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for further information.
The RAC is tentatively scheduled to meet on the
• February 9, 2018 – 10 am
• March 12, 2018 – 10 am
• March 26, 2018 – 10 am
If you have further questions regarding ad-
vanced esthetics please contact:
• Licensing information: Sarah Bye at (503) 373-
• Regulatory and complaint information: Doreen
Davis at (503) 373-1039Doreen.Davis@state.or.us
• Board information: Maria Gutierrez at (503) 373-
• Policy/rules information: Samie Patnode at (503)
Microblading: The Real Story
What is microblading?
It appears that micro-
blading is the use of hand tools, consisting of fine
needles, to create fine incisions in the skin of the
eyebrows in which pigment is deposited into the
dermis and epidermis to give the appearance of
eyebrow hair. The pigment may fade overtime,
as is true for traditional tattoos, but considered
IS IT INTHE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF ESTHETICS?
The practice of esthetics is defined in ORS
690.005(5) as follows:
“Esthetics”means any of the following skin care
or facial care practices performed on the human
body or face for the purpose of keeling the skin of
the human body or face healthy and attractive and
not for medical diagnosis or treatment of disease or
physical or mental ailments:
(a) The use of the hands or mechanical or electric
apparatuses or appliances for cleansing, stimulat-
ing, manipulating, exfoliating or applying lotions or
(b) Temporary removal of hair.
(c) Makeup artistry.
(d) Eyelash services.
(e) Facial and body wrapping.
(f ) Facial and body waxing
Due to limited scope of practice it does not ap-
pear that microblading is in the scope of practice for
IS IT INTHE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF TATTOOING?
ORS 690.350(9) defines “tattooing” as follows:
“’Tattooing’means the process by which a live hu-
man being is marked or colored by insertion of
non-toxic dyes or pigments to form indelible marks
for ornamentation or decoration.”
Based on the definition and the plain language of
the statute it appears that microblading does not fit
within the definition of esthetics, but does fit within
the definition of tattooing.
For current information follow the Board of
Cosmetology on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ OregonCosmetology or
get on the email/mail list by
completing the following formwww.oregon.gov/ OHA/PH/HLO/Forms/HLO_Request_to_Add_to_ Contacts_List.pdf
The form can be emailed to Maria Gutierrez atMaria.S.Gutierrez@dhsoha.state.or.us .