Digital Machine-An Introduction

There are two types of processes/tools used to create eyebrow tattooing. The Microblading Technique and the Digital Machine Technique.

Please make sure you purchase a digital machine to practice on your practice pads at home, and for your in-salon training. It is more cost-effective to purchase a machine that you can use on your clients once you have completed your course, and that you can use for your practical training.  

What Digital Machine is the best to use?
There are a variety of digital machines to choose from at the Brow Shop. We recommend the Bellar Machine if you are a beginner artist – The Bellar machine is $1,699 / cartridges are $8.99 for single or $37.99 for 20 cartridges which is excellent value.

What cartridges are best to use?
When purchasing cartridges for the Bellar machine, choose the Vertix Nano 1 round in sizes 0.25mm for your hair stroke technique, and 1 round 0.33mm for your ombre technique. The Brow Shop are very helpful over the phone to help you choose a machine and cartridges that you will need, so don’t hesitate to give them a call for more information.

Needle depth

Epidermis – is the outermost of the three layers of skin, the inner layers being the dermis and hypodermis. The epidermis layer provides a barrier to infection and regulates the amount of water released from the body into the atmosphere. 

Needle depth can have a considerable effect on the look of the cosmetic tattoo. If the pigment is not implanted at the correct depth (within the upper layer of the dermis), then black/brown pigments tend to look blue/green/grey. When you have attached your needle to your machine, make sure your needle is protruding out of the cartridge no more than 1 millimetre. As shown in the following image there is a change in size of the deposit of pigment the deeper you penetrate the skin. Too deep and the pigment will appear to be more than three times its actual size. Larger deposits (which depend on the size of the needle) are more susceptible to colour and size alterations as related by implantation depth than smaller deposits. 

Needle Angle

Pay close attention to the angle the needle enters the skin. It MUST penetrate the skin at a 90-degree angle when performing the hair stroke technique. – 

It is important to note that the ombre technique requires your needle to enter the skin at a 45-degree angle. This is because it is important to slowly build up your shading as you work on the skin, thus creating a soft powdered pixelated finish. By entering the skin on a 45-degree angle, you will penetrate the skin on a shallower level, allowing you to build a soft shadow. 

See picture below of the ombre technique. As you can see the front of the brow is lighter and the mid to tail of the brow blends to a darker tone.



How to set up your Digital Machine

Your Digital Machine up close