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Are you a good candidate for cosmetic tattooing?

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic tattoo procedures you should review the listed contradictions below first.  Unfortunately not everyone is a good candidate.

There are plenty of artists that will take your money and perform services against cosmetic tattoo guidelines.  Inked by Riley IS NOT THAT SHOP.  If I make the determination that you aren't a good cosmetic tattoo candidate I highly recommend speaking with your physician before paying for services elsewhere.

Be sure to review my shop policies prior to scheduling.

Items/situations that can make a poor cosmetic tattoo candidate...
Individual situations can be discussed, please email
  • Under 18 years of age

  • Past cosmetic tattoo in same location

  • Pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive

  • Prone to keloids

  • Scars or trauma to the selected area

  • Heart conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator

  • Medications that increase bleeding

  • Alopecia Areata

  • Trichotillomania

  • EVER had shingles on the face...flare up could happen.

  • Eczema, Psoriasis or Dermatitis

  • Retin-A/Retinol use or Vitamin A Oral Supplements

  • Large pores on your forehead or brow area

  • Hemophilia-Bleeding Disorder

  • Unmanaged menopause symptoms

  • Platelet Disorders - Aggregation Disorders

  • Moles/raised area in or around the tattoo location

  • Piercings

  • Deep wrinkles

  • Areas of hair transplantation

  • Thyroid Condisions

  • Rosacea

  • Fitzpatricks Skin types i & II

  • On Accutane in the last 12 months

  • Auto-Immune Disorders of any kind (dr consent required)

  • Cancer or treatments within the last 6 months (dr consent required)

  • MRSA

  • Extremely Thin Skin

  • Frequent exercise over (5-7 days a week)

Please email me to discuss any situation.

While not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic tattooing, I am willing to discuss individual situations that concern you.  I also encourage you to discuss all concerns with your physician prior to contacting me.  You must be honest with me about your conditions in order to have the most positive experience possible for both of us.  

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