In Worcester all tattoo licenses are alike. They do not offer a specific license for cosmetic tattoos and again a separate one for Para medical tattoos as they should. It’s all just one regular tattoo license. This can be very confusing and even dangerous to the consumer. Most tattoo artists do not do cosmetic tattoos nor should they. And most cosmetic tattoo artists do not do regular tattoos. Of course there are exceptions.
Regular tattoos are done using a very different machine that is too large and too rough for the delicate tissues of cosmetic and Para medical tattooing. The machine for cosmetic tattoos is much smaller, lighter and gentler on the skin. Using a regular tattoo machine to do cosmetics can have very negative results such as scaring, blotchiness and can even cause damage to the sensitive tissue of the eyes. Never get cosmetic tattoos by anyone using a regular tattoo machine.
Regular tattoo artists train by doing an apprenticeship.
Cosmetic tattoo artists go to school and get certified in Cosmetic tattoos. Never let anyone do cosmetic tattoos that has not been certified from a school!
Para Medical tattoos are a completely separate certification. A cosmetic tattoo artists should NOT do Para Medical tattoos. They have not been trained in this very important area of tattooing! Be sure the artist you are seeing has a certificate of training specifically for Para medical tattoos.
Just having a tattoo license does not insure any of that. Do your homework and ask questions and be sure you actually see the specific training certificates displayed on the wall.
Location Of Training
All training is not alike. There are people doing cosmetic and regular tattoos that were trained in other countries. Their techniques are very different than ours. In addition the qualities of products they use are different than ours. You should be able to read the certificate of training as well as the labels on the products they use.
Our cosmetic tattoo artist has a tattoo license in the city of Worcester. A certificate of training in Cosmetic tattoos and a certificate of training in Para Medical tattoos from The Looks Academy in Newport, RI. USA
Consult your physician before taking or stopping ANY medications! If you have any medical issues or take medications please check with your physician to see if cosmetic tattooing is okay for you and if there are any restrictions or special instructions.
DO NOT TAKE ASPRIN OR BLOOD THINNERS OF ANY KIND FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE.
If you are considering a lip procedure - and you've EVER had even one cold sore, you will need to obtain a prescription for Zovirax or Valtrex and take it for a week prior to and a week after the procedure.
Some clients feel that taking Benadryl just before the procedure promotes relaxation and helps with the reduction of swelling following the procedure. If you decide to take Benadryl or any other form of relaxant - be sure to have someone drive you home. Consult your physician before taking ANY medications.
If you have had laser vision correction or cataract surgery you must wait 3 months after surgery to have eyeliner tattooed.
If you have glaucoma that requires medication you must bring in a note from your Doctor stating that it is okay for you to receive tattooed eyeliner.
Port Wine stains Cannot be tattooed.
Pregnancy - You cannot receive a tattoo of any type while pregnant.
Moles cannot be tattooed.
Psoriasis - You cannot be tattooed during an outbreak of Psoriasis.
Diabetes must be well controlled to get a tattoo. You should check with your Doctor and bring a note in with you so we know it’s safe for you.
MRI’s - Be sure to tell the technician before getting your MRI that you have cosmetic tattoos and where. Let them know the ink contains Iron oxide. You can get an MRI. You may feel slight tingling in the area during the MRI. I personally have had MRI’s and have full body tattoos as well as cosmetic tattoos and have never felt a think or had any problems. The technician will go over all details with you before your MRI.
Anemia – You may have excessive bruising
Conditions that require medication before receiving a tattoo ( Please see your Doctor prior to your appointment)
* Mitral Valve Prolapse
* Cold sores, fever blisters
We require a note from your Doctor if you have any of the following
* Kidney disease
* Liver disease
* Active Cancer
* Heart conditions: heart murmurs, artificial heart valve, pacemaker
As with any type of procedure there are possibilities of minor complications.
Corneal Abrasion – A scratch on the surface of the eye. This is a possible complication during the eyeliner procedure. Symptoms are burning, itching and discomfort. It should resolve itself within 24 hours. Your physician or optometrist can prescribe a topical ophthalmologic anesthetic if necessary.
Swelling of the area tattooed
Itching of the area tattooed
Allergic reactions are possible. We use high quality inks that are made for cosmetic tattooing. We do not use the inks used for regular tattoos. If you tend to have allergies or sensitivities you should definitely come in for a patch test prior to your procedure.
This can be done 2 ways.
1) We can apply some ink topically to an area that is not openly visible and you can go home with on your skin. Leave it unwashed overnight and in the morning examine that area to see if you’re having any reaction. There is no charge for this service.
2) Two weeks before your procedure you can come in and have a small dot of color tattooed on you somewhere non visible. Watch the area over the following two weeks to see if you have any reaction. If you do, come in for a checkup to be sure it’s an allergic reaction. If it is you should not have a procedure done. If there’s no problem you’ll know you’re okay to have it done. There is a $20.00 fee for this option to cover the cost of supplies used to perform the test.