Eyebrow Microblading

eyebrow microblading service at Adorn Body Art, PortlandThey say your eyes are the window to your soul. Why not frame them with perfectly defined brows? Eyebrow Microblading is a fantastic and semi permanent option for those looking to polish, define, and reshape their brows. An exclusive eyebrow microblading pen is used to draw on individual hairs, filling in gaps from sparse and over plucked brows, to fully reconstructing new and unique brows.  You can reach our artist Myranda by e-mail.

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Microblading FAQ

eyebrow microblading service at Adorn Body Art, Portland


What is cosmetic tattooing?:

Cosmetic tattooing is otherwise known as semi-permanent make-up, and includes microblading services. Semi-permanent make-up is the process in which colored pigment is implanted in the skin using a sterile, disposable needle to create the look of hair strokes, make up, or to enhance the natural features of the face.

What is microblading?:

Sometimes known as eyebrow embroidery or microstroking; microblading is a form of tattooing that is a semi-permanent cosmetic brow treatment to shape or fill in thin eyebrows that will create the look of hair strokes. Microblading can give you the brows you want, without tedious and time consuming daily make-up application.

Does it hurt?:

A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.

How long does it last?:

Cosmetic tattooing is considered semi permanent, so after your first two sessions with time they will begin to fade and will need to be touched up every 12-18 months, which varies from person to person. Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.

How many sessions are needed?:

For most clients, two treatments are usually needed at least eight weeks apart. For most clients the color will drastically lighten after the first weeks of healing. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, don’t worry! At the second session, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. For clients that prefer a more bold look, a third session may be suggested. Also, if you have been previously tattooed and would like to cover it up, a consult is needed to assess if it will be possible.


How Much Does Microblading Cost?

  • $150 deposit to secure date and time of appointment that goes to final cost.
  • $550 for the first session which includes the six week touch up.
  • $100 for any touch up session within the first three months after the initial two.
  • $250 – $300 one to two year touch up.
  • $350 two year touch up.


Healing Instructions – Aftercare is Essential

1. Wash ​your​ ​hands​ ​before​ ​touching​ ​treated​ ​areas.

2. Cotton​ ​rounds​ ​soaked​ ​in​ ​ice​ ​water​ ​with​ ​excess​ ​water​ ​removed​ ​should​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​few​ ​days​ ​as​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​help​ ​reduce swelling​ ​(10​ ​minutes​ ​on,​ ​10​ ​minutes​ ​off),​ ​up​ ​to​ ​3-5​ ​times​ ​per​ ​day​ ​if​ ​time​ ​allows.​ ​​ ​Icing​ ​is​ ​the​ ​most​ ​beneficial​ ​within​ ​the​ ​first​ ​24​ ​hours. Sleeping​ ​with​ ​your​ ​head​ ​slightly​ ​elevated​ ​may​ ​also​ ​help​ ​in​ ​the​ ​reduction​ ​of​ ​swelling.

3. During​ ​the​ ​first​ ​3​ ​days​ ​take​ ​care​ ​to​ ​clean​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​area.​ ​Using​ ​a​ ​moistened​ ​cotton​ ​swab​ ​or​ ​cotton​ ​cloth.​ ​With​ ​warm​ ​water, gently​ ​blot​ ​away​ ​any​ ​residual​ ​body​ ​fluids​ ​on​ ​the​ ​healing​ ​area​ ​(s).​ ​For​ ​eyebrow​ ​procedures,​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​clean/blot​ ​the​ ​actual tattooed​ ​skin,​ ​not​ ​just​ ​your​ ​existing​ ​brow​ ​hair.​ ​​ ​Same​ ​for​ ​eyeliner.​ ​This​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​area​ ​to​ ​blot,​ ​but​ ​please​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​are getting​ ​beyond​ ​your​ ​eyelashes​ ​and​ ​blotting​ ​the​ ​skin.​ ​Keep​ ​lips​ ​in​ ​their​ ​natural,​ ​still​ ​position​ ​when​ ​blotting.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​repeat​ ​this process​ ​4​ ​times​ ​a​ ​day​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​3​ ​days.​ ​For​ ​the​ ​remainder​ ​of​ ​the​ ​healing​ ​process,​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​blot​ ​twice​ ​a​ ​day​ ​(morning​ ​and evening).​ ​You​ ​may​ ​now​ ​use​ ​a​ ​mild​ ​cleanser​ ​or​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​clean​ ​the​ ​area​ ​with​ ​plain​ ​water.​ ​Blotting​ ​off​ ​body​ ​fluids​ ​and​ ​excess pigment​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​to​ ​the​ ​color.​ ​​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​use​ ​any​ ​skin​ ​cleansers​ ​that​ ​contain​ ​aloe​ ​vera​ ​or​ ​acids​ ​such​ ​as​ ​glycolic​ ​acids,​ ​lactic​ ​acids,​ ​or exfoliates.​ ​Cetaphil​ ​works​ ​very​ ​well.

