i bet you thought i lied about blogging this.
well i didn't.
i'm just kinda busy today
taking a 3 hour nap with the babies,
taming my dripping with grease hair,
going on a whataburger run,
hiding under the pool table
and playing bad guys with the babies.
just a few roadblocks.
but i'm here now.
so my only fault in this whole
tattooing my eyebrows process
is that i never got a really good before picture.
that's a pretty big fault.
i tried to find good pictures of me without makeup
this is the best i can do.
and it's not even really that good.
i have sparse, splotchy brows.
they've been plucked for so many years,
there's nothing left but patches.
so i draw and fill them in
every. single. day.
and when i go swim or workout?
actually hideously scary.
so one day i decided,
ya know what?
i'm sick of using this crap on my brows.
i wanna just wake up, and look normal.
i wanna just throw on some mascara
and be done on some days.
then one day, all my dreams came true.
i found a lady
who does permanent makeup.
and who was amazingly affordable.
and because mia wanted to get it done too,
we went together.
for moral support.
and because this was her first tattoo.
and she was really nervous.
like i can't stop asking questions
and i think i might pee my pants nervous.
so when we got there,
first things first.
kim, the tattoo chick-a-dee,
lathered us up in numbing cream.
we played with colors for awhile
and then she drew some brows on us
with a dark eyeliner pencil.
a few adjustments here and there...
we were gettin inked.
like hard core mormon girls.
did it hurt?
it feels like someone is plucking nose hairs.
and it makes you want to sneeze.
and your eyes cry.
but it's pretty quick.
and the numbing cream helps.
okay maybe it didn't really.
but it was all worth it.
because when she was done,
i looked AMAZING.
and so did mia.
we became bonafide cholas.
but afterwards they ARE pretty dark.
and the skin around them is really white.
and they bleed.
so when you go to belk
just 30 minutes afterward,
with your brows covered in greasy aquaphor,
you WILL have blood dripping
down into your eyeballs
while the lady checking you out
is trying to talk to you.
is having to wear the aquaphor
for about a week.
it makes you feel greasy all over.
and when you go to target,
you have to wear a hat
so people don't stare at your greasy dark brows.
they start to scab and peel.
which is also quite fun.
because again, you can't go anywhere.
well, i did.
but that's cuz i'm trashy.
they lighten and heal completely.
and you can barely tell they were even done.
i have done no photoshop
to the next two VERY closeup pictures
to give you accurate visuals of the brows.
please ignore my old lady face
and after nap smeared makeup.
and if you dare click on the picture
to blow it up
god bless you.
of where the tattoo makes the biggest difference.
so not only does it fill in the patches,
it also gives me a longer brow
where usually i don't grow hair
and i have to draw on.
after 6 weeks we go back for touchups.
there are a few spots that will need more filling in
but for the most part they're perfect.
and i'm super happy with the results.
and glad i didn't end up looking gangster.
or like an old asian lady with blue brows.
or angry brows.
or surprised brows.
i just look like me.
only more permanent.
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