Does Eyebrow Microblading Hurt?

This is a question we probably get 1,000 times a day; “Does eyebrow microblading hurt?” The short answer is no and here’s why.

We use a special numbing cream containing “lidocaine“. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body. Lidocaine topical (for use on the skin) is used to reduce pain or discomfort caused by skin irritations.

This way, you don’t feel a thing. Even during the procedure, we use another anesthetic gel on your eyebrows containing epinephrine.

With all that being said, there is something called, “the noise”, that you will have to get used to when getting microblading.

The noise is basically a scratching sound that occurs when the microblade glides through the skin. It is similar to the sound of a quarter rubbing on sandpaper. It does not hurt, but your mind will trick you into thinking that that sound is causing pain when it is really just an unusual noise.

The purpose for this is so the pigment can be applied into the right section of the skin, called the dermis. Old permanent makeup tattoos use to go much deeper into the skin into the layer called, subcutaneous layerwhich is why you sometimes see people with old permanent makeup tattoos that can still be seen.