Cover Up vs. Color Correction Copy

Permanent Makeup has been around for over a century and Microblading has been popular in the U.S. for about a decade. Women have been getting their eyebrows tattooed for years now and you will come across a lot clients with previous work that needs a correction. Most brow artists are reporting that correcting eyebrows are about 50% of their paid work. Because of this, it is very important to learn how to work on top of previous work. A client with previous work means that that client has an existing traditional eyebrow tattoo, Microblading, Microshading, Ombré Powder or any other eyebrow tattoo from a different artist. In this Chapter we will discuss a cover up, color correction, why eyebrows change color, factors that create residual color, corrective pigments, when to say no to a correction client, and more.

When a client with previous work schedules an Ombré Powder appointment with me, it is automatically considered a cover up appointment or a color correction appointment.

cover up

is the process of tattooing Ombré Powder brows on a client with previous work and their eyebrows do not have residual color.

color correction

is the process of tattooing Ombré Powder on a client with previous work that also has residual color. When eyebrows have residual color that means they have changed to an off-color due to fading or an improper technique (more on this in a later module). Color correcting can be done to correct eyebrows that have turned gray, red, blue, purple or green. The most common cases of color corrections are usually on red brows (warm) or blue brows (cool).