pre & post care

COSMETIC TATTOOING

Avoid these 24 hours before treatment:

  • Coffee

  • Energy Drinks

  • Pre-work out

  • Alcohol

Avoid these for 2 weeks after treatment:

  • Fish Oil

  • Aspirin

  • Blood thinners

  • Antibiotics

  • Medicated skin creams/Vitamin A/retinol/bleach

  • Waxing of the area

Avoid these for at least 30 days after treatment:

  • Botox

  • Injectables/ Fillers

  • Chemical peels

  • Light (laser) treatments

  • Chemotherapy

  • Facial surgery

Contraindications:

According to SA regulations, cosmetic tattoos are allowed on individuals who are 18 years of age and above.
Cosmetic Tattoo and saline removal CANNOT be provided if the following conditions are present:

  • HIV+ /AIDS

  • Hepatitis A B C

  • Keloid Scarring

  • Bleeding Disorders

  • Life threatening allergies

  • Allergies to any ingredients in numbing agent or the pigment/saline solution

  • Sun burns

  • Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

  • Taking Ro-Accutane/ Isotretinoin/other vitamin A products

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy/radiotherapy

  • Diabetes (Doctor clearance recommended)

  • Warfarin/heparin or any other anticoagulant medications

  • Antibiotics 

  • Auto Immune Disease

  • Bleeding disorders and Hemophilia  

  • Botox/Fillers

  • Cord Sores (Herpes Simplex)

  • Epilepsy 

  • Eye injury/condition 

  • Fever/General illness

  • Uncontrolled high Blood pressure

  • Skin Cancer/Terminal 

  • Skin conditions

  • Steroid or cortisone creams

  • Topical Vitamin Creams

The treatment cannot commence if client has the following:

  • Have Eczema, Psoriasis or Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • Have Active acne

  • Recent surgery

  • Recent salon treatments such as laser light therapies, chemical peels and injectables

  • Herpes Simplex

  • Eye Disease

These factors can contribute to poor healing of cosmetic tattoo results:

  • Excessively oily skin

  • Thick/scaly epidermis

  • Excessive bleeding

These factors can contribute to poor healing of semi-permanent lip tattoo results:

  • Dark pigmentation of lips

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Those who experience excessive swelling

Cold sore prone?

It is recommended to start a course of Lysine tablets 1 month prior. If you are prone to cold sore, ELOVAX ONE DOSE or any other brand can be taken the day before the treatment, but you should consult your doctor first.

Further information for EYELINER TATTOOING:

Eyelash extensions:

Any lash extension must be removed a few days before the appointment.

Contact lenses:

If you are wearing contact lenses, they should be taken out before the eyeliner procedure. They should not be worn for a few days after your procedure as your eyes may experience slight swelling or sore after application.

Eyelash enhancing serums:

Any eyelash enhancing serums should be stopped at least 6 weeks prior to the procedure. This is because lash enhancing serums are stimulants that will make the eyelids fragile and vascular for cosmetic tattooing. After 4 weeks of completion of eyeliner procedure, the serums can be used again.