We’ve all tried to find the best deals on the latest beauty trends, but a deal for microblading—a procedure Jami Ledbetter had been dying to try—recently turned into a nightmare.
Ledbetter, of Kansas City, Missouri, was given a Groupon gift for a microblading treatment in November 2018 from her daughters, who thought it would be the perfect gift for their mother, since she was born without eyebrows.
Microblading is a procedure where a technician tattoos someone’s eyebrows with tiny needles. The technique can help make existing brows look fuller and thicker. But what started as a thoughtful gift soon took a turn for the worse, as first reported by Fox 4 Kansas City.
When Ledbetter looked in the mirror after the procedure, she saw two botched eyebrows. “I would never wish this on my worst enemy,” she told Fox. “What it’s done to my self-confidence, it’s been hard.”
Ledbetter said she was so embarrassed by her appearance that she hid in her home. She tried to cover up her eyebrows with makeup but was unsuccessful. She then tried going to another technician who claimed she could camouflage Ledbetter’s botched brows, but after weeks of work, Ledbetter’s eyebrows were looking worse and getting increasingly painful.
“I was devastated,” she told Fox. “I was even dating a guy and he stopped dating me at that point.”
Owner of Spot On Beauty and licensed tattoo artist Kara Gutierrez told Fox that Ledbetter’s experience was the worst microblading incident she has ever seen. Gutierrez has been working with Ledbetter to correct her eyebrow catastrophe using a pigment-lightening solution.
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‼️PLEASE SHARE‼️ It’s April fools day…. this is NO JOKE!!! Please know microblading is a tattoo, find a person who knows how to properly tattoo, has 100d’s or 1,000’s of their own work to show you, licensed/insured, REAL REVIEWS & if they are booked out in advance that’s a good thing (wait on them & get on the cancellation list!) I have to remove this beautiful woman’s botched brows from a realtor turned “artist” who learned how to microblade online with Phi Brows course for $1,500 & was offering microblading off of Groupon (after speaking with her she has quit and went back to being a realtor ) 👉🏻see the first photo for her work. This woman went to her nice studio and thought she was getting what she sees everyone else bragging about online on how awesome the tattoo is and wound up getting the first picture! Then when that artist saw the results after a couple passes ended up apologizing, said she refunded her money then gave her $ back along w paying whoever to remove them! Now enter Dee’s Brows 🙄, who I posted info about as well (see second photo of the terrible camouflage/new tattoo) that did Camouflaging (matched skin tone and tattooed it over fresh tattoo & New microblading the same day (which you can’t do!), charged her a whopping $400 total for both the “fix” them…. after seeing the results of them healed the client started her research and finally found me to remove them properly from a local PMU tattoo artist who does not offer removal. Soooo… months later after they healed I got to see her….this beautiful woman now has 2 sets of brows and the red bloody brows is the reality of what removal after session 1 looks like. We will do about 3 or 4 sessions (8 week intervals & you have to let them scab to remove them) yes scab on your face! This woman allowed me to share her story thank God and I will update you on the rest. Fact: How I run my business 👉🏻 If you are another PMU only or body art tattooist who does what I do as respect I remove them but will not tattoo them back on bc I do not take clients after I get referrals from another artist. Body art Tattoos included! Even though I do little tattoos here and there permanent ma
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Removed second session there was a TON I was able to remove & lighten. TONIGHT turn on Fox 4 News or their website & check out the clips of the live removal and full detailed story where we were both interviewed @ 9pm & 10pm #regulatemicrobladinginmissouri #microbladingisatattoo Spot On Beauty 601 NW Murray Rd Suite 625 Lee’s Summit MO 64081 📞 318-550-1824 Specialty Services Offered- -Microblading/Realistic Hair Strokes -Powdered Brows -Combination Brows -Eyeliner/Lash Fill -Lipstick/Lip Blushing -3D Areolas (Insurances Accepted) -Permanent makeup removal -Cover Ups AFTER INKED #xions #lipigments #afterinked #browsonfleek #eyelinertattoo #freshtattoo #eyeliner #lashfill #permanentmakeup #permanentmakeupinks #permanentmakeupinkcmo #permanentmakeupinkansas #machinestrokes #eyelinertattoo #eyeliner #permanentmakeupinkansascity issouri #permanentmakeupinmo #womenwhotattoo #interview #pmu #powderbrows #ombrebrows #kansastattoos #missouritattoos #motattoo #afterpowderbrows #browsonfleek #powderbrowtattoo @solasalonstudioskansascity @ Spot On Beauty
Gutierrez is pushing for regulation of microblading so that more women don’t end up like Ledbetter. “Nobody’s governing this,” she told Fox. “No one is saying, ‘This is the right way. This is the wrong way.’”
In the meantime, Gutierrez and Ledbetter caution women to do their research and find reputable, experienced technicians to perform microblading and other similar procedures. Ledbetter hopes her story can serve as a cautionary tale for others. “If I would have known it was going to turn out like this, I probably would’ve never done it at all,” she told Fox.
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