|One of the only foot tattoo photos I could find - Aussie Citizenship Day 2012|
Apparently God didn't want me to have holes in my ears.... or eyebrows either for that matter.
That's right. My whole life I've had missing eyebrows. Oh, they have been sort of there. But only a little. Just like my boobs. Sort of there, but only a little. When I've mentioned in passing to friends that I fill my eyebrows in with a pencil there have been polite questions on whether or not I over-pluck or have done in the past. No to both. I barely have anything to pluck. I'd be a farmer's wife's dream if I was a chicken and my eyebrows were feathers.
When I saw a post come up in my feed for eyebrow tattooing I was so intrigued. I visited the Facebook page and saw heaps of photos of before and after shots of women's eyebrow tattooing. Which ironically is also called feathering.
This is what I imagined it would look like before clicking on the post.
But it was WAY better than that. So I sent my husband the link in an email with the subject "Idea for a Birthday Present." He took the bait because a couple months later, on my birthday, I received a gift certificate for eyebrows from Newcastle Cosmetic Tattoo, listing my first two appointments with the incredibly talented Cosmetic Tattooist, Melissa . The first was for the consult where we discuss everything that goes on during the tattoo procedure, and Melissa also answers any questions I have. She also spent time going over health history to make sure the procedure is right for me.
|The sweetest, most welcoming receptionists. Seriously!|
Before I had my eyebrows tattooed this is how I pictured I looked to everyone else:
What I actually looked like every day
Melissa starts the session by discussing some things again to make sure I'm clear on the procedure. Then she fills in the area with a pencil and creates a shape, and works on it until we are both happy. Then she gets to work with a tattoo pen. It's not hooked up to a machine or anything. She starts the feathering. Tiny little hair strokes that simulate real hair, and go in the natural direction hair would grow. It's only slightly painful because the numbing cream is doing it's job. It's doesn't hurt anywhere near as much as my foot tattoo did. Not by a long shot. It takes about an hour but that can vary depending on how much work she has to do.
But in reality I look like this. My eyebrows are shiny because they are covered in a layer of bepanthen for healing and protection.
It only took a week for them to heal and they faded a little as well. There was a bit of itching, but applying Bepanthen three times a day really helped. I had a third appointment with Melissa to do some touch-ups about four weeks later, which was already included in the total price.
The official before and (5 weeks) after photos
I absolutely love my new brows. When I went to get my hair cut I was telling my hairdresser and friend, Leanne, about my new eyebrows and the next thing I knew about 8 people were crowded around me wanting to have a look. Most of them had never heard of cosmetic eyebrow tattoos. It was unanimous that they loved them and were totally won over with how natural they looked. The response from all my friends (who are in the know) has been the same. I've asked for total honesty from them. Most of them want to have this procedure done too.
I love that if I'm in a rush now I can just put on mascara and a little blush and head for the door, and feel pretty decent about going out in public. I've found people are able to read my facial expressions a whole lot better now too. HA!! Okay, just kidding. I don't think that's true because I wear my heart on my sleeve anyway. But I do love my brows! And it's so nice to finally have a complete set!
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The BIG WINNER is Krystle W. She has been notified to claim her prize. Congratulations!
Krystle was chosen by our judges Melli and Joe at Newcastle Cosmetic Tattooing.
All other *valid entrants (*entries that followed terms and conditions) have generously been offered a $50 Gift Voucher to use at NCT. They have also been notified. Thank you to everyone that participated in this competition. Check back here for more competitions in future.
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Winners will be chosen based on the answer given, and correct mandatory entries into the Rafflecopter, following the competition guide on the Peachy Keen Mumma blog. This is a game of skill. Names entered into the Rafflecopter must correspond with the name given in the blog comment or entry will may not be counted.
Winner of the Newcastle Cosmetic Tattoing $200 Gift Voucher giveaway may use their prize toward a service provided from the range offered by the NCT in Newcastle, NSW. The products offered, to the full amount of $200, must be collected in one transaction only. This prize is only available to Australian contestants who reside in the Hunter region of New South Wales, and are able to collect the prize and have appointments in the Newcastle CBD, at Newcastle Cosmetic Tattooing.
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