As with other cosmetic procedures, there are a wide range of microblading supplies and tools available on the market. Tools and supplies specific to microblading include pigments, templates, needles, and safety gear.
Microblading is a tattoo art form and can potentially expose you to bodily fluids and other toxins; therefore you need to invest in safety equipment. You will need safety equipment for both the technician and the client. The technician will need a full-length, chemical-resistant apron to protect skin and clothes from chemicals and other hazards. The technician will also need safety goggles, gloves, and a respirator to prevent the inhalation of chemical fumes. There is both disposable safety equipment and long-term use safety equipment. The client will need a special plastic mask that covers the lower part of the face. The client will also need numbing cream and barrier cream. Barrier cream can protect the skin from infection and discomfort during the microblading procedure.
Fun Stuff – Pigments, Saline Paste, and Latex Sheets
Microblading supplies include application tools such as blades and needles, and a range of pigments to match your clients’ hair color. Microblading pigments come in a variety of colors, ranging from dark brown-black, to dark blonde, to lighter shades of brown and blonde. There are also shades such as ‘warm shading’ and universal brown. Pigments can be thinned and the colors altered with diluting fluid. Saline paste is the magic eraser of the microblading world. It is a must for the microblading technician because it removes microblading mistakes. Latex sheets are what you practice your techniques on before trying them on a real person.
Other supplies for the microblading technician include needles and application tools. Microblading needles come in two types, flat and round. They are purchased in quantities of three or more. There is also a variety of measuring tools, pencils, and pencil sharpeners to help you perfect your microblading skills. Tools of the trade include the First Step Tool, which was designed specifically to produce very fine detail lines in microblading work, and a pigment ring, which is a ring that is worn on your finger while you work in which to mix pigments.