Today we’d like to introduce you to Meredith Little Sky.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Meredith. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have always created in one form or another since a young age. From fashion design, to cake decorating, to vegan catering, I love working with my hands. In 2010, I was introduced to the tattoo industry when I began managing my husband in his tattoo career. Soon after, I decided I wanted to learn the art of tattooing so, in 2013, I began a formal apprenticeship under my husband’s mentorship. This led to us opening our private tattoo studio, Terrarium Tattoo. We focus on unique, art-driven tattoo designs in an intimate (by appointment only) environment.
As I became more comfortable with tattooing, I wanted to expand into eyebrow microblading. I was blown away by how natural microblading looked and was inspired by the transformations. With my tattoo background, I had a steady hand, an eye for detail, and an inherent understanding of pigment matching/working with skin. Today, Browma operates out of Terrarium Tattoo. I balance my studio time 50/50 between tattooing and microblading allowing me to be creative in both worlds. Microblading allows me to work with individuals who want a natural-looking solution to enhance their eyebrows. I love transforming my client’s confidence and appearance. Without being too dramatic… microblading changes lives!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Having my own business offers smooth moments, but by no means is it a smooth or easy road! Manifesting requires a massive amount of energy. You can plan and anticipate but ultimately you learn and adapt as you go. Being able to reevaluate and change as needed is crucial to a business’s evolution.
Working for yourself provides a tremendous amount of freedom but a tremendous amount of self-discipline and drive is necessary. I am now in my 5th year of co-owning the tattoo studio and three years into Browma Microblading. The most difficult part for me has been finding a balance between my personal life and my business life. I truly feel one needs to take care of themself first. Learning work/life boundaries can be tricky when you don’t have a set 9 to 5 schedule. It has taken longer than I would have liked but within the past year, I’m finally finding balance in this area. I meditate and exercise daily to keep my mind clear and body strong. I also started taking pottery classes, getting to create outside of the business structure has been the best therapy. Making time for activities that enrich your body/mind/spirit is important for finding balance!
“The road to success is not a path you find but a trail you blaze.”
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Browma Microblading – what should we know?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattooing that replicates the appearance of real eyebrow hair. Unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, microblading deposits delicate fine lines of pigment just below the surface of the skin, the pigment will slowly fade over the course of a few years. Those who find their way to Browma are seeking a natural-looking solution to their “eyebrow situation”. Every brow artist has their own style and approach. I specialize in eyebrows that compliment the shape of your eyes and face. I start each session with a precise “brow mapping” where I take measurements of your facial structure. This allows me to create an eyebrow that both looks natural and enhances your facial features.
Having a background in tattooing has been instrumental in my approach to microblading. Tattooing taught me how to work on different skin types and achieve ideal pigment matching. I rarely use microblading pigment straight from the bottle, I prefer to mix a custom color to better match my client’s skin tone and hair color.
The ’90s were really rough on eyebrows… like, really rough! For many women, their brows never quite recovered from over-tweezing. Others are dealing with alopecia, thinning eyebrows, blonde brows, or simply want a bit more arch. I work with women and men of all ages who come to me for a variety of reasons. Ultimately, everyone I work with is seeking a natural-looking solution. I love microblading because it not only transforms eyebrows, it can transform one’s confidence!
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
The barriers I have faced are hurdles that come with carving a niche and running a business, they aren’t necessarily specific to me being female. Women are currently dominating both the tattoo and microblading industries. Being a woman has brought me faster growth and more business, which is only a good thing! However, I would encourage consumers to choose tattooers and microblading artists based on the quality of their work, portfolios, and professionalism.
Feminine energy intuitively knows how to create an environment for creation. I feel this energy is a driving force in manifesting and leadership for all humans. The biggest barriers we have, are ourselves!
- Complimentary 20-minute Phone Consultation
- 2 Session New Brow Package: $500-$600
- 3rd Session (if desired/needed): $50 when completed 4-8 weeks after initial 2 Session Package
- Yearly Brow Maintenace: $275
- Address: 140 W Oak Street Suite 230
Fort Collins, CO 80524
- Website: www.browma.com
- Phone: 970-776-0965
- Email: email@example.com
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