I often get asked the difference between microblading and the more advanced technique I offer, nano strokes. Here’s everything you need to know. Microblading or feathering involves using a small, sharp instrument of 10-16 fine needles configured into a blade shape to cut and deposit pigment into the skin. Microblading is not suitable for all skin types as the pigment will not always hold. Nano strokes uses a fine needle powered by a machine more like the way a conventional tattoo is created. Since the needle sits approximately 0.75mm outside the cartridge it is easier to apply the precise pressure to create the perfect crisp hair strokes, this is why it tends to be a much cleaner process. There is no cutting which means less damage to the skin in comparison to microblading. Less damage means less bleeding which leads to better retention of colour.