Permanent Eyeliner Aftercare

Eyeliner After Care Guide

Have you recently gotten an eye liner tattoo? Congratulations! You’re probably feeling ecstatic about your new look. But now comes the hard part: caring for it during the healing process. While this may seem daunting at first, with the right know-how and preparation, your eye liner tattoo will heal steadily and safely. So don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to know about eye liner tattoo after care, from proper hygiene to knowing what’s normal in each healing phase. With these tips, you’ll soon be showing off your gorgeous eye liner with confidence.

What are the permanent eyeliner healing stages?

Welcome to Day 1 of your appointment! We know that this can be a stressful experience, so we want to provide you with important care instructions to follow for the next 24 hours. Here’s the scoop: You may apply an ice pack for 10 minute intervals for the first 24 hours after your appointment. For maximum result, make sure to wrap the ice pack in a clean barrier such as paper toweling, towel, or cloth. And don’t forget – do not put the ice directly on the area! Taking these simple steps will ensure that your recovery goes smoothly and quickly. Thanks for trusting us with your health!

Immediately Following Eyeliner Tattoo Procedure:

  • DO NOT TOUCH AREA! Risk of infection is high!
  • Apply ice, on and off, to treated area for 10-30 minutes (as needed).
  • Blot area, as needed, with clean gauze.
  • Ok to take Ibuprofen/Advil & Arnica for pain/swelling.
  • DO NOT wash during first 24 hours.
  • Redness & or swelling may persist for up to 48 hours.


Permanent Makeup After Care Regimen:

  • Day 1: (Appointment) Do nothing! No touching!
  • Day 2-Healed (5-10 Days): Wash with provided cleanser and warm water (not hot!). Blot dry. Apply a thin layer of ointment (grain of rice per eye) after cleansing. Continue this 1x/day until completely healed (no longer flaky/scabbing). If OILY SKIN gently wash 2x/day.
  • Day 3: OK to start using mascara. (New tube only!)


Tattoo Eyeliner Precautions:

  • Keep the area clean at ALL times while healing. Avoid things that would put you at risk for infection: heavy sweating, gardening, dogs licking your face 🤪, etc.
  • If redness, swelling, tenderness, or drainage from the procedure site do not start improving after 24 hours, contact Jettie ASAP. The area may be infected and needs immediate medical care.