ABSOLUTELY...  So be your own advocate!

Microblading has taken the world by storm! And this surge, has created a need that cannot be immediately
met. WHY? Because everyone wants it . . . NOW!  The problem is, there are not enough QUALIFIED
professionals to service this massively growing industry. As a result, this phenomenon, has created a
flurry of sub par training courses, taught by self proclaimed "gurus". People are setting up shop after
receiving a certificate for a 1-2 day class. Others who have been performing for just a few months, are now
calling themselves masters.  Things are out of control. Unless a person is ALSO driven by passion for the
craft, they will soon find out, that this is not the quick easy money they were hoping for - and their victims
will be on their own in search of HELP. Many are calling us now.

Don't forget... this field remains a loosely regulated field here in Texas. Yes, we must be licensed, but what
if you knew that one can just purchase a license and set up shop? When we purchase this license, we are
agreeing to follow the health and safety standards, as set forth by the Texas Department of Health. But
who can enforce this? I have personally witnessed many people at conventions, trade shows, even in
training classes who slipped up... One forgot to remove a contaminated glove before grabbing an open
pigment bottle. Another grabbed her camera with a contaminated glove to catch that golden shot... now
the camera is littered with someones DNA. I've seen people remove contaminated products with their bare
hands, then not wash before putting other things away for the next demo... or next client. Please be aware
that it TAKES TIME to become diligent in controlling your work environment.. All it takes is for a tiny spore
to be transferred from a myriad of surfaces to your face. Who are you going to trust with YOUR face?

Now what about the art?  Do you realize how one wrong stroke, can totally wreck your look? It's not that
difficult to fill in a set of brows that are near perfectly shaped... but it's not easy to create symmetry on an
aging face with forehead muscles pulling the brows in different directions. Or creating a natural look on
someone who has alopecia. Do you really want to fall victim to inexperience?  Chances are, we can repair
any bad job - but why not get it done right, the first time?

  • SAFETY is your 1st priority! DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

  • Allergy Testing is always recommended. But you should also know in advance, that an allergic
    reaction can occur at any time, even if testing comes back negative.

  • The removal of pigment is a long process, so wise choices are encouraged.

  • SHORTCUTS AND CHEAP DEALS - ARE RARELY GOOD!
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR PERMANENT COSMETICS?

YOU ARE NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE IF YOU ARE...

  • PREGNANT or NURSING... You are absolutely NOT a candidate until after your baby is born and you are no longer nursing.Legitimate
    studios that are run by caring individuals have made strict policies against tattooing pregnant or nursing mothers. We all know that what
    you ingest, so does your unborn child. We also know that numbing cream gets into the blood stream, therefore this also passes through
    the placenta and can have an effect on the baby. And if you happen to have an unfortunate allergic reaction, there is no way to know how
    this will affect the development of the baby. Bottom line here is this... you should never take the risk of creating potential side effects, and
    a responsible studio would be wise to not take on this type of liability.

  • UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE...  While there may be certain circumstances that may call out to our hearts to help, we are not allowed to work
    on underage people.

  • ON ACCUTANE, RETIN A... Topical Steroids thin the skin... Depending on the stage your skin is at, it may be too fragile to undergo a
    procedure. You should be free from steroids for a year. You should get clearance from your doctor before considering Permanent
    Makeup - or be clear from Accutane for at least one year. Clearance from Retin-A should be for at least 1 month.

  • ON PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH MEDS OR TREATMENTS... that affect the dermal layer of the skin can affect the permanent make-up. OTC
    meds / treatments that only affect the epidermis are not of much concern.

  • ON ANTICOAGULANTS... (blood thinners), long-term use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and some herbs reduce clotting time resulting in increased
    bleeding and bruising, which will affect the implantation of pigment as well as increase the healing time.

  • HAVE AN AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE... You should get clearance from your doctor before considering permanent makeup.

