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Microblading In The Correct Depth

Maybe the most important factor in successfully microbladed brows is depth.

Go too shallow and your strokes will disappear. Go too deep and not only will your beautiful golden brown strokes turn grey after healing, but they will widen and blur.

You can see why microblading in the correct depth is so important to producing beautifully microbladed brows that will heal and fade true to the original work.


Every client's skin is different

Every client's skin is different and comes in one of 3 thicknesses. Thin, regular, and thick. Knowing the skin and microblading to the tolerance level of that part of the skin will help you microblade without going too deep, and thereby, giving you better results.

A headlamp and some magnifying glasses while working are a must no matter how good your eyesight. It's the only way to get a really deep understanding of what happens to the skin when you microblade it.

While microblading it is necessary to look very carefully in order to assess whether you are at the correct depth.

It is a good idea to make the first stroke without pigment so as to get a clear look at the depth of the cut.

A sign that you've hit the proper depth (what is known as 'the sweet spot') is when you see a fine channel or split in the skin, oftentimes marked by pinpoint bleeding. But, be warned that not all skin types behave the same. Some are bleeders and some won't bleed at all.  

Unless you are working with extremely thin skin, the strokes in the bulb area shouldn't bleed at all since that is where the skin is thickest on the brow.

When you are in the right depth, what is known as 'the sweet spot', you will feel/hear a velcro-like sound to the stroke you are making. Besides listening and feeling for the sweet spot,  experience will teach you about the different skin types. 


Don't apply too much pressure 

The skin is stretched flat with a 3-way stretch and you're holding your blade upright, glide the blade across the skin, keeping your wrist and shoulder relaxed. 

Apply only as much pressure as if you would if you were cutting tissue paper if working on thin skin, a grape s if working on normal skin, and an apple skin if working on thick skin.

Lay your blade on the skin without moving it or applying any pressure, is your blade straight up? Is your wrist relaxed?

Go slow while gliding the blade into a graceful stroke. Turn the blade with your thumb and forefinger, not your wrist.

Make sure to stay in the same depth from the beginning of the stroke until the end. 

 When you microblade, pay close attention to how the skin is behaving.
How thick or thin is it?
Notice how the skin is thicker at the bulb and thinner at the tail of the brow.
Notice how the skin is thicker on the top of the brows and thinner under the brows.
You're going to have to adjust your pressure so that it is evenly distributed from beginning to end. That's going to take practice.

Practice is crucial. It's the only way to become the expert you want to become. The more people and practice you have, the better you will be. The more intimate you will become with the procedure. The more you will make it yours.


A word of caution: Stay away from ruddy complexions until you are very comfortable with your microblading skills. Thick or thin, ruddy skin presents all kinds of challenges. Ruddy skin tends to bleed the most and is the most sensitive of all the skin types.

In order to prevent any beginner's calamities, it's best to start out with normal-skinned (not thick or thin)  clients whose brows don't need a lot of work. 

The following clients are best avoided until you become a more experienced microblading artist:

  • Clients with alopecia (completely devoid of brows)

  • Natural redheads (they have very sensitive skin and are usually bleeders)

  • Clients with old tattoos on the brows

  • Clients with thick oily skin

  • Clients wanting to change the shape of their brows

  • Clients with ruddy complexions

Microblading looks easier than it is. Getting the proper training is, like in all beauty services, of the utmost importance. We will always only be as good as the training we've received. That's why getting the best training should always be the first order of anything new we do.

To really excel in your chosen profession, always continue to learn. Keep taking courses, watching videos, and reading blogs.


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