Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos

Get the eyebrow tattoos of your dreams with a microblading or permanent brow tattoo service at Arden Gate Studio.

Take the brow quiz if you’re not sure what service to book!

“Courtney is very knowledgeable about her craft, skilled, and naturally talented with permanent makeup. Courtney designed and created the perfect brows for my face shape and hair color.”
– Sheila H.

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Beautiful Eyebrows That Last


This is a hairstroke technique using a blade that makes little cuts. This service is best for younger clients with healthy dry/normal skin and a decent amount of brow hair.
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Nano Brows

Nano brows are hairstrokes done by machine instead of by hand. More people are candidates for this than microblading, making it more popular!
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Powder Brows / Ombre Brows

This technique is meant to look like powdery makeup and can be as bold or natural as desired. This service works well on all skin types.
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Combination Brows

This is a combination of hairstrokes and the powder technique. It’s best for those with younger, dry/healthy skin and those with less natural hair.
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Close up photo of a woman getting her eyebrows tattooed

Our Goal

Get The Permanent Eyebrows You Want

The goal of any eyebrow tattoo service should be to achieve a natural everyday look that can be added to with makeup. It shouldn’t necessarily REPLACE makeup. In fact, if you are used to wearing makeup and like the way it looks, you may still want to add some on top of the brow tattoo…but the good news is, you’ll have a lovely shape to follow and it will take no time!

Oversaturating with a tattoo or creating too much density with tattooed hair strokes will not heal well long-term, which is why at Arden Gate Studio, we limit the amount of microblading we do. We want our clients to be happy with not only their initial service/touchup, but also with brow refreshers for the rest of their lives!

Every set of eyebrows is custom-designed with shape, color, style and technique. No two sets of brows are the same, which is what sets Arden Gate Studio apart from many cosmetic tattoo artists!

We want to preserve the skin’s integrity as best we can and suggest color refreshers when the tattoos have faded by 50%. This will take anywhere from 10 months to 4 years, depending on the client’s skin type/age, skin care, sun exposure (wear sunscreen, folks!) and body chemistry.

$500 | $200 6-8 Week Touchup


The eyebrow shape, color, and texture is fully tailored to each individual client for the most realistic results. Courtney spends a great deal of time working on the shape beforehand, using calipers, string, and rulers, and gets approval from the client prior to beginning the tattoo. Microblading differs from conventional permanent makeup tattooing because it is a manual procedure.

Microblading is done by using a manual tiny blade (like a mini exacto knife) and making thin, superficial cuts in the skin that are filled with ink. These cuts are made in a design that mimics brow hair. It is only recommended for dry or normal skin with a lot of collagen since collagen will be needed to repair the trauma of the cuts. It is not recommended for oily or mature skin or those with rosacea because it does not heal well most of the time on those skin types.

A close up shot of Courtney's permanent cosmetic eyebrow services
A close up shot of Courtney's permanent cosmetic eyebrow services

$500 | $200 6-8 Week Touchup

Nano Brows

Nano brows are brow tattoos with hairstrokes done by machine. They look similar to microblading, but are much better for the skin. Most hairstrokes done at Arden Gate Studio are already done with machine, but for those intent on looking specifically for nano brows, we do offer it! Any tattoo with machine is going to be a better service than anything done with a microblade, which slices instead of gently perforating the skin like conventional body tattoos.

Nano brows is best for those who do NOT have rosacea or oily skin, as those skin types blur out too much and look more like a powder brow. Select mature skin clients may be candidates. If a client really has their heart set on hairstrokes even if they aren’t a great candidate, we can try for the first service and evaluate at touchup. Most services done at Arden Gate Studio are a combination of nano hairstrokes and some gentle shading to build density and fill in bare spots.

$500 | $200 6-8 Week Touchup

Powder Ombre Brows

Powder brow is a style of eyebrow tattooing that is meant to resemble eyebrow powder or pencil makeup. It is done with a tattoo machine and Courtney gently implants pixels of pigment to build up color. Depending on the preferred style, she can create a natural, light powder makeup look, a gradient, or a crisp shape.

It can be used to give dimension to brows where microblading can’t. It can look very natural or very much like makeup. It all comes down to personal preference. If a client is used to filling in brows with makeup, that look can be achieved with a tattoo.

A close up shot of Courtney's permanent cosmetic eyebrow services
A close up shot of Courtney's permanent cosmetic eyebrow services

$500 | $200 6-8 Week Touchup

Combination Brows

Combo brows are a combination of the hair strokes and powder brow shading. It is good for people who have little to no eyebrow hair because it creates an illusion of depth and fullness. It also helps fill in areas where microblading doesn’t blend well with existing eyebrow hair.

