When clients who are still researching microblading hear that it’s actually a form of tattoo, they may get worried about the pain, as body art is notoriously painful. Although it’s a relatively short procedure, with the average session lasting up to 2 hours, some clients may still be reluctant to go through with it. So the most common question artists get from clients is – does microblading hurt? To ensure all potential clients who don’t like the idea of sharp objects anywhere near their face that it’s really not that bad, Microblading is a manual technique, which means it’s done with a hand-held tool. The tool looks kind of like a pen with a blade on top. The blade is made up of several needles which have very thin points – in fact, the edge of the blade is only slightly thicker than a strand of brow hair. The blade is dragged through the skin, and the incisions made imitate the length and thickness of brow hairs. They are filled with pigments, and once they heal, they look indistinguishable from actual hairs. The main difference is the fact that microblading is done with a blade, while body tattoos are done with a tattoo gun. But another key difference is the depth of color implementation. Microblading does not go as deep as tattooing. The blade only reaches the upper dermis, so the cuts are very shallow. There’s little to no bleeding, which shows that the blade doesn’t cut far into the skin. majority of microblading clients answer the question of does microblading hurt with a hard no. They report discomfort, but most wouldn’t call it pain. Microblading is done with a local, topical anesthetic that numbs the pain.