If only I had a time machine to go back in time to warn my former self about the brow trend before I got tweezer happy. Fast forward to now, I have done just everything on my eyebrows. I've penciled, gelled and tinted my brows into oblivious to mimic fuller arches.
Filling in my spares brows every morning takes a ton of work but all it takes is one splash of water to undo all my hard work. Believe me, I tried everything under the sun to wake up with perfect brows. I even tried castor oil to help my grow back my natural hair that I lost during my "eyebrow engineering" high school days. The process however, requires nightly application and patience. Patience? I just want to wake up and make up! I needed a a more permanent solution.
So, in pursuit of the perfect brows that won't wash off, I chose to tattoo my face. Before you start envisioning Mike Tyson, I must clarify that I chose the semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo. Whoa there! Before I even jump into what "semi-permanent or permanent" eyebrow tattoo, let me explain what a tattoo is and the risk behind it.
Understanding Tattoos and what is tattooing?
Tattooing an body piercing is becoming increasingly popular among Americans (millennial specifically) and body of art is found in people of all ages, occupations and social classes.
Tattooing is an invasive procedure that has potential of resulting in serious skin and blood infections. Skin protects us from many infections. Tattooing involves piercing the skin with a needle or other sharp instrument and unless the needles are new, sterilized for each treatment and properly handled by the artist, they can be contaminated with the infected blood and bodily fluids of another person. The bacteria or viruses that may also be present on the skin of the person receiving the tattoo can penetrate client's body when the skin is pierced. Artists who do the tattooing are also at risk of becoming infected through accidental cuts and punctures.
Ask questions, know your risk!
It's a scary thought but with a trained tattoo artist, you should be in good hands. It is possible to transmit viral infections such as Hepatitis , Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and herpes, yes herpes through tattooing. Not to mention bacterial infections such as streptococcus and Staphylococcus. It is essential for tattoo artist to be fully aware of the potential dangers of their procedures and o understand the precautions that need to be taken to minimize the likelihood of infection!
Artists shouldn't be the only one concern about the risks, clients should as well! Artists/Client should ensure clean equipment are being utilize (new pair of gloves, sterilized needles, new cap adapters, new needle holder, alcohol/IPA wipes).
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