out with the old
Emergency Removal & saturated skin

Emergency removal, saturated skin, old and funky pigment colors and shapes. To enable your technician to offer their best work, sometimes you need a few removal sessions first. This will get out enough pigment to give both you and your tech more options for what to do next

If you have beautiful delicate brows, you'll need to maintain these too...

Botched Ink Rescue

Topics covered on this page
  • Don't put up with a cover up!
  • Emergency removal
  • Case study

When do you need microblading removal?

You might be acutely aware you have a microblading disaster or tattoo ink that's gone a bad color, or maybe your eyebrow tattoo needs emergency microblading removal right away!

In these instances you just know you'll need some tattoo removal of the permanent makeup unwanted pigment, but many clients who need saline microblading removal don't realise they do. Microblading and permanent makeup tattooists often recommend clients who visit for a touch up need a session or two of saline tattoo removal before new pigment is added

The pigment underneath distorts the color of microblading results, pigment colors can look dull and more sessions of pigment can result in skin damage and scar tissue. One or two sessions of new pigment every few years, results in saturated skin that needs an effective method of improving the treated area for the most satisfactory results of microbladed brows

Botched Ink emergency microblading removal

When to correct and when to remove microblading

Also known as 'Don't put up with a cover up!'

Think hairdressing terms!

I know microblading removal isn’t a word people really like to hear for their eyebrow tattoo, but let’s think about visiting your hair salon and chatting with the colorist about returning your hair to its natural hairs color, or a lighter color, after many years of coloring - they’d use a color remover to get rid of unwanted pigment in the hair

Microblading removal is similar in that your microblading technician is using Botched Ink saline solution to lift out the unwanted pigment, tattoo removal works on pigment migration too, so those blurred permanent makeup or microblading hair strokes can be improved and reworked!

Even with hair growth and root touch ups, a hairdresser either leaves the ends or just adds the color for a few minutes, it reacts differently. Laser removal of permanent makeup doesn't generally remove all the colors in eyebrow tattoo ink

Microblading removal is an effective method for your microblading technician to create new permanent makeup brows in one or two sessions

Out with the old, in with the new!

An experienced microblading technician knows how to add more pigment colors to give good lasting results, but just as often they know a top up will just make things dull or murky

It's unknown how many sessions of permanent makeup pigment can be implanted, before the skin is full and other methods need to be considered to give the best microblading results

Using removal methods to get rid of old eyebrows pigment gives the best opportunity to refresh tired brows, giving both technician and client more options for more sessions of microblading, maybe you'd permanent makeup hair strokes, or a softer more natural microblading brow shape or eyebrows color

Unfortunately permanent makeup pigments aren't as semi permanent as we might want them to be. If you decide to wait and see if microblading fades, you may wait for years!

To remove microblading with saline removal will be quicker and it won't damage your eyebrow hair like laser removal can! Laser treatment used a laser ray to shatter the unwanted pigment, just like for a regular tattoo on the body

Local anaesthetic is rarely used before a laser tattoo removal treatment and laser removal can make the skin very difficult to implant new permanent makeup pigments. After a laser session the permanent makeup tattoo ink can just stay on the surface of the skin, not heal in to the eyebrows like we need it to, and eyebrow hairs can be damaged in the treated area too

See your true color!

Permanent makeup and microblading pigment colors always looks pretty and fresh when there’s less pigment underneath

Adding new pigment won’t last long when it’s healed, as the old permanent makeup color underneath will cause a dull shadow. Dark, black or grey pigments and brow shapes keep coming back, so do strong russet tones

A few sessions of microblading removal will fix this, then any new permanent makeup pigment will look as intended, and your cosmetic tattoo eyebrows will last long after the skin heals

Different shapes and sizes!

Maybe there’s multiple visible eyebrows and shapes going on, or some areas are more solid with pigment than others and can’t be smoothed without the pigment going solid

You just can’t hide all old permanent makeup shapes, to hide eyebrows and bad shapes you’d need to go bigger, and that’s not always wanted. Botched Ink saline removal process works by floating out the old ink colors and pigments

You can’t squeeze more in!

If the skin is compacted and solid, full of old microblading and permanent makeup pigment there’s simply no room for anymore!

What might look great as you walk out the door, won’t heal, the visible color was in the surface of the skin, and that comes away during healing process. Other methods need to be considered, and microblading removal by a Botched Ink trained specialist works!

