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  • Eyebrow Tattoo Experience

  • Hi guys, it's Wengie

  • Today I wanted to talk about my eyebrow tattooing experience

  • And the reason why I got my eyebrows tattooed was a few reasons

  • One of them was that my eyebrows don't grow back as quickly as they used to

  • And I used to have really thick eyebrows that didn't really need to be filled in that much

  • In fact I would have to pluck them because my hair would be really long and really thick

  • Recently, I've made a mistake of over plucking and over shaving part of it

  • And I found that is taking ages for my hair to grow back

  • And therefore I ended up with some sparse eyebrows that I've had to fill in regularly

  • And if you're like me, I don't know why but I cannot fill in my eyebrows the same every single time

  • I must've missed out on the 'you can draw good eyebrows' gene or something like that

  • But I've tried and it's very, very difficult

  • Also I was born with eyebrows that are a little bit uneven

  • So even naturally, my eyebrows weren't exactly even

  • So it made it really hard for me to fill them in properly as well on top

  • Because I had to kind of like adjust the height of my eyebrows 'cause one is a little bit higher than the other

  • And I think it's because maybe I like lift my eyebrows too much when I talk

  • And the muscles are different on one side of my face than the other

  • But yeah, my eyebrows are a little bit uneven as well

  • The other thing was I also bleached my brows as well

  • So when I wake up in the morning my brows are really, really light almost like I don't have any eyebrows

  • And they've kind of grown back dark again, recently

  • But yeah, I just wanted to make things easier for me

  • So that I don't have to fill them in as regularly

  • And then I could wake up in the morning without looking like I have no eyebrows

  • So I decided to do this eyebrow tattoo because I just felt like it'll make everything easier for me

  • If I had someone to draw in my eyebrows to begin with, it would be a good guide for me when I put on makeup

  • And yeah, I get to live with great brows all the time

  • The reason why I've chosen to do this now and not before is that

  • technology has changed a lot for eyebrow tattooing

  • Previously, my mom has also tattooed her eyebrows but the previous technology was pretty much permanent

  • And any tattooing thing that you did would have pretty much lasted for the rest of your life

  • In addition, the pigments they use were black and it would turn this bluey, greeny shade as well

  • So it wasn't something I wanted to do and also I don't think I can commit to a brow shape for the rest of my life

  • Or risk having to remove the tattoo

  • So recently Koreans have developed this technology, it's called 3D eyebrow tattoo

  • Or semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo

  • And it's supposed to last anywhere between a couple of months to up to a year

  • Now, the reason why this procedure lasts a lot less than the permanent tattoo procedure

  • Is mainly because they are tattooing more on the superficial part of the skin

  • They're not going as deep as the original permanent tattoo, so it will fade

  • Because it's on the surface layer of the skin that sheds and exfoliates

  • And so depending on how often your skin sheds and exfoliates it might last shorter or longer time

  • So you can either do it again and change the shape if the trend has changed

  • That's the reason why I decided to do it because I know it won't be permanent

  • But I know it would last a couple of months and save me a lot of time from drawing in my brows

  • So this Korean 3D eyebrow tattoo is super popular in Korea

  • A lot of women are going to do this now

  • Because they realise it's a lot of work if you had to draw in your eyebrows every day

  • And for people that have a career or go to work on a daily basis

  • Yeah, it pretty much saves you so much time especially if you're busy

  • In addition, your eyebrows won't wash-off when you sweat, or when it's hot and when you go into the pool

  • And it just stays there, which is amazing

  • The difference between a 3D eyebrow tattoo an a normal eyebrow tattoo is that

  • 3D eyebrow tattooing they actually draw the individual hairs

  • So when you look closely it almost looks like an eyebrow hair because they use little strokes

  • Instead of just doing a whole block of colour

  • So that's another improvement as well and it looks super natural

  • And with 3D eyebrow tattooing you can have two types

  • One is machine drawn, which is they use a tattoo machine

  • And they basically draw lines and theses line will end up looking more straight and more parallel

  • The other kind of stroke is actually a hand drawn stroke and this is the style that my particular tattooist use

  • And I think it's much better because hand drawn stroke are, I guess, more imperfect

  • Just like natural hair, they're not exactly parallel and they're all kind of different

  • And I feel that this kind of stroke actually makes your eyebrows look

  • A lot more natural than a machine drawn stroke

  • But it's completely up to you what style you choose

  • It's just good to know what you can choose from

  • So these are the two kind of strokes that you can actually choose from

  • When you're choosing an eyebrow tattoo artist

  • So now, I just want to walk you guys, through the process of actually tattooing your eyebrows

  • So I turned up to the tattoo place and basically

  • What you need to do is to remove all the makeup from your eyebrows

  • Turn up with a clean eyebrow or they may wipe it off for you

  • And the next thing you do is you actually choose the shape of your eyebrow

  • And my tattoo artist had all these pre-drawn shapes onto these pieces of paper, which was really awesome

