About Permanent Eyeliner

What Is Permanent Eyeliner?

Permanent eyeliner tattooing is a particular cosmetic tattoo procedure during artists draw the eyelid line with unique mineral pigments on the bottom (old fashion) and top eyelid, based on your choice. Permanent eyeliner tattooing has densely injected in a black colour and arrow shape. The traditional colour is Black and considered because it is more visible and lasts longer, but the colour can be anything from dark brown to bright and saturated.

Can Anyone Get Semi Permanent Eyeliner?

Are you tired of sitting in front of the mirror for hours for flawless make-up? Semi-permanent eyeliner is just what you need!
Before you understand how semi-permanent eyeliner works, it’s good to understand what it is. Semi-permanent eyeliner, unlike classic tattooing, is not a permanent thing (as the name suggests). Despite its reasonably long-lasting effect, its effects are limited, and periodic ‘touch-ups’ are necessary. The semi-permanent eyeliner is applied to the upper or lower eyelid and replicates the black line of the classic eyeliner. You can choose between a very clear or more delicate line.

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Permanent Eyeliner vs.Traditional Tattoo

Is Permanent Eyeliner the Same as a Traditional Tattoo?

What is permanent eyeliner make-up?
First of all, it’s important to note that permanent eyeliner is not permanent (more on that later). It’s just a term the industry uses, and more accurately, semi-permanent. It is considered permanent because the pigment will stay in the skin forever, but the longevity of the colour and its visibility will eventually disappear.

Permanent make-up is sometimes also called tattooing because the process is similar to getting a regular body art tattoo: a needle is used to apply the ink onto the skin. This process is not the same as getting a tattoo because “the pigment is only deposited in the first layers of skin”.

The inks used for regular body tattoos are formulated differently and “go much deeper”.
Body art inks are permanent and cosmetic inks are semi-permanent. Cosmetic inks have a smaller amount of metallic base in them.

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About the Permanent Eyeliner Treatment

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What Is the Permanent Eyeliner Treatment Like?

Tattooing can emphasise virtues and correct imperfections, and the effect remains unchanged for several years. In brief, the procedure consists of 5 steps:

  • Choosing the type, shape and colour of the tattoo;
  • Consultation with the master;
  • The introduction of pigment;
  • Healing;
  • Correction.

Does Getting an Eyeliner Tattoo Hurt?

Does it hurt?
Before the procedure itself, a soothing cream is applied to the facial area. Once the effects of the cream begin to take effect, the whole process should in theory be fairly painless.

However, everyone has a different tolerance for pain, which means that some people may find the procedure only minimally uncomfortable. In contrast, others may find it very painful (even with numbing cream).

How Long Does the Permanent Eyeliner Procedure Last?

The length of the procedure depends on the chosen technique. The interlining is quicker than other techniques, requiring around 1 hour, including discussion of the sketch. The most time-consuming technique is the classic shaded arrow – up to 2.5 hours. This time includes consultation with the master and the development and approval of the sketch.

How Do I Choose the Best Artist?

Why is a qualified permanent make-up artist important? The popularity of permanent make-up has led to a rush to perform this type of cosmetic service, even for those who have little understanding of tattooing. After completing a simple course in a few weeks, novice “experts” are beginning to gain a hand on unsuspecting clients. And the result of such actions is always a repeat visit to the specialists. But the only thing to fix the results of masters of false tattoo has long months in a row – on average, to remove the wrong pigment takes up to a year, and all this time, you have to put up with their own reflection in the mirror. The best tattoo is always made only, sterile tools designed specifically for such a delicate procedure. A good specialist always: 

  • use only high quality (not cheap) consumables;
  • He uses professional machines and other tools;
  • Provides quality and safe anesthesia;
  • Checks for contraindications – medical and temporary (cold, menstruation);
  • Carefully selects the colour and shape of eyebrows, lips, arrows, based on the individual characteristics of the appearance of the client;
  • Has only one profile of work, rather than dealing with everything at once: from massage and nail design to tattooing.

