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Pre-Treatment Considerations

Cosmetic Tattooing

EXISTING COSMETIC TATTOOS
May be considered as correctional work and requires a ‘consultation only’ appointment first. Please DO NOT book in for the full treatment unless you have consulted one of our team regarding your existing cosmetic tattoos.
 
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 tattoo 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 wks after. NB 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 tattoo 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 tattoo 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 tattoo 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