No, there is excess pigment trapped in the epidermis (top layer of the skin) which will shed during the healing period. The loss of pigment that occurs during the shedding process results in less pigment saturation and ultimately has a “lightening” effect on the healing of the procedure.
You may actually find that some of your lines don’t appear at all. But once the healing process is well underway, and the scabs have been shed, new skin cells will veil the color, so that it appears lighter than anticipated. However, true eyebrow and eyeliner colors are visible on about day 28-35. On average when healing is complete eyebrow and eyeliners will appear up to two shades lighter than what is seen immediately after the procedure.