PREGNANT OR NURSING
You are absolutely not a candidate. Although there is no medical evidence that tattooing would have any affect 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.
ON ACCUTANE/RETIN A
Topical steroids thin the skin. Depending on the stage your skin is at, it may be too fragile to undergo a procedure. You should get clearance from your doctor before considering permanent makeup.
ON ANTICOAGULANTS/BLOOD THINNERS
Long term use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and medications reducing clotting time result in increased bleeding and bruising which will affect the implantation of pigment as well as increase the healing time.
You should get clearance from your doctor before considering permanent makeup.
If you are insulin dependent, you are not a candidate for permanent makeup. 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. Special care should be taken to prevent infection.
Any disorders that affect clotting such as hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, and platelet disorders could interfere with the implantation of pigment.
MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVES OR ARTIFICIAL JOINTS, ANY OTHER HEART CONDITIONS
(or any person that requires prophylactic antibiotics before dental or other procedures) will need to consult their physician for treatment prior to permanent cosmetics. 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 approval and a note must be provided to your artist.
HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING OR PRONE TO KELOIDING
Persons with tendencies for this type of scarring are not recommended for permanent makeup.
Patients with epilepsy, diabetes, hemophilia or a heart disease of any kind should have a physician’s approval prior to any cosmetic tattooing procedure. You know the state of your health better than anyone. If you have ANY medical issues that you feel MIGHT be a contraindication, then it is suggested you get clearance from your doctor. You must wait if you have recently had eye surgery such as Lasix, cornea repair, etc. You will need to wait at least 1 year before doing any permanent makeup on or near your eyes as scars from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service.