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SalsaQueen Wed 25-Sep-19 20:31:25

After plucking them in the 70s, my eyebrows haven't grown, and now that I'm 60, they are even thinner than ever. I'm sick of having to draw them on every day, trying to get them to look even and a decent shape.

I'm thinking of having them tattooed on - has anyone had it done? Would you recommend it?

Nico97 Wed 25-Sep-19 20:35:34

I will watch this thread with interest SalsaQueen as I too am in the same situation with my brows ! Come on GNetters ! 😀😀

fizzers Wed 25-Sep-19 20:39:57

Am watching too, I wouldn't mind if I could draw them on, I can't , I make a real mess!

Bagatelle Wed 25-Sep-19 20:51:54

DH has some to spare. What are they worth?

Sara65 Wed 25-Sep-19 20:53:41

Same here!
I can hardly see them anymore, and with drawing then on, I can never seem to get both looking the same!

MotherHubbard Wed 25-Sep-19 21:59:00

I had my eyebrows microbladed about two years ago, which should give a much more natural look than tattooing. However the girl that did mine was not very experienced- I think I was one of her first customers and the result was not as good as I’d hoped for so I would recommend you do some research first and chose a salon with a fully trained specialist in the technique. The shape of mine was very good though so although the colour didn’t last as long as expected I still have a faint outline I can pencil in.

ElaineI Wed 25-Sep-19 22:10:09

Following also! One is worse than the other!

Tangerine Wed 25-Sep-19 22:12:37

If you have them tattooed, the shape you choose may go out of fashion.

My friend had her eyebrows microwaved and was very pleased with the result.

Tangerine Wed 25-Sep-19 22:13:01

So sorry. I meant "microbladed".

Missfoodlove Wed 25-Sep-19 22:15:07

A friend of mine had it done, it lifted her whole face.
She looked 10 years younger.

SalsaQueen Wed 25-Sep-19 22:20:13

thanks for all the replies. I meant Microbladed but couldn't think of the word/term. I'll ask around locally.

CanadianGran Wed 25-Sep-19 22:27:28

Some girls in my office have had microblading and it looks very natural.

My MIL who is late 80's had hers tattooed several years ago, and the colour is not very natural now; they have faded to a bluish colour. I would look into micro-blading, but as others have said, try to get someone with a good reputation.

Urmstongran Wed 25-Sep-19 22:35:00

Gosh weren’t we silly plucking out (just about all) of our eyebrows in 1969? What on Earth were we thinking of? We must have walked around looking permanently surprised! Did we think we looked good?

Luckylegs Wed 25-Sep-19 23:15:10

I’ve investigated this before as I’m in the same boat but I didn’t realise it only lasts ten years or so, it’s quite expensive but mainly because the one girl I asked wouldn’t do mine because I have a blood cancer and would bruise easily so her insurance wouldn’t allow her to do mine. What a shame.

Deedaa Wed 25-Sep-19 23:33:20

Luckylegs I would be worried about infection as well. You have to be so careful .

BlueBelle Thu 26-Sep-19 06:36:15

I have never done anything to my eyebrows never plucked coloured or a thing and although I say it myself they are pretty decent brows but my elderly cousin has plucked hers all her life and for years has had nothing so drawn them on Now at the age of 93 she has had them tattooed she said it was painful and she wouldn’t do it again That’s my only experience

Sara65 Thu 26-Sep-19 08:03:23

I’m not sure what micro blading is, can anyone enlighten me?

DanniRae Thu 26-Sep-19 09:09:39

My eyebrows are sparse too because of too much plucking. (Why do the hairs on my chin regrow although they are plucked frequently? Just a thought!) Anyway, I have a fringe that covers my eyebrows so that's one solution smile

Charleygirl5 Thu 26-Sep-19 09:16:42

What has happened to mine? I have plucked mine all of my life and I have two hedges unless looked after.

Gonegirl Thu 26-Sep-19 09:21:19

I have never been an eyebrow plucker - too painful. But I can now feel a rogue long coarse curly one that has got to come out!

Gonegirl Thu 26-Sep-19 09:23:19

My aunt accidentally singed all of hers off when bending over the ancient gas stove, back in the forties. She lived all her life with drawn in eyebrows.

Persistentdonor Thu 26-Sep-19 09:28:25

Charleygirl I'm with you, in fact, if what I have on my legs plus eyebrows was on my head I would be a very happy bunny! hmm

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 26-Sep-19 09:28:56

A 'halfway house' solution could be Tattoo Brow by Maybelline which you paint on maybe twice a week. In the ad the girl uses it very thickly but you can turn the brush sideways to make narrower brows.
It still requires a fair bit of precision but you can wipe it off and start again if necessary. I've found this quite useful.
I over-plucked my brows in the 70's and then chemo almost finished them off completely.

shysal Thu 26-Sep-19 09:37:47

I never plucked my eyebrows when younger, but they are still sparse now, so think it is just an age thing. I pencil them in, not very evenly, but I heard a beautician say that brows can be siblings rather than twins, so it doesn't matter if they don't exactly match each other.
I bought one of the JML pens which are being advertised on TV at the moment, but the colour is far too dark even though I chose dark blonde, the palest. I can rarely find a pencil to match my hair colour which is greying dark brown. The best I have found is a Top Shop grey/brown one which has been discontinued, so have bought all available ones on Ebay!
I wouldn't be brave enough to have microblading in case it was too false-looking. I don't wear much make-up apart from mascara.
There have been previous threads on this subject so a search might reveal more helpful comments.

GracesGranMK3 Thu 26-Sep-19 09:52:15

Salsa Queen, before you do anything get your thyroid checked. My eyebrows had thinned greatly and almost disappeared at the outer edges. I thought this was because I had plucked them.

Two years (I think) after being put on thyroxine my absolute confidence that I had caused the thinning has been overthrown and I have very normal eyebrows. It is a symptom of hypothyroid but I didn't now that until I was diagnosed.