Is permanent eyeliner just like a traditional tattoo?
First of all, it’s important to note that permanent eyeliner isn’t really permanent (more on that later). It’s just the term that the industry uses, and is more accurately semi-permanent.First of all, it’s important to note that permanent eyeliner isn’t really permanent (more on that later). It’s just the term that the industry uses, and is more accurately semi-permanent.
Permanent makeup is sometimes also referred to as tattooed makeup because the process is similar to getting a regular body art tattoo: A needle is used to deposit ink into the skin.
Your lash extensions have got to go. Remove them at least one or two days (or up to a week, to be extra safe) before you have the cosmetic ink applied. If the extensions are removed too close to the appointment, there may be glue left behind on the lash line, which could interfere with the ink.
Leave your contact lenses out. If you wear contacts, you need to take them out before the procedure. You should also be prepared not to wear them for a few days after, your eyes may be a little swollen or tender following the application.
Clients can expect for about two hours, including for the numbing process, which takes about 30 minutes. For a stronger eyeliner line, it could take two and a half to three hours, noting that gets clients involved in the design to make sure the final product will be exactly what they want.
What about the pain? Does it hurt?
A numbing cream is applied to the area prior to the actual procedure. Once the effects of the cream kick in, the whole process should theoretically be pretty painless. However, everyone has a different pain tolerance, which means some people might find the procedure to be only minimally uncomfortable, while others may find it to be very painful (even with a numbing cream).