We often hear stories of the horrors of cosmetically altering our faces. Fillers that harden, or lifts that end up lopsided. And we've all seen tattoo nightmares where the people clearly didn't get what they paid for. So, what happens when you mix all of these together? It's a recipe for disaster. And that's exactly what happened to one poor woman. She received a gift of microblading and during the process ended up with four eyebrows. Double the amount of eyebrows anyone is supposed to have, and quadruple the amount she went into the appointment with.
Jami Ledbetter's daughter's gave her a gift certificate for microblading they got from Groupon in November of 2018. For those who don't know what microblading is, it's a process where you have eyebrows tattooed on your face. But unlike other eyebrow tattoos, these are done very small to mimic real eyebrow hair. It's common for women who may have botched their brows beyond compare (those who lived through the 90s/00s) or those who, like Ledbetter, don't have any eyebrows to begin with to have the procedure done to make their brows look thicker.
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The technician, who clearly wasn't as skilled as she claimed to be, screwed up and when Ledbetter looked in the mirror, she wasn't seeing double — she had four eyebrows. Obviously, her self confidence was totally tanked by this, and she basically went into hiding because of the shame. At first, she tried to cover the issue with makeup, but that's practically impossible to do. So, she found a new tech who could "camouflage" the brows. Basically, tattoo around them to make them blend together. But after several sessions, it clearly wasn't working.
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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
“I would never wish this on my worst enemy,” she told Fox 4 in Kansas City, Missouri. “What it’s done to my self-confidence, it’s been hard.”
Eventually, her troubles led her to find Kara Gutierrez who owns Spot On Beauty. Gutierrez knew that it was going to be a really long process, but assured Ledbetter that she could fix her super botched eyebrows. She was going to have to use a pigment lightening process and essentially remove the previous tattoos. In an Instagram post with pictures of Ledbetter, Gutierrez shared a lengthy caption detailing the process.
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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
As always, you need to do your own vetting on any sort of cosmetic technician. Reviews can be deceiving — ask lots of questions and look a lots of pictures. Do a reverse Goggle image search if you're worried. No one should have to end up looking like that and spending all that money to have someone else's mistake fixed.