What Is Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos?

What Is Semi Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos?

Looking for a permanent alternative to the painstaking daily exercise of drawing a perfect eyebrow, tattooing or eyebrow tattoos is a solution to look into. The process usually takes between one a half to two hours but one needs an expert to help them with it. From the perspective of the longevity of the solution, it generally lasts for six months to a year but can be maintained and kept for longer with touch-ups, usually once a year.

Eye tattooing is not a modern phenomenon but it has become a bit more popular in recent years. The problem with Traditional permanent eyebrow tattoos was that it used to fade into a blueish-green color over time but the modern eyebrow tattoos also called semi-transparent eyebrow tattoos doesn’t have problems like this. This semi-permanent tattoo version is super-fine hair-like strokes looks more natural and realistic compared to their first-gen counter-parts from your mother or grandmother’s time. The semi-transparent tattooing is also called micro-blading in technical terms.


The procedure is carried by experts with the help of hand-held tools that create little incisions on the eyebrows, which will then be filled with pigment to create tiny hair-like strokes. To start with, an expert generally takes six measurements on your brow bone to make out the perfect shape for your brows. The process is quite similar to regular tattooing but is less painful. Semi-permanent makeup expert uses pigment-based ink to be implanted into the epidermis using a fine needle.  Since the needles only reach a superficial layer of one’s skin so the method is called semi-transparent.


  • Is the process painful? The process is not that painful compared to tattooing done on other parts of the body or the traditional permanent eye tattooing. The incisions done are like little paper cuts and the pigment only reaches the outer layer of the skin but gives a very natural look and better simulation to hair.
  • What is the durability of the process? A semi-transparent eyebrow tattoo lasts somewhere between 12 months to 3 years but it all depends on the lifestyle one follows. Few ways one can increase the life of the tattoo are: Stay out of the sun because it can fade the pigment used and avoid putting exfoliants (like retinol and glycolic acid) near your brows because they lift the top layer of the skin if used regularly.
  • Are there any side effects of semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing? As the Society of Cosmetic Professionals, there is a are no side-effects of this procedure if proper methods are followed regarding dis-infection and sterilization of equipment. Our team at Browbeat studio also keep an eye on the quality of the pigment being used in the process and suppliers of those pigments.
  • What is the time by which the tattoo settles post-procedure? It takes at least a week for the tattoo to settle. One should be very careful at least for one-week post-performance of the procedure. It is advised that one should use distilled water to clean eyebrows and apply aftercare skin for at least one-week. It also recommended that one should avoid activities in the first-week post-procedure which may lead to heavy sweating which in turn can prevent pigment retention and can also lead to some infection.