about the risks of permanent make-up

The application of permanent make-up is not without risk, so make sure that you are well-rested and have eaten enough. Notify the person who is conducting the treatment of any possible medication use or skin problems, allergies, epilepsy, and hypersensitivity reactions. And check on whether the studio where you want to have your PMU applied has a license. This license ensures that the studio works in accordance with the hygiene guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

Do not have permanent make-up applied:
•  to spots where you have had plastic surgery or radiation treatment in the past year;
•  on a scar that is less than one year old;
•  on a spot where PMU has been applied less than six weeks ago;
•  on a spot where a laser PMU or tattoo removal has been done less than three months ago and the laser wound has not yet healed;
•  on irritated skin such as bumps, dark moles or swellings;
•  when you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
•  when you are pregnant.

Furthermore it is not recommended to have permanent make-up applied if you suffer from one of the following disorders:
•  diabetes
•  hemophilia
•  chronic skin condition
•  allergy to pigments or other materials which are used to apply PMU
•  mmune system disorder
•  cardiovascular diseases.

Are you suffering from one of these disorders or are you using anticoagulants or antibiotics? And you still would like to have PMU? Then please consult a doctor first.

Background information about the abovementioned risks can be found on (safetattooingandpiercing)

Applying permanent make-up
As the application of permanent make-up causes minor skin infractions, there is a chance of transmission of diseases through blood, such as hepatitis B and C. Therefore check if the treatment provider works hygienically. A hygienic working method is also important to prevent infection occurring in your new PMU. It is important that:
•  the skin is cleaned, disinfected, and possibly shaved with a new disposable razor prior to the PMU application,;
•  the needles and ink are pre-packaged and sterile and are only used on you. The needles have been packaged separately and the ink is contained in small ink cups;
•  clean tissues are used during the application to clean the skin;
•  the treatment provider is wearing gloves during the application of the PMU and replaces them if he or she touches anything else but the tattoo pen, a tissue, or your skin;
•  the permanent make-up is properly cared for afterwards.

New permanent make-up is comparable to an abrasion. Poor care and unhygienic treatment can cause infections and scar tissue. In addition, infection can result in a less beautiful PMU. If you take proper care of the PMU, it will take two to six weeks for the treated skin to heal. The treatment provider will provide written instruction for the aftercare of permanent make-up. Make sure you read this thoroughly.
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