Contraindications In Permanent Makeup


You know the state of your health better than anyone. If you have any medical issues that you feel might be a contraindication, then we suggest you get clearance from your doctor.

PREGNANT or NURSING – Although there is no medical evidence that tattooing would have any effect on an unborn child, we don’t know for sure. So we suggest you err on the side of caution and come back after the baby is born and you are no longer nursing.

– Patients who have epilepsy, diabetes (type 1), hamophilia or a heart disease of any kind should have a physicians approval prior to any tattooing procedure.


– ON hydrocortisone/steroid creams – Topical steroids thin the skin.Depending on the stage your skin is at, it may be too fragile to undergo the procedure. You should get clearance from your doctor before considering permanent make-up.

– ON PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH MEDICATION OR TREATMENTS...that affect the dermal layer of the skin can affect the permanent make-up.

– ON ANTICOAGULATION… (blood thinners) long term use of aspirin, ibuprofen and some herbs reduce clotting time resulting in increased bleeding and bruising, which will affect the implantation of pigment as well as increase the healing time.

– HAVE AN AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE… You should get clearance from your doctor before considering permanent make-up.

DIABETIC (type 1)…If you are insulin dependent, you are not a candidate for permanent make-up. Healing could be compromised and take longer than average. Otherwise, if your doctor feels your condition is under control you may request a letter stating that you are able to undergo cosmetic tattooing.

– HAVE GLAUCOMA…You may not have eyeliner. Increased intra ocular pressure combined with pressure placed on the eye to apply eyeliner could be damaging. It is important to have this condition under control and/or refer to your physician for further consent to the application of eyeliner.

BLOOD DISORDERS… that affect clotting such as haemophillia, sickle cell anaemia and platelet disorders could interfere with implantation of pigment, however it is possible to receive successful implantation of permanent cosmetics.

MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVES, OR ARTIFICIAL JOINTS… or any person that requires prophylactic antibiotics before dental or other procedures will need to consult their physician prior to permanent make-up

HAVE ANY OTHER HEART CONDITIONS… uncontrolled high blood pressure and poor general health would be a special concern, you will need to see your physician and discuss the procedure to gain pre-approval.

HERPES SIMPLEX… People who get fever blisters and/or cold sores may experience an outbreak after procedures. It’s imperative that you discuss the procedure with your physician before the procedure and receive proper instructions how to prevent an outbreak post procedure. Most physicians will offer a prescription for Zovirax or Valtrex to take prior to and after procedure.

KELOID OR HYPERTHOPHIC SCARRING…Persons with tendencies for this type of scarring have the same risk with tattoo also.The risk is mainly in the torso area, however, we may decide to do a patch test to insure that you do not scar in this manner.

– If there are any blemishes, pimples, active cold sores, irritation of the skin of any kind, moles or other skin imperfections in or around the area of the procedure, the tattoo artist will NOT be able to do the procedure until the blemish or area of concern is gone or the mole is removed and healed.

You must wait if you’ve recently had:

EYE SURGERY… If you have had Lasik, Cornea repair etc. you will need to wait at least 6 months before permanent makeup procedure on your eyes.

SCARS from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service.

– You must be off Retin-A or Retinols 7 days prior to the appointment and avoid around the area for 30 days after. If used before 30 days, it can cause the pigments to fade prematurely.