  • DIABETIC... If you are insulIn dependent, you are not a candidate for permanent makeup. Healing could be compromised and take longer
    than average. Otherwise, if your doctor feels your condition is under control you may request a letter stating that you are able to undergo
    cosmetic tattooing,  Otherwise, if your doctor feels your condition is under control you may request a letter stating that you are able to
    undergo cosmetic tattooing. Special care should be taken to prevent infection.

  • HAVE GLAUCOMA... you may not have eyeliner. Increased intra ocular pressure combined with pressure placed on the eye to apply
    eyeliner could be damaging.   It is important to have this condition under control and/or refer to your physician for further consent to the
    application of eyeliner.

  • MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVES, HIP, KNEE REPLACEMENT OR OTHER ARTIFICIAL JOINTS.

  • Any person that requires prophylactic antibiotics before dental or other procedures will need consult their physician for treatment prior
    to permanent cosmetics.

  • HAVE ANY OTHER HEART CONDITIONS... Uncontrolled high blood pressure and poor general health would be of special concern, you will
    need to see your Physician and discuss the procedure to gain pre-approval.

  • HERPES SIMPLEX... People who get fever blisters and/or cold sores may experience an outbreak after lip procedures. It is imperative that
    you discuss the procedure with your physician BEFORE the procedure and receive proper instruction on how to prevent an outbreak post
    procedure. Most physicians will offer a prescription for Zovirax or Valtrex to take prior to and after a lip procedure. This measure is to
    help guard against an outbreak, but it not a guaranteed measure. Should an outbreak occur after pigment implantation you will most
    likely lose the pigment in the area that you get a sore, resulting in uneven lip color or lip liner.

  • KELOID OR HYPERTROPHIC SCARRING... Persons with tendencies for this type of scarring have the same risk with tattooing also. The risk
    is mainly in the torso area, however, we may decide together to do a patch test to insure that you do not scar in this manner.


YOU KNOW THE STATE OF YOUR HEALTH BETTER THAN ANYONE...   

If you have ANY medical issues that you feel MIGHT be would be a contraindication, then I suggested you
get clearance from your doctor. Patients who have epilepsy, diabetes, hemophilia or a heart disease of any
kind should have a physicians approval prior to any cosmetic tattooing procedure.

YOU MUST WAIT IF YOU'VE RECENTLY HAD:

  • EYE SURGERY: If you have had  Lasix, Cornea repair etc. you will need to wait at least 6 months before I will do permanent makeup on
    your eyes.

  • SCARS from surgery or injury must be healed for at least one year prior to service.



POTENTIAL RISKS & CONTRAINDICATIONS TO TATTOOS & PERMANENT COSMETICS

  • Permanent cosmetic procedures are considered to be skin invasive and therefore you may experience some discomfort.  This may vary
    according to each individual's pain threshold and the skills of the technician performing the service. However, keep in mind that there are
    different methods available to help with pain management, including various topical anaesthetics.

  • Your skin should return to normal relatively quickly as any side effects such as swelling or redness is generally mild.

  • Allergic reactions to permanent cosmetics are quite rare. You may request a skin sensitivity test in an invisible area beforehand to see
    how your skin responds. I routinely recommend a sensitivity test as part of the treatment, however you have the right to decline.

  • Needles inserted too deeply in the skin can cause bleeding, spreading of pigments, and damage to hair follicles.

  • Scarring is very rare, and usually because of an error by the practitioner performing the treatment.

  • If proper hygiene and sterilization guidelines are followed, micropigmentation should be very safe with few risks.

  • It is advisable not to pick or rub the treated areas to minimize the risk of causing uneven results or possible infection..
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YOUR TECHNICIAN/ARTIST should be able to be able to make suggestions AND find out what is
beautiful TO YOU.
 If you don't know exactly what you want, then your technician should be able to offer their
own expertise & suggestions.   IF YOU ARE RELYING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S OPINION - BE SURE TO
REQUEST THAT THEY PERFORM A "CONSERVATIVE" APPLICATION and provide you with subtle and
natural looking solutions.  This will be much easier to correct, should it become necessary.
TECHS SHOULD BE WELL ROUNDED IN KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
TRUST FACTORS. . . Integrity, Talent, Experience!
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