patch testing faq's
Does everyone have to do a patch test?
Yes, we do it on everyone to ensure there are no allergic reactions.
How long does it take?
The actual test takes about 5 minutes (this is a good time to start asking some questions). The test area is covered with a special waterproof film (shower proof) and you must leave it for 24 hours before we can safely say you are probably not allergic.
What is actually being tested in a patch test?
We test the pigment and dye we use for the semi-permanent tattoo. We also test the before, sealant and after care products.
Do I really have to do it?
Any good clinic would do a patch test, in fact it's one of the best ways to judge if their work is of high clinical standards. If you want however we will let you sign a waiver to say you do not need it.