How To Remove Botched Eyebrow Tattoo At Home - A Safe DIY Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Guide

November 29, 2018 23 Comments

"Hello 911? Can I get rid of my new eyebrow tattoo with salt scrubs / bleach / bicarb soda (or other horrific chemical), I need them gone pronto!"

Eyebrow Feathering

Not a week goes by where Eye Art Studio don't receive an email, a text, a call from an anxious caller who has had their eyebrow tattoo done somewhere else, and are asking for our advice and assistance in how to remove the new eyebrow tattoo, immediately. Some of the most popular concerns I often hear are;

  • My new eyebrow tattoos are too big for my face
  • My new eyebrow tattoos are too dark
  • My new eyebrow tattoos are uneven
  • I hate my new brow tattoos so much, I just want them gone right away
  • I only want a few strokes taken out, can you help me today
  • I have a botched eyebrow tattoo job, please help

And every single time, I cringe, at some of the recommendations and remedies our callers share with us on what they have found on the wide web World to help remove their new eyebrow tattoos - some of the more popular ones are:

  • Removal of new eyebrow tattoo with Peroxide, Acid, Hair Removal Creams
  • By vigorous exfoliation, or salt scrubs into open wounds
  • Removal of new eyebrow tattoo at home with household bleach, yes with bleach

 STOP  please, do not consider any of the above harmful methods - no matter how popular, how many subscribers a YouTube personality may have, or how helpful Aunty Betty has been your whole life. The only safe and effective solutions in dealing with the removals of eyebrow tattoos (or any cosmetic tattoo really) are: time, and if removal is still needed, only professional Cosmetic Tattoo Removal services should be considered, be it laser or non-laser removal methods.


TALK To Your Eyebrow Tattoo Artist First

Don't forget that your Eyebrow Tattoo Artist would want you to have the best eyebrows when working with you, even if the immediate result is not what you want, they tried their best. 

A consultation should always take place at the start of an Eyebrow Tattooing treatment for skin analysis, eyebrow mapping/shaping, and color selection. Most importantly, doing your diligence and research when looking for an Eyebrow Tattoo Artist is the best prevention in having unhappy tattooed eyebrows.

Post treatment, the color of your new eyebrow tattoo will fade up to 40%, leaving the healed result to be a lighter, more natural tone. So don't be too worried if your new eyebrow tattoos are too dark on the day of treatment. Similarly, on day one and two, they may appear even darker due to the lymph and excess fluid from open wound raising to the surface. Don't stress, the color will settle.

If you are un-happy about the shape and size of your new eyebrow tattoo, remember that post treatment, the tender areas around your eyes and eyebrows will be slightly swollen, also keeping in mind that once healed, the new eyebrow tattoos will shrink in size, so they will be smaller then what they appear to you right now. What is eyebrow microblading tattoo anyway? Read more on our Blog posts.

Below are a couple of examples of the Eyebrow Feathering before and after photos from Eye Art Studio's eyebrow tattoo clients.

Eyebrow Microblading Melbourne

The Healing Process of Eyebrow Tattoo by Eye Art Studio
From Top To Bottom Before | Immediate | Healed | TouchUp

Eyebrow Feathering Melbourne
The healing process of Eyebrow Tattoo by Eye Art Studio
Bottom - Before | Middle - Healed | Top - At TouchUp


SAFE Tips For Eyebrow Tattoo Removal At Home DIY

So you have spoken to your Eye Brow Tattoo Artist, and have not received the advice and support you need regarding your new eyebrow tattoo, and know that you won't be happy with them, and want them gone?

The bad news is that you cannot remove your new eyebrow tattoos immediately or too soon following the eyebrow tattooing treatment. But, there are good newsThe first good news is that there are things you can do to immediately promote the safe fading of your new eyebrow tattoo while they are healing.

The second good news, a correction or removal can be considered once the skin has completely healed (typically 4 to 6 weeks from treatment). 


