Eyebrow tattooing became popular in the 1920s along with the pencil thin eyebrow and the advent of the silent film era. Cosmetic eyebrow tattooing is practically as old as civilization itself. Beautifying one's body is one of the most conscious aesthetic attempts by humans. Evidence of cosmetic tattooing is found on mummies from ancient Mediterranean cultures. Perhaps they knew even back then how important the eyebrows are when it comes to serving as a “frame” for the eyes.
Today plastic surgeons, cosmetologists, tattoo artists, aestheticians and nurses practice the art of the "eyebrow cosmetic tattoo". Cosmetic eyebrow tattoos are a great option for women suffering from hair loss, sparse or light colored hair, problems seeing, shaky hands, and/or allergies to makeup.
It is important to realize that eyebrow tattooing has many other kinds of practical applications, particularly for people who are suffering from certain diseases. For instance, eyebrows do not always grow back after chemotherapy. It is also great option for women who simply don’t want the hassle of putting on makeup.
The application of permanent eyebrows is done the same way as regular tattooing. A tattoo gun, which automatically dispenses biocompatible inks to the area to be tattooed, is used for the procedure. Hand held needles may be used for particularly fine tattooing.
Formerly, eyebrow tattooing was associated with the very vain or fashionable, but today cosmetic tattooing is a common procedure.