Microblading is also known by a variety of names such as embroidery, microstroking, feather touch and hair-like strokes, is a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. Over time the strokes can blur and fade and will need to be refreshed. Microblading is a semi-permanent technique to give you back your confidence. Life is too busy to worry about pesky hair loss. 




If your client has skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are their skin is in a constant state of irritation and shedding and is not good for permanent makeup and therefore won’t hold the pigment as good.


Clients that have conditions like chronic acne and rosacea. This type of skin causes easy bleeding, which the skin will not retain the color very well and intended effect of the procedure. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look. We will discuss this more when dealing with aftercare.


(i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are the clients skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and their skin won’t hold the pigment. These types of skin causes easy bleeding once aggravated, which once again means your skin will not retain the color and intended effect of the procedure. Additionally, excessively oily skin can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together and give off an unwanted solid effect instead of a naturally feathered look.



If the clients skin is sensitive, it is likely to be easily aggravated and bleed easily. A good way to know if your clients skin is sensitive is if it turns pink very easily from a little scratch. If their skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead, the color will blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain color.


If your client has a SCALPA Skin type 1 (client is a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and the skin will not be able to tolerate microblading well. The same applies if the client just has generally very thin skin - it will bleed easily and not retain color.


If your clients are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until their skin has resumed it's normal color and wait until their skin has healed before booking in for a procedure. 



Previous Permanent Makeup - Clients who have previously had permanent makeup may want to change or fix what they have previously had done. Clients may have to consider laser removal prior to a procedure or ask if they can work with their existing permanent makeup to incorporate the old design and colors into the new one. Always tell your client to disclose if they’ve had previous permanent makeup so that you can treat them accordingly. 




Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that your client wait a year before tattooing the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure.


Eyelash and eyebrow growth serum bring extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes. Do not underestimate the power of these products! If your client has been using Latisse or any other eyelash or eyebrow growth conditioners, the skin in that area is in a hypersensitive state and will bleed easily. Be mindful to tell your client to discontinue using these at least 3-6 months before coming in for a session otherwise they will instantly bleed profusely.



A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site. If your client had a hair transplant for their eyebrows, microblading is not a suitable procedure for them usually. Use your own discretion based on the type of sharing and your client has predicable expectations. 


If their body naturally runs hot or has a bleeding disorder, this will result in excess bleeding and prevent adequate color deposit.


Even more seriously, if your client has an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, they will be not a good candidate for Microblading due to their compromised skin health caused by these disorders.

Treating Cancer Patients- 

After undergoing a horrific life altering experience, cancer survivors often turn to medical aestheticians and PMU Technicians to help restore what was lost, or for guidance as to what can be cosmetically done to help make them feel better about their appearance once again. Be it PMU for hair loss ( sometimes hair does not grow back on brows or scalp), Areola reconstruction or Fibroblast for rejuvenation of lost skin tissue, there is one important fact that you as the medical aesthetician or PMU/SMP technician should always remember: The immune system has been compromised! Yes it’s safe to treat cancer survivors, as not only will most medical aesthetic treatments be confidence builders, but these procedures pose no real threat to the patient. In fact the only impact concern really is slower healing time. Anytime the immune system is compromised, or has undergone a procedure where exposed to radiation, the filtering organs take a beating thus rendering the immune system compromised. For this reason explain to them that healing may be slow and their post-care regimen will be extremely important. Make sure to include this important information in their intake forms. Aesthetic treatments can begin as soon as they are cleared    


If your client is pregnant, nursing, has hemophilia, a heart condition, , it is absolutely not recommended that they get any form of permanent make up done as this puts them in a high-risk position. People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with microblading.


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As you work your way though our free microblading and ombre course you will see different areas where you will need to upload your work so that we can see that you are doing everything properly. You must be using Scalpa products or we will not be able to certify you properly, that is why you need to purchase a training kit. Please follow our upload instructions carefully and fill out the forms completely. 

**Those without an invoice number for their training kit will not receive a response for feedback from our Master Educator as this is part of our training package.

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To Truly learn the art of microblading you're going to need to learn how to use the tools, such as blades and pigments. Our Trainer Kit Checklist has everything you need to know to begin this course! This kit will include everything you need to get started with your new microblading business. If you're not yet ready to buy a kit, that's okay! Feel free to learn as much as you can and still take a look through our training. You'll need the following to begin your microblading course and become certified:

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  • Everything you need to start

  • Discounted kit with purchase of brow pigment set

  • Make your money back with one procedure


- 6 SCALPA Blades with ink rings

-Scalpa GONE

- 5 SCALPA Stencils 

- 2 Synthetic Skins 

- 1 SCALPA Pencil 

- 1 SCALPA Trim 

- 1 SCALPA Tweeze 

- 1 Scalpa Practice Pigment $199 (or Full Brow Pigment Set + Training Kit  for $499)

- 1 SCALPA Microblading Certificate (Upon Completion and Certification)

-Submission feedback and tips from our Master Educator