Tattoo Eyeliner Risks

Who Should NOT Consider A Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo Procedure Part V

The risks involved in getting permanent makeup on the eyebrows, lips or eyeliner are few for most healthy women. Micropigmentation procedures done in hygienic environments where the machines have disposable sterile needles and sleeves, and are operated by qualified, experienced and certified professionals, can confidently provide safe procedures and honestly make the claim that infections are very rare. However, tattoo eyeliner risks may increase for individuals taking certain medications such as:

  1. Accutane
  2. blood thinners
  3. heart medications
  4. {amongst others}

Watch what micropigmentation expert Marsha Benson {owner of Spavanti International Permanent Makeup Center in California and online with}has to say about whether or not taking blood thinners presents a serious problem for women wishing to get permanent makeup. Notice what she says about offering special eyeliner tattoo aftercare instructions to her clients.

Women who may not be ideal candidates for micropigmentation are:

  1. diabetics
  2. those who suffer with glaucoma
  3. anyone prone to bleeding
  4. ladies who have a tendency to heal poorly
  5. anyone with a heart conditions {including a prolapsed mitral valve}
  6. patients who have herpes simplex
  7. anyone who has a propensity to scar easily
  8. women who are pregnant

Ladies who desire to schedule a permanent makeup / micropigmentation procedure, including an eyebrow, lip or eyeliner tattoo, but are taking a contraindicated medication, or on the list of non-ideal candidates, should discuss micropigmentation eyeliner tattoo risks that may be involved in their particular case with a physician prior to undergoing any procedure. If a procedure is deemed low risk, then it’s still important to provide the micropigmentation specialist with a complete medical history for her/him to assess all the potential risks, however small, that may be involved.

Potential Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo Risks According to the United States FDA

Here is the official FDA’s permanent makeup tattoo potential risk list. Since most tattoo eyeliner risks are preventable, we’ve included the possible solution to avoid the risk:

1. Infection and the spread of contagious diseases

infection may be caused by unsanitary equipment and needles and there exists the risk of spreading a contagious disease such as the Staphylococcus and/or hepatitis. {The FDA warns that anyone who has had a tattoo, even a cosmetic tattoo eyeliner procedure, will not be allowed to donate blood for an entire year.}

Solution: The solution is to ONLY get a permanent eyeliner tattoo done in a sterile clinic or professional micropigmentation center {or a private practice that adheres to the highest levels of hygiene}where the equipment is modern, the needles and sleeves for the micropigmentation devices are disposable, and everything used is sterilized between clients.

2. Allergic reactions to pigments or inks

of all the tattoo eyeliner risks this one is totally preventable and therefore is very rare to hear of severe allergic reactions.

Solution: While certain individuals may have reactions to specific pigments or inks, all professional micropigmentation centers and private practitioners ALWAYS conduct an allergy test prior to commencing a procedure. In rare cases, some people may test negative but develop a reaction years later. While the initial allergy tests are mandatory, it must be noted that there is no way of knowing if a person will develop an allergy to a pigment later in life.

3. Granulomas

granulomas can develop if the body perceives the pigment as foreign element, and in an attempt to protect itself, may develop a kind of nodule to encapsulate the pigment. This is very rare and most often seen as a result of large pigment deposits used in artistic tattoos.

Solution: If a patient has developed granulomas in the past due to other foreign elements in the body, or if this tendency is suspected, it may be better to avoid permanent makeup tattooing procedures altogether. However, healthy individuals who don’t show signs of allergic reactions when tested with high quality professional pigments, will not usually develop this condition. Pre-procedure pigment testing, replying truthfully to all the medical questions a micropigmentation expert will ask to asses the risks, and ensuring the best quality pigments { approved for cosmetic usage}are the best solutions.

4. Keloids

developing keloids – inordinate scar tissue growth around wounds – is usually something an adult is aware of since he tendency toward keloid development will also occur a person has been cut or injured in any way.

Solution: Anyone who has noticed that they scar easily when they get minor cuts is probably not an ideal candidate for an eyebrow, lip or eyeliner tattoo. However, it must be noted that keloid propensity appears more linked with tattoo removal than with the depositing of the initial pigments.

5. Tattoo removal difficulties

the main tattoo eyeliner risks revolve around a patient not being happy with the color, shape or overall design and wanting to have it REMOVED. Laser eyeliner tattoo removal is possible but not always effective on all colors. Some laser procedures can turn a pigment containing oxides into a stark black that can never be removed. The other risk is that if a patient doesn’t like the eyeliner for whatever reason, removing it is not only difficult but expensive and time consuming.

Solution: Be very sure of the design, know the process in advance, take pains to choose a style, color and shape that a professional can demonstrate the ability to create, and only get permanent makeup done by a certified, experienced micropigmentation expert who will not botch the job. Be selective who works on your face. Do NOT look for a bargain when it comes to an eyebrow, lip or eyeliner tattoo.

6. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) problems

permanent eyeliner, eyebrow and lip tattoos swelling when subjected to an MRI is perhaps the least problematic of all the tattoo eyeliner risks because even when swelling rarely occurs, the effects are temporary. The real problem is that in some rare cases, permanent makeup has been known to interfere with imaging.

Solution: If a woman has permanent makeup and is scheduled for an MRI, she must tell the magnetic resonance imaging technician that she has micropigmentation and adjustments/precautions can then be taken.

7. facial surgery distorting eyebrows and eyeliner tattoos

certain plastic surgery procedures may cause tattooed eyeliner or eyebrows to become distorted.

Solution: Have reconstructive facial surgery done first and then micropigmentation.

Eyeliner Tattoo Pictures and Videos Show Happy Results

The above seven possible risks don’t alter the initial statement that tattoo eyeliner risks are minimal for most healthy women. Millions of ladies benefit from having cosmetic tattoo eyeliner, eyebrows or lip liner and are very happy with their choice. Some of these happy ladies joined Katie Couric and consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman on the TODAY SHOW to tell about their experiences with cosmetic micropigmentation. Since this show aired, eyebrow and eyeliner tattoo procedures and techniques have only gotten better, safer, more comfortable, and in most cases, provide even more natural looking results. Watch Katie and her guests in this special permanent make-up presentation.

Permanent Cosmetics on the Today Show:

Dr. Linda Dixon, president of the American Academy of Micropigmentation, recommends going to the online website to find board certified micropigmentation experts in your area who will provide safe, professional, hygienic services. Watch the following video with Dr. Linda Dixon as she explains micropigmentation, offers tips on safety and techniques available, and even provides visual examples including a look at procedures in progress and eyeliner tattoo pictures at the end of the video.

Permanent Makeup Tips by Dr. Linda Dixon MD:

Continue finding out about cosmetic tattooing procedures and how much they cost, viewing eyeliner tattoo pictures and watching expert video presentations as well as learning about proper eyeliner tattoo aftercare and how eyeliner tattoo removal may be accomplished with the latest laser technology or a product called EliminInk from Cynergy corporation, by choosing another topic in this permanent eyeliner tattoo series:

1. Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo Styles and Procedures Part I

2. The Latest Colorwash Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo Technique and Prices Part II

3. Laser Eyeliner Tattoo Removal and Information on Cynergy’s ElininInk Part III

4. Before and After Eyeliner Tattoo Pictures / Videos and Aftercare Tips Part IV

5. Tattoo Eyeliner Risks – Who Should NOT Consider A Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo Procedure Part V

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