Is Microblading Painful?
Many people ask us: is microblading painful?
Most of our clients report little or no pain. Often they say it's a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, at most. Some clients have literally slept through the appointment! We leave a topical anesthetic on the eyebrow area for 20 minutes before we begin the process, so this leaves most clients totally numb during the procedure.
Bravo TV (featuring Microblading LA) reports:
"Was it painful? I've carried and birthed twins, so I'd say no in comparison. It wasn't even painful on the scale of waxing or threading. I did, however, feel similar discomfort as being in a dentist's chair. It's always disconcerting when you know someone is scraping away with sharp objects at delicate bits in your head, even if that scraping is celebrity-approved."
“How painful was the whole experience? I’d give it about a 3… For the majority of the whole procedure, I was numb. I didn’t feel much at all. Actually in the beginning, when she starts cutting into my skin, I could only hear the blade scraping my skin. I wasn’t sure she had started. I actually made the comment, “Did you start already?” The painful part was actually the end… the constant rubbing and wiping actually makes your skin very sore."
Meanwhile, the Maskcara blog wrote about microblading in Utah and reported:
"Mine didn’t hurt at all! I think it depends on your pain threshold and the type of numbing cream they use. I honesty was surprised how little I even felt it!"
In summary, microblading is intended to be a painless experience, certainly less painful than traditional tattooing on account of the numbing cream. Let the numbing cream take effect, and relax!