Industry Bulletin 6/1/17 Microblading (Cosmetic Tattooing)

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The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board) would like to inform its licensees that it does not regulate microblading.  

Microblading is a process typically performed with a combination of needles affixed to a handle which inserts pigment into the skin to manually create lines that resemble eyebrow hairs. 

For applicable laws pertaining to cosmetic tattooing, please see the California Health and Safety Code, Division 104, Part 15, Chapter 7 – "Body Art," and consult with the California Department of Public Health (, and local, city, and county Environmental Health offices.



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