Our Editor Tattooed Her Face—This Is What Happened

Microblading has been around for a while now, so you could say I was late for the party when I wound up at SumanBrow (operated by brow expert Suman Jalaf) a few weeks back. I'm not sure why it took me so long. Perhaps the fact you're essentially tattooing your face was what put me off. Or that Suman has set up home in a new space above Hari's on Brompton Road in Chelsea, which is a fair trek from my house. Thankfully, it was worth the journey because I now have eyebrows that look groomed and well-kempt. This means that I no longer have to battle with them as if I'm a parent with unruly children.

The first thing I need to tell you about microblading eyebrows is not the beginning; it's the middle. Freshly tattooed eyebrows are very obvious, especially if you're fair-skinned like me. Luckily I have glasses that obscured their view slightly, but when I removed my glasses the night of the treatment, my boyfriend did a double-take before drifting off to sleep, no doubt dreaming of being chased by my eyebrows. What's worth knowing is that this is temporary. Within seven to 10 days, the brows, much like a tattoo, gently scab and flake to reveal a pristine and perfectly hued set of brows. Now that we're all on the same page, let's talk about the microblading treatment itself.

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