With microblading being such a hot trend, training courses are popping up all over the US and Canada. But, as most things in life, microblading is a Buyer Beware situation.
When microblading is done by an artist that has integrity, proper training, and experience, it is a very safe application with few potential side effects.
However, like any tattoo, it is a serious procedure and you want to have your bases covered.
Microblading is an art form that takes years of study through trial and error to perfect. Most trainings being offered right now are 1-3 days long. Practice models are not always offered, as these courses can even be taken online.
This leaves students to practice on their own terms without supervision in concern to blood borne pathogen awareness.
In the US there are very little FDA regulations on any type of tattooing. Anyone can attend these courses regardless of their background in the health or beauty industry.
Check Portfolios & Credentials.
It is a regular occurrence in the industry to see new artists stealing more established artist's photos to use on their website for marketing purposes. It's important to ask questions beyond what the eye can see. Questions such as:
How long have you been microblading?
How many clients have you worked on?
Do you have client references?
Have you ever made a mistake? How did you fix it?
Do you have access to someone who can help if there is a mistake you don't know how to fix?
Do you have Blood Borne Pathogen Training?
What is your clean-up procedure like?
Are your tools/pigments disposable?
The last thing any of us want is to feel intrusive, but again this procedure is a serious one. An artist that takes their work seriously will respect your concerns.
To be polite, be sure to ask questions like this before scheduling an appointment, not the day of.
Health Risks Involving Inks
Internationally, there is raised concern over heavy metal impact on the body from tattooing and permanent makeup. If you have an autoimmune condition or other health concerns, check out an article I recently published on the topic by clicking below:
My hopes are that this insight has been helpful for you while researching microblading. It is such a life enhancing service, when done correctly.
We are always wishing the best for you and your brows!