One woman was dropped after two microblading treatments failed leaving her with four eyebrows and no confidence in her.
Jami Ledbetter was born without eyebrows. She was delighted to call on a professional to help her look beautiful with a new couple.
But the unskilled service provider gave Jami more than just metaphoric eyebrows. They have since ceased their activities.
In case you missed it, the microblading is a tattoo technique in which a small hand tool composed of several small needles is used to add a semi-permanent pigment to the skin.
But when the first treatment went wrong, Jami went to another practitioner who said she could cover the first set of unworthy eyebrows.
In fact, she could not, and Jami found herself with another pair of eyebrows that, to be honest, rather diverted the attention of the first pair.
Now left with two sets of eyebrows, however, Jami was "devastated".
42 years old said WDAF-TV:
I would never wish that to my worst enemy. What it did to my self-confidence was difficult. I was devastated. I even went out with a guy and he stopped going out with me at that time.
Luckily, tattoo artist Kara Gutierrez is now using a brightening solution for Jami's eyebrows, which will help to discolor the color and turn things around.
Gutierrez warns that this will happen more and more if the practice continues to be unregulated because it is classified as semi-permanent.
Kansas permanent makeup technicians must complete 1,200 hours of training and complete at least 50 verified procedures and apprenticeships, according to the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.
The Missouri state's representative, Nate Tate, is sponsoring Bill 71, which would change the definition of tattooing to include new cosmetic procedures, such as microblading, at the request of one of its members. voters.
I wanted to see what we could do to make the industry safer because it is becoming a very popular industry here recently.
I'm not very supportive of greater corporate regulation, but in this particular situation, every time you puncture the skin, we need more training.
People who want to earn money in microblading currently only need a certificate, which can be obtained in a few days in Kansas.
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