Shading & Dilution for Blade & Shade

Picture this: it's been two hours and you just did your best set of microbladed brows and you and your client are both thrilled.  You can't wait for her return in a few weeks to see those gorgeous healed brows.  Finally, the day comes around, she walks into your office, and guess what? Only 50% of her color was retained and now you have to redo her brows all over again and hope for the best.  We've all been there, and it's disappointing, to say the least.  The truth is, microblading only yields very soft results and is usually not bold or defined enough for the average client.  Before I developed my signature Blade and Shade method, the above scenario was very typical in most...

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Tina Davies x United Ink At New York Tattoo Show

Have you ever been to a tattoo show? The first one I attended was 10 years ago, and it was so incredible, I felt like I was Alice in Wonderland. NY Tattoo Show, March 2017 The display of body art, tools, inks, swag, history, and booths full of artists working so intensely on their masterpieces BLEW ME AWAY. Everything was so vivid, so raw, so real-time mind-blowing. I was literally in awe watching artists bringing 3-D life to portraits, plus shading and blending a multitude of shapes and textures on the ultimate canvas: the skin. I could have watched them tattoo all day, like a parrot sitting on someone's shoulder. I've long admired body tattoo art as the ultimate medium...

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6 Takeaways From The 2017 Worldwide Eyebrow Festival

On September 22-24 2017, I had the honor and privilege of being a presenter at the 2nd Annual Worldwide Eyebrow Festival in Rotterdam Netherlands hosted by Yevgenia Aytas, a leading trainer and veteran on the European PMU circuit. Me with me ;) For three full days I met with eyebrow experts from around the world, and for three days straight all we talked about was eyebrows, eyebrows and more eyebrows. It literally non-stop eyebrows... so it's safe to say I was in Permanent Makeup heaven. There were 30 masters from all over the world and they shared their secret techniques for making eyebrows beautiful; making them full or wispy; making textured, arched and ombré brows; and even how to make eyebrows...

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