Contraindications

You are NOT a candidate for cosmetic tattooing if...

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  • If you are pregnant or nursing, harvesting eggs or trying to get pregnant, you are not a candidate for permanent makeup. Although there has been no scientific proof or any medical evidence that tattooing would have any effect on an unborn child, we don't know for sure. So, we err on the side of caution. You must wait until after the baby is born and you are no longer nursing.

  • Are Breastfeeding

  • Are under 18 years old

  • Have uncontrolled diabetes

  • Are undergoing any form of treatment for cancer

  • Have a skin eruption in the immediate area of treatment

  • Have a cold, fever or contagious illnes

 

IF YOU ARE NOT OUR ORIGINAL CLIENT, AND HAVE HAD PREVIOUS PERMANENT MAKEUP BY ANOTHER ARTIST: 

  • DO NOT BOOK A FOLLOWUP PROCEDURE. You are required to book a NEW procedure fees plus any corrective fees that would be necessary.

  • But first, you should TEXT us your photos to 713-443-8999. We will let you know if the area is workable.  

  • If not, we will recommend that you get a removal session(s) from Michael at Medispa Institute.

  • If you are undergoing active chemo, you are not a candidate. Procedures should be completed and healed by the time chemo is administered. 

 

  • If you are insulin dependent, you are also not a candidate for permanent makeup. 

 

  • If you are under the age of 18 years of age, you are not a candidate, by state law.

 

  • If you are on Accutane, you are not a candidate until you've been off the medication for at least one year. Multiple sessions are to be expected as skin is thinner than normal skin.

  • Retinol, retinoid or any anti-aging product should not be used for about a month prior to or a month following a procedure. 

  • If you have glaucoma, you are not a candidate for the eyeliner procedure.

 

  • If you are a person that has the tendency to develop keloids or hypertrophic scarring, keep in mind that you have the same risk with tattooing.  We have never witnessed any keloid type scarring occur on the face, but it's always a possibility, so a patch test may be in order. 

 

  • If you have recently had an eye surgery, you need to wait at least 6 months before you can be a candidate for the eyeliner procedure.

 

  • People who get fever blisters or cold sores are prone to an outbreak after lip procedures. Please consult with your doctor prior to having any lip procedure done as there are medications that can be taken before and after as an aid to prevent an outbreak post procedure. However, this cannot be guaranteed and you make likely lose pigment in the areas that the blister(s) or sore(s) occur. 

 

  • Scars from surgery or an injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service. BEST results come from scars that are LIGHTER than the surrounding skin. We cannot work on scars that are red, purple or brown. ​

  • If you have an “active” auto-immune disorder, check with your doctor to see if you are a candidate or just possibly need to wait until you are in remission.

  • You will need to wait 1 month after a Permanent Lip Procedure to get BOTOX around the mouth.

  • Dermal Lip Fillers increase the chance of color migration (color traveling under the skin).

  • People with anxiety disorders (such at trichotillomania) or who are prone to picking, should think twice about having a procedure. If you pick at the skin, we can tell. If you pick at the skin, your results will look blotchy. If you have pulled your brows or lashes out repeatedly, the skin underneath is affected to a degree, that may cause a moderate to complete loss of color retention.  With that said, if you have NO BROWS AT ALL, some people feel that even a little bit of lingering color is enough to help when applying makeup - at least you don't have to TOTALLY recreate the wheel, every single day.... just some food for thought.  

  •  IN MOST CASES, OLD PERMANENT MAKEUP SHOULD BE REDUCED, PRIOR TO HAVING A NEW PROCEDURE.   TOTAL REMOVAL IN ONLY NECESSARY IN EXTREME CASES.  IF YOU HAVE OLD, FADED, POORLY SHAPED, ODDLY COLORED PERMANENT MAKEUP, YOU MUST SEND PHOTOS TO 713-443-8999 TO BE CONSIDERED AS A POTENTIAL CLIENT, PRIOR TO BOOKING!  IF YOU SHOW UP WITH PERMANENT MAKEUP THAT WE CANNOT REPAIR, WE HAVE NO CHOICE OTHER THAN TO RESET YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR A FUTURE DATE AFTER THE PMU HAS BEEN REMOVED. YOUR BOOKING FEE WILL BE FORFEITED & YOU WILL NEED TO PAY A NEW BOOKING FEE TO SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT.  SO PLEASE THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS & THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING! 

  • SOME COLOR CAN BE COLOR CORRECTED, BUT LET US BE THE JUDGE OF THAT.  IF WE CAN WORK WITH YOU WE WILL!  IF WE DO DECIDE TO WORK WITH YOU, YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR MORE PROCEDURES THAN NORMAL. AND YOU MUST BE MENTALLY PREPARED TO HANDLE THE INTERIM CHANGES AS YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP IS BEING CORRECTED.  WE CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE, BUT IT DOES TAKE TIME, IF YOU ARE READY TO TAKE ON THIS COMMITMENT. 

 

  • IF YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU HAVE REALLY BAD WORK, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A DOCTOR'S REFERRAL - AS IT IS NO LONGER LEGAL IN THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR TATTOO ARTISTS TO REMOVE COLOR.  UNFORTUNATELY WILL NOT BE WILLING TO ADOPT THAT WORK. AS SOON AS WE PUT A MARK ON IT, IT'S NOW OUR PROBLEM. AND WHEN THE RISK OUTWEIGHS THE BENEFIT TO EITHER OF US, WE ARE VERY SORRY, BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM WORK ON YOU, SINCE THE RISK OF YOU NOT BEING SATISFIED IS FAR TOO GREAT.  KEEP IN MIND, THAT THE MORE TRAUMA THAT IS CAUSED TO THE SKIN OVERTIME, THE GREATER THE CHANCE OF POOR COLOR RETENTION. SOME THINGS WE CAN HLEP, BUT WE CANNOT CONTROL EVERY OUTCOME AND GUARANTEES OF SUCCESS CANNOT BE MADE.

BOTOX, DYSPORT or XEOMIN, FILLER USERS... 

  • Please know that any of these treatments could change the symmetry of your brows.   Example: If you get your brows tattooed right after an injection, the muscular structure of your face will change over the next week and could adversely affect the symmetry of your brow placement. This can be corrected on subsequent sessions, but it's better to coordinate your beauty treatments accordingly as follows: 

  • So IDEALLY, we should plan your permanent brow procedure when they are in their "MOST NORMAL"  state.  We "can" do a permanent makeup procedure at any time. However, once it wears off, your brows may change position a little. This is easily adjusted at the followup up sessions.

  • If you normally have Botox once a year for the Holidays,  then the best time to do a brow procedure would be at some point in the summer to give time for the Botox to fully wear off.​

  • If you do Botox every 4 months, the best time to do a permanent brow procedure is 2 months prior to your next Botox appointment.