Regulations – New Jersey

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  1. Licensing New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services:
    Contact your local New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
  2. Oversight/Rules for Permanent Cosmetics :
    https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/phss/bodyart.pdf
    Although most sections of this document apply to all body artists, there are specific subjects listed for Permanent Cosmetics in Subchapter 8.
  3. Other Considerations:
    Training Requirements for Permanent Cosmetics
    https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/phss/bodyart.pdf
    Subchapter 8:27-8.1

Microblading/Permanent Cosmetics Guidance Document (Summary):

Microblading is the practice of using a hand-held instrument, tipped with a grouping or configuration of needles, utilized for penetrating into the lower epidermal layers and/or dermis, so that pigments are introduced and implanted into the lower epidermal layers and/or dermis. It is also known by a variety of names such as eyebrow embroidery, micro-stroking, feather touch and hair like strokes as a form of permanent makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of pigments, colors, and/or dyes. While some refer to microblading as “semi-permanent cosmetics” because the colorants eventually fade, there is no conclusive, consistent, and reliable proof that the pigments, colors, and/or dies will be completely eliminated from the dermal and epidermal layers of skin. In N.J.A.C. 8:27-1.3, “Permanent Cosmetics,” “Micropigmentation,” or “Dermal Pigmentation” are defined as the implanting of inert pigments, colors, and/or dyes intradermally which results in permanent alteration of tissue to gain a cosmetic effect.” By definition, Microblading is Micropigmentation. Therefore, operators, practitioners, and apprentices of microblading are subject to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 8:27, and in particular subchapter 8 Permanent Cosmetics. There is additional Q&A information at the site below;
https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/phss/MicrobladingGuidance.pdf