What to Know About Permanent Eyeliner

Permanent eyeliner is one of the most popularly requested procedures in cosmetic tattooing. When choosing to get this procedure done, make sure that you do your research to ensure that you are visiting a reputable establishment with an experienced technician. Everyone should be up to date on their blood borne pathogen training, registered with their local governing bodies that regularly inspect their workplaces, and use best safety practices to keep their clients safe.

How is permanent eyeliner applied?

Permanent makeup has been around for quite a while, but it has changed significantly as technology and the market advanced. If you look around, you can see people using it most commonly to enhance their brows, lips, and eyes. In this day and age, application methods are easier and more painless than ever before. Specially-formulated pigment and fine, sterile needles for the face is used in either a manual pen or rotary machine to administer the color onto the skin. The pigment is carefully implanted into the uppermost dermal layer of the skin – deep enough for it to not exfoliate and wash off but not too deep as to not be visible. If you’re afraid of the pain that comes with permanent makeup, don’t worry – most people barely feel anything thanks to the topical anesthetic that’s used around the eyes. They will then insert the pigment to the area of your eyelid where your lashes are, ensuring that the final product can be so natural-looking and flattering that it’s suitable for any adult. If you want the ink to maximize the longevity of the color, you will want to do at least one follow up session to go over the healed color.

Why should I get permanent eyeliner?

Permanent eyeliner is incredible for cutting down your morning routine and making it easier to get ready. Your evening routine is also quicker from not having to spend time removing regular eye makeup which can be even more time-consuming than applying it in the first place. The delicate skin around your eyes will also be spared from all the rubbing and wiping often necessary to thoroughly clean off all the makeup. Because the ingredients in permanent cosmetic eyeliner pigment is inert and nonreactive, it will not trigger allergies or skin reactions for those with sensitive or allergic skin. If you have oily skin that causes conventional makeup to run or smudge, this would also be a good option for you. Permanent eyeliner is also an excellent choice for those who are visually impaired or have a motor disorder that makes it hard for them to apply makeup on a daily basis.

What happens after the procedure?

Immediately after you get the procedure done, the upper eyelids should have some swelling for a day or two and the eyes will feel a bit sensitive and tender. After another couple of days as the excess pigment exfoliates the area may also feel itchy. Beyond this most people experience no significant discomfort after the procedure and are able to carry out their normal daily activities. All in all it usually takes about 5-7 days give or take a day or two for the skin to completely heal.

The degree of any swelling is usually dependent on the thickness and heaviness of the eyeliner tattoo. Regardless of how much enhancement was done, taking a break from any strenuous physical activity and resting with a cold compress over your eyes throughout rest of the day will greatly help with any swelling. In fact, why not toss in a face mask and treat yourself?


JuvEssentials provides a wide range of professional cosmetic tattooing solutions located in San Francisco, CA. We pride ourselves on delivering service of an exceptional standard. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help with your needs.

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