So you want impeccable brows like Cara Delevingne and Kate Middleton? Want to wake up flawless like Queen Bey? Eyebrow tattoos may be just what you need. Imagine waking up and not having to worry about what your brows are doing; they’re just ready to go. They look flawless even on days you’re not wearing makeup. Imagine.
Now, hold your horses for just a second. That all seems good–amazing, even–but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows and perfect arches. You are literally getting a tattoo on your face, and with that comes some concerns you should consider before you (or hopefully someone else) put a needle to that skin.
This isn’t like dying your hair or getting your nails done where you should plan it, but can get away with winging it. This is permanently altering a feature on your face. You’re going to want to plan. Make sure that the artist you go to is a certified cosmetic tattoo professional (yes, they need to be certified). Going in for a consultation beforehand may cost you extra, but could save you grief later. Make sure you trust your artist–you’re putting your precious brows in their hands, after all.
You know there’s going to be a premium on anything that seems this perfect. Beauty don’t come cheap. In Canada, the average price for getting your eyebrows done is $400 to $850 for the initial tattooing. Having a consultation can cost you $50 and your follow-up appointments (yes, you need them, but we’ll get to that) can cost between $200 and $250 per trip. So be prepared for the hefty pricetag that comes with your new brows.
It’s no secret that no matter how many creams you slather on or injections you get, your skin is going to sag with age. Sorry, but it’s true. You’ve heard all the talk about how gross tattooed people are going to look in their 80s and, while we don’t condone that kind of tattoo-shaming, it’s quite another story if your tatted brows start to slide. The ink will also fade over time and require a touch-up four to six weeks after you get them done, a follow-up in a year and then maintenance every one to three years after that. So getting the tattoos don’t necessarily mean you’re done with brow upkeep. It just means you have to do it less often (and it costs a lot more).
If you’ve got the money and are willing to commit to the upkeep (which is significantly less than drawing on your eyebrows everyday) tattooing your eyebrows may be for you. You just have to get past the fact that they’re poking a needle into your eyebrow.