Posted on May 19, 2021

Microblading Tattoo San Diego

Point Loma

Have you been dreaming of what it would feel like to wake up and never have to draw on your eyebrows again? If so, you are like hundreds of thousands of other people! Microblading has become one of the most sought-after beauty trends because it gives you the perfect brow without ever having to reshape or color in again!

If you’re in the San Diego area and are considering microblading, it’s important to find an artist that is experienced and has lots of amazing reviews! Look for someone you whose work resembles similar brows as you would want and make sure he or she has lot of experience.

Before you start looking for someone, it is important to note that microblading is not the same as tattooing! If you like the way microblading looks, you do not want to find a tattoo artist who has experience in permanent makeup and brows…you want to find an artist that specializes in microblading specifically.

So, what is the difference between microblading and tattooing? There are several differences between microblading and tattooing, including:

1.       Microblading looks much more natural because the artist uses a tiny blade to add each stroke, really resembling fine brow hairs. Each stroke is hand drawn so it has less of an impact on the skin. Tattooing uses a machine, so the strokes aren’t as delicate and can bleed overtime.

2.       Microblading is semi-permanent and will last about one to two years, whereas tattooing is permanent. Because microblading uses pigment and doesn’t go as deep into the skin, you will need touchups every couple of years depending on how your skin takes to the pigment.

3.       Microblading uses pigment so the coloring with never change. As tattoos fade, they can turn bluish or brown.

4.       Microblading is a lot less painful than tattooing. Tattooing can be painful especially when done in sensitive areas like the face and brow area. Microblading is a lot less painful because it doesn’t go as deep into the skin. Your artist will numb the area and many people compare the discomfort to heavy tweezing.

What is the Healing Process of Microblading and Tattooing Like?

The healing process for microblading and eyebrow tattooing are remarkably similar. They both take about 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal. Both healing processes involve scabbing and peeling and require a final touchup after the initial procedure. Because permanent ink is used, if you are not happy with the results of a tattoo, it is hard to fix. However, if you aren’t completely happy with the shape of the brow after the initial microblading session, it is much easier to fix. The artist will simply stay away from going over that area during the touchup and it will fade quickly.

If you’re considering microblading in the San Diego area and are looking for an experienced and highly trusted artist, come see us at A. Samara Beauty for a free consultation! We can answer all your questions and help you start your journey to the perfect brows!

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.