The Hand Method is derived from an ancient Japanese technique of tattooing. The Hand Method is gentle
and causes very little trauma to the skin. The hand method tool has a cluster of 5 extra fine needles that
creates miniscule dots with each prick (not cut) to the skin to effectively deposit tattoo pigment. The hand
method tool gives the permanent makeup artist control to create hairlines and to shade and blend pigment.
This single use tool was strategically designed to assist body art practitioners to properly implant pigment in
the correct layer of the dermis. Using the hand method, a permanent makeup artist can not only work on
brows, but also eyes, lips, scalp, and many other delicate areas of the body with just a single tool. With the
hand method, the artist also has the ability to do corrective work such a pigment removal and micro needling
treatments to break down hardened scar tissue.
Microblading is a method of cosmetic tattooing where the artist uses a handheld tool with a blade like tip
attached to cut into the skin to deposit pigment and create the look of hairlines. Not only is microblading
incredibly painful, it’s also a fairly limited technique. Unlike the Softaps hand tool, microblades can only be
used on the brow area, as you cannot cut into the eye or lip skin. It’s also impossible to blend and shade
pigment with a microblade, that is why microblading technicians often switch to a tattoo machine to create
the “ombre” or “powder” look. While microbladed eyebrows can look beautiful when freshly done, over
time as you continue to cut into the delicate skin, you run the risk of developing some serious complications
down the line.
List of Potential Complications:
- Hardened scar tissue can develop due to the significant trauma caused to the skin from the cutting.
- If a microblading technician cuts hairlines that are too thick, it can cause the pigment to bleed together,
and the client is left with a solid filled in look and the hairlines are lost.
- If not properly trained, it’s easier for a technician to accidently cut too far into the dermal layer with the
microblade. This can make it extremely difficult to remove or lighten the implanted tattoo pigment.