How to Correct Tattooed Eyebrows

Shmulik Dorinbaum
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Eyebrow tattoos have become more popular as they enhance your face’s overall beauty, leaving you looking irresistibly stunning. Most eyebrow tattoos assimilate the shape of your eyebrows to make them seem like natural eyebrows with an added touch of style.

However, since the tattooing is done manually, it is prone to errors that may spoil your facial beauty if not corrected on time.  

How to correct eyebrow tattoos has become more of a concern lately with the rising number of cosmetic tattoos. Lucky for you, we are here to help you get it fixed without any problems.

This post will discuss how to correct tattooed eyebrows and everything you need to know about eyebrows. Stay with me.

Eyebrow Tattoos

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An eyebrow tattoo is a tattoo designed in the shape of your eyebrows. While drawing the eyebrow tattoo, various considerations are kept in mind, such as the eyebrows’ fullness, texture, and shape.

There are three different types of eyebrow tattoos available in the market. The tattoos are mainly temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent tattoos.

Depending on your body, temporary eyebrow tattoos are meant to last for at least a week or five days. Depending on your preference, you can get waterproof ones to last you even longer.

On the other hand, semi-permanent tattoos last about 12 to 24 months. The semi-permanent tattoo fades over time depending on your body and skin type, but you can get a touch-up to boost its appearance.

Some of the factors that greatly contribute to eyebrow tattoo fading are exposure to UV rays, natural cell rejuvenation, anti-aging face products, and pigment removal from the body’s immune system.  

Lastly, permanent tattoos last a lifetime once it is drawn. Fading also occurs depending on your body type, but you can do a re-touch to replenish the fading color, and it will leave it looking as good as new.

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Eyebrow Tattoo Styles

Various types of eyebrow styles will make your beauty level the talk of the town if applied in the right format. These tattoo styles vary from shape to size, and their compatibility may vary from one person to the other.

Before settling on a particular eyebrow style, you should first check your natural eyebrow style and its symmetry. Different styles have different symmetries; therefore, you should find a style that matches your natural eyebrows.

It would be best to consider how much time you spend outdoors. Some styles fade faster than others when exposed to UV sunlight rays.

Before choosing a style, you should also consider your skin type. If you have an oily skin type, you should know that they do not retain pigment that well; therefore, select darker colors. If you have dry skin, you are at an advantage because they retain any pigment very well for a long period.

If you previously had a style you did not like and would like to change, you can make a cover-up to cover the old pigment completely. You can use powder styles or removal treatments, depending on your preference.

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Types of Eyebrow Styles


Microblading is one of the recent styles that has taken the eyebrow tattoo world by storm. Many people use this style because it creates an illusion of fluffy, symmetrical eyebrows that make you look stylish and enhance your appearance.

This style is perfect for people with dry skin and women who do not use makeup frequently. It uses several tiny needles that implant pigments beneath the skin to produce realistic hair strokes.

Although it produces an almost natural-looking style, the pigment easily fades over time, and consequently, you would have to re-touch the pigmentation.

It is mainly a semi-permanent style and is suitable for people with sparse hair growth or no hair.   

Nano Brows

Nano brows, better known as hair stroke brow tattooing, is a style that uses a digital tattoo machine and one needle. This style forms a natural-looking brow that brings about that natural vibe.

Nano brows are designed to suit those who have oily, thick, and textured skin tones. You can apply any type you want, from temporary to permanent, but you will still have to do some touch-ups to leave them looking fresh.

Powder Brows

Powder brows are commonly referred to as ombre brows and are created using a tattoo machine and a single needle device. The same procedure of following the eyebrow symmetry is followed, but the powder brow results in a more filled-in design with a powdery effect that looks thick.

This style is perfect for oily, textured, and colored skin and is perfect for people looking forward to correcting previous tattoo mistakes.

Combo Brows

Combo brows consist of nano and powder styles fused to form a permanent new simple style. This style creates a 3D effect that looks like feathery brows with a definition of glamorous powder.

When maintained properly, they last for about one or two years. If they fade, you should consider a re-touch that will leave you rocking show-stopping brows.

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How to Correct Tattooed Eyebrows Easily

Since eyebrows are drawn by hand, they are prone to artificial errors that may occur during the drawing process. Such errors can leave you looking funny and degrade your sense of fashion.

Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of tips that will help you correct a tattooed eyebrow. Keep reading to know how to correct tattooed eyebrows.

  • If you have darker eyebrows, you will need to apply more applications to fix them. If you want the next tattoo done right, you need at least three to 12 laser treatments four to six weeks apart to get another eyebrow tattoo. Adding another tattoo on top is not advisable as you may not easily correct the problem.
  •  If you are using a color corrector, you have to give your skin a break for it to heal well to avoid building up scars. If your skin has accumulated scars and you cannot bear living with a misshaped eyebrow, you should visit a dermatologist.
  •  If you have permanent eyebrows that may be red or any other color, and you would like to switch to a different color, you can use a color corrector of green to turn back to brown or switch to any desired color.
  •  If you have permanent purple eyebrows and want to switch colors, you can apply yellow color to turn your eyebrows back to brown.
  •  If your eyebrows look disastrous, you can use saline as an emergency method in the first 48h after treatment. Otherwise, it would be best to wait for them to heal completely and then use glycolic acid or laser removal.
  • If your eyebrows appear uneven, you can fill them with some makeup until you can be allowed to book a touch-up session. A touch-up session is usually done from six to eight weeks after the eyebrow tattooing. However, you cannot wear makeup in the first two weeks after treatment to protect your eyebrows from infection.
  • ·If your eyebrows appear darker than you expected even after healing, you can use retinol or hydrogen peroxide paste to fade them a bit until you get the desired result.
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Wrap Up   

Tattooed eyebrows gone wrong can occur to you any time if a learner or a poor artist tattoos you. Walking around with messed-up tattooed eyebrows can be embarrassing to appoint that you would need to take any action and mend your eyebrows.

However, the time for bearing all that shame is finally over. We have highlighted some of the sure bet tips to help you fix your eyebrows to the desired shape and color in the post above.

If you love your eyebrows and want to maintain your form of beauty, this post has revealed some of the great tips to ensure your eyebrows remain the talk of the town. All the best in correcting your eyebrow tattoo.

Shmulik Dorinbaum

Shmulik Dorinbaum

A musician, a father, a former cancer person, not a tattoo artist, but a tattooed person indeed.