The first tattoo I ever got was actually with my mom AND ON MY FACE.
This happened about 8 or 9 years ago, and I’ve been putting makeup on top of them for a while now since they fade so quickly, so finally, my mom and I went to get them re-done today. I made my mom go first even though she was in the middle of eating a scone. Just because I’ve been tattooed a bit more since the first time, doesn’t mean I still don’t feel nervous!
This time, they called it eyebrow “embroidery,” and instead of only using a little mini tattoo gun, this woman used a line of needles attached to what looked like a paint brush handle, and she did most of the inking BY HAND, with little pokes and strokes, and used the mini tattoo gun only a very little bit.
I’d have to say that the experience was more annoying than painful. It kinda made you want to sneeze. And now, afterward, my face hurts a LOT LESS than last time. I couldn’t smile or emote with my eyebrows last time without wincing, but now there is a slight tingle and that’s about it. I am crossing my fingers that I don’t STICK TO MY PILLOW like last time.
They are definitely a lighter brown than I’d prefer, but she said that since I am young(ish) and have fair(ish) skin, that I shouldn’t have super dark brows. I do have black eyeliner and pink hair, so I kinda don’t know how that all goes together….!
I took a quick Photobooh pic before my appointment (no eyebrow makeup) and after (still a little puffy and shiny from ointment).
This lady goes back to Hong Kong for 6 months, so in November we may go back for touch ups. If it fades really super light, I might ask her to darken it at this point, but I’ll just go with the flow for now! It will be very handy in the summer so I don’t sweat off my eyebrow makeup, but I think I may still darken them for photos. We’ll see what color they heal into!