Microblading is becoming uber popular and with good reason. Women love how natural the results look and, we, the artists, love the artistry and freedom to create beauty microblading provides. Like all expert applications, it looks easier than it is. The beauty is in the details.
Here are 7 basics every microblading artist should know.
1.) Before you start Microblading you will need an understanding of the risks of blood-borne pathogens and proper sterilization techniques to:
1) Avoid spreading diseases
2) Avoid infections. Reusable handles must be sterilized by steam autoclave for reuse.
Remember, if you can't autoclave it, you can't re-use it.
2.) Check your needles with a loupe before starting every procedure. Defects in your needle can't be seen by the naked eye and can cause scarring in the skin and unwanted outcomes (jagged lines). If you don't have a loop you can take a picture of the blade with your phone and zoom in to take a close up look.
3.) I would like to say that if you are an absolute beginner I would steer clear of 2 types of skin:
1) As a beginner, stay away from thick skin with large pores as this type of skin is a little trickier than any other type, until you become more proficient at determining the depth level of your blade.
2) Extremely thin skin coupled with rosacea. This combination of skin will bleed excessively diluting your pigment and resulting in very weak results. Knowing the different types of skin and how to work on them is one of the most crucial skill to develop in microblading and will come with experience.
4.) Don't start working on live models until you've practiced your patterning and feel completely confident in drawing brows and hair growth patterns. Practice your depth on practice skins and Angie pads (tinadavies.com). Once you are proficient at both of those practices (not before), you are ready for a live model.
5.) You cannot get great results without a proper stretching of the skin. A good 3- point stretch will produce clear, clean strokes. The right depth will insure your strokes stay crisp after they are healed.
6.) The tools you use will either elevate your work or drag it down. It's important to get your pigments and blades from a reputable source (I like and use
LiPigments and Harmony Blades)
7.) Microblading results will vary based on 4 factors:
1.) Client skin conditions
2.) Tools used
3.) Technique used (a 3 point stretch and the correct depth)
Next: Read How To Get The Most Out Of Your Microblading Training
The Microblading Bible
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