Botched microblading procedure leaves Missouri woman with 4 eyebrows

KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- A Missouri woman is reminding everyone to research before undergoing any cosmetic procedures, after a microblading session went terribly wrong.

Last November, 42-year-old Jami Ledbetter decided she wanted fuller eyebrows, so she went to a woman who claimed to be certified in microblading, a beauty technique that involves tattooing someone's eyebrows.

But instead, Ledbetter was left with a botched job.

"It just looked like I was really surprised," Ledbetter said.

The outcome killed her confidence, and makeup couldn't even cover up the unprofessional job.

"I was devastated," she said. "I was even dating a guy, and he stopped dating me at that point."

After reaching out to multiple licensed tattoo artists for help, Ledbetter found someone.

Kara Gutierrez, a licensed and insured tattoo artist, has specialized in permanent cosmetics and tattoo removal for four years.

Gutierrez was able to remove Ledbetter's brows with a product called LI-FT, a pigment lightening solution that's tattooed in the bad ink.

Ledbetter had to pay more than $1,000 for the removal procedure.

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