MEDICATIONS AND ILLNESS. HOW WILL IT EFFECT YOUR COSMETIC TATTOO
Updated: Jan 7
Find out if the medications you are on are suitable for getting a cosmetic tattoo. You will also learn what illnesses can effect the healing and the long term quality of your tattoo.
FIRSTLY, LETS TALK PILLS.
Most people are taking some form of medication at any one time. Whether it is as simple as a contraceptive pill, some magnesium at night or blood thinners. Most medicines will have some interaction with tattoo. If in doubt, please check with your doctor or specialist or give us a bell to check it out for you.
In cosmetic tattoo, there are a couple of 'ABSOLUTELY NOT' drugs. These will either effect the way you heal, or the way your skin is during the treatment. These following medications are contraindicated and the procedure will not be able to take place
Warfarin/or prescribed blood thinners (if you have had a stent)***
Ibuprofen or any OTC anti inflammatories***
Long term steroids
Botulinum toxin (must be at least 4-6 prior to tattoo)
Latisse/Revitalash/Lilash/Flash or any lash growth serums (eyeliner treatment)
Fish and evening primrose oils
Coffee or caffeine within 24 hours
Alcohol within 24 hours
***These are absolute contraindications
There are also a number of skin related treatments and products that may effect the longevity and colour stability of your tattoo. This includes the following.
AHAs and lactic acid or any physical exfoliant
Salt or chlorinated water
Facials - always tell the therapist to block out your brows with any facials
This includes any red light treatments
IPL and laser treatments, always advise them of your tattoo
Skin needling and Dermapen treatments
Along with medications, there are also a plethora of conditions that will effect your healing and long term quality of your cosmetic tattoo.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND ILLNESS
There are a number of conditions that are an absolute contraindication to cosmetic tattoo. Here is a list of these so you know straight away if you can or cannot have your treatment.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Von Willenbrands or any clotting/bleeding conditions*
We are always happy to give you a consultation if you have any reservations about your upcoming cosmetic tattoo.
*These conditions will not stop you from having your tattoo but are known to effect the healing and long term retention of the brows. Please contact us if you have any questions.
See you soon!
Love Amber and Tiina x