A contraindication is a condition that serves as a reason not to take a certain medical treatment due to the harm that it would cause the client. Contraindications can be identified and recorded at the initial consultation.

Contra-indications can be identified and recorded at the initial consultation.

The contraindications for microblading are as follows:

Skin Complications – if a client’s skin is prone to eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, or dermatitis, they are usually not good candidates for permanent makeup since pigment retention would be a problem.

Skin Conditions – Clients with chronic acne and rosacea, for example. This type of skin is prone to bleeding, and the skin does not maintain colour well. Furthermore, extremely greasy skin might lead those tattooed hair strokes to merge together, giving the appearance of a solid rather than a genuinely feathery look.

Dermatitis – the client’s skin is likely to be in a constant state of unrest and shedding, making them unsuitable for tattooing because the pigment will not adhere to their skin. When these types of skin become irritated, they bleed easily, which means your skin will lose its colour and the procedure’s desired effect.

Sunburn – if your clients want microblading but have received a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s better to wait until their skin has returned to its natural colour and healed before scheduling an appointment.

General skin concerns:

  • If the client’s skin is sensitive, it is more prone to become irritated and bleed.
  • If their skin has wide pores, particularly around the brows and forehead, the colour will blur and give them a powdered appearance.
  • Tattooed hair strokes, on the other hand, will not lay properly over skin with deep creases, making the overall appearance uneven.
  • Moles, lumps, piercings, and generally elevated skin around the brows will also lose colour.

Cancer patients: cancer survivors frequently seek the assistance of medical aestheticians and PMU Technicians to help recover what has been lost, or to provide direction on what may be done cosmetically to help them feel better about their look once again. Whether you’re performing PMU for hair loss (hair does not always grow back on the brows or scalp), Areola reconstruction, or Fibroblast for skin rejuvenation, there’s one thing you should always remember as a medical aesthetician or PMU/SMP technician is that it is usually safe to assist cancer survivors because most medical cosmetic operations are not only confidence boosters, but they also pose no significant risk to the patient. The only drawback is a longer recovery time as the immune system has weakened. Explain to the client that healing will be slow and that their post-care routine will be crucial. Incorporate this crucial information onto their intake forms.

Bleeding Disorder – if there is a risk of excess bleeding to occur, this will prevent appropriate colour deposit.

Hair Transplant – if your client has undergone a hair transplant for their brows, microblading is typically not a good option for them. Use your judgement and make sure that if you decide to proceed, your client has a clear understanding of what to expect.

Autoimmune – due to the poor skin health caused by autoimmune disorders such as lupus or frontal fibrosing alopecia, your client will not be a good candidate for microblading.


  • pregnant or breastfeeding
  • a heart condition
  • haemophilia
  • epilepsy
  • undergoing chemotherapy
  • major heart problems
  • has a pacemaker
  • organ transplant
  • Psoriasis near treated area or other skin irritations
  • uses or has used Accutane within the last year
  • has had botox within the past month

If a client has any medical conditions,
they should always contact with their

doctor to get advise before

proceeding with any treatment.