<EYELINER TATTOO >FAQS

What is  Eyeliner Tattoo?

Permanent Eyeliner eliminates the need to apply eyeliner with makeup (pencil or liquid eyeliner). Permanent Eyeliner can also frame the eyes and can make eyelashes appear thicker, darker and fuller.

All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. You are required to come back for at least one touch-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Be prepared for the initial color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun, and circulatory changes.

What are the benefits of permanent eyeliner?

  •  Define your eyes
  •  No more smudges, smears, or worn-off eyeliner
  •  Great for people with allergies to cosmetic products
  •  Enhances the lash line
  •  Saves time and money
  •  Great for people with unsteady hands or vision problems
  •  Swim, shower or excessive without the eyeliners running
  •  Fills in thin or light colored eyelashes
  •  Ideal for total eyelash loss due to trichotillomania or Alopecia

What if I'm not sure how much eyeliner I'd like to have applied?

The procedure is done in two appointments. During the first session it is always best to be modest with thickness, line length and color as we can always add more at the second session. The artist will work with you to determine the perfect shape and placement for your specific features

How long does the procedure take?

The first procedure takes approximately 2 hours, the 4-8 week touch up is about 1.5 hours.

What will I look like immediately after?

There will be swelling typically for the first 24-48 hours. While the swelling starts going down right away and most people are back to normal by the following morning, plan on 48 hours of staying low key to be safe! The color will appear darker the first week, but will gradually lighten and may possibly scab.

Are there any pre-care instructions?

  • Please do not wear any eye makeup to your appointment

  • •Contacts should be removed prior to procedure and refrain from wearing them for a minimum of 4 hours after the procedure is finished.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

  • Do not have eyelash extensions. You must have your eyelash extensions removed one week prior to coming in for your permanent eyeliner appointment.  

  • Do not use Latisse for a minimum of 3 months prior to the procedure. Other lash serums must be discontinued for a minimum of 1 month prior to the procedure. The reason is that those types of serums are very harsh on the eyelids and make your lids quite fragile for cosmetic tattooing. As a result, your eyelids will bleed and bruise. You may resume using lash serum 2-4 weeks after the touch up appointment

What are the post-care instructions?

  • Please do not wear any eye makeup for 1 week following the procedure.

  •   Apply ice as often as you'd like to reduce swelling, but make sure it is wrapped in a towel.

  • You may apply a thin layer of the given ointment to the lash line if necessary on day 1-5day

  • If the area starts to flake, leave it. Do not pick or peel off the skin.

  • Keep your hands clean and avoid touching the treated areas.

  • For at least 1 week, or until healing is complete (whichever is longer) avoid excessive sweating, sun tanning, swimming, steam rooms.

  • Keep your eye area as dry as possible for the first week.

  • Pigments will slowly fade over time according to one's metabolism, skin type, sun exposure, medication, and lifestyle. Schedule maintenance visits to keep it looking fresh. 

Is there anyone who is not a candidate?

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Under the age of 18

  • Diabetic

  • Have viral infections/diseases

  • Epileptic

  • Have a pacemaker or major heart problems

  • Have had an organ transplant

  • Tendency towards keloids or scarring

  • Have skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Have used Accutane or Doxycycline in the past year

  • Allergic to anesthetic (Lidocaine)

Does it hurt?

The eyeliner or lash line procedure is more psychologically scary to most clients than anything else. The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. A topical lidocaine is applied to the eyelids for numbing prior, and anesthetic is applied during the procedure. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure.

<eyeliner pre & after care>

 If you have (or had) any of the following contraindicated conditions below, please contact us (beautyartistny@gmail.com) before scheduling your eyeliner to ensure you are a candidate. Diagnosed conditions that are waived may be required to bring a doctor’s note stating their approval.

  • If you have had any type of eye surgery, including cataract, Lasik, and/or blepharoplasty, you must consult your physician and get clearance. Most physicians require 3-9 months before you can have your eyeliner done. This is because there is a slight pressure and stretching on and around the eye during the procedure.

