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Updated: Mar 11, 2021

If you are a make-up lover, then eyeliner might be one of your best friends. It’s hard to imagine any make-up look without drawing those wings on, but in true honesty, this can be quite a daunting task, especially if you’re putting on your eyeliner every single day. This is why many women opt for having their eyeliner permanently tattooed on their face, just to make sure that they will have their discreet eyeliner on, perfect, at all times.

What is Permanent Eyeliner?

Even though it’s not actually like getting a regular tattoo, permanent eyeliner is definitely a form of tattooing. Using state-of-the-art machines that consist of a low frequency needle, the artist will insert a certain pigment into the skin of your eyelids, thus ‘permanently’ drawing your eyeliner in the exact shape that you want.

Another thing that you might expect will feature this procedure is a numbing cream for a comfortable experience.

Who is the Right Candidate for Permanent Eyebrows Procedure?

Just like it’s the case with any example of permanent makeup, most people qualify as good candidates for the procedure of getting a semi-permanent eyeliner. However, there are certain things that the clients need to bear in mind before opting for this procedure.

Even though the client will have all of their questions answered on the first consultation with the artist, there are certain pre-existing conditions that can affect the final outlook:

  • People with diabetes

  • People with serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy or autoimmune disorders

  • People with any bleeding disorders

  • People who take blood thinning medications

  • People who’ve recently had Botox injections or fillers

Does Getting Eyeliner Tattoo Hurt?

The procedure of getting tattoo eyeliner is a non-invasive one, but the client needs to know that it’s still a form of tattooing.

This sensation, however, is not painful, as the artist will use a numbing ointment or a cream. The final feeling might be just like a light scratching on the skin.


How to Prepare for the Permanent Eyeliner Treatment? There are a few things you should consider in order to prepare for the treatment properly:

  • Do not dye or perm your eyelashes for 2 days prior to your procedure

  • Inform your cosmetic tattoo professional about any eye surgery (cataracts, lasik) that you may have had

  • Avoid taking fish oil few days prior as it thins your blood which can tend to push out the pigment

  • Do not drink the night before the treatment, your pain threshold will be lower

  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure and for the next 24 hours

  • Wash your hair that morning – because you can’t get your healing tattoo wet

  • Don’t wear makeup to your appointment, as it will be removed at the site of the treatment

  • Take a panadol prior to coming if you are concerned about pain

  • Bring sunglasses to wear home as your eyes may be sensitive to light after the treatment

  • Relax! It’s not actually as scary as you might think.

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