Before I knew it, Piret was finished working her magic. When she showed me the results, I nearly squealed. In a good way, of course! My eyebrows looked perfect — I was in love.
Piret advised me not to get my brows wet for an entire week because moisture will cause fading. She handed me antibiotic ointment to apply for the first 24 hours and a mini tub of Vaseline to use in the morning, at night, and before showering or working out to shield my brows from moisture.
Not getting my eyebrows wet for an entire week was the most difficult part of the whole experience. Aside from that, the recovery process was surprisingly easy — I wasn't red or swollen after the procedure and had minimal scabbing.
For the first week, my arches were admittedly much darker than I desired. Imagine immaculately groomed and fully filled-in brows — while worthy of a "yaass" when paired with a cat eye and red lip, they were too dramatic for a minimal-makeup look. That said, the color faded when the procedure area healed, and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. My new brows are so subtle that many of my closest friends didn't even notice that I got them tattooed.
I actually saw my best friend who was visiting from LA right after Piret, and when he saw me from across the street, he yelled, "Who's that b*tch with those fleeked eyebrows?" (And he didn't even know I had just gotten them tattooed!)
But how long will they last? I'll be visiting Piret again in a couple weeks for my touch-up, and she says the results last one to three years depending on your lifestyle (i.e. how often you exfoliate, shower, work out) and skin. Since my skin is on the oilier side, Piret warned that it will fade faster.