you are not a candidate if you are...

  • 70 years of age or older.

    • At this time, I do not accept clients with mature skin as they are most prone to the irreversible side effects of migration and scarring.​

  • Pursuing perfection, perfect symmetry or any other non-attainable goals.

  • Pregnant or Nursing

  • Under the age of 18

  • Diabetic

  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment or have within the last 12 months.

  • Immunity Deficient or are any taking immunosuppressive medications.

  • Have an active infection anywhere in the body.

  • Are anticipating any surgical procedure within 4 weeks (before/after) your PMU procedure.

  • Taking blood-thinning medication (to include a daily aspirin regimen.)

  • Known to be non-compliant with aftercare instructions.

  • Regularly suntan or use artificial tanning beds.

  • Currently taking any narcotic painkillers.

  • Currently taking fish oil(s).

  • Epileptic

  • Have a history of Hypertrophic Scarring/Keloids

  • Have a history of Heart Related Injuries or Diseases

  • Are currently medicated for High/Low Blood Pressure

  • Are an Organ Transplant Recipient

  • Are an Artificial Joint recipient.

  • Have Psoriasis/Eczema in areas to be treated

  • Anticipate having any facial injections within 2 weeks of appt.

  • Anticipate having any peels/laser/micro-needling within 4 weeks of appt.

  • Have used Accutane in the Past Year

  • Have had laser resurfacing within 12 months prior of appt.

  • Are at high risk of infections and are required to pre-medicate with antibiotics for dental work, etc.

  • Have been diagnosed with Trichotillomania Nervosa or any other compulsive skin/hair picking disorder.

prior to your appointment

  • DO NOT take pre work-out the day of the procedure.

  • DO NOT have freshly artificially tanned or sunburned skin.

  • DO NOT drink any caffeinated beverages.

  • DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen or any other blood thinning agents 24hrs before your appt. (If any blood thinning medications are required daily, than you ARE NOT a candidate for cosmetic tattoo, please do not book an appt. Thank You.)

  • NO alcohol the night prior or day of procedure.

  • NO waxing or tinting 1 week prior to appointment date.

  • NO rejuvenating or resurfacing products/treatments 1 week prior to appointment date.

Please note that you will experience more sensitivity if scheduled during your menstrual cycle.

If you are using Botox or injectables in the treated area, please discuss PRIOR to appointment.

a waiting period is required if...

All Procedures

  • You have used Botox, Disport, etc.: 2 Weeks (due to not being able to lie flat for at least 5 hours)

    • If you are not happy with your Botox, etc., please wait for the results to wear off before scheduling your PMU procedure.

  • You have used Fillers (i.e. Juvaderm, Silk, Voluma, Sculptra, etc.): 2 Weeks

  • You have used Accutane (Full Dose): 1 Year 

  • You have Sun Burned Skin: 2 Weeks 

  • You use Retinols, Glycolic Acid, (AHA) Vitamin C Peels: 4 Weeks  

  • You've received the Shingles Vaccine: 1 Month 

  • You've had Laser Removal of old PMU: 8 Weeks AT LEAST

Lip PMU 

  • You've had Fat Transfer in Lips : 1 Month (to allow swelling to subside)

medical clearance and/or pre-medication is required if...

All Procedures

  • You have a history of Fever Blisters: Medical Clearance and Pre-Medication

  • You have a history of Shingles: Medical Clearance and Pre-Medication, Even with Immunization

  • You have history of Seizures: Medical Clearance 

  • You have a history of Eye Diseases (i.e. Glaucoma or Graves’ Disease): Medical Clearance

  • You have a history of Blepharitis: Medical Clearance

these are the recommended guidelines for pmu.

Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns that may deem you unfit for these procedures.