What’s the Difference Between Microblading and a Tattoo?

It’s easy to understand how the mention of ink and incisions into the skin can give rise to questions about what differentiates a microblading treatment from having a tattoo applied to your body. There are of course similarities between the two processes but when we consider the benefits of each, it’s clear where the distinction lies:

1. Microblading is “semi-permanent”

One of the definitive characteristics of a tattoo is its permanency, which is typically cited in any controversy around the legal age of being able to opt for a tattoo. Whilst tattoos are considered permanent, this doesn’t extend as far as the quality of the image throughout the lifetime of the tattoo. Most of us have seen tattoos that several decades down the line have not aged well and appear rather grey and unflattering. This is due to several factors including natural changes to the skin over time, other biological processes and the choice and technology relating to the ink used.

The semi-permanent nature of microblading allows for the treatment to last for one or two years but throughout this period retain the aesthetic effect you wished for when you decided to book your microblading treatment.

2. Fashion, trends and your choices

Fashions and trends change over time and so do your preferences. Much like how we look back at what we were wearing in the early 2000s and begin to think long and hard about our clothes and hair choices, microblading being semi-permanent gives you the opportunity to change your mind. This doesn’t commit you to one style for the rest of your life. This also means you’re free to take advantage of new techniques and technologies as they develop.

3. Microblading stimulates a more natural aesthetic

Microblading starts from the point of view that natural aesthetics are the priority. In the case of tattoos, typically there is freedom to choose from a wide range of non-natural colours and designs and creating something that stands out as ‘different’ is commonplace amongst those who opt for a tattoo. Microblading aims to stand out in a different way.

4. Microblading is designed to enhance an already-existing feature

The eyebrows are a prominent feature on our faces and microblading takes advantage of this. When we look at a person’s face, we rarely isolate the various features in favour of looking at the bigger picture and appreciating the overall aesthetic. Tattoos on the other hand often add something new and except in some creative circumstances feature as a stand-alone piece of body art.

Summer 2021 is Almost Here! Are Your Brows Ready?

Days Until Summer 2021!


The sun has begun to shine more and people are talking about Summer holiday plans. Whilst we’re not sure what a holiday might look like this year, now is the time to start thinking about treating yourself to a new look, and booking in your microblading appointment, ready for whatever Summer plans you’re able to make. Whether it’s walking along the beach in the Algarve or showing off your brows on the South coast of England, your Summer 2021 is only a few months away.

Because it takes a little time for your microblading treatment to show its full potential, April is the month to book your appointment. This gives you plenty of time for your top-up appointment four weeks later so the finished result is ready for those Summer months.

Still have questions about microblading? No problem, the FAQ page can be found here. If there’s still something you’re not sure about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For before and after photos, head over to our Instagram page where you’ll find examples of how microblading will not only give you control over the shape of your brows but also enhance your other facial features too.

How It Works

  1. Get in touch today for an initial consultation. We can discuss what you’re looking for and answer any questions.
  2. We’ll book your first appointment at one of our studios
  3. When the treatment takes place, you’ll be given lots of advice about aftercare and we’ll book your top-up appointment which will be about four weeks later.
  4. At your top-up appointment, the final elements of your treatment will be completed. You’ll always be able to get in touch if you’re unsure about anything.
  5. Get out there and impress!

We all deserve a good Summer this year with what last year brought us. Let’s look forward to putting ourselves out there, looking great and feeling great!