Posted on April 19, 2022

Microblading 101: Eyebrow Shaping & Mapping

Eye Mapping and Shaping

Microblading is the art of enhancing your natural brows using a tool filled with fine needles filled with pigmentation to create fuller-looking brows. People with naturally thin brows love this to gain confidence and enhance natural beauty. There are some best practices when it comes to microblading, eyebrow mapping, and shaping. We’ll explore these things, and let you know where you can get started if you are interested in a career in microblading, or maybe you want to try this service for yourself.

What are the best practices for eyebrow mapping?

Eyebrow mapping is a 3-step technique to identify your ideal brow shape to compliment your face. Each step in the process will identify key points of the brow about your face. This may seem tricky, but we’ve simplified it into just 3 steps to map perfect brows that beauty gurus have been using for years!

Map the spot to start your inner brow

Do this by following straight up from the dimple of your nose, past the inner corner of your eye. When you get to your brow, mark a point identifying the starting point.

Locating the arch in your brow

While looking straight forward, measure a diagonal line from the outer edge of your nose, across the middle of your pupil, and to the highest point in your brow. Mark the point in your brow to identify the natural arch of your brow. This spot is unique to your face and will act to frame your face.

Map the end of your brow

Lastly, measure a line from the edge of your nose, past the outer edge of your eye, and mark the ending point in your brow. These three marks will come together to create perfectly mapped brows to compliment your natural beauty every time.

What are the best practices for eyebrow shaping?

Before your appointment, you should avoid drinking coffee or alcohol. These things can cause excessive bleeding which can cause visibility issues when shaping.

Another key point is to avoid tweezing or waxing your brows before your appointment, this will allow for a design to compliment your natural hair growth. Keeping your brows as full and natural as possible will help with eyebrow mapping, and create a complementary shape.

What are the best tools to use to achieve the perfect results?

Microblading requires a large assortment of tools to be successful. Among other things, you will need the thread to map the brows, tools to mark the face, and products to microblade. Many sanitary aspects are involved to ensure equality work, so make sure you have all the sanitary products needed. There are also different tools for varying techniques to achieve desired results. With this in mind, we recommend taking our online course to learn all you need to know. We also offer microblading in San Diego where you can take in-person training.

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know before microblading.


Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo, used for the purpose of reconstructing sparse eyebrows or simply to enhance already full brows. The proper ink is chosen and mixed to fit your exact skin tone to look the most natural and realistic. We then create small, hair-like strokes to perfectly mimic natural and gorgeous eyebrows.


Healed microblading results last anywhere from 1-2 years, depending on your skin type. If you have oily skin, results usually fade a little faster than those with dryer skin types. Touch-ups are required to maintain the microbladed look. First touch-up is included.


Please read the faqs page completely to ensure that you are an eligible candidate for microblading. Prior to your procedure: -Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E ,drink alcohol or take caffeine within 24 hours of your procedure, go tanning within 24 hours of the procedure, make sure to not have had facial fillers done at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure. Do not do facial fillers at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


-Anybody can get microblading done as long as the following does not apply. Those who are: Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor),Viral infections and/or diseases,Epilepsy, A Pacemaker or major heart problems, Had an Organ transplant, Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.), Sick (cold, flu, etc.), Pregnant or Nursing. Please contact us if you have had any facial fillers in the past two months*. Please contact us if you have used any prescription acne medication in the past year*.


Microbladed brows typically take 6 weeks to fully heal. Within the first week the pigment will appear much darker, and your eyebrows will look very bold. Do not worry! This is part of the healing process and it means that you are healing properly. After the first week the eyebrows will begin to get lighter, as by now the scabbing should be taking place. This is also normal! Around week 2, most of the scabbing should be done, and you will begin to see your full and natural eyebrow shape come through. Let it heal naturally, and only begin to wash your eyebrows with a mild foamy anti-bacterial soap after 14 days.


There should be absolutely NO picking at your eyebrows for the first 10 days. The first 10 days are the most crucial for having healthy healed eyebrows. Let the epithelial crust and natural scabbing occur on its own. After the first two weeks, you are allowed to begin washing them again. Try to keep the area as dry as possible in the first 10 days. Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated pool water for at least 2-4 weeks following your procedure. Limit sun exposure for 14 days following the procedure. For the first two weeks, avoid:Water, cleansers, creams, makeup, heavy sweating in the brow area, tanning and heavy sun exposure, Facials, facial fillers, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion.


Discomfort is minimal, although a numbing cream is applied to alleviate any discomfort.