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Post: How to Prepare for Permanent Eyeliner


Get an idea of what you want your final result to look like. Bring some photos of the eyeliner you love and want to emulate as well as a photo of what your eyeliner looks like when you do your own makeup. Print or save them on your smartphone.


Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly, or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for the same day. Eyelids may be swollen for a couple of days. You won’t be able to go swimming, tanning, steam bathing, get facials, or expose your eyeliner to the sun for at least two weeks after, so plan any vacations accordingly! Please allow for about two hours to complete your initial procedure and an hour for your touch-up.


The day before and day of, do not drink alcohol or take anticoagulation medications (blood thinners). These substances may cause excess bleeding, which will inhibit your skin from being able to take pigment as well and heal properly.

If you are on prescription blood thinners, you must get permission from your doctor if you want to temporarily stop taking them for a few days. It is recommended to get permission to pause them for three days prior to your appointment.

Examples of over-the-counter blood thinners: Aspirin, Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen, Advil, Anacin, Aleve, Alka-Seltzer, BC Powders, Motrin, Midol, etc.

Examples of prescription blood thinners: Warfarin (Coumadin), Pradaxa, Elequis, Xarelto, Plavix (Clopidogrel), Prasugrel, Brilinta, Cilostazol, Aggrenox, etc.

Again, DO NOT stop taking prescription medications without specific directions from your doctor! If your doctor will not allow you to pause your medication(s), then you are not a good candidate for permanent makeup. When in doubt, ask your doctor.


• Please do not wear any eyeliner, mascara, or eyeshadow to your appointment, but do bring your favorite eyeliner pencil.

• If you wear contact lenses, do not wear your lenses to your appointment. Please wear your glasses, and wait 24 hours after your appointment before wearing contacts again.

• If eyelashes are normally dyed or permed, do not have that procedure done within 48 hours of your appointment. Wait one month following your appointment before dying or perming your eyelashes.

• If you use a lash growth serum or get lash extensions, make sure to discontinue these one month before your procedure. These products cause eyelids to be more prone to sensitivity and bleeding during the procedure.

• Limit the use of aspirin or ibuprofen prior to your scheduled procedure. I have ibuprofen on hand should you need some afterwards.

• Feel free to bring a friend!

• I absolutely love kids, but minors are not allowed in the room per state laws.


• Allergy testing of the pigment is recommended before your appointment, but you have the option to waive this. Please let me know if you would like to schedule a spot test, which will need to happen two weeks before your appointment.

• If you have even a mild concern about an allergy or illness, please tell me about it. When you schedule your appointment, my system will ask you some pre-qualifying questions to make sure you are a good candidate for Permanent Eyeliner. Please list everything you know about cosmetic substances that have had a negative effect on your skin. (If you happen to not be a good candidate, your deposit will be refunded.) You will also be asked to fill out and sign a waiver in the salon. Feel free to email me for a copy if you would like to see this form ahead of time. If you are sick the day of your procedure, we will need to reschedule your appointment.

If you follow all of these preparations, I am confident that you will have an amazing experience! Let me know if you have any other questions leading up to your appointment. Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed here

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