Risks & Allergies

When getting a Tattoo

Please read the following information carefully before booking an appointment and alert your Tattoo Artist if you are in doubt that you are fit enough to undergo the tattoo-process. 

Tattooing and the healing process are not without risks and can cause several complications. It is extremely important to be really well informed about the aftercare, to minimize the complications that can arise during the healing stage of your new tattoo.

It is normal that the tattoo-process can cause redness, swelling & pain. These symptoms should diminish during the healing stage, if they get worse, this could be a sign of infection. It is possible in that case that you may have to ask your physician for advice. 

Some complications may have a connection with your current health situation, it is very important for your safety that you inform your tattoo artist of your health situation because it could require additional precautions.

Tattoos are permanent, and it is possible, depending on what inks are used, that they are extremely hard to remove. 

In case of any doubt about your health & fitness, and if it is a good idea for you to get a tattoo or not, refrain from making the appointment and look for professional medical advice, in regard to getting tattooed, from your physician first.

We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18.

Do not get tattooed:

  • If you are pregnant, and/or are breastfeeding.
  • If you are under the influence or alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Ontop of a scar of a removed mole and/or a scar from a removed melanoma.

The subsequent circumstances or diseases may cause additional risk of complications:

  • Allergies – please notify your artist of any allergies, such as: latex, bandaids, nickel or preservatives.
  • Skin infections, regardless of what area or type.
  • Skin diseases that are active, such as excema and psoriasis.
  • Areas of the skin that are damaged and/or seem abnormal such as moles.
  • Areas of the skin that have been subject to plastic surgery and/or radiotherapy, including recent scars and keloids.
  • Areas of the skin that have been recently tattooed and not yet properly healed.
  • Areas of the skin that have recently been lasered for tattoo-removal and have not yet properly healed.

General diseases:

  • haemophilia or any coagulation disease
  • epilepsy
  • heart and vascular disease
  • any known allergies
  • diabetes
  • autoimmune disease
  • immunosuppresion or any disease with a compromised immunesystem
  • sarcoidosis

In case one or more of the above is applicable to your health situation, and you still really want to get tattooed, please search for professional medical advice before making an appointment. 

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