Due to safety reasons, any cosmetic tattoo treatment must be postponed until after birth. If you are breastfeeding, & wish to have a treatment, you are required to 'pump & dump' 48 hours post procedure due to the anaesthetics in the milk. We advise speaking with your GP first before making an informed decision. Topical Numbing agents are used with Lignocain 10% & Epinephrine .05%.
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.
Accutane effects the integrity of the skin & will effect the healed results & colours if treatment takes place before the minimum wait time. If you have taken a low dose of 10mg for a certain period of time, you must wait a minimum of 6 months before treatment can take place. For a higher dose of 20mg, there is a minimum 12 months wait time. For even higher doses, you will often need longer than 12 months for the skin to get back to its 'normal state'. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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. We cannot work over all existing cosmetic tattoo's and assessment must take place PRIOR to booking an appointment.
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 PRIOR to booking your appointment.
If opting for a brow treatment, You must wait a minimum of 2 weeks after receiving any cosmetic injectables from the eyes up before commencing a cosmetic tattoo treatment (antiwrinkle injections). If you have had filler in your lips you must wait 4 weeks for it to settle before a Lip Tattoo Treatment.
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 are prone to cold sores please follow the below;
If you get cold sores less than once a year, please purchase a set of oral tablets from your pharmacy called Famvir which must be taken on the day of your treatment.
If you get a cold sore more than once a year, you must see your local GP and ask for a prescription for a preventative cold medication called Valtrex. This is taken orally a few days leading up to the treatment date & a few days post-treatment. This is a stronger medication than Famvir & will minimise the risk of an outbreak.
During the treatment, ‘trauma’ is caused to the lips therefore an outbreak is highly likely to occur if you suffer already from cold sores. If you have an outbreak during healing, it can affect the result as it will in most cases remove pigment from the area.
If you arrive at your appointment without taking the preventative medications, treatment will be postponed & deposit will be forfeited.