How to Get Permanent Eyeliner

By LeafTV Editor

How to Get Permanent Eyeliner. Micropigmentation, a cosmetic surgery procedure which adds color to the skin, is used to etch a particular shape of eyeliner to a patient's face. An outpatient procedure usually done in a doctor's office, it is performed with thin needles that draw the color onto the skin, similar to a tattoo.

Step 1

Be certain you want permanent eyeliner. The procedure is permanent and removing it is difficult and expensive.

Step 2

Check the doctor's qualifications. Having an unqualified person perform the procedure can be dangerous, so choose your cosmetic surgeon carefully. Permanent eyeliner is often applied by a nurse or assistant. Talk to other patients before agreeing to the procedure.

Step 3

Consider application and recovery time. Depending on the size and shape of the tattoo, it may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to apply. The permanent color may "cake over" and swell for 2 to 5 days.

Step 4

Choose a shade or style that complements your facial features. Consult with your plastic surgeon and look at photos in beauty magazines for ideas.

Step 5

Verify if you will have anesthesia. Qualified practitioners will use local anesthesia. Applying the eyeliner tattoo without anesthesia is painful, so be wary if it is not offered.

Step 6

Pinpoint the exact placement of permanent eyeliner judiciously. A botched placement may result in the loss of eyelashes.