Eyeliner Tattoo Preparation and Aftercare

Following eyeliner cosmetic tattoo preparation and aftercare is crucial parts for a successful treatment. Please read and follow this aftercare instructions carefully.

Eyeliner Cosmetic Tattoo PreparationEyeliner cosmetic tattoo aftercare

  • We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you Antihistamine 1-3 hours before your appointment, and the day after your appointment. This will significantly help reduce eye watering during treatment, and reduce swelling after treatment. Antihistamine is available over the counter at most pharmacies.
  • Have your lash extensions removed 3 days before your appointment.
  • No new lash lift or lash tint treatment for at least 2 week prior to your appointment.
  • No alcohol or coffee 24 hours before your appointment (alcohol & coffee cause blood thinning which will make you prone to bleeding during treatment)
  • Discontinue daily use of any lash growth serums at a minimum 4 weeks prior (and between sessions)
  • Discontinue taking omega oils (fish oil, evening primrose etc.) 10 days prior.
  • Contact lenses need to be removed for this procedure and should not be replaced for a minimum of 6 hours after. Please bring a pair of glasses for the drive home or arrange transport.
  • You can come in for your appointment with eyeline make up that you like. This will give us an idea of the look you desire.

Eyeliner Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare

There may be swelling and bruising after the treatment which is common. Swelling will go away by itself after 24-48 hours. Taking antihistamine prior to treatment and the day following will help minimizing swelling. You can also apply icepack to help soothe the area. The bigger the design, the more swelling you may have.

Your eyes may also feel irritating right after the treatment. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes. Irritation around your eyeliner is common and should subside within 48 hours.

If you experience any pain or discomfort in your eyes (not the eyeliner itself) 24 hours after the treatment, please let us know.

Please make sure you follow the eyeliner tattoo aftercare instructions below for the best possible result.

  • In the first 6 hours after the treatment, please dab dry any fluid coming out from your eyeliners with a dry cotton pad.
  • Contact lenses should not be worn for a minimum of 6 hours after the treatment
  • No mascara for the 14 days. When you resume using mascara, purchase a new one.
  • No make up around the eye area for 14 days.
  • No eyelash extensions, no lash lift and no lash tint for 4 weeks
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for 14 days
  • Avoid long, hot showers for 14 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for 14 days
  • Avoid face-down swimming and hot tubs for 14 days
  • No direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks
  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin exfoliate away naturally. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color

Eyeliner Cosmetic Tattoo Healing Process

Day 1:

  • Your eyeliner will look dark and bold.
  • Take antihistamine to help with swelling or itchiness
  • Can apply icepack to soothe swelling and irritation
  • Gently rinse your eyes with warm water if you wake up the morning after your treatment with your eyes sticking together

Day 3-6:

  • Your eyeliner and eye areas will be dry and flaky
  • It may be itchy
  • No rubbing or scratching or picking scabs.

Day 7 – 28

  • Your eyeliners are settling down.
  • Wounds are healed.
  • Color will settle down, you will see final result after 4 weeks.

Follow Up Session

As we expect color loss from the first session. The follow up session is to address the color loss, balance of color and adding depth to your eyeliners. This 2nd session must be completed 4-8 weeks from your initial session. Precare and aftercare will be the same as above. However, the follow up treatment will be subtler.

Annual Touch Up

As this is a cosmetic tattoo treatment. Color will fade away gradually and you will need to have them refreshed when they fade. To maintain a fresh and defined eyeliners, we recommend getting touch up done every 12- 24 months.

In some cases, you may need touching up more often. Below are a few cases where more frequent touch ups are needed:

  • use of retinol/vitamin A
  • oily skin
  • thyroid condition
  • exercise frequently
  • swim in chlorinated pools regularly
  • not using sunscreen/sunglasses