Preparation for the Permanent Eyeliner Treatment

How Do I Prepare for the Permanent Eyeliner Treatment?

How to prepare for an eyelid tattoo? There are not allowed to perform any cosmetic procedures on the eyelids before eyelashes or inter eyelid tattooing. It’s not recommended to laminate, curl eyelashes or perform any other aesthetic correction at least 3-4 days before the pigmentation.

In preparation for permanent eyelash make-up, it is necessary to:

  • Remove the eyelashes 2-3 days before the manipulation. It may re-extend when the skin has fully recovered,
  • Remove contact lenses before the procedure. You will need to refrain from them for a few days to avoid complications.
  • Remove all decorative cosmetics from the face in the eye area. The pigment is applied on cleansed skin, no need to paint eyelashes, eyelids or eyebrows.
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Permanent Eyeliner Aftercare

What Can I Expect After the Eyeliner Tattoo Procedure?

Skincare after the procedure:

  1. Do not soak, do not scratch, take care of the crust for up to 1.5 weeks during the healing process;
  2. Do not go to a bathhouse, sauna, solarium, swimming pool. Avoid long periods of sunbathing for two weeks;
  3. Do not wear make-up in the removal area for five days;
  4. Do not use a prescription or petroleum jelly. Applied in a thin layer for five days.
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Can I Get an Eyeliner Tattoo if I Have Eyelash Extensions or Wear Contact Lenses?

Eyelash perm: 

  •  Cancel lash oils a week before the procedure, cancel moisturising and nourishing creams around the eyes the day before the eye procedure. Over-saturated skin will not take colour.
  •  If you have false eyelashes, remove them from your eyelash artist before the eye treatment.
  •  If you wear lenses, remove them before the eye treatment. If they are vision-correcting lenses, remember to bring your glasses so that you can see the sketch and the result after the procedure.
You are kindly requested to remove the lenses before the tattoo eyeliner procedure, pigment can ruin your lenses

Eyeliner Tattoo Touch Up

Are Touch-Ups Necessary?

After the treatment, a correction is required. This is a return visit to the salon after three weeks for minor adjustments if needed. Sometimes the colour is not very even, or there is no perfect symmetry, so you need to make some adjustments. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on the eyes later on, as the technician also looks at healing, as well as the interaction between the skin and the paint.

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The Effects of Semi Permanent Eyeliner

How Long Does Permanent Eyeliner Last?

Permanent make-up is a convenient way to achieve a flawless look without much effort. Today, you can emphasise your eyebrows in this way, make arrows on your eyes or even give your lips a particular colour. Usually, the tattoo on the face lasts at least two years, and proper care can last 3-4 years.

Modern ways to create permanent make-up is safe and not very complicated. Many beauty salons and tattoo masters offer this service. They use materials that do not cause allergies. A special dye is injected under the skin with special needles. The depth of the puncture does not exceed 1 mm. The process is almost painless. However, it might be an anaesthetic requested.

The eye tattoo usually lasts for 2 to 3 years. But the line was bright, not faded and not washed. It is essential to adhere to specific rules. Firstly, it is worth realising that there is a slight swelling immediately after the procedure. It will last up to 7 days so that the final version can be seen only in a week. Keep this in mind, and don’t worry about the redness. It will pass.

After the procedure, a correction is required. After three weeks, this is a repeat visit to the salon for minor changes if needed. Sometimes the pain doesn’t lay down very evenly, or there is no absolute symmetry, so a bit of tweaking is needed. Not doing so could hurt your eyes later because the artist looks at the healing process and the interaction between the skin and the paint.

Modern tattoo paints are afraid of ultraviolet rays. When exposed to the sun, they fade and gradually fade completely. To maintain the colour for a long time:

  1. Use sunglasses.
  2. Choose a high-quality glass that doesn’t let the sun’s rays through.
  3. If you don’t have sunglasses, use sunscreen with a high degree of protection.

This is very relevant for the lip tattoo, as it is difficult to hide them from the sun.

