Petition to Pass HB 71 to regulate Microblade with MO State Board of Tattooing

Petition to Pass HB 71 to regulate Microblade with MO State Board of Tattooing

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Lynette Trares started this petition to Missouri State House and

As a MO State Licensed Cosmetic Tattooist I have over 8000+ procedures as a 8 yr Master Artist. I have over 300 hrs in a 1 year apprenticeship that I required my supervision for licensure train me in that time frame as there was so much to learn & precautions to be met with blood borne pathegons & public health safety. No one in the any health field or that of Tattoo should consider a weekend & 2 week certifications enough to be in a regulated profession dealing with the public health. Microblade has been a marketing loop hole that has presented itself as "semi" Permanent therefore skipping around the regulations of a professional board requiring proper training & a tattoo license. In the current State of MO Board of Tattoo it states that "any pigment or ink implanted into skin that leaves an indelible mark is Tattoo". Nothing about Microblade is semi permanent. It is permanent pigment implanted into the epidermal layer vs dermal layer of skin of which is Tattoo. The only difference is the tool that is used to do so is a hand tool much like that of Japanese Tattoo "stick poke" or that of "Soft Tap". It does not penetrate as deep like machine Tattoo which is why it's "marketed" as semi-permanent because it's closer to the outer layer of skin thus it fades faster. Machine work last longer as it penetrates deeper & needle gauges dictate the level of penetration. As well does training, technique & skill. Education from those in the industry that are full time tattooing should be the authority on the language that is placed into Board regulations & bills that are trying to pass. If the education was sought out, the language in the regulation is already there. Marketing by those who are just wanting to make a quick dollar offering a "trending" service and not invest in the regulation requirements to be Licensed in Tattoo which for most of us was 20k investment to protect ourselves & public health. The only persons currently under the Mo State Board of Tattoo that are exempt from licensure are Drs. All nurses, hair stylist, nail salons, estheticians or any other profession that are currently slipping through the loop hole with only a weekend or 2 week course to Microblade are & should be required to meet the Board of Tattoo training for licensure. We who are licensed are currently regulated & have to meet inspection to Microblade. Those who are not licensed & microblading do not. Microblade is TATTOO. Please pass HB71 for regulation & public health safety.

More information on Microblade as Tattoo can be found @www.spcp.org & www.cosmetictattoo.org

Thank you, Lynette Trares Licensed Cosmetic Tattooist 

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