The microblading consent form is a document clients must sign in order to stay safe and healthy. Keep reading for more information on what it covers.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2020. Updated May 2021.
Any professional artist will insist on having a microblading consent form signed by clients before the procedure, but unless you’ve already had some permanent makeup or tattoos, you’re probably not familiar with this document.
Keep reading for all relevant information about the microblading client consent form.
A microblading consent form is a document that confirms that the PMU technician has clearly and thoroughly explained all the details of the microblading procedure, the possible outcomes, the risks involved, all contraindications, and that you’ve given your consent.
It also confirms you’ve told your tech about any medical conditions you may have that could affect the procedure or the results, or any medication or supplements you may be taking. You must sign this statement before the procedure starts.
The document also has to contain your personal information and may contain other parts, such as information on aftercare you have to agree to obey and confirm with your signature, and some details regarding payment.
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment. It is similar to traditional tattooing, although it is not permanent. It is done in the basal epidermis layer of the skin with a small blade that makes scratches. The pigment is inserted into the hair stroke-like incisions, making them look like hairs.
The result is natural-looking eyebrows that usually last 2-3 years. Occasional touch ups are required in order to keep the results of the treatment as fresh as possible.
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A very important point is confirming that you’re over the age of 18, although in some states where microblading falls under the category of tattooing, you can get the procedure even if you’re a minor provided you have parental consent.
Another crucial fact you must confirm is that you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding, as getting PMU while pregnant is not safe.
Take the time to read every part of this document carefully and alert the tech if anything is unclear.
The microblading consent form protects the PMU technician from liability should anything go wrong during the procedure, or you’re not satisfied with the results for whatever reason.
This doesn’t imply that the technician is unskilled, inexperienced, or that there’s any reason to be concerned or suspicious of them; on the contrary, it’s the artists who don’t insist on the consent form you shouldn’t trust.
Insistence in obtaining client information and their consent shows responsibility and professionalism.
The microblading consent form protects the client too, as it guarantees you’re given all the necessary information before you go ahead with the treatment, as the technician is bound by the document to explain every aspect of it to you as many times and as thoroughly as necessary.
It also obliges you to disclose any relevant information on your medical state, so that the tech can determine if going through with the procedure is safe or not.
The look of the document may vary depending on whether the artist gives you a generic microblading consent form, or if they’ve composed their own.
It should be noted that there’s no universal, established document that serves as a consent form for PMU – salons are allowed to compose their own, which only become valid once they’ve been signed by the client.
Most artists insist on a two-part microblading consent form. The first part of the document must be filled in with your personal information:
Please Note: Although microblading is a relatively non-invasive procedure and the risk of something going wrong is minimal, it’s a good idea to list someone who knows about your appointment and is available and willing to show up if needed as an emergency contact.
You must also confirm that you’re over the age of 18, and that you’re not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
The second part should state that:
Please note that this is just a general outline. Some salons may include additional information, or ask you to fill out and sign additional forms.
As an alternative to the good old paper form, some salons have digital consent forms they send their clients beforehand, so that no time is wasted once you show up for your appointment.
Filling out a recent medical history questionnaire or checklist is crucial for staying safe and healthy during and after a microblading procedure.
Your artist has to know:
Some salons also insist on the client signing a color patch test for a permanent makeup consent form, which absolves them from liability should you get an allergic reaction as a result of the patch test.
Don’t worry, allergic reactions to a patch test are very mild and they have a very important role – preventing a severe reaction once pigments are injected into the skin.
Many artists like to post pictures of their work on social media, so they may ask you to sign a photography release consent – a short form stating that you allow them to use your before & after photos and post them online.
In case you object to this and your artist tries to take your pictures without asking you to sign a form, make sure you let them know they’re not allowed to post your pics or use them in any way.
As a client, before getting into any semi-permanent makeup treatment, make sure to sign the consent form. A microblading consent form is another proof of how professional and serious your chosen PMU technician is.
By signing it, the technician protects themselves, as well as their clients from some unwanted scenarios.