Woman goes viral after microblading infection and prompts safety tips for other customers

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A Detroit woman has gone viral for contracting a life-threatening infection after receiving the treatment, and eyebrows are being raised.
 
Erica Kidder, owner of Dayton Microblading, LLC, has been doing the technique for two years and said it is the responsibility of both the customer and artist to ask questions and get information to have a safe microblading experience.
 
Kidder typically sees about 3 to four customers a day and said the demand is just continuing to increase, which means the number of people offering the services is also going up.
 
“It’s really, really important for the consumer to do their research,” said Kidder.
 
She explained that everyone who is interested in getting their eyebrows tattooed may not be a good candidate.
 
“They may have contraindications that prevent them from having good pigment retention or their immune system just isn’t strong enough from the get-go,” said Kidder.
 
But qualifying for the procedure is only half the battle.
 
Then comes finding a licensed and educated professional.
 
“The artist should be blood-born-pathogen standard trained, they should have their license through the board of health, and they need to be using cross contamination control,” said Kidder. “Make sure your artist is going to continuing education, that is a huge, huge part of this industry.”

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