EXISTING COSMETIC TATTOOS: may be considered as correctional work and requires a ‘consultation only’ appointment first. Please peruse the pre-treatment preparation and consideration section here before booking in for the full treatment time of 2 hours or more. Alternatively book a FREE consultation.
PREGNANCY: We do not tattoo during pregnancy.
BREAST FEEDING: We do not tattoo during breast feeding, please inquire if you’d like more information.
CHEMICAL PEELS: It is recommended not to undergo any chemical peels within 2-4 weeks of either side of a cosmetic tattooing treatment.
COSMECEUTICAL SKIN CARE: Cosmeceutical products containing the following ingredients should be avoided on the area for at least 5 days before treatment and 2 weeks after. Note – Future use may accelerate fading of cosmetic tattoos:
– AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Glycolic, lactic acid), Vitamin C, Benzoyl Peroxide, Vitamin A, Alcohol greater than 6%
INJECTABLES: Muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers: To ensure even distribution of any cosmetic injectable, minimised bruising, and a successful result, treatment should not be performed under two weeks before or after
ECZEMA/ DERMATITIS: If you suffer any skin hypersensitivity or dermatitis it is advisable to seek medical advice before having a cosmetic tattooing treatment.
ALLERGIES: Such as latex, rubber, medications, numbing agents, Phenylalanine (PPE): Please advise your cosmetic tattooist for further advice.
IPL/ LASER: on the area should be avoided a minimum of 4 weeks before treatment and must be completely avoided on any area that contain cosmetic tattoo pigment. Advise your laser/IPL therapist before undergoing treatments.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) assists with healing and may be beneficial after a treatment.
FACIAL SURGERY: Doctor’s permission must be sought before going ahead with a treatment after any recent facial surgery.
TOPICAL VITAMIN A: Retin-A, Tretinoin Preparations, Hydroquinone, Skin bleaching agents: may increase hypersensitivity, and the risk of scarring if used within 5 days of treatment.
ALCOHOL: avoid for at least 24hrs before the procedure to avoid excessive bleeding
SUPPLEMENTS: Avoid the following for a week before treatment:
– Fish, primrose, krill oil, Ginseng, Gingko Biloba,
MEDICATIONS: If you are taking any of the following medication please consult your cosmetic tattooist before booking:
– Warfarin, Heparin, Aspirin, Opioid medication (Endone), Prednisone, Roaccutane (within 8-12 months), Antibiotics
DIABETES: Due to possible slower healing, please contact your cosmetic tattooist for consultation before booking.
COLD SORES: Treatment should not be conducted when active cold sores are present. The stimulation of cosmetic tattooing may increase the risk of future breakouts.
RADIATION/ CHEMOTHERAPY: To ensure your safety and comfort a Doctors permission must be sought before we can proceed with any cosmetic tattooing treatments. Please call us for more information.
EXERCISE/ GYM: After treatment you will be advised to avoid the following for at least 2 wks:
– chlorinated/salt water pools, high UV exposure, Sun beds, and Infra-red light exposure.
– The following activities should be avoided for 48 hours after treatment: Cardio workout, excessive sweating, sauna, hot spa, spray tanning