  • Upcoming vacation

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Epilepsy

  • Pacemaker or heart conditions

  • Had an Organ transplant

  • Tendency towards keloids or scarring

  • Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Skin irritations or psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox in the past 2 months

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Taken Doxycycline in the past 6 months

  • Allergies to anesthetic (lidocaine) or epinephrine

  • Extremely oily or problematic skin

  • Cancer or chemotherapy

  • Auto-immune diseases

In order for your eyeliner to heal properly (and look their best) these Pre & Post Care Instructions found below are of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE! Pre-Care instructions are designed to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessing bleeding during the procedure will dilute the pigment color and lead to poor results!

Attention Please: We strongly advise prospective new clients to book their appointments at least 1 months in advance of Vacations, Weddings, and Special Occasions. This allows adequate time for healing of both your Initial Appointment as well as a Complimentary Enhancement Session 5-10 weeks after your initial visit. Good result cannot be achieved in just one session, this is a multiple-step process! Some clients may require more than two sessions to achieve their desired density and shape.

 EYELINER PRE-CARE

  • Arrive WITHOUT any eye makeup or eyelashes on

  • Remove eyelash extensions one week prior to eyeliner procedure

  • Discontinue Latisse and any other lash growth serum for a minimum of 4 weeks prior

  • No lash tinting, lifting, perming or curling for a minimum of one week prior

  • If you wear contacts, please do not wear them to your appointment and refrain from wearing them for a minimum of 24 hours after the procedure is finished.

  • Do not work out 48 hours before procedure.

  • NO alcohol or caffeine 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).

  • Avoid sun and tanning on your face two weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid Fish Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements two weeks prior to the procedure.

  • Discontinue Retin-A, Chemical and Laser Peels, Microdermabrasions, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), and any chemical exfoliant or "brightening" skincare at least 6 weeks prior (Once your eyeliner has fully healed, you must cover your tattoo area with VASELINE prior to the use of these products to prevent premature fading).

  • It is recommended to begin taking Arnica and/or bromelain one week prior to procedure.

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

POST-CARE FOR EYES

**We recommend to have someone drive you home after the procedure!**

  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.

  • Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be light sensitive or even dilated immediately after. The sunglasses are also handy for hiding puffy eyes.

  • Take Tylenol as necessary for discomfort.

  • Eyes may feel dry or irritated. Lubricating refresher drops may be used.

  • Apply ointment with clean fingers twice daily for 10 days after cleaning.  No scrubbing or rubbing.

  • Do not pick or pull off the sloughing pigment, let it fall off naturally! Itching is normal.

  • You may apply a clean ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on the area.

  • Refrain wear makeup on or around the eyes for a minimum of 7 days.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks. Clean eyelash curler with alcohol prior to using.

  • Refrain from eyelash extensions for a minimum of 2 weeks post your eyeliner procedure.

  • Avoid Retin-A, Glycolic acid, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) near eyes to prevent premature fading.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyperpigmentation and scarring.

  • NO underwater swimming and bathing for 4 weeks to avoid bacterial infection.

  • Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy showers, and hot baths for 10 days.

  • Avoid sweating on your face for 10 days. Sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor "patchy results.

Expect moderate swelling, usually one to three days following the eyeliner procedure.  While healing, the eyeliner tattoo will look spotty. This is due to healing skin regeneration. Healed eyeliner will fade up to 50%. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired results.

The above Pre and Post-Care for eyeliner will affect how quickly or slowly you heal. Mature age, poor diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, age, general health, sleep/fatigue. The more fatigued you are, the lower your immune system is, and infection is more likely to occur. Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to procedure.

Protect your investment after you’ve healed!        

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds will cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment.

  • Apply a sunscreen daily on brow area once completely healed (10 days).

  • For further sun protection wear hats, sunglasses, and stay in the shade!

  • Lasers will alter the color of the pigment. 20% zinc oxide must covering  your brow tattoo prior to any laser services.

  • Yearly touch-ups are recommended to maintain your results.

  • Certain skincare products and services will cause premature fading of your cosmetic tattoo and may also alter the pigment color.

  • Frequent chlorine swimmers, please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your tattoo prior to swimming, to prevent premature fading.