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Skin Conditions To Consider Before Getting Permanent Eyebrows

There’s much more than brow shapes, color theory, and tattooing techniques that a good permanent cosmetic artist needs to know and consider in order to deliver flawless eyebrows.  One of the most important factors is the condition of an individual’s skin. Various skin issues and types can affect how the skin heals, takes and maintains pigment, and how long the color will last.

Consider this. Whenever your skin is injured, it heals itself by creating a scab, and depending on age, skin type, medications, and your immune system, your skin may not heal appropriately for your permanent cosmetic brows to turn out the way you had hoped. Here are some of the leading skin conditions that may disqualify you from having permanent makeup.


Acne is an inflammatory skin issue that is created by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Some treatments for acne include creams that weaken the skin’s integrity or prescription medications such as Accutane that can have negative long-term effects. These drugs and creams can leave your skin compromised forever, even if your acne has long cleared up, resulting in a poor foundation for your skin to heal properly when it comes to facial tattooing. Even for those who have tattoos on their body that healed well and didn’t pose any issues, the fact remains that the excess oil in your face may mean you need to avoid your brows tattooed.


Sun worshipers should think twice about having their brows tattooed. During a normal tattooing process, the permanent cosmetics artist places pigment under your skin to create your brows. Sun damaged skin face is not the optimal canvas for beautiful brows. Because the skin is damaged from UV rays, the color of your brows may heal to be an ashy grey color regardless of how well your tattoo artist does her job. Also, continuous exposure to the sun and tanning beds will also prematurely fade your brows.


Oily skin and large pores can affect the outcome of your eyebrow tattoo, especially those who want microblading or hair stroke brows.  As your skin heals, and the oil continues to produce, it creates a scab that will, in turn, peel off and take the delicate hair strokes with it. Anything that’s left will be patchy and will continue to dissolve in your skin at an accelerated rate. For those with this skin type who still want permanent brows, talk to your permanent cosmetic artist and see what she recommends. You may be better suited going with a with powder fill eyebrow.


Rosacea causes redness and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face. The condition is not curable, and flare-ups can occur anytime. As a rule, the redness on your face will cause the eyebrow tattoo to heal to an ashy tone. If you have Rosacea on your forehead or the redness has developed into lumps we highly recommend that you do not have permanent cosmetic tattooing performed.


Psoriasis turns your skin cells into Type A overachievers: They grow about five times faster than average skin cells. And your body can’t keep up.  The old ones pile up instead of sloughing off, making thick, flaky, itchy patches.  Skin injuries can trigger Psoriasis, and there is a chance that by having your brows tattooed can cause an outbreak on your face. That means as the skin heals at an accelerated rate skin will heal and flake faster than usual, and the color will most likely be rejected.


Much like Psoriasis, Eczema causes dry patches on the skin.  Eczema suffers’s do not produce enough moisture in their skin to allow for proper the healing of beautiful brows.


Seborrheic Dermatitis appears on the body where there are a lot of oil producing glands or folds in the skin. The color rejects time and time again, and it’s a constant battle to maintain permanent eyebrows long term.

If you suffer from any of these conditions you may want to think twice before getting permanent cosmetics. We always recommend that you have a consultation before booking a treatment so that we can identify any of these things upfront, to save you being disappointed. Learn more about Permanent Eyebrows, Microblading, and Pre-procedure information.
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