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What Is Eyebrow Embroidery?

By T. M. Robertson
Updated May 21, 2024
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Eyebrow embroidery is a natural and semi-permanent alternative that many have chosen in lieu of eyebrow tattooing. In eyebrow embroidery, a local anesthetic cream is first applied to the area to minimize pain during the process. Next, a technician uses a special embroidery tool to draw small ink lines that resemble eyebrow hairs along the brow line. The special ink used is an all-natural dye more popularly known as henna. Over all, the entire process takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour from start to finish, and the results offer full and polished eyebrows that can last up to three years.

A major complaint with eyebrow tattoos is that they are extremely painful to get; they also tend to look unnatural when finished because eyebrow tattoos tend to color in the entire eyebrow area, creating a fake-looking block effect. Also, once an eyebrow tattoo is applied, it's permanent and can only be removed through several costly and painful laser-removal sessions. The eyebrow embroidery process was invented to address these issues and appeal to a larger audience, including men as well as women. With eyebrow embroidery, semi-permanent small lines that actually mimic the look of natural hairs are drawn on, using a motorized needle in lieu of large solid blocks of color.

Before the embroidery can begin, the eyebrow area must be prepped. The area must be cleaned and the eyebrows must be plucked into the desired template shape. After preparation is complete, a trained technician will numb the eyebrow area with a local anesthetic cream to reduce discomfort during the procedure. Once the numbing cream takes effect, the technician will use a special motorized embroidery tool to draw in the eyebrow lines in the desired areas. Over all, the entire process generally takes under an hour.

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Discussion Comments

By discographer — On Jun 13, 2014

The only downside to eyebrow embroidery is that it starts fading after several weeks and it can fade unevenly. That's what happened to mine unfortunately.

By ddljohn — On Jun 12, 2014

@fBoyle-- Henna is naturally a reddish color but it can turn into brown and black with the use of herbs and other ingredients. You must have noticed, there are brown and black henna hair dyes as well.

So anyone can get eyebrow embroidery that's suitable for their hair color. The great part about henna is that it's all natural and non-toxic. In fact, it is considered beneficial for hair and skin. So eyebrow embroidery is a great alternative to tattoos or to filling in eyebrows every morning with a pencil.

This is not something that's just popular among women either, men are also getting eyebrow embroidery to fill in sparse eyebrows. The technique has become very popular particularly in Asia.

By fBoyle — On Jun 12, 2014

I don't have the courage to get an eyebrow tattoo for reasons the article mentioned already. I just found out about eyebrow embroidery and it sounds like a great alternative.

I'm just curious about one thing. As far as I know, henna is red in color. So does this mean that eyebrow embroidery is only suitable for redheads?

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