Potential Problems with Eyebrow Tattoos

Having permanent make up or tattooed eyebrows can be a time saver for those draw or paint their brows each day. It can be a solution to having no eyebrows, and can help a woman have better self esteem after a serious illness or chemotherapy treatment that has left her without facial hair. It is also a genuine solution for the modern woman who is active and does not have the time primp for hours fussing over makeup. However, it is not a decision that any woman should make without knowing all the facts. There are problems associated with eyebrow tattoos.

Here some of considerations before getting a permanent eyebrow tattoo.

  1. To state the obvious, eyebrows are made of hair and tattoos are ink or pigment. If you have no natural hair at all, the results will be somewhat false no matter how well the eyebrow tattoo is done. You may consider this better than having no brows at all and that will be your decision. For the ladies who have hair but the shape is wrong or the color is too light, or there are bare patches, consider that you are filling in empty spaces with ink and not hair and therefore up close the difference likely will be visible. Once again, remember hair cannot be replaced by pigment no matter how good the color. If you don’t like what an eyebrow pencil does to your brow, you won’t like eyebrow tattooing results either.
  2. It’s a tattoo! Tattoos are ink or pigment injected into your skin. It is permanent coloration. The only way to change your brow after cosmetic tattooing is with very expensive laser surgery. If you are unsure, or if your natural brows are not too bad when plucked nicely and cared for with a little tinting, you might want to try a semi-permanent tattoo before going all the way to a permanent eyebrow tattoo.
  3. It may not be very frequent but it does happen. Eyebrow tattoos have been known to heal poorly, get infected, damage the hair follicles in the region and leave scarring that cannot be corrected except by surgery. Although healthy women who normally heal well usually have no problems with tattoo eyebrows, if you have diabetes, bleed easily, have herpes simplex or any immune system problems or healing problems at all, getting eyebrow tattoos is not recommended.
  4. Keep in mind that although the inks and pigments used for micropigmentation are regulated as if they were cosmetics or food dyes, there is nothing to control the actual tattoo industry and therefore there is no standard other than the one that you research and find to be up to YOUR standard. If you do not know what the standard should be you may not get what you’re hoping to find. Do some research and talk to the professionals in your area. The best advice will come from those who have had a permanent eyebrow tattoo done or are in that line of work.
    Take it slow and don’t rush into having eyebrow tattoos!

3 Responses

08.11.09

I JUST HAD MY EYEBROWS DONE IN A SEMI-PERMANMENT TATTOO, I HAVE NOTICED THAT BOTH BROWS ARE NOT THE SAME IN LENGHT & 1 ARCH IS HIGHER THAN THE OTHER, I AM GOING BACK IN 2 WEEKS FOR MY AFTER CARE, I CALLED & EXPLAINED THAT I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS, & THEY TELL ME THEY ARE ABLE TO CORRECT ANY IMPROFECTIONS ON MY NEXT VISIT. I WENT TO A HIGH END SHOP, SO..I AM SOMEWHAT CONCEREND ABOUT THE FINAL OUTCOME.

08.11.09

Tattooed eyebrows dont look fake at all if you go to the right place. I had such little hair in the eybrow region and after the hair simulation tattoo it looked amazing. They tattoo it on like hair strokes. I woul recomend this to people who have sparse or no eyebrows.

08.11.09

I have recently completed chemotherapy and have hardly any eyebrows. My brows were thin prior to treatment and it seems they are not growing back in. I was hoping you could let me know if you are happy with your brows and recommend someone.
Thank You
Tracy

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Nena Argent, editorial director of EbT magazine since 2009, oversees online editorial content in English and Spanish. She joined EbT after ten years as an investigative journalist in Asia where she researched oriental health, nutrition and beauty treatments. Now based in Europe, she reports on the latest beauty trends, health issues, high-tech medical advancements and state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures from around the world.

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