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Pros and Cons of Permanent Makeup / Cosmetic Tattoo

While permanent makeup can be a convenient and effective solution for many individuals, there are certain downsides and considerations to keep in mind.

Additionally, not everyone is a suitable candidate for permanent makeup. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Fading and discoloration: Over time, permanent makeup can fade or change in color due to factors such as sun exposure, skin type, and individual body chemistry. Touch-up sessions may be required to maintain the desired appearance.

  2. Long-term commitment: Permanent makeup is meant to be long-lasting and can be challenging to reverse. It's important to carefully consider the desired style and color before proceeding with the procedure.

  3. Potential for dissatisfaction: While efforts are made to ensure client satisfaction, there is a possibility of not achieving the desired results. It's crucial to have realistic expectations and communicate clearly with the technician during the consultation to minimize the risk of dissatisfaction.

Again while permanent makeup can be a safe and effective procedure for many individuals, there are also certain medical conditions that may make someone ineligible or require additional caution. It's important to consult with a professional permanent makeup artist who can assess your specific medical history and provide personalized advice.

Here are some medical conditions that may affect eligibility for permanent makeup:

  1. Blood disorders or clotting issues: Individuals with blood disorders or bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia or thrombocytopenia, may not be suitable candidates for permanent makeup due to the risk of excessive bleeding during the procedure.

  2. Skin conditions or infections: Active skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or severe acne in the treatment area can interfere with the healing process and affect the results of permanent makeup. In some cases, it may be necessary to wait until the condition is under control before considering the procedure.

  3. Autoimmune disorders: Certain autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, may affect the healing process and increase the risk of complications. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional and the permanent makeup artist to evaluate the suitability on an individual basis.

  4. Allergies or sensitivities: Individuals with known allergies or sensitivities to the pigments or other materials used in permanent makeup may be ineligible for the procedure. A patch test can help identify any potential reactions before proceeding.

  5. Diabetes: Individuals with diabetes may require extra precautions and monitoring during the procedure, as diabetes can affect wound healing. It's crucial to consult with both a healthcare professional and the permanent makeup artist to assess the individual's specific situation.

  6. Active infections or compromised immune system: Having an active infection in the treatment area or a compromised immune system may increase the risk of complications and affect the healing process. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional and the permanent makeup artist to evaluate the individual's suitability.

It's worth noting that this is not an exhaustive list, and each individual's situation is unique. It's important to disclose your complete medical history and any underlying conditions to the permanent makeup artist during the consultation. They can assess your eligibility and provide personalized advice based on your specific circumstances.

In short, not everyone is a candidate for permanent makeup.

Individuals who are pregnant or nursing, have active skin infections or diseases, are prone to keloid scarring, have recently undergone skin treatments like chemical peels or laser resurfacing, or have unrealistic expectations may not be eligible for the procedure. It's important to consult with a professional permanent makeup artist who can assess your individual circumstances, discuss your medical history, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for permanent makeup.

Ultimately, it's crucial to thoroughly research and consult with a reputable and experienced permanent makeup artist to fully understand the potential downsides and determine if permanent makeup is the right choice for you.


Vanessa Jackson is the CEO and lead technician of Evoluer Microblading and PMU.


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