Warm showers twice a day x 5 day

Rosehip Seed Oil 1 drop x 3 times a day

Sea Salt + Water + Cotton Pads

Now that you have decided that the new eyebrow tattoos are definitely not for you, and an eyebrow tattoo correction or eyebrow tattoo removal is definitely needed, the below DIY Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Tips At Home can safely promote and expedite the fading of your new brow tattoos. Please note that it should not be taken as 

1. Warm Showers - twice a day for the next 5 days. The heat from the warm showers will promote the opening of your wounds, essentially drawing out the pigments from your unwanted, botched eyebrow tattoo. Extremely gentle massage in circular motions over your eyebrow areas may be applied with the very tip of your fingers in the shower. Always blot dry with a dry, clean tissue gently afterwards.

2. Rosehip Seed Oil - apply pure Rosehip Oil onto both eyebrows, 3 times a day for the next 2 weeks,  1-2 drops on each eyebrow. Massage the eyebrows gently using circular motions. The oil itself promotes gentle lifting of pigments from underneath the skin surface, whilst the nourishing agents within the Rosehip Oil will go further to aid the healing of your skin, minimising scarring tissues formation. Keep the area excessively moisturised with only natural products.

3. Sea Salt - Once a day for the next 10 days, mix crushed organic sea salt with luke warm water, use 2 clean cotton pads soaked and rinsed in this sea salt water mix to gently cleanse the unwanted eyebrow tattoo areas  in gentle, patting motion. Leave on for a couple of minutes. Take off and rinse clean with clean water. Pat dry with a dry clean tissue afterwards. Always be gentle to your skin. Do not repeat this method if your skin becomes too irritated.

What You SHOULD NOT Do To A New Eyebrow Tattoo

Do not attempt any of the following whilst your skin is healing post Eyebrow Tattoo treatment, no matter how tempted and unhappy you may be with your new eyebrow tattoos:

  • Do not be rough with the skin around your new tattooed eyebrows
  • Do not use any chemical agents, products on or near the area - the chemical may cause infection or interfere with your pigment colors, thus changing it to further unwanted color issues
  • Do not attempt to remove the pigments by force
  • Do not allow anyone to work on your tattooed eyebrows post treatment until 4-6 weeks later (any sooner and your skin will risk scarring)
  • Do not cover your new eyebrow tattoo with thick, heavy makeup, as this will will also risk infection and color change from the chemicals and colorants from the makeup
  • Do not scratch, pick, peel or pull at any scabbing from your new eyebrow tattoo

Eyebrow Tattoo MelbourneEye Brow Tattoo 3D Combination by Eye Art Studio

Other Tips For Eyebrow Tattoo Removal 

Keep in contact with your Eyebrow Tattoo Artist - Be sure to schedule your Eyebrow Tattoo Touch-Up appointment, at which time, they may be able to improve your current eyebrow tattoo, or offer a happy solution. Go ahead if you feel comfortable with your Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, and decline the offer if you do not feel confident, or feel that it would worsen the situation. It is important to let your Eyebrow Tattoo Artist know your thoughts and feelings in a kind manner so that you can work on productive solutions for both parties.

Still would like and Eyebrow Tattoo Removal? Explore our Eyebrow Tattoo Removal or Eyebrow Tattoo Correction services, we are based in Melbourne.

Are you looking for Cosmetic Tattooing in Melbourne? Eye Art Studio offers Eyebrow Tattoo Services in Melbourne, including Microblading in our Melbourne salons, as well as other popular Eyebrow Tattooing techniques.

Have a Question or Seeking Advice?

Contact Us

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December 30, 2019

I had my eyebrows tattooed approximately 12 months ago, and had a touch up done earlier this year. To say I hate my tattoo brows is an understatement. I went to a professional establishment and was unaware that she was going to make my eyebrows longer at the tip of my brows, one side a lot longer than the other side. So unhappy they look so fake hate them. The anxiety I get every time I look in the mirror makes me feel sick.

After a lot of sleepless nights I have had 2 tattoo lazer removal done and now I have red marks where my tattoo has been removed, which looks just as bad. At no time was I told that I would be left with 2 really red marks How do I get rid of the red marks left from the tattoo removal.

