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JinkxMonsoon Sat 10-Sep-16 13:11:39

So I have no eyebrows whatsoever. None. I have no idea why. Sure, I used to pluck them a bit when I was in my teens, but I never over plucked. My mum and nan are both eyebrow-less so I think it's hereditary. Over the last five or so years, the few remaining eyebrow hairs I had left have totally disappeared. I have one hair that grows back on my right eyebrow and that's it grin

So I've been thinking about having them tattooed because I hate having to draw them on every day and hate the way I look without make up. I also feel that tattooed brows can't look any more "unnatural" than my pencilled-on brows right now so it's worth considering.

I have serious reservations though. If they turned out awful I'd have to have a fringe cut in to hide them. My mum got brows tattooed on by the woman who waxes her legs (yeah... I know) and they were SO bad. She'd tattooed on a series of curved, evenly spaced lines to resemble "hair" but, frankly, they looked ridiculous. The colour was bad also, far too orangey. So I've really seen how bad tattooed brows can look, but clearly my mum didn't do any research to find someone skilled, so I live in hope that there are good people out there.

Any recommendations, experiences, etc? I'm prepared to save up and travel to someone who's really good. I live in Easex so travelling to London is not a problem. Thanks smile

milkysmum Sat 10-Sep-16 13:14:52

You need micro bladed eye brows rather than tattoos- much more nautral looking. I live in the north of England so can't recommend anyone in your area but would definitely look into micro blading

JinkxMonsoon Sat 10-Sep-16 13:32:12

I've never heard of microblading, so thanks for that. I've had a quick Google, and my gut feeling is that it might not work so well on someone with zero eyebrow hair? I can see it being perfect for someone with sparse brows who needs some filling in, but I need more than that. I'm also used to the blocky colour of pencil so I'm not sure how I feel about eyebrows that look like they're made of hair!

I'm attaching a screenshot I just took which makes me think the tattooed "hairs" might look really odd when there's no natural hair to blend them with - or maybe it's just a bad example?

biscuitkumquat Sat 10-Sep-16 13:38:23

My Mum & I have both had micro-blading done.

I had mine done because I overplucked my brows & they were really thin.

My Mum, however, like you, had no hair at all, because of an under active thyroid undiagnosed for years and hers are fantastic.

She does use powder on them if she has a night out, to give a more make up look, but for day to day they look fantastic.

It's actually slightly easier to do it if you have no hair at all.

biscuitkumquat Sat 10-Sep-16 13:43:44

This was my brows after around a week (so they're still very dark)

I have no hair at all at the start of my brows, so they had to be "constructed" from nothing at all.

Dorisdolalee Sat 10-Sep-16 13:45:21

Without a doubt microblading is a million times better than tattooing. Just do some research for your area. Have a look on Facebook etc.

SemiNormal Sat 10-Sep-16 13:48:24

If you google - no eyebrows microblading - it brings up images that may give you a better idea of what to expect.

JinkxMonsoon Sat 10-Sep-16 15:48:40

Oh wow, those brows look excellent biscuit. Good to know that it's easier if there's no hair at all.

I've also heard about the link between eyebrow loss and thyroid issues, but none of the symptoms really apply to me. I'll have to Google the symptoms again to double check!

Thanks everyone, you've all been really helpful.

UnicornPee Sat 10-Sep-16 16:49:36

Ive had microblading twice.
The first woman was shit and did a crap job (really should have done my research) she used black based dyes so they faded to blue.

A year later I went to someone else and they did a much better job and used brown shades.
It's fucking painful but takes less that 45 mins
Cost £120
Have to get retouched once a year if required
It's nice to not have to draw eye brows on anymore xx

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