Epidermis – protects underlying tissue from infection, dehydration, chemicals and mechanical stress.
Dermis – contains tough connective tissue as well as different types of cells and glands.
Hypodermis – made up of fat and connective tissue, this layer plays many important roles in your body.
When microblading you should aim to deposit the pigment 1mm deep under the skin to reach the correct layer. This is what separates semi permanent makeup to tattooing, because tattoo ink is deposited deeper into the dermis layer. You know you ave hit the right depth because you can hear the skin when you stroke the blade.
Permanent makeup is traditionally done by implanting pigment into the dermis. Blood vessels, sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and nerves make up the dermis, which is alive skin. Because this layer of skin is living, pigments are usually retained indefinitely. Pigment is deposited directly above the dermis into the epidermis’ basal layer in microblading. The pigment is broken down and finally migrates to the surface, causing the colour to fade away as the cells of the basal layer continue to divide. Skin can be 4 thicknesses: super-thin, thin, ordinary, and thick. To determine the skin’s breaking point, you must first determine the skin’s tolerance level. This information will be learned through practice and gaining experience and will assist you in determining the optimum microblading depth.