Microblading now regulated by Department of Public Health
Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists. Previously, the procedure had been included in the prohibition of tattooing within one inch of the eye and considered a misdemeanor under the law.
“Microblading is somewhat different from traditional tattooing and permanent cosmetic artistry, but we will license and inspect facilities and individuals offering the procedure just as we do for other body art studios,” said Tim Allee, environmental health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District. “We ask be offered by cosmetologyrelated businesses, such as nail salons and hair salons, instead of traditional body art studios. Microblading is a trend that is increasing in popularity with people looking to modify their appearance.
The process, also known as eyebrow embroidery, is a form of semi-permanent tattooing, using ink to alter the appearance of the eyebrows. A small, handheld blade made up of multiple needles is used to create small, shallow tattoos that resemble the natural hair of a person’s eyebrow.
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