Feeling your best every day can make all the difference even if you do not notice it. And most of the time, that feeling is influenced by that confidence in how you look. If you are a makeup lover or enthusiast, it must be no surprise that eyeliner makeup is your everyday companion. A look does not seem right without those wings drawn beneath your lashes, isn’t it? While it is worth putting them on, nailing the perfect pair can be daunting and time-consuming, especially for queen bees like you.
That is why more and more women decide to skip their everyday eyeliner and go for semi-permanent eyeliner tattooing. This increasingly popular procedure allows them to wear the perfect and precise cat eyes without the risk of the liquid smudging or the line being wonky. Plus, it is waterproof. Watery eyes brought about by joyful moments will not be an issue anymore!
At Unique Blendz, we can help you skip a few minutes from the mirror and achieve thicker and more luscious lashes for a bolder everyday look! But before you undertake this beautifying procedure, let us walk you through the nitty-gritty of semi-permanent eyeliner tattooing.
Eyeliner tattooing is an advanced cosmetic tattooing procedure that recreates an eyeliner. With a digital cosmetic tattoo machine, and a qualified and trained artist inserts semi-permanent pigments into the skin of the eyelids. The result, then, is a tattoo that mimics the actual look of an eyeliner that accentuates the eyes and their colour.
In contrast to traditional body tattooing, the pigment is deposited only into the first layer of the skin. Hence, it fades over time, and the process is less painful. On the brighter side of things, this allows room for changes in style and trends if you want to re-do it later!
Like in the process of permanent tattooing, you should qualify as a good candidate for the procedure. Unfortunately, certain conditions make getting an eyeliner tattoo, albeit semi-permanent, unsafe for others.
If you have an illness that affects your immunity, we do not recommend the treatment. These include cancer, diabetes, vulnerability to keloid, a bleeding disorder, and viral infection, among others. Likewise, if you are undergoing chemotherapy, pregnant, or are taking blood-thinning medications, it would be best for you to skip it, too. The eye is always assessed first to thoroughly review the skin integrity and also possible wrinkles/fine lines forming around the eye. This is always taken into consideration first before designing the correct shape.
For the best experience, it is important to follow all pre-procedural guidelines to prepare for your eyeliner. 24 hours prior to your procedure, it is important to steer clear from participating in tedious activities that involve sweating, such as working out, as body heat may expand the pores and also anything that contains stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol. In addition, avoid direct sunlight at least half a week before treatment so the skin will be in its optimal condition.
If you have lash extensions, it will be best to remove them a week prior since even the smallest amount of lash glue may interfere with and complicate the application of pigment. Moreover, if you are taking medications or are on any prescription, especially blood thinners, kindly consult your doctor before coming in for treatment.
The initial appointment takes approximately two hours. Five to eight weeks after this, a one-hour follow-up session is required to finalise the tattoo that will perfectly enhance your features!
The discomfort felt amid an eyeliner tattooing session depends on the individual’s tolerance. The good news is that numbing cream is applied before the procedure and many times throughout. Most clients shared that the process is painless, and if there is discomfort, it is only minimal.
The initial session begins with a thorough consultation with the artist and the customisation of the design and mapping of the area to follow. During the treatment a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin first and then the shape is carefully designed for your approval. The pigment is then inserted into the skin using a digital machine. Finally, a discussion of proper aftercare guidelines to be followed concludes the session.
A semi-permanent eyeliner tattoo that is well taken care of lasts up to three – five years at best. However, the use of eye creams, oils, and other cosmetic products may cause the ink to fade faster. Hence, make sure to treat it with gentleness!
Any procedure involves some risks. However, with an experienced practitioner who is meticulous, there is nothing to worry about!
Immediate and typical side effects may include slight swelling/puffiness of the top lid. You may also experience a slight wind burn sensation in the eyeliner area 24 hours post-treatment. Fortunately, any swelling or puffiness subsides in 24 – 48 hours.
Do not worry if the eyeliner appears darker than intended right after the procedure. This is a typical occurrence. The colour will fade into the desired hue in a few days as the skin heals!
As the liner heals, there will be slight scabbing in the area. Apply the Aftercare balm provided and let the flakes fall out on their own. Avoid picking the scabs off and touching and rubbing the eyes as the contact may spread germs and bacteria.
Wearing makeup around the eyes such as mascara or eyeshadow is not advised as the chemicals may interact with the healing wound. Also, prevent the wound from getting wet for at least a week. Hence, protect it during showers and avoid saunas, swimming pools, and steam baths. We also advised against engaging in physical activities that cause excessive sweating.
An eyeliner tattoo is an investment you will not regret having. Aside from saving you in more ways than one, it is also very affordable.
At Unique Blendz you can receive the Eyelash Enhancement Top Eyeliner treatment at only 450 AUD. The Top Lash Line Enhancement, which gives a more natural look, is for a hundred less. For the touch-up session, you only need to add 100 AUD.
Aside from making your eyes pop and appear more expressive, a semi-permanent eyeliner tattoo can be a great time-saver. Just make sure to go for the style, thickness, and colour that compliment your features since an eyeliner tattoo is a relatively lasting commitment. If you want some advice, you are always welcome to consult with Katelan. With our aim to give you an unfailing bespoke, personalised service, the highest comfort and outcomes await you!