Contraindications Before Cosmetic Tattooing

Contraindications Before Cosmetic Tattooing

Contraindications Before Cosmetic Tattooing

The thought and idea of waking up to make-up is a dream! But before you jump into cosmetic tattooing, there are some important things to be cautious of if you have the following contraindications.

Skin Conditions

Eczema/Psoriasis/Skin peeling/Chronic Skin Conditions :
More prone to skin infection/irritation

Circulatory Disorders

Heart Conditions : Individuals more prone to serious heart complications from any blood infections.
High/Low Blood Pressure : Causes lightheadedness and may be linked to other heart conditions
Haemophilia/Hemophilia/Other Bleeding disorders : Poor Healing

Pregnancy

Not only will we not be able to use anaesthetic as this may effect the baby, this can also affect the mother’s immune’s response; any affection may affect the unborn child.

Nursing mothers may have to express their milk 48hrs prior to the treatment or use formula to ensure that the topical anaesthetic does not effect the baby.

Other Medical Conditions

Epilepsy/Seizures : If you have experienced an episode within the last two years, medications may cause side effects and poor control of the condition may result in seizures during treatment.
Diabetes : Circulation problems that can reduce healing properly of the skin, this can result in severe infections.
Auto Immune Disease : Causing immune-deficiency (e.g. cancer treatments, radio/chemo therapy) will be more prone to serious infections
Hepatitis C : Circulation problems that can reduce healing properly of the skin, this can result in severe infection.
Medication : Use of the following may effect in healing after treatment.

Anticoagulation (blood thinners), Cortisone, Steriods, Accutane, Retina-A

Allergic Responses

Nickel Allergy : may cause serious skin reaction from small amount of metals sometimes present in products.

Medical History of Keloid Scarring

People who are prone to keloid scaring from small cuts and skin abrasions are more likely to develop one at the treatment area. For non severe cases, healing may need to be monitored and certain foods can be avoided to ensure that keloid scaring does not happen.

Other Consideration Before Cosmetic Tattooing

General Treatment : Cannot be undertaken if client is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Currently breast feeding or pregnant.
Other Conditions : Any visible evidence of cold sores, fever, blisters, pimples, broken capillaries on the area to be treated before cosmetic tattooing

Skin Types

The longevity of the cosmetic tattooing highly depends on the client’s skin condition and maintenance.

Oily Skin : 10 -12 months
Normal Skin : 18 – 24 Months

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