managed some sleep!

I used to find that I'd gotten into that warm cosy place of preslumber, only to have to get up and go to the toilet. hmm

At least it's Sunday and you can hopefully have a lie in.


Am in bed at mo on phone as can't sleep. Pain wasn't too bad really. Claire put numbing gel on and all went swimmingly.

And NO the blooming bit has yet to come, am at the parasite has taken over my body and is draining my life force bit! wink

Will pm you back when get up.

WallyBantersYoniBox Sat 20-Apr-13 18:30:50

I have pm'd. I'm sure you look blooming.

I used to look a lot better than I felt in my pregnancy pics. confused

What was the pain like?

I can send you a picture of mine if you pm me.

Am sitting here trying to take pictures on my phone without looking sectionable! Please forgive the under eye bags and hideous skin, pregnancy hormones are not making me look my best!

topsi Sat 20-Apr-13 09:35:53

Heidi Worman?

Barbie1 Fri 19-Apr-13 18:56:16

I haven't managed to make the call to chicken

I will sit and go through all the suggestions this evening and will book an appointment.

I hope they look natural hmm

To be honest they can't look any worse than a ton of pencil and powder on them. Or even worse...when they land on your cheeks in the heat grin

Starting to get slightly scared.

WallyBantersYoniBox Fri 19-Apr-13 18:51:28

Madame would you be brave enough to post a pic of just your eyebrows? I'd love to see a really natural effect.

My SIL had the Superdrug ones, but she loves to look "obvious" IYSWIM huge white mane of extensions, fake orange tan so she had the real Scouse Brow look. I think that's what ha put me off.

WallyBantersYoniBox Fri 19-Apr-13 18:47:50

I like the idea of the brow blush on her website....

I'm also sat on the fence at the moment, considering this treatment.

Lady called Claire Smith, Brentwood way. I had mine done in last year and they are fab. Have had so many compliments. Was £250 and was very impressed as I had them done in Kent about 6 years ago and they faded really quickly and was £400 and lady wanted that again for top up when they started fading which I thought was wrong.

Fanjounchained Fri 19-Apr-13 18:40:04

Sorry to (possibly) through a spanner in the works here but does/can this ever look natural ? A girl served me in my local Superdrug the other day and from a distance I thought "wow nice eyebrows". However when I got closer I realised they were tattooed on and it just looked a bit odd. I appreciate that the tattoo will have the shape of a natural eyebrow but it can't really replicate the look of natural hair ? Or did this girl just have really badly tattooed eyebrows ? Educate me grin

swooosh Fri 19-Apr-13 17:36:20

I haven't done it because
A) price
B) my eyebrows are white blonde, I tweeted another eyebrow 'guru' who specialises in it and she said it sometimes looks bad to have brows tattooed on white blonde as the hair over the top looks a bit odd against the tattooing and you'll still have to tint the hair or powder them in so not saving any time in the mornings etc.


Barbie1 Fri 19-Apr-13 08:39:35

Yes! Tracy Giles was the lady I was thinking about, thanks topsi

Fingers crossed she has an appointment free and I'm brave enough to book it

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