Finishing Touches Group launches micropigmentation safety campaign

Semi-permanent make-up brand and training provider Finishing Touches Group (FTG) has launched a campaign to raise safety standards around the procedure and increase awareness of safe needle practice.

FTG chief executive Dawn Forshaw is leading the campaign, which aims to highlight the dangers of the counterfeit needle industry, after witnessing an increase in modified and fake needles being sold in the UK.

Fake needles often look identical to those from reputable suppliers, and come in packaging that states they are sterile, even if they are not, said Forshaw, who wants to raise awareness of these dangers and promote safe needle practice, such as only using devices that are sterilised, sealed and have a visible safety membrane.

“We need to draw the industry’s attention to these dangerous replica needles and create greater awareness of the counterfeit needle industry,” she said.

FTG will invite select semi-permanent make-up equipment suppliers to support the Safety in Micropigmentation campaign, offering a logo to display on their websites to signify the sale of genuine needles.