Do You Need to Be an Esthetician or Cosmetologist to Perform Microblading?

Often, when people begin considering microblading as a career they wonder about the legal licensing requirements of Microblading. Some people may even be a little intimidated.

Most services that physically touch clients, from cosmetic surgery to hair and nail services, and everything in between, are government regulated and require some kind of licensing. You may know people who attended cosmetology school for months or even years to become licensed. And, typically cosmetic surgeons study in college and beyond for ten years or more and must pass a strict battery of tests. After all, clients need to know that they are safe and not at risk of damage or infection by an unqualified practitioner.

However, perhaps because it is relatively new, microblading is largely unregulated in the United States.

In most cases, there isn’t much to be concerned about, but of course you do want to be legally compliant. Because various states and municipalities may have different laws, and because regulations may change, there is no “one size fits all” answer to the question of legal licensing for microblading practitioners.

How to Find Answers

Fortunately, it is not hard to find the answers you need. For your own peace of mind, and to make sure you get started on the right foot, you can do your homework. Start with a google search of “microblading licensing” and the name of your city, town or state. Follow up with a call to your local health department.

You may learn that no license of any kind is required. Or you may find that one or both of the following is required:

  • A couple of hours of online training to learn about bloodborne pathogens and an online bloodborne pathogens test. Fees vary, but are usually around $20.
  • A body tattoo practitioner’s license. This is mostly just a matter of filling out some routine paperwork and paying a fee ranging from $50 to $100.

Don’t Worry

Of course, you want to do the right thing, and many people have this type of question as they begin looking into microblading. Just keep in mind that many people, just like you, have had successful, and completely legal, microblading careers with no prior experience and only minimal licensing.

  • I personally made a fortune offering microblading services even though I have never been a licensed esthetician.
  • World Microblading offers training in over fifteen different cities and states in the US. Our trainees come from every state in the country, and none have ever been denied the opportunity to offer services in their home state.

Follow Up

Once you begin offering microblading services, you can protect yourself and your clients by following these simple rules:

  • Be sure to have your clients sign a waiver prior to treatment. A good training program, like the one offered by World Microblading, will go over this with you.
  • Be sure to offer a clean treatment environment and use quality, sterile tools. Again, this is something you should learn about in your training.
  • Make sure your clients understand after-care procedures and have the right products to heal and avoid infection.
  • Once a year, check back with your local health department and check online to make sure you are compliant with any new regulations. Be sure to renew any required licenses on time.

The bottom line is, it’s all about protecting your clients and yourself, and simply a part of offering top quality services!

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