Tattoo Artist Brittany Hayward

Hi guys I’m Brittany Hayward. I am the CEO of The Plastic Flamingo. I am a licensed tattoo artist and esthetician. Art and beauty have always been my life since I was a child. I grew up in a small town called Lapeer, Michigan. While in high school I was dual enrolled in in college classes and one of 4 who where hand selected to take part in a special course working with fused glass. I went to college at the highest rated art college in the United States. The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago where I received my bachelors of fine arts focused in ceramics. I thought I was going to grow up and make bathroom sinks turns out I was wrong. While in college I worked for a few beauty companies that really mixed my love for everything artistic and beauty. During this time I got my hands on my first tattoo machine. I never planed on more than making a few tattoos on my friends. As time went on I decided to take a formal apprenticeship in Orlando. I then reached out to further my permanent makeup career.

There are certain contraindications for all types of brows, lips and eyeliner services. If you are taking blood thinners, are a diabetic, have a healing disorder, active skin condition or have other certain types of health issues it is best to contact your healthcare provider to get preapproved to get permanent makeup services. For the above we do ask that you provide a written authorization from your doctor before we can proceed.

  • All clients who are pregnant or still currently nursing cannot get any permanent makeup services. This is because the shock to your body from the trauma of the treatment can actually cause you to loose the baby. If you are still nursing and catch an infection it can be transmitted to your child. While these complications are rare they are easily prevented by waiting.
  • If you have had botox or any other facial injectables in the last 2 weeks. You should always get your botox done before you get your PMU done and make sure it has settled. It typically takes about 2 weeks for facial injectables to settle into your skin.
  • If you are Accutane, Cortisone, Retin-a or Renova or on steroids its best to wait a full year being off the medicine before you get permanent makeup. These medications usually lead to the thinning of skin if used long-term, thus making it easy for ink to get implanted to deep into your skin leaving your results appearing grey to blue.
  • Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, undiagnosed rashes or blistering in the permanent brow area. Any skin condition such as the ones mentioned can complicate the healing of permanent make up. It does not necessarily mean we can’t perform the procedure but a consultation is necessary to discuss our options.
  • Please wait 6 months after your last Chemotherapy treatment.
  • If you easily keloid. Keloids and Hypertrophic scaring is related with adverse wound healing. You may not be a candidate for any type of PMU.
  • If you have any known allergies to any products used during the procedure. Please let your technician know about them beforehand.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure. This can cause you to bleed more during the procedure. The more you bleed the more likely you are to scab, causing the ink to fall out leaving you with poor healed results.
  • Active shingles.
  • Autoimmune diseases can slow down the healing of a permanent make up procedure ultimately putting you more at risk of an infection or poor healed results.
  • If you have spider veins, birthmarks or scaring in the procedure area. It would be best to do a consultation beforehand to see if you are a candidate for permanent makeup.
  • If you are under the age of 18 your facial structure can change. It is best to wait until you over 18 to make sure your facial structure is not going to continue changing after the procedure is finished.
  • For Lips: If you have ever had a previous Cold sore you do need to take an antiviral medication before and after your treatment. You can get the prescription from your doctor by letting them know you will be having a treatment done that will cause trauma to your lips.
  • For Eyes: If you have a stye, red eye or any eye disease.
  • AHAs (lactic, Glycol citric, retinoid and tartaric acid) or any over the counter creams and lotions for tone correction, anti-aging and exfoliation can fade and discolor your permanent makeup.

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