Due to safety reasons, any cosmetic tattoo treatment must be postponed until after birth. If you are breastfeeding, treatment must not commence until you are finished. You are more than welcome to book a Specialised Consultation in the mean time to get a good understanding of the treatment and to help prepare for when you are ready to book in.
If you have any hormone imbalances or are actively taking any of the above types of medication, it may fade the cosmetic tattoo faster than normal. Treatment can still go ahead, but please keep this factor in mind when booking any appointment. Additional touch up appointments may be needed to keep your cosmetic tattoo looking fresh.
It is essential that you mention this to Katelan when booking an appointment. She will request photos of the area to be sent through in good lighting before making an appointment. Previous cosmetic tattoo pigment must be light enough/faded adequately before booking another treatment.
If you have type 1 or type 2 Diabetes it does carry a risk when it comes to our treatments. Because our treatments create small shallow wounds, the healing of this can be complicated if your blood sugar is high.
People with uncontrolled diabetes have poor wound healing because there is less oxygen supply to the tissues and fewer blood vessels. Aside from this, elevated blood sugar makes you prone to infection, because it lowers your immune system.
In short, having diabetes does not mean you can’t have a procedure done. You just need to take ensure you have it controlled with medications. We ask that you consult with your GP first and get a clearance letter to provide if you wish to obtain treatment.
Excess bleeding during treatment will cause poor colour retention and it will affect the healed result. If you are taking blood thinning medication for medical reasons, please contact your GP first before stopping. If taking Fish Oil tablets simply for general health and well being, please stop taking them for a minimum of 7 days prior to your appointment. You must advise Katelan of all blood thinning medication when booking your appointment.
Please be aware, due to the safety of your skin, moles cannot be cosmetically tattooed over, and a 1-2mm gap must be left around it to ensure it is not disturbed. Please advise Katelan of any moles prior to booking, as she will request a photo to be sent through.
If you are requesting a lip cosmetic tattoo treatment and suffer from the above please advise Katelan when booking an appointment. During the treatment, ‘trauma’ is caused to the lips therefore an outbreak is highly likely to occur if you suffer already from cold sores. Depending on the severity of your outbreaks, treatment may be advised not to go ahead or Katelan will request you see your GP to obtain preventative medication to take prior to the treatment, during and after. If you have an outbreak during healing, it can severely effect the result.