Eyebrow tattoos have become more and more popular over the years. While many people are more than happy with the outcome of their treatment, sometimes eyebrow tattoos don’t work out as planned. If you’ve been injured or made ill by an infection as a result of an eyebrow tattoo, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Our guide on eyebrow tattoo injury claims will explain what you can do if an eyebrow tattoo goes wrong and when you could be compensated.
To have a specialist assess your case, you can call us for a free consultation. During your call, your advisor will offer free advice about claiming after reviewing your case with you. If a personal injury solicitor from our team believes you should be compensated, they’ll offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. That means that only if you are compensated will you have to pay any legal fees.
You can call us on 0800 6524 881 if you’re ready to discuss an eyebrow tattoo compensation claim or read on for more information.
Table of contents
- What Are Eyebrow Tattoos?
- Am I Eligible To Make An Eyebrow Tattoo Injury Claim?
- What Can Go Wrong With Eyebrow Tattoos?
- Negligence Leading to Eyebrow Tattoo Compensation Claims
- How Much Compensation For A Botched Eyebrow Tattoo?
- Evidence To Support Eyebrow Tattoo Compensation Claims
- Time Limits For Claiming Eyebrow Tattoo Compensation
- Starting The Eyebrow Tattoo Compensation Claims Process
Eyebrow tattoos are essentially just like any other tattoo. A tattoo artist uses an ink-filled needle to apply ink to the deeper layers of your skin. They are used to redesign the shape, symmetry and fullness of your eyebrows.
Traditional eyebrow tattoos are permanent. While they may fade a little with age, they will be there for the rest of your life. An alternative treatment is called microblading.
Microblading involves pigment being applied to the skin rather than ink via a handheld tool. It can be used to give the impression of fuller eyebrows but unlike eyebrow tattoos, microblading generally only lasts for around 2 or 3 years.
Our team of personal injury solicitors can only take on eyebrow tattoo injury claims that they believe can be won. The criteria they’ll check before accepting your case include:
- Were you owed a duty of care by the defendant?
- Was the defendant negligent when applying your eyebrow tattoo?
- Were you left injured or ill as a result?
Proving that the tattooist or cosmetologist was negligent when applying your eyebrow tattoos can be tricky. Your solicitor will use their legal expertise to fight your corner but you can improve your chances of being awarded compensation by supplying evidence to support your claim. We shall look at this in more detail later on.
The types of problems that might lead to an eyebrow tattoo compensation claim include:
- Skin infections.
- Undesired results (uneven eyebrows, poor shape etc).
- Allergic reactions to chemicals used in eyebrow tattoos.
- Temporary or permanent facial scars.
- Excessive bruising or bleeding.
Rectifying mistakes made during a botched eyebrow tattoo procedure can be expensive, time-consuming and painful. Therefore, this might also need to be covered by any compensation you receive.
Even if your injury or suffering is not described in the list above, please get in touch. We could still help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
As explained above, you can generally only claim compensation if something went wrong with your treatment because of the tattoo artist’s negligence. Examples of why eyebrow tattoo compensation claims might be possible include:
- If a patch test was not performed by the cosmetologist before treatment to check for allergies.
- Where poor hygiene standards led to an infection.
- If any wounds did not heal properly because of poor aftercare advice.
- Where the practitioner was poorly trained or inexperienced.
- If the practitioner made promises about the outcome of your treatment that were not achievable.
- Where a poorly maintained, damaged or incorrect device was used to apply your eyebrow tattoo.
If you believe that you should be compensated for suffering caused by negligence during an eyebrow tattoo, please let us know today.
Many people worry that if they’ve signed a waiver or consent form, there’s nothing they can do if an eyebrow tattoo goes wrong. However, that’s not true in most cases.
A consent form simply shows that you knew what procedure was going to be performed and you were aware of any known risks. It does not protect the practitioner if they have caused you to suffer because they were negligent.
If you have any concerns about the paperwork you signed, please provide us with a copy. It will be assessed as part of your free consultation and could be used as evidence to support your eyebrow tattoo injury claim.
There is no set amount of compensation for an eyebrow tattoo gone wrong as any payout you receive will be based mainly on how you’ve suffered physically, psychologically and financially. Therefore, we can’t say exactly how much compensation for an eyebrow tattoo gone wrong you might get but our compensation calculator could help you at least get some idea for now:
If your claim is accepted, your solicitor will let you know how much you could receive once you’ve had an independent medical assessment (as required in many No Win No Fee claims).
As well as your physical pain and suffering, you could claim damages for:
- Embarrassment, distress and other forms of mental suffering.
- Lost income if you were unable to work as a result of your eyebrow tattoo injuries.
- Remedial medical treatment and prescription fees.
- Care costs if you needed support during your recovery period.
- Travel expenses.
Your solicitor’s role is to ensure that any compensation you receive covers all of your suffering. Therefore, they will spend some time reviewing your case with you to try and make sure nothing is missed from your claim.
It is very unlikely that the insurance company representing the tattoo artist will simply offer to compensate you at the first time of asking. Generally, they’ll refuse to pay compensation unless evidence is available to prove how you’ve suffered and why their client was to blame.
For eyebrow tattoo compensation claims, the types of evidence your solicitor might use include:
- Photographs. Before and after pictures of your face and eyebrows can help to establish the extent of what has gone wrong. Also, photographs of the salon or studio could help to demonstrate poor hygiene standards.
- Medical records. If you needed treatment for an infection or injury following your eyebrow tattoo, your solicitor will obtain copies of your medical records to help establish how you suffered.
- Witness statements. If anybody else was present with you when your eyebrow tattoo was drawn, they might be asked to describe what they witnessed during your appointment.
- Correspondence. Any emails or text messages you received prior to your treatment could be used as evidence as could responses to any complaint you raised after treatment.
- Financial records. If you’ve lost money as a result of a botched eyebrow tattoo, receipts, wage slips or bank statements could all be used to help recoup your losses.
Don’t be too concerned if you haven’t got everything listed here. We will still assess your claim for free and, if your claim is accepted, your solicitor will try to secure any further evidence that’s needed.
Legally, you’ve got 3-years to claim for a botched eyebrow tattoo injury or infection. This will usually start from the date your eyebrow tattoo was carried out or from when your injury or infection was diagnosed.
Although 3 years is quite a long time, there is a fair bit of work for your solicitor to do during the claims process. Therefore, to try and avoid missing out on any compensation you’re entitled to, we’d suggest starting the claims process as quickly as you can.
If liability for your suffering can be agreed upon quite quickly, you could receive a compensation payout within 6 months or so. More complex cases may take longer though.
Importantly, it is very rare for beauty treatment claims of this nature to go to court. In most cases, your solicitor will be able to settle the claim amicably without the need for expensive court action.
If you’ve decided it’s time to discuss an eyebrow tattoo claim, please call our specialists on 0800 6524 881 today. There’s no obligation to take action but if you get in touch, we’ll provide honest and free advice about what you could do next.
If we suspect you’ve got a valid claim, you’ll be connected with a personal injury solicitor from our team. If it’s accepted they’ll process the claim on a No Win No Fee basis. That will allow you to relax in the knowledge that you won’t have to pay legal fees unless you receive compensation.
For more information on the eyebrow tattoo compensation claims process, please connect to our live chat service or give us a call today.