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Botched Microblading

Botched Ink saline removal works on all pigment colors and skin types, even safe to be used on dark skin. You'll see in our case study below that Amani has dark skin and her skin heals really well after the removal treatment

You'll see 100s of photos of permanent makeup eyebrows and microblading removal in our gallery page

What happened during the microblading treatment ?

From Amani, the Microblading Client

The practitioner and I discussed the shape of my eyebrows. My eyebrows are naturally quite full, but I wanted to add hairs to where it was sparse and bring the eyebrows in by adding more hairs to the front. She drew an outline of my eyebrows and I asked her if they would be as thick as the outline. She said that they wouldn’t and new strokes would just go above my natural brow shape

After the tattooing was finished, I looked into the mirror and was shocked to see the result. Instead of natural looking brows, I was left with dark, thick and unnatural looking eyebrows. They looked as though someone had drawn on my brows. I was truly horrified and felt like a monster. All I could think was ‘how do I get rid of these’

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How could the microblading treatment have ended more positively?

The practitioner could have firstly ensured that the shape/size of the eyebrows were something that I wanted. It’s truly shocking that a qualified practitioner would even think that a client, whose first time it was having microblading, would want such eyebrows. Her judgement was extremely poor

I would also say that half way through the procedure, she could have shown me what the eyebrows looked like. At that point, less damage would have been done and I would have not continued on with the tattoo

Did you let the microblading artist know you were unhappy?

I did. The practitioner apologised multiple times. A few days later, I asked for refund. Instead of talking responsibility, she instead blamed me

What made you decide to have microblading removal?

Immediately after getting the tattoo, I researched ways to remove them. I first found laser tattoo removal, but after reading about hair loss and scarring, I decided it wasn’t for me. I then found out there was saline tattoo remove and that it could be done in emergency cases. I went on to find practitioners who offered this service and found Eva’s salon

Eva was very concerned and attentive and wanted to make sure I had them removed sooner rather than later. It put me at ease knowing that something could be done to remove the tattoo

How do you feel now, after Botched Ink® microblading removal?

I feel so much better now that I have had my first session. Compared to how dark and thick they were, they are now faded and I feel more confident. It’s a massive improvement and am looking forward to my second session.

These photos show the improvement 16 days after the Botched Ink® emergency tattoo removal treatment.  Amani's skin is still healing, but you can see how little inflammation is caused when using our solution

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Botched Ink emergency saline tattoo removal microblading permanent makeup

From the Microblading Removal Technician

Eva Estrada Kockova from Brow Boutique in London, UK

Can you describe your initial contact with the client

I received a phone call from Amani in the evening. She said I had my brows nanobladed yesterday and I need a removal. I said come in tomorrow evening

Then she sent a picture over and I called her saying come in tomorrow morning at 9am as I knew the earlier I get her in the better result I would achieve. So got up in the morning early to open before opening hours as I felt so sorry for her

I couldn't believe my own eyes when I saw her eyebrows! She basically didn't have words to explain her feelings. She just said, I still can't believe I have this on my face. She walked in with a wig covering her full forehead and she was going to wear it until the crusts are all gone

The removal was slightly uncomfortable for her as the nano blading was still fresh. I explained her everything from A to Z and felt like she was so desperate poor thing. 2 weeks later I followed up with her and she was over the moon with the result of removal.

How do you feel, being able to help clients with Botched Ink saline removal?

Having a solution for clients like Amani feels powerful! Seeing amazing results and positive feedback from clients just blows my mind

Botched ink has helped my business in such a way where I don't have to say to clients sorry I can't help you because I now have a solution for those who need an emergency tattoo removal and also for those who have walked around with horrible eyebrows for a while. Thanks Lisa! It was a pleasure doing the course with you!

Fully Healed After Emergency Microblading Removal

Healed after one Botched Ink® emergency saline tattoo removal treatment. Amani says  "A little bit of pigment remains. It’s mostly a subtle, faded grey color

My eyebrows cover the tattoo, it’s just the front part that is still a little bit visible." and thanks us for giving her the platform to spread awareness about botched tattoos. She's consulting with her technician about having a second treatment 

Emergency Removal

Unfortunately more and more clients are seeking out a technician to help them with microblading removal. With Botched Ink we can carry out an emergency removal treatment within 48 hours of the microblading or PMU, most importantly, before the scab has naturally form. Or if a scab has formed and the skin is crusty or dried out, don't panic or do anything rash! We can also help with a first emergency removal treatment soon as the scab has naturally healed away in 5-10 days

Please do not attempt any home microblading removal treatments as this will prevent us helping you in these early days of wound healing

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