Eyeliner Care

The results and longevity of your tattoo will depend greatly on how you take care of your eyeliner during the healing process and beyond. Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention. This information acts as a guideline only, and we cannot guarantee your results.

No lash extensions at least a week before appointment

No lash enhancement serums a month before appointment

No caffeine or alcohol 24 hours before appointment

No retinols, acids, anti-aging or acne products on the upper lid a month before appointment

Do not wear contacts during appointment

Do not wear eye makeup to appointment

No stye or any other sort of eye infection or irritation can be worked on

Eyes will be a bit swollen after your appointment for 24-72 hours. This is totally normal. To relieve swelling, you can ice the area with a soft gel ice pack and you can take ibuprofen or Benadryl as needed. 

When you arrive home that night, splash your eyes with water and wash off any pigment residue. Pat dry gently with clean tissue or towel. 

Wash the skin around the eyes twice a day (morning and night) using a gentle, unscented soap. Use you fingertips to cleanse gently and pat dry with a clean tissue. 

Apply given aftercare 2-3 times a day for up to 7 days for eyeliner (OMIT FOR LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT). No petroleum products.

Do not pick or peel any scabs. 

Swelling and redness will decrease within 24-48 hours. 

The color may fade approximately 30-50% lighter when the scabs fall off. This is also normal and we will add additional color at touchup. 

The eyeliner may start to look dark and thick. As the skin heals, the scabs will fall off in random pieces and might look patchy. Flaking and crusting on the tattoo area may occur, avoid picking or pulling anything to avoid loss of color. If scabs start to slough off, you can brush lashes with a clean mascara wand to gently remove any buildup. Most color should even out over the course of 2 weeks. We will see you you back at 6 -8 weeks for a touchup. 

Eyeliner tattoos normally last 1-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.

Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 spf or greater) on brow area.

Avoid using chemical exfoliants or heavy creams on the eyes, as it will cause fading.

Do not do laser near your eye area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.

Additional eye makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

Application of any makeup for 10 days.

Scratching or removal of scabs, dry skin/flakiness. This can result in loss of color.

Direct water on the liner tattoo and the use of cleansers, soaps and heavy creams (wash around the areas using a cleaning cloth or oil-free makeup wipe.)

Vaseline, Neosporin and any other petroleum-based products, this will remove the brows.

Activities that will cause sweating for 10 days.

Swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 14 days.
UV exposure (including tanning booths).

Laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.

Exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).

Anti-acne products (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, proactive, ect.)

Lightening creams such as hydroquinone

Bleaches, tints or dyes

Massages, facials or skin treatments.

Threading, waxing or hair removal products.

Eyeliner tattoos normally last 1-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.

Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on eyeliner area.

Avoid using chemical exfoliants or heavy creams on the eyes, as it will cause fading.

Do not do laser near your eye area (ipl). Some lasers may change the color of the ink.

Additional eye makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.