The tattoo will gradually fade. The paint usually comes off in parts so that the makeup will look harmonious. You can go to a master and have permanent makeup applied again, or you can start using regular makeup. You won’t even notice that permanent makeup was used before.

Will I Lose Some Color During the First Week?

  • Immediately after the treatment, the colour is intense and unnaturally clear contour.
  • Two days later, the swelling goes down and a film (crust) begins to form.
  • In 7-9 days, the film is completely gone and the shade becomes lighter.
  • After crusting, the colour changes, and on the 15th day, the final depth and fullness of the colour can be seen.
  • Correction is done after one month and allows for a perfect shape and shade for several years.

 

Eyeliner Tattoo Side Effects & Risks

What Are the Risks & Side Effects of Semi Permanent Eyeliner?

“What are the risks?

Apart from the differences in colours and methods, the preparation for permanent or semi-permanent make-up is “basically the same as any other tattoo” .

It carries the same risks and contraindications that would apply to a regular body tattoo.

  • As a precaution, we ask clients to stop taking any blood thinners three days in advance, even things like aspirin, Advil, fish oil, some vitamins to minimise any potential bleeding that would not normally occur.
  • If you want to have any Botox or other injections in your eye area, you should do this before applying eye arrows. You should also make sure that you are fully healthy at least two weeks before you plan to apply your liner.
  • And if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, suffer from diabetes or other serious conditions that affect your immune system and ability to heal, you may not be an ideal candidate.
  • If you’re already taking medication, it’s good to talk to your doctor about this before getting permanent eye makeup. For instance, if you’re using Accutane (or other retinoids), you’ll need to stay off the medication for six months before applying permanent or semi-permanent makeup.
  • If you wear contact lenses you need to remove them before the procedure. You should also be prepared not to wear them for a few days afterwards. Your eyes may be a little puffy after applying them.”
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What Color and shape Should My Eyeliner Tattoo Be?

Recommendations to choose tattoo type: 

  1. Tattooing helps to make the eyes more expressive and conceal certain imperfections. In the case of deep-set eyes, the arrows are slightly wider at the end shading is not recommended. The type of treatment should have light shadows, so the look will be more open.
  2. Wide feathering combined with shadows in dark shades is suitable for convex eyes. It will give extra depth to your eyes. If, on the contrary, very small eyes, fit tattoo – arrows that are slightly indented from the inner corner of the eye. Most often, in this case, do not use black but coloured dyes.
  3. The owners of the rounded eyes help to turn almond-shaped. To achieve this effect, you need to choose the arrows extending beyond the eye’s boundaries, and the edge should have to be shaded.
  4. If your eyes are wide-set, it is advisable to choose arrows that are strongly shaded in the inner corner of the eye and much softer in the outer one. 
  5. Gils with narrow-set eyes needs to have stronger arrows in the outer corner of the eye and weaker arrows in the inner corner.
  6. It is possible to visually widen narrow eyes by painting arrows more intensively in the middle and weaker at the edges.
  7. If the outer corner of the eye is drooping, the arrow on the upper eyelid can lift it. It should gradually widen from the middle to the outer edge. It is also important to note that it must be in harmony with the shape of the eyebrows. Only then the eyelid tattoo will look beautiful.
  8. To make the right choice, you must take into account the peculiarities of the structure of the eyes. In this case, the effect surpasses all expectations. Do not forget about the precautions and the proper care of the eyelids. In this case, all types of eyelid tattoo arrows will retain their intense colouring for a long time.
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Permanent Eyeliner Removal

Can Permanent Eyeliner Be Removed?

Laser & Remover are the two tattoo removal techniques that use today. These techniques remove different eyelid tattoos: arrows on the lower and upper eyelid, inter permanent eyelid makeup.

