The pre treatment down low

Pre treatment considerations before booking your cosmetic tattoo appointment 

ALCOHOL + COFFEE

Avoid both for at least 24hrs before the treatment to avoid excessive bleeding. Bleeding can cause the pigment to be displaced, which is something that nobody wants!

PREGNANCY + BREASTFEEDING

We do not tattoo during pregnancy or while you are still breastfeeding.

DIABETES

Due to the healing process possibly being compromised, please consult your cosmetic tattooist before booking – a doctors clearance may be required.

ECZEMA + DERMATITIS

Even with the option of a patch test, if you suffer from 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.

SUPPLEMENTS

Avoid the following  for a week before treatment: Fish, primrose and krill oil, Ginseng, Gingko Biloba – these thin out the blood and can inhibit coagulation.

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.

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.

CHEMICAL PEELS

It is recommended not to undergo any chemical peels within 2-4 weeks of either side of a cosmetic tattooing treatment.

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.

FACIAL SURGERY

Doctor’s permission must be sought before going ahead with a treatment after any recent facial surgery.

RADIATION/ CHEMOTHERAPY

If you are currently undertaking either of these treatments we cannot do any form of tattoo. To ensure your safety and comfort a doctors clearance must be sought up to 12 months after your cancer treatment. Please discuss with artist.

EXISTING COSMETIC TATTOOS

May be considered correctional work and requires a ‘consultation only’ appointment first. Please DO NOT book in for the full treatment unless you have called and discussed your existing cosmetic tattoo work.

Phone: 0439 388 031​  Mail: info@illuminateyoutas.com.au​

358a Macquarie Street, South Hobart TAS 7004
(Located within Nisch hair salon)

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