Now, she is undergoing treatments in eight-week intervals. She now faces up to $1,000 in charges, a hefty amount for the want of eyebrows.
There's a wacky saying that goes 'If eyes are the windows of one's soul, then your eyebrows are the curtains'. Well, the saying basically centers around how eyebrows can really shape your face. It's true! They really do change your facial features. While some are blessed with a thick set of eyebrows, others have little to no hair on their brow. Microblading is a technique used by certified beauticians and cosmetologists to draw on eyebrows for people with spars or very few eyebrow hairs. It's a more permanent solution rather than drawing eyebrows on every day. But for one woman, microblading left her with two sets of eyebrows.
42-year-old Jami Ledbetter was born without eyebrows, so when her daughters gave her a gift certificate of $250 to get microbladed eyebrows, the browless mother was excited about finally getting a pair of eyebrows. So last November, Ledbetter decided to go ahead with the microblade procedure, which involves the literal tattooing on of eyebrows. But the microblading procedure went horribly wrong, and instead of just one set of eyebrows, the distraught mother now had two.
Ledbetter said that the botched procedure has ruined her life. She also revealed to WDAF that the man she was dating dumped her after a discount microblading treatment left her with four eyebrows. She said: "I would never wish this on my worst enemy. What it’s done to my self-confidence, it’s been hard. I was devastated. I was even dating a guy, and he stopped dating me at that point."
BOTCHED: "I was devastated, 'I was even dating a guy, and he stopped dating me at that point," Jami Ledbetter says following the procedure that cost her $250 and only got worse over time: https://t.co/ZNrxG762vK https://t.co/ajFOvebcGe— KWCH Eyewitness News (@KWCH12) April 13, 2019
The mother of three thought that she was in the hands of a trained professional when she approached the business that offered the procedure. Ledbetter thought that her microbladed eyebrows were being drawn by a certified person, even though microblading as a practice is unlicensed in her home state. The result of the microblading was so horrendous that Ledbetter wouldn't leave her house except for going to work and to the grocery store out of the fear of anyone seeing her botched microbladed eyebrows.
Fortunately for Ledbetter, local tattoo artist Kara Gutierres decided to lend her a helping hand with the botched microblading procedure. The tattooist hopes that with a pigment lightening solution (which creates scabs where the tattoo has entered the skin) the botched eyebrows should be gone in a couple of months. She said: "It took everything in me to hold back tears because this is the worst I’ve ever seen."
Ledbetter tried to cover the mishappen eyebrows with makeup but was not successful. Now, she is undergoing treatments in eight-week intervals. There could be more treatments for Ledbetter in the future, but she now faces up to $1,000 in charges, a hefty amount for the want of eyebrows. "If I would have known it was going to turn out like this, I probably would’ve never done it at all," she said.
The unnamed woman responsible for her look has since gone out of business.