Semi-Permanent Makeup: Eyeliner

8th January 2018

We rarely wear makeup because we’re lazy. If we could have our full face tattooed with semi-permanent makeup, we’d probably do it. Think of all the time you could save not having to carefully apply your makeup everyday! We could spend all that extra time sleeping, eating, or working out!

Julie Jung Studio located in Beverly Hills

We both have our eyebrows tattooed (not microbladed), and we recently decided to get our eyeliner tattooed from So Young at Julie Jung Studio located in Beverly Hills.

The Process

If you have lash extensions, you’ll have to get them removed and wait until your lids are fully healed before getting them done again. Also, don’t wear eye makeup or have any lotion or sunscreen on your eyes when coming in for the tattoo.

Excluding the initial numbing cream application, the whole process only takes about 15-20 minutes. Numbing cream is applied for 20 minutes; So Young tattoos a line on each eye; numbing cream is re-applied; and the process is repeated 2 more times.

Numbing process

Eyeliner tattoo by So Young

Eyeliner tattoo by So Young

We both went in thinking it would be painful since the eye is such a sensitive spot. But surprisingly, we both thought the process was painless and felt ticklish during the process. On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain level would be a 2 (Joanna thought it was a 0 to 1, but she has a high pain tolerance). The only part that felt weird was when So Young was wiping the ink off in between the steps. Also, opening our eyes at the end felt a little heavy and they were a bit sensitive and took a couple of minutes to get adjusted to the light.

After Care

The after care for eyeliner tattoo is very easy. There is no need to apply an ointment and there’s little to no swelling.

  1. Don’t drink alcohol. Actually, you’re allowed to drink but you should really let your body heal. It’s such a small part you’re getting tattooed it’s not a big deal but any time Joanna gets tattooed, she doesn’t drink for at least 5 days.
  2. No eye makeup for 3 days.
  3. Don’t get too sweaty. Especially no SoulCycle or hot yoga.

Touch up can be done as early as  4-6 weeks later and is complimentary.

Joanna’s eyeliner tattoo immediately after the 1st session

Grace’s eyeliner tattoo after the 1st session

Price: $400 excluding tip. Touch up is included in the price.

Have you gotten any semi-permanent makeup? If so, what have you done, and what did you think of it? Let us know!

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