Contraindications for Permanent Make Up

If it’s a term you haven’t heard before, a contraindication is a condition or factor that would make a medical or esthetic procedure dangerous to perform. In medical terms, it’s the opposite of an ‘indication’, which is a positive reason to use a certain treatment.


The short answer is no. While it’s suitable for most people, there are certain reasons that we can’t treat everyone. Before undergoing treatment, clients are always made aware that certain contraindications can prevent us from proceeding.

 These include:

  • High blood pressure or heart conditions

  • Taking blood-thinners such as aspirin or similar medication

  • Diabetes

  • Pregnant or lactating

  • Glaucoma

  • Herpes simplex

  • Certain skin conditions e.g. rashes, blisters, psoriasis, or eczema

  • Taking steroids such as cortisone, Accutane, Retin-A or Renova

  • Allergy to makeup

  • Acute acne in the treatment area

  • Susceptibility to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

  • Hypertrophic scarring or keloids

  • Spider veins or a birthmark in the area they want to be treated

  • Blood disorder e.g. sickle cell anemia, haemophilia, or a platelet disorder

For some of the above, we may also ask that you provide written authorization from your doctor before we can proceed


Permanent cosmetic enhancements typically will require more than one application session. To achieve the best results, it is highly recommended that you return for at least one touch-up session four to six weeks after the initial session.

  • Patch testing is available upon request, if you wish to have a patch test please let us know we can book this in for you and can be done any time but has to be completed 2 hours before your appointment time.

Be prepared for the color intensity to be very dark and bold after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals.

DO NOT consume alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your appointment. This will prevent excess bleeding, oozing and swelling during the procedure. Bleeding also causes poor pigment retention during the procedure.

DO NOT take any blood thinners such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen 72 hours prior to your procedure. Tylenol is fine.

  • Do you have any allergies?
  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Have you had any past illness that you required chemo therapy or radiation treatment and if so how long is it since your last treatment?
  • Have you previously had permanent Make up done before?
  • Please do not take fish oil for 1 month before treatment.
  • No Botox for 3 weeks before procedure.
  • No spray/fake tan for at least 2 weeks before procedure the fresher the skin the better.
  • No anti aging Retonol creams for 1 month before procedure
  • Do not sun bathe or tan for at least 2 week after the procedure.
  • Patch testing is available upon request, if you wish to have a patch test please let us know we can book this in for you and can be done any time but has to be completed 2 hours before your appointment time.
  • Please give 5 days notice for cancellation of your appointment,
  • There is a €50 booking deposit to secure your booking which is no refundable if 72 hours cancellation notice is not given



When you leave the studio ensure that your eyebrows are 100% intact, how your body heals the tattoo is out of the control of the technician. Even following the aftercare poor retention and blurring can happen however this is not the fault of the technician.

It is standard procedure to see the client again between 2 -3 months for the top-up; this is necessary to fine tune the area. After this a yearly top-up is recommended to boost the color and shape

After your eyebrow procedure you will be swollen. Each client will heal differently, where some areas will appear; Uneven, Red, Itchy or Irritated

NOTE* Color WILL fade/soften anywhere from 40-60%.  At the touch up we will fine tune any area that has faded too much.  Healing is specific to each client.  It is important to realize that you will need a color boost every 1-2 yrs to maintain it’s fresh natural appearance.  Fading will happen after each procedure.  We do not have control over your bodies healing process.  You may need to powder and/or pencil even after the healed results.  This is an enhancement to your natural brows not a permanent one.

There will be some shedding of skin while the color in its area heals. DO NOT PICK!

Some areas of the eyebrows WILL fade more than other areas and as the pigment oxidizes it will start to darken up a little over a 2 – 3 weeks period. (This will vary person to person)

  • All permanent makeup results vary from person to person
  • Hair strokes on darker skin types and oily skin type will blend with your skin tone and will not appear as defined as on lighter skin types
  •  Lighter skin types will experience a greater amount of swelling, redness, crusting and scabbing and some areas will fade substantially. They can also look more powdered/solid with the risk
    of no retention
  •  Smoking may affect your results and prematurely fade the pigments
  •  If you have previously had permanent makeup up done before, the retention may be reduced or may not take at all. There is a risk that they may not be able to be done again due to scar tissue in the area.


  • You have to be off Accutane for at least 1 year prior to your appointment
  • If you bleach your eyebrows, it is recommended not to have this procedure done.  The chemicals will bleach the hair & the pigment as well.
  • No chemical peels 60 days prior and must wait 60 days after (avoiding the forehead is recommended)

NOTE* IF YOU DO FREQUENT PEELS, THE BROWS WILL FADE QUICKER DUE TO  Retinols/Retin-A’s, other anti-aging creams or serums containing acids will fade your permanent makeup prematurely EVEN AFTER IT IS HEALED.