Permanent Makeup Eyeliner also known as an eyeliner tattoo, permanent eyeliner is a treatment you can receive that replaces the need to wear eyeliner each day. Permanent eyeliner involves using a tattooing technique to apply ink along the lash line to create the appearance of eyeliner. (This ink is permanent, but has to be touched up every 3-5 years.) Eyeliner tattoos can be applied in a variety of styles, from extremely thin and natural-looking liner, to thicker lines, and even winged eyeliner.
What is Permanent Makeup Eyeliner?
Permanent Makeup Eyeliner
If you are thinking about getting permanent eyeliner, there are a few precautions you should be aware of to ensure a smooth procedure.
Do not work out the day of the procedure as the body heat will expand the pores. Avoid heavy sunlight three days before your treatment as your skin should not be in the process of healing. If you have sunburn, wait four to five days before performing the procedure.
Other precautions include avoiding coffee before your treatment — sorry!
Caffeine will act as a blood thinner and can cause you to bleed more than average. It’s also important to avoid drinking alcohol the night before treatment as this can lower your pain threshold.
Are there any precautions that need to be taken before treatment?
How does the procedure work?
The artist involves depositing pigments into the dermal layer of the skin using an ultra-thin needle. The procedure typically takes 2.5 hours. We begin by numbing the skin and drawing the shape of the liner. Then, we use a digital machine to pixelate the pigment into the skin. We repeat this method a few times to ensure the pigment stays.
Unlike traditional eyeliner and brow tattoos, pigments used for permanent makeup do not penetrate as deeply into the skin layer.
What are the benefits of getting permanent eyeliner?
Permanent eyeliner enhances the eyes without the use of liquid liners and pencils — simply put, it will make your eyes pop! The procedure also helps to improve the appearance of light-colored or missing lashes.
There are many reasons why someone might choose to get permanent eyeliner. Not only does it save you time each morning, you’ll also save a ton of money on eyeliner products.
How long does permanent eyeliner last?
Permanent makeup eyeliner last one to three years.
Are there any side effects?
Immediate side effects can include swelling, bleeding, and bruising. You may also experience burning, itching, or discomfort around the injection site.
However, these side effects should only last a few days. The artist also explains that the eyeliner color will typically appear much darker for up to 10 days after the procedure.
Make sure you are aware of all the anticipated aftercare before undergoing your procedure.
You should receive written instructions upon discharge, 24/7 access to the practitioner, a formal post-operative appointment schedule and a written description of the specific product (s) applied.
Generally, mascara, harsh skin cleaners, UV tanning, and skin exfoliants are to be avoided while the eyelids heal.