Manual microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattoo using tiny needles, to form a blade-like tip (instead of a traditional tattoo gun) to help deposit pigment under your skin. It is commonly thought that microblading originated in Japan, however research has recently shown that it was most likely a technique also referred to as "Eyebrow Embroidery" created in China, possibly centuries ago. The from of brow tattooing has taken Western Europe and the states by storm in the past 25 years.
Pigment placed under the skin via Microblading reaches the dermal layer of the skin. The dermis lays underneath the epidermis, and is just below the outermost layer of skin. Microblading pigment is placed far less deep than traditional SPMU, this meaning that your brow tattoo will fade much sooner and seamlessly, thus making it semi-permanent. Microblading is a great alternative to traditional SPMU, as the technique used mimics fine hair strokes, forming a naturally defined brow.
It typically takes 2 hours depending on how much work is required, and an additional touch up is required 4-8 weeks later, to finalise your brows- and replace any pigment lost during the scabbing process.