1 month prior: Stop usage of lash serums, lash lift and lash perm. Your lash line will be extremely sensitive. Pigment will not take as well.
Do not wear contact lens before the appointment and 48 hours after. The area is still tender.
Bring sunglasses. Your eyes could be light sensitive, and puffy or dilated immediately after.
You can wear makeup around, but not directly on the top of your permanent eyeliner until it is healed (all done with scabbing). Usually at least a week. Remember your skin is in a delicate condition after tattooing. How you treat it is as important as how I do the procedure. Do not rub or scrub the area.
Gently wash your face, shampooing is fine. Do not let any fragranced lotions, or creams with exfoliants or alpha hydroxy acids near your eyes while healing. If you have questions about skin care products just keep them away from eye area for a few days to be on the safe side.
Eyes will be swollen and a bit red immediately after the procedure and within 48 hours. There will be swelling/puffiness the following morning when you wake up. This will be the worst of all the swelling. Do not be alarmed. Swelling is a natural reaction of your body to trauma.
Clients normally can go back to work in 2 days.
Your body will form a thin crust or scab over your eyeliner. It is important that the crust stays intact so the permanent eyeliner can heal correctly from the inside out. DO NOT pick at the crust. Taking it off will not make your eyeliner lighter, it will only pull out color before it is healed and cause blotchiness and increase the risk of infection.
Your color will appear darker until it heals than you expect. This will soften as it heals. Permanent eyeliner is not meant to take the place of dramatic evening makeup. You may need to add to your eyeliner, once healed, to achieve a dark dramatic effect. This is normal.