Introduction to the anatomy of the brow

In this section it is important to be familiar to the anatomy of the brow, to then understand the sensitivity of the work involved.

The corrugator muscle is a small, narrow, pyramidal muscle close to the eye. It is located at the medial end of the eyebrow, beneath the frontalis muscle and just above orbicularis oculi muscle.

The procerus muscle is the pyramid-shaped muscle extending from the lower part of the nasal bone to the middle area in the forehead between the eyebrows, where it is attached to the frontalis muscle. Its location allows it to pull the skin between the eyebrows down. The orbicularis oculi is a muscle that closes the eyelids. 

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The brow ridge, or supraorbital ridge known in medical terms as the superciliary arch, refers to a bony ridge located above the eye sockets. Eyebrows generally sit right along this Superciliary arch bone for most women and slightly higher for men.

When doing your eyebrow stencil, feel to locate this bone. Especially if you are working on a client who has no hair at all on their brows.  This will help you locate the correct position for your client’s brows.

If you create a brow that is too high or too low, you will end up with an unnatural looking result. In this area of the face, some capillaries can sometimes bleed when you are performing cosmetic tattooing. There are however no major nerves, arteries, or veins in this area.