Does Microblading Hurt?

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“Does Microblading Hurt?”

The most popular question we get asked about in our permanent make up line of services is about the pain associated with Microblading. In this article, I’ll answer all the ‘does microblading hurt’ questions and touch on nuances that come with the answer. If after this info you still have questions, be sure to visit our contact page for how to get in touch. Or, you can book your microblading now if you are ready for the brows of your dreams.

Microblading pain is manageable and our aim at Lavish Cincinnati is ensure your ultimate comfort.

To set the stage, let’s first establish what Microblading even is.

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo that uses pigment application through a professional tool on your eyebrows to enrich your brows and create a natural looking more full look.

Our microblading and powder brows services relies on precision to deliver results that will last from 12 – 18 months. Over the course of providing hundreds of cincinnati microblading clients quality service, we’ve perfected the art of making sure your brows remain bold and feathery.

Through this experience we’ve learned that like most things, it comes down to the client. If you have a low pain tolerence, be sure to let us know and we can educate further about the use of our numbing creams that are designed to increase your comfort. While we think this is something anyone can handle and have yet to have a client who was unable to, we still think it’s important to be mindful or maximizing your experience.

Microblading Numbing

Just as it’s in the name, microblading is the use of a “micro blade” if you will that creates room  for a small amount of pigment to fill these very small cuts. Because it requires the breaking of your skin, you can likely appreciate the type of skill you want in your microblading artist to ensure your facial skin is protected and the job is done by an expert. You can see our microblading portfolio to get an understanding of the kind of results we typically give our client.

As the name suggests, microblading is essentially having hundreds of tiny cuts made on your brow line. Just like a tattoo, these little cuts break the skin, which is then filled in with a pigment. What you’ll experience is mostly just pressure from the blade, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some clients have reported feeling a scratching sensation but without the typical discomfort of actually feeling a scratch. This is the general idea. The sound is similar to very faint scratching or even a “crunching” sound. Imagine walking on a very tight, compact patch of snow.

Here are some things to avoid to ensure you have the best microblading experience:

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol the day of and even the day before your appointment if possible
  • Do not tan or sunbathe for a few days before your appointment
  • Avoid plucking, wax, and tweezing your brows ahead of your appointment
  • Avoid chemical peels and other intensive facial treatments a few days prior to your appointment 
  • Avoid vitamin A (retinol) before getting microblading

Does Microblading Hurt? Final Verdict

Overall, our experience with hundreds of clients has confirmed No, microblading does not hurt.

But that doesn’t mean it’s true for everyone. The good thing is regardless of what your pain tolerance is, we’re here to make it a pleasant experience regardless. So just be open with your artist and we’ll take care of the rest. Still have questions about microblading and if it’s right for you? Please feel free to get in contact and we’ll help guide you to the brows you’ve always wanted.

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