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Complete guide to nanoblading: needles, treatment & results


Many people struggle with achieving the perfect eyebrow shape and fullness. Traditional methods like waxing, threading, and tweezing can be time-consuming and painful, while makeup only lasts until it's washed off. Unfortunately, few options are available for those looking for a more permanent solution.

However, nanoblading could be the answer! This revolutionary technique has quickly become a popular option for those seeking perfect brows that look natural but don't require a lot of maintenance.

In this article, we will give you an in depth look at nanoblading—from what it is and how it works, to which needles are used and what results can be expected after treatment. So sit back and get ready to discover why nanoblading is here to stay!

What is nanoblading and how does it work?

Nanoblading is one of the most popular semi-permanent makeup techniques used today. Nanoblading can be performed on both the eyebrows to create natural-looking fullness, but also on the lips to enhance the lip line and add colour.


Lip nanoblading, PMU procedure


The nano brows procedure involves the precise application of pigment into the skin to create crisp hair strokes that mimic the appearance of real eyebrows. Artists use a small PMU tattoo machine to inject the pigment into the skin in a controlled manner, compared to a microblade, a manual handheld tool.

Benefits of nanoblading

Nanoblading provides many benefits over traditional makeup techniques. One of the key advantages is the natural and realistic outcome it provides. The precise hair-like strokes closely resemble natural brow hairs, resulting in a more authentic and flattering look.

Plus, the nanoblading artist is able to fully customise the brow shape and style to each individual's face shape, brow structure, and personal preferences.


Nanoblading tattoo eyebrows


Additionally, nano brows offer long-lasting results and fade at a slower rate than microbladed eyebrows. They typically last anywhere from one to three years, depending on individual factors and proper aftercare. The semi-permanent nature of the technique also allows for further adjustments to be made further down the line.

What needles are used for nanoblading?

Nanoblading is performed using specialised nano PMU needles, essential for creating the perfect pair of brows. These tiny needles usually measure between 0.18mm and 0.35mm in diameter, which replicates the thickness of natural hairs in the skin.

For this form of brow tattooing, artists tend to use PMU needle cartridges that contain one very fine needle. This nano needle allows pigment to be deposited into the desired area with extreme accuracy and leave behind highly defined, tiny hair-like strokes. They are also designed with a safety membrane that prevents cross-contamination from occurring between clients.

These fine needles differ from microblades, which use groupings of multiple needles for broader and more defined strokes.


Close-up of nanoblading eyebrow tattoo


The beauty of permanent makeup

Nanoblading is a revolutionary technique that has become increasingly popular in the beauty industry over the past few years. It offers extreme accuracy and precision when creating the perfect pair of brows, plus natural-looking results that last for up to 3 years!

The key component to achieving flawless brows with nanoblading is the use of small PMU nano needles that replicate the thickness of natural hair. These ultra-fine needles provide precise and detailed strokes, helping to create a beautiful and natural-looking finish.

If you’re considering nanoblading, talk to a qualified technician who can advise you on the best course of action for your skin type and desired brow shape.


Nanoblading is a semi-invasive procedure and the amount of pain experienced will vary from person to person. During treatment, a numbing cream can be applied to help reduce any discomfort felt.

Yes. Depending on your skin type and lifestyle, you may need a touch-up every 15 to 18 months to maintain the desired colour and shape of your eyebrows.

Unlike microblading which is more suited to those with normal to dry skin, nanoblading can be great for any skin type. For example, client's with oily skin may see better results from nano brows as the pigment will last longer in the skin. 



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