Contraindications for permanent makeup

Though permanent makeup does work very well on the majority of people, there are some people that should not have a permanent makeup procedure. Candidates who are seeking permanent makeup should know about Contraindications for Permanent Makeup. Any professional permanent makeup artist will ask you to fill in a questionnaire inquiring about these conditions before the consultation begins to ensure the procedure is only performed when safe to do so. This is one of the most crucial reasons you should always consult with a true expert before having a procedure, as less knowledgeable or poorly trained permanent makeup artists may not be aware of these contraindications which could cause serious adverse side effects.

Below we detail the conditions that lead to contraindication, as well as the reasoning behind them. At Novaline Permanent Cosmetics, we take every precaution to ensure only those who can safely receive permanent makeup have a procedure.


The vast majority of people who should not have permanent makeup are those with certain medical conditions.

People with diabetes are generally not recommended to get tattoos in general, as this condition can affect the immune system and healing process. For example, if someone with diabetes had high blood sugar during the procedure or afterwards, this could impede the healing process and increase the risk for infection.

Women who are pregnant or nursing are also generally contraindicated, as though the risk is very small, the possibility of contracting a disease is still always possible with tattoos, which could negatively affect the fetus and cause complications for both the mother and child.

Although allergic reactions are very rare, especially with the specialized ink used for permanent makeup, people with allergies to makeup or ink in general are not good candidates for permanent makeup procedures.

Even those who are taking blood thinning medicines like aspirin should not get a permanent makeup tattoo, as the body will not be able to naturally clot as easily or heal properly.

People who have skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, or rashes/blisters may still be able to get permanent makeup tattoos, but should not get one on a spot where their skin condition is presenting symptoms. For example, if a person has eczema on their brow line, permanent makeup eyebrows would not be recommended.

Herpes used to be another contraindication, but thanks to advancement in medicine, it is simply required that those with this condition take their medication to ensure a flare up does not occur and spread.

Taking the necessary precautions to ensure a permanent makeup procedure is done safely, and well, is the mark of a true expert who cares about their clients.

If you’re considering a permanent makeup procedure but are unsure if it would be safe with your medical condition, feel free to give us a call at 647-883-6251 anytime and we would be happy to discuss the best course of action for your needs.

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