Mum warns of brow tattoos as procedure left her scarred for life 6 years ago

Mum warns of brow tattoos as procedure left her scarred for life

A woman has spoken out online about how a 30-minute eyebrow tattoo procedure left her face permanently scarred.

Amanda Coats attended a clinic in Melbourne, Australia to get her eyebrows feather tattooed.

However, after the "rushed" procedure, the mum-of-three said that she contracted a nasty infection that led to her eyes blowing up, and her skin "falling away."

In a Facebook post, Coats shared photos of her infection, which she has been forced to treat with antibiotics.

She said that she has been going to the doctor "every second day" and that she has to dress her own wounds at home.

"I am now most likely going to end up with scarring. The pain has been just terrible, I have numbness and severe migraines. I have been in constant pain."

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Coats claimed that the woman who gave her the treatment did not sterilise her equipment and that she did not change her gloves between clients.

"I told her patches of skin had come away along with the colour, (and) that I had puss and my eyes are weeping (...) I messaged and called (the woman) to tell her straight away something was wrong only to be ignored."


The feather tattoo procedure itself involves using a row of needles to cut into the skin and hand draw each hair. Ink is then injected into these cuts to make the eyebrows seem fuller.

The treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years, with the likes of Charlotte Crosby and Katie Price lauding the effects of the procedure.

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Coats said that the infection has not just affected her physical appearance, but her ability to parent.

"I am the single Mum of three kids and at times have not even been able to drive due to my eyes," she said.

The Melbourne woman said that she was sharing the photos to warn others of the clinic in question.

She also urged readers of The Sun to "do your research about the procedure, how it's meant to be done and know who is going to be doing it."

Coats finished her Facebook post by saying: "I do not want this to happen to anyone else."

Images via Facebook.