Depth of stroke:
Your blade should penetrate the skin to a depth of 0.5-1 mm. Always keep in mind the
difference between thicker and thinner skin. When microblading, make sure your hand pace is slow, the blade is held at a 90 degree angle and the blade stays in the same place in the skin throughout each stroke. The sound of the blade is something you always want to hear. If you don’t hear the sound, the pressure on your skin is probably quite light. After cleaning the area, you’ll notice that the pigment wasn’t applied adequately to the stroke, resulting in a red scratched line. If this happens, go back over the line with the appropriate pressure and the pigmentation will absorb much more quickly.

Using as little pigment on the blade as possible:
The amount of pigment you apply to the blade is the first consideration. You must use
as little pigment as possible. This allows you to work cleanly without contaminating the area, allowing you to see the shape clearly.

Top up your blade with pigment regularly:
The second step is to reapply the pigment onto the blade before each stroke.

Gently stretch the skin:
Stretching methods differ from one person to the next. Stretching the skin throughout
the treatment helps to relieve the client’s pain and aids in the creation of clean, correct hair strokes. To implant the pigment effectively into the skin, lightly stretch the skin taut using your thumb and index finger for every hair stroke you draw, in the same direction that you draw it.

Achieving the look of realistic hair:
Notice how a natural hair is thicker at its root and gradually tapers to the end.
You can achieve this look by starting the stroke with heavier pressure, graduating to a light pressure as you lift off the skin to taper the stroke. Make sure you’ve done a solid and taut stretch first. A good stretch is essential for implantation and colour retention after healing. There are numerous ways to stretch properly, and we must all experiment with our hands, fingers, and faces to determine which sort of stretch is most effective for us. It may take some time to get the hang of it, but once you do, your retention will improve. Once you’ve nailed the perfect stretch, make sure you’re holding your blade at a 90-degree angle in order to get incredibly fine, crisp strokes. Leaning the blade to one side or the other will result in thick, blurry strokes or blowouts. Stroke gently and evenly from the bottom to the top of the stroke for approximately 3 seconds every stroke. Working more slowly and consistently throughout each stroke will achieve even and complete pigment saturation.