Imagine a world where you could wake up with perfect brows everyday, without any effort. I don’t know about you, but that’s my kind of heaven.
As a beauty tragic, my teenage years were spent plucking and preening my eyebrows to the point of almost disfigurement. Now that I know the importance of a strong brow, I religiously get my brows waxed and tinted once a month, but it can become expensive and tiresome, especially when I still need to fill them in most days. Although I have a decent amount of hair there, they are pretty patchy and uneven. I have always struggled with the shape, especially on my right brow where the arch in pretty non-existent.
I have been curious about cosmetic tattooing, and micro-blading but I had heard not-so-positive feedback and honestly it was something that made me a little nervous. After I was given the opportunity* to give it a go, I jumped at the chance. Being even more time poor now as a mother, I thought this was as good a time as any. Rita and the team at Sydney Permanent Make-Up Centre had an fabulous reputation and all the reviews were glowing.
Rita has 26 years (!) of experience in cosmetic tattooing and even teaches her own masterclass. Rita also explained that she has a particular passion for medical tattooing including nipples for mastectomy patients and scar camouflage. I could not be in better hands.
I was a touch nervous the morning of, I mean it is a tattoo at the end of the day, but as soon as I walked into the clinic my mind was at ease. The clinic was gorgeous, I felt confident that Rita would do an incredible job.
First up, Rita examined my brows and filled them in with a pencil to get the idea of shape. After we were both happy with the shape, we discussed technique and colour. I had in my mind that my brows would be mircobladed, but Rita assured me that cosmetic tattooing was the way to go, as I already had hair there and I just needed more definition. The tattoo would still give off the illusion of brow hairs but it would just make my brows fuller and more sharp. Plus the tattoo option would be longer lasting (about 2 years) – win, win.
Numbing cream was applied while Rita organised her equipment. The first round of tattooing was fairly painful and it did make my eyes water – however it wasn’t unbearable and it was as expected. This first round of tattooing allowed the numbing cream to penetrate further which really eased the pain for the remainder of the procedure. Rita was thorough but quick, ensuring we were both happy with the result. The whole procedure from walking in the clinic to walking out only lasted an hour – I couldn’t believe it. Rita explained that she does work particularly quick due to her many years of experience. As I left the clinic, I felt extremely positive about not only the result, but the whole experience.
Immediately afterwards my eyebrows felt like they were on fire. But as the day wore on the pain eased and soon there was no pain at all. After-care required me to apply cream 4 times a day for the next two weeks, among a few other details.
Day 1 – My brows felt tender and looked extremely dark
Day 3 – There was no pain whatsoever, and scabs began to form
Day 5 – I noticed some slight colour fading. My brows were extremely itchy and scabby. It took every fibre of my being not to scratch. As I wiped away the Vaseline after my shower, I noticed that there was a lot of peeling and quite a few scabs came away
Day 7 – Brows looked and felt amazing. Scabbing was now at a minimum and they were only a little itchy
After a week, my brows had faded a fair bit but looked incredibly natural. They itched occasionally but otherwise I felt like they had almost completely healed.
I am ridiculously happy with my brows, in fact, I could not be happier. However, I do think I will need to go back for a touch up as some areas just need a tiny bit more of a fill in, but that is normal. I cannot recommend the procedure, Rita, or SPMC enough. At no point throughout the journey did I feel unsure and I was provided with an incredible amount of support and information. I have received so many compliments about the shape of my brows and I am loving waking up each morning with my brows already looking on-point, and I love that the results should last 2 whole years It saves me so much time in the morning, and I feel so much more confident not wearing makeup. Seriously, I cannot gush over my brows enough.
It is a procedure that I would happily do again. The process and pain is definitely worth the results. I now will tell anyone who will listen how amazing cosmetic tattooing is.
A HUGE thank you to Rita and the team for looking after me so well. Please please please ask me if you have any questions as at all – I felt so much more comfortable with the procedure after I had more information about it. I want everyone to be able to experience perfect brows all day every day.
*DISCLAIMER – Although this procedure was provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.