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Permanent Eyeliner
Pre Care & Healing Process

NOTE: Please read BEFORE your appointment. The consent form we provide at your appointment will ask you to confirm that you have received and read this information. 


Before your appointment:

  • You MUST stop using lash growth products (Latisse, etc..) at least 6 months before procedure. ("The Ordinary Lash & Brow Serum" is ok because it does not contain Prostiglandin). Clients using Gluacoma eye drops are NOT candidates. Both of these are VERY IMPORTANT because the ingredient Prostiglandin in those products can cause color migration which can be permanent or require laser removal.

  • Please have lash extensions removed prior to your appointment. Please do not apply new lash extensions or apply strip lashes while healing . Eye makeup/mascara can be used after healing for 10 days.

  • Please DO NOT consume alcohol or take any blood thinners (aspirin, opioid pain killers, fish oil capsules) 48 hours BEFORE your procedure, this may cause bleeding and may affect your results.

  • Discomfort: We use high quality anesthetic creams. Most clients feel little or no discomfort at all. Many take a nap during brow procedures. If you are usually very sensitive, you may experience sensitivity and more pain during your menstrual cycle. We suggest booking Lip Blush or Eyeliner appointments for other times of the month. If desired, you may take medication 30 minutes before you procedure (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil etc...)

  • Diabetics are candidates for permanent makeup but should add 2 weeks to their healing time (6-8 weeks total) before getting a touch up.

  • Some Thyroid and other medications can cause poor color retention. You must stop taking Accutane for 1 year before receiving Permanent Makeup.

  • Must not be pregnant or nursing. 

  • Chemotherapy/radiation cycling must be completed for at least 6 weeks with a copy of doctor approval/medical clearance. We cannot perform cosmetic tattoo procedures while receiving chemo or radiation. 

  • Do not use saline eye drops while healing. Saline, sweat or excessive steam will cause color loss.

  • Contact lenses must be removed before your procedure. Please bring your prescription glasses.

  • NOTE: For safety & sanitation and to avoid cross contamination, we ask that you do not touch your fresh tattoo at your appointment. At home, wash hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap before performing aftercare to avoid infection. New tattoos are wounds and must be treated with care. 

After your appointment:


  • If you apply makeup during the next week following your treatment, you do so entirely at your own risk. We suggest no eye makeup for 1-2 weeks to avoid infection.

  • It is perfectly normal for small scabbing to appear on the treated area. These should be allowed to fall off naturally over a period of a few days.

  • After any scabbing/flaking, it is also normal for there to be fading of the color during the first 2 weeks and patchy sections, as the skin is still healing and the pigment will return to the surface in about 30 days.

  • The outcome will not be as thick, dark & bold as it is on the day of your procedure.

  • Instructions: For the 10 days following the tattoo procedure, gently apply a VERY thin layer of Aquaphor 1- 2 times per day. Sleep slightly elevated for the first few nights to reduce swelling.


  • AVOID too much steam and hot water in the shower. Especially during the flaking stage because the scab can get soggy and flakes will come off before they're ready which can result in poor color retention. 

  • DO NOT expose your tattoo to tanning or the sun during the healing process.  UV Rays can alter the pigment of your tattoo.  After the first 14 days, SPF is important to make your results last longer.​

  • DO NOT sweat during first 10 days (to prevent color loss). 

  • DO NOT run direct water on your tattoo during the first week.

  • DO NOT use Vaseline, coconut oil or A&D on your tattoo. Ask your artist before applying any products to your tattoo.

  • DO NOT use any makeup on the tattoo for 10 days 

  • DO NOT go into saunas, hot tubs, pools, and steam rooms for 2 weeks.

Allow your tattoo a MINIMUM of 4-6 weeks to heal before your touch up. It's takes a full 6 weeks for color to resurface. A touch up cannot be done before 4 weeks due to the risk of scarring.

Book your Touch Up appointment 1-3 months after your first session. Touch Ups are not included in the first session price. Please keep the high demand in mind and book soon. Touch ups after 3 months require an additional charge.


  • All permanent cosmetic procedures are a multi-session process. Finished results should not be expected after the first session. 

  • The first session is used to build shape, apply the first layer of color and gain symmetry.

  • The second session (1-3 Month Touch Up) is used to add color, replace any color that was lost during healing and add finishing touches to the design.

  • This is usually a 2 session process to achieve the desired outcome. Occasionally, additional touch ups are needed depending on skin's ability to retain color or personal preference (For example: if you decide you'd like thicker eyeliner or want to upgrade to Smokey Eyeliner etc...)

  • Some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions.  


There is no guarantee of exact results as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle and the aftercare and long term care of your cosmetic tattoo. Taking care of your cosmetic tattoo will help retain color longer.

All Cosmetic Tattoos soften over time. When you feel the color is no longer as vivid as you'd like, it may be time for a touch up. We suggest annual touch ups for other procedures (Brows, Lips, etc...). Eyeliner usually lasts longer on most skin types but if you feel like you'd benefit from a touch up to refresh the color, feel free to book an appointment.


We are happy to help if you have any questions. We look forward to designing your eyeliner! 

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