Pre-Treatment Considerations

  • 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 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 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 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
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