What to Know Before the Permanent Makeup Procedure

Woman with permanent makeup
Woman with permanent makeup

Permanent makeup and Microblading are not high-risk treatments if all of the hygienic procedures are followed.

It is very important to discuss any benefits, risks, and long-term results of micro-pigmentation.

Permanent makeup does work very well on the majority of people, however, there are some people that should not have a permanent makeup procedure. In some cases, it is good to postpone the treatment.

If you’re considering a permanent makeup procedure but are unsure if it would be safe with your medical condition please consult with the doctor and make sure to be transparent about your health status with Permanent Makeup Artist.

Sign the Consent Form

Just like in the medical field it is important to sign the consent form, which is an agreement between client and technician which protects both parties and provides necessary information about the procedure.

The client is responsible for their own individual health conditions. In New York State each customer must sign a consent form prior to receiving the tattoo. The consent form must include the name, address, and age of the customer, and the date the tattoo was performed.

Contradictions in Permanent Makeup and Microblading

The risk of contracting an infection is mostly related to the client’s health condition. Patients with HIV, undergoing an organ transplant, cancer treatment, radiotherapy, or dialysis are not candidates for this type of treatment, because their immune system is not working properly.

Contradictions include pregnant and breastfeeding women, chronic illnesses, allergies, infections, anticoagulant therapy skin diseases, seizures, and diabetes.

Each case should be considered individually and it is strongly advised to the client to consult with a doctor before deciding to get permanent makeup.

Contradictions to Permanent Makeup:

  • Pregnancy, breast-feeding
  • Individuals under 18 years of age
  • Viral inflammation, Hepatitis, HIV, and AIDS
  • Infection, higher temperature
  • Active Cancer, Lupus
  • Advanced unstable Diabetes
  • Blood disorders, Hemophilia
  • Advanced Thyroid disease
  • Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Epilepsy
  • Organ transplant
  • A heart condition, pacemaker, mitral valve disorder
  • Eyeball disease, Glaucoma, conjunctivitis, and ocular inflammation, ophthalmologic surgery, retinal sclerosis (when performing eyelid treatment)

Non-Infectious Risk

The body may form bumps called granulomas around tattoo particles, especially if the pigment includes red ink. Tattooing can also cause areas of raised excessive scarring (keloids) if a person is prone to them.

Skin disorders:

  • Skin diseases, eczema, and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated
  • Advanced Psoriasis, Rosacea
  • Active Herpes simplex or cold sores
  • Cutaneous anomalies in pigmented sites (birthmarks, warts)
  • Acne, viral, bacterial, or fungal infection
  • Fresh scars
  • Skin with keloid tendencies

Scarring. Unwanted scar tissues may form when getting or removing a tattoo. Allergic reactions. Tattoo dyes, particularly red dye, can cause allergic reactions, resulting in an itchy rash at the tattoo site. This may occur even years after getting the tattoo. Persons with possible allergies to ink or dyes should consult with their physician prior to getting a tattoo.

MRI complications. Rarely, tattoos or permanent makeup may cause swelling or burning in the affected areas during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In some cases - such as when a person with permanent eyeliner has an MRI of the eye - tattoo may interfere with the quality of the image.

Age Restrictions

The client has to be an adult according to international legislation, treatment of minors is not allowed. The specific age may vary from country to country. In New York State, it is against the law to tattoo any person under the age of 18 years. Parental consent for tattooing persons under the age of 18 is not allowable.

Accompany is not allowed in the procedure room during the treatment. Please don’t bring any friends or family members to your appointment.

For individuals that have any uncertainty regarding their pre-existing conditions, or are under the supervision of a physician, please consult with your doctor before booking an appointment and provide us with a doctor's note.