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*If you haven't already done so, please fill out the below questionnaire no later than 24 hours before your appointment.*

Contraindications Questionnaire


Permanent Makeup Procedures

Pre-Care Instructions & Guidelines for Application

The Following are a few issues that will NOT qualify a person for a permanent makeup procedure:

  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy or radiation 

  • Steroid medication or prednisone (must be off for 2 months)

  • Has an open wound present

  • Has aged skin that is severely thin or wrinkled

  • Has a bacterial or viral infection

  • Are epileptic or have seizures

  • Thyroid condition

  • Allergy to numbing creams or gels

  • HIV positive, or has an auto immune disease/disorders


Please check the following with your doctor before receiving a permanent makeup procedure:

  • Have diabetes and you are under a doctor’s care

  • Have been in remission from cancer for 1 year

  • Have high blood pressure

  • Using blood thinning medications

  • Have seborrheic dermatitis


The following facial procedures must be avoided at least 4 weeks before the permanent makeup procedure:

  • NO botox or chemical peels of any kind. These include glycolic, pumpkin, alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, microdermabrasion, laser facials both ablative and non-ablative. Also included are Fraxel, Co2, and IPL laser treatments. 


The following procedures must be avoided 1 week prior to permanent makeup procedure:

  • All blood thinners including Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, Excedrin, Warfarin, Coumadin, oil supplements i.e Fish Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Primrose Oil.

  • Antibiotics, Iron supplements, Magnesium. These compromise the integrity of the skin. Avoid Retin-A or any strong skincare products.

  • Any mood altering drugs

  • High blood pressure medication (If permitted by your doctor)


Pre-Procedure Instructions:

  • Please eat something 20-30 minutes prior to your appointment. This keeps your blood sugar steady and helps you to be more comfortable and less sensitive.

  • Avoid any form of caffeine and alcohol 48 hours prior to your appointment because they are natural blood thinners and will affect pigment implantation and retention which will ultimately affect healed results.(Be prepared to avoid these 48 hours after as well.

  • If you bruise easily, we recommend you take Arnica before and after the procedure. Arnica is available in most health and pharmacy stores. 

  • No working out or alcohol within 48 hours of the procedure and 48 hours after.

Aftercare Instructions for Permanent Makeup

A - W - M

  • Absorb (Day of)

    • After the procedure, gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid.

    • Do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped.

    • Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymphatic fluids.

  • Wash (Days 1-7)

    • Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (Don't worry, THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

    • Gently wash the area each morning and night with water and gentle soap or an unscented cleanser like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or baby shampoo.  With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the area.

    • Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away.

    • To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or exfoliants.


  • Moisturize and hydrate (Days 1-7)

    • Apply a tiny, rice grain amount of Tina Davies Aftercare 3 times a day with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area.

    • Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The product should be barely noticeable on the skin.

    • NEVER put the product on a wet or damp tattoo.

Instructions for Tina Davies Aftercare Dressing Gel:  

  • Blot the treated area with a tissue for the first hour to remove the lymph fluid.

  • Apply a very thin layer of the product with a cotton swab 3 times a day for 3 days.

  • Using the fingertips, gently wash the area with a non-scented soap or cleanser that your skin is already familiar with, morning and night, for 7 days.

  • Avoid washcloths and scratching or picking at the tattoo during the healing process.

  • Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, public pools, sweaty exercise, or submerging the tattoo in water for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for 2 weeks after the tattoo.

  • Avoid putting makeup on the area for the first week.

  • Avoid facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.

  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure.  Wear a hat when outdoors.

  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid face-down swimming, lakes, and hot tubs for the first 10 days,

  • Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area.

  • DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.


Important Instructions for Showering

  • Limit your showers to 5 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair.

  • Your face should only be getting wet only at the end of the shower.  

  • Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area

Wet V.S. Dry Healing

This is where things get misconstrued. Many artists tell their clients not to wash the area for the entire healing time. Client’s mistake this for a “dry healing method” in actuality, this is what the different healing methods are:  

  1. The wet healing method - applying a product to the area after washing the area

  2. The dry healing method - not applying any product to the area after washing the area.


But, what method actually promotes best healing?.......The wet method of daily washing to reduce the buildup of bacteria and dead skin coupled with the application of an aftercare product allows the skin to heal fastest and so your beautiful artwork can show thru.


Applying Tina Davies Aftercare will help to produce the proper cells to regenerate the surrounding tissues.  It can also help the production of collagen, a protein that is essential for the proper healing and regeneration of damaged tissue. The method consists of daily cleansing of the injured skin to prevent bacterial buildup, as well as the application of a healing ointment.

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