Eyebrows seem to be a big thing at the moment – I see tutorials on how to pluck, preen, thread(?!), shape, sculpt(??!) and even draw them all over the place and often overhear conversations about them when I’m out and about.
I don’t really get it – the most maintainance I do on mine is I stop them from meeting in the middle every once in a while. I didn’t even realise ‘brow pencils’ were a thing until very recently.
Now though, I seem to be noticing more and more people who have shaved off their eyebrows completely and taken to drawing them on every day. This seems like a whole lot of effort to me – also, if I tried it, I would never have matching eyebrows and I’d probably look permanently startled or something. I already have eyebrows and they are quite good at looking eyebrow-y all by themselves, no pencils needed.
I was amused, therefore, to find myself dragged into a conversation with the staff in a Lush! store about getting eyebrows tattooed on. It hadn’t even occurred to me that this was something you could do, but, I suppose, if you draw them on every day anyway, getting them inked on permanently is a logical next step.
One girl in the shop was one of those people who draws them on – amusingly she said her boyfriend always knows when she has woken up grumpy because she subconsciously draws cross eyebrows on. She also had an almost complete sleeve of beautiful tattoos and so the idea of tattooing her eyebrows didn’t seem too wild an idea.
Until we all thought about it harder. As you age, your skin changes and moves subtly, so surely the brows you have tattooed on in your early twenties will look remarkably different (and possibly hilariously awful) when you are 70. And what happens when you get older and lazier and can’t be faffed shaving your actual brows off every day – then you’d have two sets of eyebrows slightly off-set and that would never be a good look!
Plus when drawing them on each day, you can change your mind about the style and shape – once the tattoo has been done you lose that freedom.
All in all, we decided that it probably wasn’t a good idea. Especially as it apparently costs about the same as a decent sized tattoo would, just to have those two little lines done.
But hey, we’re just speculating, we might be completely wrong. What do you think? Do you *know*? I’ve never thought about it before but now I’m super curious…