Courtney often will do machine hair strokes instead of manual microblading because the machine is better suited for more skin types.

Manual microblading involves making little cuts in the skin to mimic hair and filling those cuts with ink. It does not typically heal well on mature skin, oily skin or those with inflammatory skin issues such as rosacea.

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The most popular brow service at Arden Gate Studio is Powder Brows. Visit Arden Gate Studio on social media to see hundreds of healed results of different brow styles on many different skin types!

What to Expect

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect During your Brow Appointment
When you first arrive at the shop, you will have a sheet of paperwork to fill out. Once that is finished, Courtney will ask if you have any inspiration photos or brow makeup colors you prefer (you are also welcome to come with brows drawn as you like them). Pictures will then be taken, followed by a very thorough sanitizing and pre-draw. Courtney uses calipers, rulers, inked string and pencil to draw a flattering shape for the client. Many things are taken into consideration when designing the shape, including bone structure and natural hair growth.

Once the shape is approved by the client, numbing gel will be applied for 12 minutes, then the tattoo portion begins. The brow tattoo itself typically takes 30-50 minutes, depending on the skin and size of brow. The vast majority of clients are so comfortable, they feel as though they could fall asleep through the brow procedure! Courtney will have the client sit up when the tattoo is 85% finished to check symmetry/balance.

Once the tattoo is finished, she will go over aftercare directions (a hard copy will be provided) and take pictures. The entire appointment, including paperwork, numbing and pictures, is 90 minutes (105 minutes for correction work). A 6-8 week touchup needs to be booked, which is 50 minutes and not as intense as the initial service. At the touchup, any patchiness, shape or color issues can be addressed.

What to Expect During the Healing Process
Day 1) Fresh Tattoo: Looks good, though a bit reddish, weeps lymph and feels like a sunburn. Plan to book your 6-8 week brow touchup soon!
Day 2) Oxidization: Brows look large, dark, and scary. Swelling may have them looking a bit lopsided. Trust the process!
Day 3-5) Drying: Healing wound is drying out and is less inflamed – keep them clean and moisturized with the aftercare provided.
Day 6-10) Cracking & Flaking: The thin scabbing is pulling apart and is flaking away in fish-food-like chunks. Brows will be much lighter in color and quite ashy.
Day 30) Cracking & Flaking: The thin scabbing is pulling apart and is falling off in fish-food-like flakes. Brows will be much lighter in color temporarily.
Day 45) Skin is fully healed and you’re ready for your 6-8 week touch-up.
  • Stay hydrated in the week leading up to your service
  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax for 3 days before procedure
  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products one month prior to treatment
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior
  • Exfoliate and moisturize the day before
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure
  • Avoid recreational drug use for 24-48 hours prior
  • Avoid heavy makeup and creams in the week prior
  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior
  • Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume caffeine before your procedure
  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief unless prescribed by doctor
Day 1) Dab lymph off your brows once an hour to minimize scabbing
Day 2-10) Cleanse brows morning and night for 10-15 seconds using mild soap and water. Dry completely, then apply aftercare, which is provided by your artist.
Things to Avoid
  • Excess water exposure which include: sweating, saunas/steam rooms, hot steamy showers, or washing your face in the shower
  • Makeup
  • Chemical exfoliants which include: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, AHA, BHA,
  • Dirty Environments
  • Sleeping on your side
  • Sun Exposure
How long will they last
Brow tattoos will not stay forever. Maintenance will be needed every 1-4 years (fade rate depends on skin type, sun exposure, lifestyle, and skincare. It’s important not to come in too often and over-saturate the brows). Clients who book with Courtney for their brows can book color refreshers when the brows do fade. The cost of Arden Gate Studio color refreshers is far below the industry standard, which makes Courtney one of the most affordable cosmetic tattoo artists in the area.
Can I get a tattoo while pregnant or nursing?

You should not get tattooed while you are pregnant or nursing. It is not about the anesthetics (people still have to get dental work, etc. while pregnant), but it’s actually about the risk of infection. Although our shop is very clean and everything is done in the most sanitary way possible, a client could get an infection from their pillow and still sue their artist. Not only that, we will lose our insurance tattooing pregnant or nursing women. Any infection could definitely harm the unborn child or infant. it is not worth the risk for either of us.

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