4. Ointment​ ​–​ ​After​ ​cleaning​ ​and​ ​blotting​ ​off​ ​all​ ​body​ ​fluids,​ ​allow​ ​the​ ​treated​ ​area​ ​to​ ​dry​ ​before​ ​applying​ ​the​ ​ointment.​ ​​ ​Only​ ​use​ ​the ointment​ ​I​ ​have​ ​provided​ ​for​ ​you,​ ​or​ ​sterile​ ​Vaseline.​ ​​ ​Eyebrows,​ ​Eyeliner​ ​and​ ​Lip​ ​procedures:​ ​you​ ​may​ ​start​ ​using​ ​your​ ​ointment immediately​ ​following​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​and​ ​continue​ ​for​ ​7-14​ ​days,​ ​applying​ ​several​ ​times​ ​a​ ​day.​ ​Apply​ ​the​ ​ointment​ ​above​ ​and​ ​below the​ ​lashes.​ ​Eyes​ ​are​ ​very​ ​sensitive​ ​to​ ​ointment​ ​so​ ​be​ ​careful​ ​not​ ​to​ ​get​ ​any​ ​in​ ​your​ ​eye.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​any​ ​discomfort​ ​on​ ​the​ ​eyeball itself,​ ​immediately​ ​contact​ ​an​ ​eye​ ​doctor​ ​and​ ​contact​ ​myself​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​Although​ ​it​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​ointment​ ​provided,​ ​using​ ​it excessively​ ​can​ ​starve​ ​the​ ​skin​ ​of​ ​air,​ ​resulting​ ​in​ ​pigment​ ​(color)​ ​loss​ ​during​ ​the​ ​healing​ ​period.​ ​Use​ ​it​ ​​ ​sparingly,​ ​just​ ​enough​ ​to moisten.

5. Absolutely​ ​no​ ​topical​ ​makeup​ ​on​ ​or​ ​near​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​area​ ​for​ ​at​ ​least​ ​5​ ​days.​ ​Topical​ ​makeup​ ​can​ ​contain​ ​bacteria​ ​and​ ​your​ ​new procedures(s)​ ​need​ ​time​ ​to​ ​heal.​ ​You​ ​must​ ​use​ ​a​ ​new​ ​tube​ ​of​ ​mascara,​ ​lipstick​ ​or​ ​eyeliner.​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​use​ ​an​ ​eyelash​ ​curler​ ​for​ ​2​ ​weeks. They​ ​pull​ ​the​ ​eyelashes​ ​and​ ​the​ ​tissue​ ​containing​ ​the​ ​eyeliner​ ​pigment​ ​that​ ​surrounds​ ​the​ ​lashes.​ ​You​ ​must​ ​allow​ ​the​ ​eyeliner​ ​to​ ​heal before​ ​stressing​ ​the​ ​tissue​ ​in​ ​this​ ​area.

6. No​ ​pet​ ​grooming,​ ​gardening,​ ​dusting,​ ​or​ ​profuse​ ​sweating​ ​for​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​72​ ​hours​ ​(3​ ​full​ ​days).​ ​Wearing​ ​sunglasses​ ​outdoors​ ​is​ ​a good​ ​way​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​eyeliner​ ​that​ ​is​ ​healing.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​best​ ​if​ ​contact​ ​lenses​ ​are​ ​not​ ​worn​ ​for​ ​5​ ​days,​ ​but​ ​use​ ​your​ ​judgment​ ​and​ ​please call​ ​your​ ​optometrist​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​issues.

7. During​ ​the​ ​healing​ ​process​ ​do​ ​not​ ​expose​ ​your​ ​procedure​ ​area​ ​to​ ​chemicals,​ ​hot​ ​tubs,​ ​saunas,​ ​direct​ ​hot​ ​water​ ​shower​ ​spray,​ ​salt water,​ ​or​ ​pools.​ ​​ ​Direct​ ​sun​ ​exposure​ ​and​ ​tanning​ ​beds​ ​should​ ​be​ ​avoided.

8. Some​ ​tenderness,​ ​puffiness​ ​(even​ ​mild​ ​to​ ​moderate​ ​bruising),​ ​redness,​ ​and​ ​itching​ ​is​ ​normal​ ​during​ ​the​ ​healing​ ​process.​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​pick, peel,​ ​or​ ​scratch​ ​the​ ​treated​ ​area,​ ​as​ ​this​ ​could​ ​result​ ​in​ ​your​ ​color​ ​healing​ ​unevenly​ ​and​ ​increases​ ​the​ ​risk​ ​of​ ​an​ ​infection.

9. For​ ​Lips:​​​ ​For​ ​the​ ​first​ ​3​ ​days​ ​drink​ ​through​ ​a​ ​straw.​ ​Avoid​ ​salty,​ ​spicy,​ ​or​ ​oily​ ​foods.​ ​Use​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​toothpaste.​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​use​ ​a toothpaste​ ​with​ ​bleach,​ ​peroxides​ ​or​ ​abrasives.​ ​These​ ​agents​ ​are​ ​not​ ​good​ ​for​ ​healing​ ​color.