Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattooing

Imagine never having to pluck your eyebrows or draw them in ever again.  That is what can be accomplished with cosmetic eyebrow tattooing.  The practice is as old as mankind itself. Evidence of the practice has been found on Egyptian mummies.   Even in the old days they new the importance of framing the eyes properly with nicely done brows.


Eyebrow tattooing became popular in the 1920s along with the pencil thin eyebrow and the advent of the silent film era. Today plastic surgeons, cosmetologists, tattoo artists, aestheticians and nurses all practice this ar.


Aside from being fashionable eyebrow tattooing has many other kinds of practical benefits, particularly for people who are suffering from certain troubles. For instance, eyebrows do not always grow back after chemotherapy. People who suffer from multiple sclerosis or other diseases that cause shaky hands simply may not be able to apply make up very well. Permanent cosmetic eyebrow tattoos might also the answer for individuals who are blind or have vision problems (such as cataracts) and have no way of assessing how they look.


However, wanting to look beautiful on your pillow when you wake up in the morning may be a good enough reason to desire cosmetic tattooing. It spares aging woman the trouble of “putting on their eyebrows” in the morning.


The application of permanent eyebrows is done the same way as regular tattoos. A tattoo gun, which automatically dispenses biocompatible inks to the area to be tattooed, is used for the procedure. The inks, which are delivered below the skin, are made of iron oxide or titanium dioxide pigments. If the work is very painstaking then the professional applying your new eyebrows might apply the pigment manually with a hand held needle.


There is some debate about which method is better, manual or electric, for delivering pigment beneath the skin. Although the tattoo gun is faster, it does seem to be more painful for some individuals. Manual tattooing also causes less bruising, swelling and bleeding. Also if you want very thin eyebrows, manual tattooing with needles might be a better choice.


As this work can be considered to be somewhat artistic you might want to find a specialist in the field. Before choosing a cosmetician ask to see a portfolio of his or her work. The best practitioners of permanent tattoo artists will be certified by the American Academy of Micropigmentation and charge between $400 and $600 an hour.