A typical microblading appointment lasts 2 hours.  A touch up appointment lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the amount of work that needs touching up.

All microblading requires a second touch up appointment, because all client’s skin is different and receives the ink differently. It's impossible to accurately predict how a pigment will be affected by a client’s undertones.

After 30 days, the client should come in for a touch up. This appointment can last as little as 30 minutes or as much as two hours, depending on the amount of work needed. In this appointment, the artist will “warm up” or “cool down” the colors, to get it to match perfectly. 

They may also reapply any parts of the microbladed brow that may have naturally sloughed off because the artist didn't go deep enough in the skin. 

BIG BOLD BROWS encourage our artists to keep a light touch and injure the skin less, which results in finer, more natural lines.


Most of our clients report little or no pain. Since the procedure takes a couple hours, some clients have literally slept through it! We leave a topical anesthetic on the eyebrow area for 20 minutes before we begin the process, so this leaves most clients numb during the procedure. However, if your artist begins within that 20 minutes, or if you find that you’re very sensitive, you may report mild discomfort.

In summary, microblading is intended to be a less painful experience, certainly less painful than traditional tattooing on account of the numbing cream. Let the numbing cream take effect, and relax!


While microblading is great for most people, there are some people who are ineligible for microblading:  Those prone to keloids or post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Unfortunately, since microblading punctures the skin as we add ink, we cannot work with clients with these conditions.

  1. If you have a transmittable blood disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Again, microblading artists cut the skin so it is our policy not to work with these conditions.
  2. If you’ve had Botox, Restalyn, Juvederm or other fillers in that area. Depending on the timing, we recommend to get microblading first! Otherwise, check with your doctor. Many artists may request a note from your doctor first.
  3. Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Although microblading is great for restoring eyebrows, we would require a doctor’s note in order to perform the procedure for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.
  4. If you have any kind of skin condition on or near your eyebrows. This includes eczema, shingles, rashes, or anything else near eyebrows.
  5. Children. Microblading is for adults only! We do not recommend microblading for anyone under the age of 18. It is our policy at Big Bold Brows not to work with children, even with a consent form.

This covers the major things that might exempt you from getting microblading. If you want to see a complete list, please check out our Terms & Conditions.

BEFORE & After care 


Do not work out the day of the procedure.

Do not tan or have sunburned face.

Do not take prescription blood thinners, Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure

No waxing or tinting eyebrows 3 days before.

No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.

Please not that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.


Holy Brows! You now have your Perfectly shaped eyebrows and it can be met with a number of side effects: lingering glances from complete strangers, complements from dear friends and the uncontrollable urge to snap multiple selfies.  For it to last 1-5 years, consider the following points because we want you to always look beautiful and be satisfied with your Permanent Makeup.

Please note: Eyebrows will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days.  This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.  

Point 1

4-5 hours after the procedure, clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad, gauze or q-tip and allow to air dry.  Within the next 4 days your permanent make-up may become 30-40% lighter due to the skin cell growth and exfoliation of some of the color pigment - a natural reaction of the skin. Because of the chemistry in your skin, the color might slightly change depend on how different skin type absorb colors- it can be corrected

Point 2

Do not use your regular skin care products and no soap, no oil on your Permanent Makeup for the first two weeks following your treatment - this prevent the pigment color from stripping.

Point 3

To improve regeneration of the treated skin areas, do not rub, scrub, pick or scratch the treated skin areas, only dab very gently with a pad moistened with water.  let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off.  Picking can cause scarring.

Point 4

Do not swim, do not tan, do not take hot bath, and avoid direct sun exposure in the first two weeks following your treatment.  Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.

Point 5

Your touch-up must be no sooner than 2 weeks following your treatment

Point 6

Do not get any laser skin treatments, facials, facial injectables (i.e. Botox), chemical peels, microdermabrasion to the face after a permanent makeup treatment for 4 weeks to avoid color change

Point 7

Should any slight defect show after the first treatment, do not hesitate to contact us. You have touch-up options.