  • The great thing I loved about that person was she actually recommended

  • what was the most popular amongst young people in Korea

  • And that was a straighter, thicker brow. Which is what I chose

  • And she'll basically draw on your eyebrows an outline of the shape the eyebrow that you chose

  • And then you can just kind of have a look at what it looks like on your face

  • And you can say yes or no or make them adjusted

  • And after the shape of your brow it's decided, then you just pick the colour of your brow

  • I chose a medium ash brown; the lightest colour is sort of like a medium brown

  • Which is fine because it actually fades over time so it becomes a nice colour

  • For those of you guys, that have dark hair you can choose between like

  • A warm brown, an ash brown or even a darker grey colour

  • So for people with black hair, a grey colour is actually better

  • Than black per say cause actually looks more natural

  • Once you've chosen the colour she basically mixes that colour and the numbing cream it's applied

  • And the numbing cream is applied onto your brows just to make the whole process comfortable

  • Because the needle's actually going into your skin and can feel quite painful

  • And this numbing cream really just makes you comfortable throughout the whole procedure

  • And she had this special Korean numbing cream that was suppose to work really, really well

  • So I laid there with relaxing music for about 15 to 20 minutes until the numbing cream worked

  • And then basically the numbing cream it's wiped off

  • And then she uses this sort of needle, this hand drawn tattoo pen needle thing that she had

  • And started drawing the colour in, stroke by stroke

  • And she would work on one side of your eyebrow, then do the next

  • And work back onto the other side of the eyebrow

  • And depending on the style of strokes that you chose, will either be a machine tattoo pen

  • Or like her, she had a manual tattoo pen

  • Each individual stroke it's then drawn with the shape that you have in mind

  • And this is the longest part of the process

  • After the numbing cream is applied, the actual tattooing process feels like

  • Kind of like someone's scratching your skin

  • Is not completely painful and if it is, you can ask them to apply some more numbing cream

  • And wait while they move on to the other side of your eyebrows

  • But it was very, very bearable. I had a tattoo done before

  • And this was much more painful because I didn't have numbing cream when I did this tattoo

  • So yeah, it just basically feels like someone's scratching your eyebrows, it's not too bad

  • On the scale of 1 to 10, I would say the pain would have been around a 5 so it's definitely bearable

  • And then that is the longest process, you basically have each stroke drawn in

  • And after it's drawn in she basically applies an ointment

  • And for the next week, you'll be applying this ointment about three times a day

  • Just to keep the area moisturised and soft

  • If you have a tattoo done as well, you'd have the same thing

  • And then you can use the ointment for three days and then Vaseline for the other four days for the week

  • And just to keep the area moisturised, and so it won't scab

  • Now, the whole process from beginning to end, took about an hour and a half and two hours

  • Depending on the amount of strokes that you need, and the condition of the eyebrows and things like that

  • It could take shorter or longer

  • Overall, I'm really, really loving the results

  • So this what my eyebrows look like before I got it tattooed

  • And this is straight after I got my eyebrows tattooed

  • And for the first week or two weeks, it would actually be very, very dark

  • And for the first week as well, you're actually not allowed to apply any eyebrow products on it

  • It doesn't look too bad. If you have dark hair, it would look completely normal with this eyebrow colour

  • And you will look completely natural

  • The first week, however you will just look a bit shiny 'cause you'll have gel on your eyebrows

  • So if you're planning to get this done and you have any major events

  • Do it one week in advance or two weeks in advance

  • For myself by the second week it was still quite dark

  • And you guys have commented on how dark my eyebrows are compared to my hair colour

  • It has faded a lot now and I've actually created a light eyebrow colour simply by using an eyebrow mascara

  • And I pretty much don't fill in my eyebrows anymore

  • I just apply the eyebrow mascara and I've got a full brow

  • And that makes things so much easier for me. I'm super happy with the shape

  • And the process is, after your first session, you might want to do a follow-up session

  • What happens is the colour will actually fade out

  • And the actual shape might become thinner than you wanted

  • So a touch-up needs to be done about a month after you do your first session

  • To just fix the shape up a bit, or filling in, or do any changes

  • Because it's unpredictable how much it will fade the first time

  • And usually after the second session you've got the perfect shaped brow

  • So I'm yet to do my second session but I'm still already really happy with how it turned out

  • I would totally do it again and it's really made my life a lot easier a lot more convenient

  • Especially when it comes to my brows

  • This procedure is perfect for people that don't have a lot of time to do their eyebrows

  • May not be good at doing their eyebrows, and may find it difficult to draw in the shape everyday

  • Or people that have really sparse eyebrows from either genetically being born

  • With less eyebrow hair or have over plucked

  • The price of this procedure it cost me about a hundred and fifty to two hundred dollars for your first session

  • And the follow-up session is around a hundred to a hundred and fifty dollars

  • This may change depending how much tattoo work is needed on your eyebrows and also who you go to

  • The person I go to is really, really, reasonable. You can pay up to 300, 400 dollars as well

  • Depending on where you go to, so I don't know how much it costs in your local area

  • You're going to have to find out who does this and who is best for you

  • But I can only tell