What is the difference between microblading and nanoblading?
Nanoblading is microblading with smaller needles!
The purpose of this blog is to clear up some confusion. When it comes to the world of cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup (PMU), the array of options available can be overwhelming. As technology continues to evolve, it is crucial for artists to stay updated with the latest and most advanced techniques in the field.
If you find yourself growing even more confused as new techniques are developed, you can always just call us. DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo employs master artists who specialize in brow styles, eyeliner and lips among other services! We can help you quickly determine the best brow technique for your skin type, age, and lifestyle!
For the past 5-8 years, practitioners offering hair stroke brow tattoos have predominantly used handheld tools equipped with micro needles, as they were considered the smallest available option. However, recent advancements have introduced nano needles into the scene, offering even finer hairstrokes.
Needle Sizes Can Make a Difference
Microblading, involves using a handheld tool with a row of fine micro needles. The artist manually creates thin, hair-like strokes by depositing pigment into the skin’s upper layers. This technique allows for precise control over the shape, thickness, and angle of the strokes, resulting in a realistic appearance. Microblading is ideal for clients who want to fill in sparse areas, reshape their brows, or enhance the overall fullness.
Nanoblading is a newer technique that utilizes the same tool and an even finer needle, requiring more skill and precision from the artist. The handheld tool is identical to microblading, the only difference being the size of the needles. The needle used in nanoblading is significantly smaller than micro needles. This ultra-thin needle creates even more precise and detailed hair strokes, mimicking the look of individual eyebrow hairs with exceptional accuracy. Nanoblading is particularly suitable for clients with thin or delicate brows, as it allows for a more subtle and natural result.
The advantage of using a smaller needle lies in the ability to mimic the look of individual hairs more effectively. Given that natural hair strands are incredibly small, factors such as skin type, skin texture, and oil content can influence how the skin heals after microblading. In some cases, these external factors can cause the fine lines to appear thicker once healed.
Which is better, nanoblading or microblading?
So, which technique is superior: nanoblading or microblading? Remember microblading and nanoblading are the same thing! While most of our artists prefer to work with nano blades due to the reasons mentioned above, there are instances where micro needles are better suited. For example, if you have thick or coarse hair, a micro needle may be the more suitable choice. Ultimately, the goal of our artists is to create a masterpiece on your brows, focusing on achieving the most natural and aesthetically pleasing outcome possible. It’s worth noting that excellent aftercare practices can further enhance your results.
Experienced artists possess an in-depth understanding of various skin types and how tattooing will interact with them. They always make a well-informed decision when selecting the needle size, often opting for the smallest needle available. This choice ensures that, once healed, clients are left with small, delicate hair strokes that seamlessly blend with their natural brows, resulting in a remarkably natural and undetectable appearance. Even individuals with oily or imperfect skin can achieve realistic results using a nano needle. If you want to do more research on the differences between brow styles, and which might be best for you, check out these articles:
We hope that this explanation has clarified any confusion surrounding the differences between nano needles and micro needles. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are always eager to hear from you and assist you in making the best decision for your desired brow look.
I hope this cleared up any confusion about the differences between nano needles vs. micro needles! If you have any other questions, please reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you!
Co-CEO DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo
Master Artist & Trainer