Whether you were born with naturally sparse brows or you went through an over-plucking phase in your younger years, you probably have tried various methods to fill in your eyebrows. Even if you're perfectly satisfied with the amount of hair you have, you may just want a different brow shape than the one you currently have. If you've grown tired of sharpening pencils, purchasing powders, and applying tinted gels, a more permanent fix does exist. But there are still quite a few things to know before microblading so that you know exactly what you're in for before you go under the (tiny) knife.
First off, if you're not entirely sure what this procedure fully entails, you're not alone. As beauty expert Piret Aava told Elle, "microblading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine." So if you are tired of constantly buying, applying, and reapplying makeup to create the appearance of fuller or more defined brows, then you may want to consider this longer-lasting option. But before you rush off to the nearest shop that offers the service, check out these things you should know before microblading.