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  • Writer's pictureShervonne Kitto

Microshading - An eyebrow tattoo that looks natural.

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

In the pursuit of flawless and defined eyebrows, microshading has emerged as a popular and innovative technique. But what exactly is microshading, and how does it relate to tattooing? In this blog post, we will dive into the world of microshading and explore why it is often referred to as a tattooing method for achieving stunning, long-lasting results.



Here at Makeup by Sherviii, we believe you should have the eyebrows you actually want. We specialize in natural looking eyebrows, ombré brows and bold brows.

Understanding Microshading as a Tattooing Technique:


Microshading is a permanent makeup technique that involves implanting pigment into the upper layers of the skin. This technique creates a soft, powdered effect on the eyebrows, resulting in a beautifully filled-in appearance that mimics the look of eyebrow makeup.


While microshading may not involve traditional tattooing methods like traditional body tattoos, it does share similarities in terms of the process and results. Just like tattooing, microshading uses a specialized handheld tool or machine to deposit pigment into the skin. The pigment is carefully selected to match the client's natural hair color and desired brow shade, ensuring a seamless and natural look.


The difference between permanent permanent makeup and body tattoos
The difference between permanent makeup and body tattoos

Microshading versus Traditional Tattooing:


It's important to note that ,any form of permanent makeup such as microshading, and traditional tattooing for eyebrows differ in a few key aspects. Here are some of the main differences between the two techniques:

  1. Depth of Pigment: Microshading focuses on implanting pigment into the superficial layers of the skin, like the epidermis, resulting in a softer and more natural-looking result. Traditional eyebrow tattooing often involves depositing pigment deeper into the dermis, creating a bolder and more permanent effect.

  2. Technique and Tools: Microshading utilizes specialized needles that are designed specifically for creating soft, powdered effects. These tools allow the technician to create a more subtle and natural appearance. Traditional tattooing, on the other hand, typically involves the use of different needles and techniques that may be better suited for bolder and more intricate designs.

  3. Longevity: While microshading is considered permanent, the results can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on individual factors such as skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare. Traditional tattooing for eyebrows or anywhere else on the body will last a lifetime these tattoos tend to change color (like green) due to it being close to blood veins.


Microshading, though often referred to as a tattooing method, offers a unique approach to achieving perfectly defined and filled-in eyebrows. This technique combines the artistry of tattooing with the desire for a natural-looking result. By carefully implanting pigment into the upper layers of the skin, microshading creates a soft, powdered effect that enhances the brows' appearance and overall facial harmony.



Microshading Powder Brows at Makeup by Sherviii NYC
Microshading Powder Brows at Makeup by Sherviii NYC

If you're looking for a long-lasting solution to achieve flawlessly shaped and filled-in eyebrows, microshading might be the perfect choice for you. Contact us or schedule a consultation on our website to book an appointment.



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