If proper sterilization and sanitary guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Guidelines include the following: All needles should be new and sterile for each client; pre-sterilized and disposed of in a sanitary manner (OHSA and CDC regulations); gloves should be new for each client and changed during procedure when needed; technician should be neat and clean and knowledgeable of environmental safety requirements; room or treatment area should be fee from other contaminants. Beware or procedures being done in homes. It is unsafe due to bacteria, dust, etc. and should never be done in an unsanitized environment.