The difference

  • After laser treatment, lymphatic particles eliminated pigment nanoparticles. However, the Remover extracted through superficial layers of the skin;
  • Unlike Remover, the laser does not damage the skin. It only affects the pigment, breaking it down into nanoparticles;
  • The laser doesn’t make the crust on the eyelid after treatment;
  • After laser, most of the pigment lighter immediately, and there is no need to wait until the crust on the eyelid comes off;
  • after laser treatment, there is no post rehabilitative care;
  • Remover is not suitable for the treatment of inter eyelid space.
  • As for the merits of the Remover, its main advantages are the ability to remove the tattoo immediately after application and excellent removal of all tints, including light and red.

Remover acid technique (ascorbic acid )

Remover is a particular chemical applied to the surface of the eyelids. It penetrates the layers of the skin, and as a result of a biochemical reaction gradually helps to release the pigment.

Unlike classic tattooing, permanent eyelid makeup is performed with natural pigment. The permanent pigment is also not injected as deeply into the skin layers, as is the case with tattooing. The Remover is excellent for removing permanent makeup, whether in light or bright colours. Before removing a tattoo from the eyes, giving up alcohol-based cosmetics for a few days is important. There are usually no other pre-procedural recommendations.

Before removing an eye tattoo, it is important to avoid alcohol-based cosmetics for several days. There are usually no other pre-procedural recommendations.

 

Laser Remover

How laser removal of permanent makeup and tattooing works:

  1. An anaesthetic is applied to the eyelid, which decreases the sensitivity of the skin;
  2. The patient wears special ophthalmic goggles, which protect the eyes during the treatment; 
  3. The eyes can also be covered with a protective tissue;
  4. Then the laser beam is directed onto the permanent makeup area;
  5. The laser beam hits only the pigment, breaking it up into nano-particles;
  6. Gradually, the particles are removed from the body with the lymph;
  7. One session takes up to 10 minutes. How many treatments do I need for complete tattoo removal?
  8. It is impossible to give a general number of required treatments when removing permanent makeup and tattooing because each case is different.

How often you need to undergo laser tattoo removal is influenced by:

  • The type of dyes used;
  • The method of application;
  • The depth of insertion of the pigment;
  • The age of the arrows;
  • The colour of the pigment and dye.

For instance, light colours are harder to remove than darker shades, and so are old tattoos versus relatively fresh ones. Practice shows that fresh permanent eyelid and eyebrow makeup can be removed in a couple of visits. Old tattoos that have changed colour, on the other hand, are no quicker to remove than five sessions or longer.

 

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Semi-Permanent Eyeliner Tattoo Cost

Procedure Time Price in Melbourne Olha Pokatilova Price in Brisbane Anastasia Petkov
Classic Eyeliner Tattooing 1,5 hour 399 AUD 399 AUD
Shaded Eyeliner Tattooing 1,5 hour 399 AUD 399 AUD
Lash Line Tattooing 1,5 hour 349 AUD 349 AUD
Eyelash Tattooing 1,5 hour 349 AUD 349 AUD

FAQ

Prices start at 300 AUD. The average price is 500 AUD, and the maximum prices are 1200 AUD. You can always find the best price with an additional discount in combination with other treatments

An only certified cosmetic tattoo artist who has passed cosmetic tattooing schools and received an ” HLTINF005 Maintain Infection prevention for skin penetration treatments” can do permanent eyeliner makeup.

The following algorithm describes how done the eyeliner tattoo:

  1. The master selects the required technique and colour of the pigment;
  2. The sketch with a decorative pencil, which erased after;
  3. Apply an anaesthetic if it’s necessary;
  4. Next, inject pigment with sterile needles to the required depth;

To get permanent eyeliner tattooing at any certified cosmetic tattoo studio. However, the recommendation is to have a look first at the portfolio to make sure to find the right artist with the desired technique

The duration of the effect depends on the chosen technique. On average, the eyeliner tattooing and the shaded eyeliner last for 2 years, and the eyelash tattoo lasts for 2.5 years or more. The visibility of the effect depends on the metabolism. For some, it lasts for two years; for others, it lasts for five years or more

A slight inflammation may occur after the eye tattoo, and after a few days, the eyelashes may be crusty. It’s strongly advised to follow all the instructions of the tattoo artist to achieve the desired results and to prolong the effect of the tattoo.