All About My Tools

With so many photos circulating around the Internet, it’s hard to decipher what kind of results can actually be achieved with microblading. Will I be left with those sharpie brows that are popping up all over Instagram, or can I be left with gorgeous bushy brows that heal just the way I want?

Clearly, everyone wants to have eyebrows on fleek. That is why it is so important to research not only your artist, but also the procedure you are interested in getting. What kind of tools does your artist use? What type of pigments do they use? What about after-care? These are all questions interested clients should know going in to their appointment.

At Balance By Brittany, we only use tools that have been tested time and again with professional and gorgeous results. Each and every needle is sterile and single-use, and all pigments are vegan and cruelty free.

Without further ado, let’s get into these tools that are so crucial to the beautiful results you always see with Balance By Brittany.


When it comes to my manual microblade, I only trust Tina Davies Essential 16 curved Nano Microblade. When I tell you I always have beautiful application with this blade, I am not kidding!

The flexi-needle and super fine nano blades achieves beautiful crops and precise hair strokes each and every time. This blade only reaches a depth of .08-.15 mm (for reference, the deepest this blade can go is .15 centimeters).

The flexi-needle and super fine nano blades achieves beautiful crops and precise hair strokes each and every time. This blade only reaches a depth of .08-.15 mm (for reference, the deepest this blade can go is .015 centimeters).


Only surgical grade 316 stainless steel is used to create the blades used in the Essential 16 curved nano microblade. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the levels of stainless steel, 316 is the highest level of stainless steel available on the market.

Each blade is inspected a minimum of three times before ever reaching the hand of an artist to ensure a pristine blade reaches every hand.

18mm gauged nanoblades make for the finest strokes and makes the ideal tool to produce the most delicate and realistic strokes. Set at a 30 degree angle, these blades give optimal pigment application and have amazing ergonomics.


Each blade comes in its own sterilized blister package complete with the lot number, manufacture date, and an expiration date.

Each blister package is EO gas sterilized and features a sterilization indicator that changes color (from pink to gold) once the microblade has been placed through the EO gas sterilization process. Each box includes a sterilization repot as well, ensuring that each and ever blade is ready for use.

EO Gas Sterilization (ethylene oxide gas sterilization): low temperature gaseous process widely used to sterilize a variety of health care products such as single-use medical devices.


The pigments that are currently used in the Balance By Brittany studio is the Tina Davies X Perma Blend I HEART INK Pigments. Their ranges of colors suit every client with pre-mixed light to dark colors.

The ingredients of these products are a mixture of pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, aqua rosin, benzyl alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol.

All of these pigments are gamma ray sterilized, vegan, and cruelty free!

The pigments heal true to tone for various skin types and coloring when following proper aftercare.

All of the colors in the range are highly concentrated. The higher the concentration the more saturation in the skin. More saturation equals longer results.

The pigment’s ingredients are comprised of the absolute highest quality pigments with the highest lightfastness rating for maximum color stability and performance.

LIGHTFASTNESS RATING: this refers to the chemical stability of pigment under long exposure to light. As a source of energy, light can cause color and chemical changes in many pigments.

Many people ask me “Is pigment ink?”

Ink = pigment and pigment = ink

The words are interchangeable, as ink is pigment in a liquid form. Pigment, on the other hand, is the pure pigment powder component ingredient in ink. The other ingredients in the ink have been listed earlier in this post.

The pigments have been tested and used daily for over 4 years, and as of current there have been no allergic reactions reported. Also, all of the pigments are made in the USA.


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