Nevein Fathy
Nevein Fathy

December 08, 2019

My eyebrow tattoo is dark and thick .I had it six months can I get it thinner and less dark


December 03, 2019

I had my brows done 20 years ago they did a bad job on them, and they turn blue, and they are not shape right, what can l do to get rid of the Blue? Please help me.

To Chan
To Chan

November 19, 2019

I had my lips tattooed 10 years ago. It was never right, can they be fixed? I read about lasers, and the risks about turning your lips black or blue. Do you have any suggestions?


October 01, 2019

My microblading eyesbrow is looks not good now.what I do …just 2 days ago I fix my eyesbrow
I m very to remove microblading eyesbrow?
Plz help me ..what I do

Leila mohseni
Leila mohseni

September 28, 2019

I have an eyebarrows tattoo which there is no ballence beetwen them.I want to clean

them.pls,would you tell &guide me how to clean it.?

September 26, 2019

I had my eyebrows done just 3 days ago. I must say they are a lovely shape. Only problem I have is they looking very dark. Any suggestions as i have a family wedding, my face has changed with the dark eyebrows…..


September 20, 2019

I had my brows done at least 5 times with great results. Today I went to a girl who I should have known better. She had badly shaped brows. Anyways It seemed to start ok by having her say draw them so I can see what you like. She forgot quickly what I wanted when she shaved off my brows? Then instead of having them flair out she dragged them down? I think she just has no skill. I know they will fade but until then I may have to wear bangs/fringe. It is horrible!!
Normally I go slow and am skeptical I trusted her but that was a mistake. She just didn’t have good comprehension or communication skill. when I said slightly too thick in the front she cut them in have saying I wanted thin brows and its better to color them in ?!!! I didn’t realize they were significantly smaller.

Lucia C.
Lucia C.

September 06, 2019

I appreciate this article! I thought for sure I was alone in this eyebrow misery! I do not want to go back to the person who did my eyebrows. I feel grieved every time I look in mirror. I’m so bummed! It’s been six weeks and they haven’t lightened much. I’m in California, and I think I found one qualified place that will look at my horrible eyebrows in time but they said that as of right now, my brows are still too dark. They suggested the sea salt method. They don’t specialize in removal; only in microblade, tattoo, & ombre. If you know of any professionals in the Southern California area who do tattoo lightening or removal, please let me know. I’m also scared because I don’t want anything that will leave scars. Any extra advice or suggestions are welcomed!! Thank you! Lucia


August 15, 2019

Can you recommend a eyebrow tattooist that can correct my brows in Queensland.


July 28, 2019

Six years ago I had my eyebrows tattooed and filled in twice after. The last one was May 2017, I was not happy it was uneven and misshaped. I recently went to see someone else that does several different methods. She said I had to lighten or remove the tattooing before she would attempt to correct it. I’m confused as to what would be the best way for me to either lighten or remove . Most postings are for recent tattooing. If you can recommend a solution It would be greatly appreciated.Thank you

Eye Art Studio
Eye Art Studio

June 20, 2019

Hello Samaher,
We are sorry to hear of your negative eyebrow tattooing experience in Queensland. We are based in Melbourne, and help clients daily who need to remove their unwanted eyebrows or simply to correct them where possible.

Feel free to reach out to us via email at and we would be glad to help.

Tan x


June 17, 2019

Thank you, yes I wish more people would post their true experiences, I’m so unhappy. Please advise


June 07, 2019

Thank you for this advice.
I looked a lot on line and everyone was so happy. I think more people who are unhappy should share their experience. I am also unhappy with my experience, I woefully regret it and am seeking to get it removed professionally. It makes me sick just thinking about it and it has caused me anxiety which wakes me up in the middle of the night. I am not a born worrier but this has changed me, and not for the better.
Though I wish everyone would be happy with their results it’s good to know I’m not alone…I hope you get everything resolved Samaher.


May 22, 2019

Hi I did eyebrow tattoo 5wk in Qld with very bad result and I had a touch-up 2 days back with asymmetrical. Shape which artist gave an excuse of one eyebrow swelling…..i wash them today as I can’t tolerate an idea of bad shaping with a stupid excuse from that artist……i will start new work in Melbourne next wk and I am feeling upset and depressed. Could you please help me

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