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Microblading Consent Form for Clients

Any professional artist will insist on having a consent form signed by clients before a microblading 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.

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What is Microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup treatment. It is similar to traditional tattooing, although it is not permanent. It is done in the dermis layer of the skin with a small blade that makes scratches. The pigment is inserted into the hair stroke alike scratches, making them look like hairs.

The result is natural-looking eyebrows that usually last 2-3 years. Some touch ups might be required as well, in order to keep the results of the treatment as fresh as possible.

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What Is a Microblading Consent and Release Form?

A microblading consent form is a document which 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.

What Is a Microblading Consent and Release Form?

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What Special Conditions Should Be Stated in Consent Form?

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 confirmed 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.

How Does the Microblading Consent Form Protect PMU Technicians?

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 on obtaining client information and their consent shows responsibility and professionalism.

How Does the Microblading Consent Form Protect PMU Technicians?

How Does the Microblading Consent Form Protect Clients?

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.

What Does the Microblading Consent Form Look Like?

The look of the consent form 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 consent form. The first part of the document must be filled in with your personal information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Emergency contact
What Does the Microblading Consent Form Look Like?

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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:

  • You’ve been made aware of the nature and risks of the procedure
  • You’ve disclosed all relevant information that may affect the final result and that you take full responsibility should the procedure fail in any way
  • You’ve been informed about the pre- and post-care instructions and that you agree to follow them
  • You release the technician from liability should anything go wrong or you’re unsatisfied with the results.

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.

Other Forms You May Be Asked to Sign

  • Recent Medical History

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:

  • if you suffer from any illness or condition at the time of the procedure,
  • if you’re prone to allergic reactions,
  • if you’re taking any medication or supplements,
  • if you’ve recently undergone other treatments that may interfere with the results of PMU, as well as some other facts before they can assess whether it’s safe for you to get microblading and whether the treatment will be successful.
  • Patch Test Consent

Some salons also insist on the client signing a color patch test for permanent makeup consent form, which absolves them from liability should the 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.

  • Photography (and Videography) Release Consent

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.

MAIN TAKEAWAYS

As a client, before getting into any semi-permanent makeup treatment, make sure to sign the consent form. Consent form is another proof of how professional and serious your chosen PMU technician is.

By signing it, technician protects himself, as well as his clients from some unwanted scenarios.

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