What to Expect
*COVID 19 SAFETY PROTOCOL: be prepared to present your vaccination card at your appointment, masks are required at all times, please contact us to reschedule if you exhibit any symptoms such as fever, coughing, or shortness of breath.
- Each procedure lasts from 1 to 1.5 hours.
- ‘Before’ pictures are taken for records and insurance purposes, as well as ‘after’ pictures
- Detailed consultation where expectations, desired shape, color, corrective measures and lifestyle are discussed.
- A trial of the liner is drawn in pencil for further discussion and approval.
- Contact lenses will need to be removed.
- Eye drops and topical anesthetic made especially for the eye, are applied to the eye area. At this time your eyes remain shut and numbing occurs after about 20 minutes.
- Color implantation is done with a sterile, one time use needle and handle.
- Color implantation (cosmetic tattoo application) usually lasts about 30 minutes, and additional anesthetic is applied as needed throughout the procedure.
- Final approval and small adjustments are made prior to the end of the appointment.
- Eye is thoroughly cleaned and rinsed post procedure.
- Post care treatment is applied (Vaseline) and detailed instructions are given.
- Touch-up appointment is booked at the end of the session to ensure optimal application of the tattoo.
- There may be some slight redness and swelling, but you can resume normal activity immediately after the procedure.
- An ice gel pack or cold compress applied on the day of the procedure is recommended to reduce swelling and close the pores.
- Do not rub or touch, or disturb the eye area
- Pigment may collect in the corner of the eye and can be removed gently with a cotton swab.
- Vaseline application is required for the first week and should be applied with a cotton swab before washing or showering. This prevents bacteria and keeps the area protected while healing.
- Do not use Neosporin for any reason! Polysporin is an acceptable alternative, but try to avoid antibiotic ointments all together.
- Do not take Advil, Aspirin or Aleve for 3 days post procedure.
- Do not engage in heavy exercise for 1 week post procedure.
- Do not use mascara for 1 week post procedure, as removal can irritate the delicate, healing skin around the eye.
- Purchase a new mascara for use post procedure, to reduce the risk of infection.
- Rinsing the eye with eye drops is recommended morning and evening, or as needed.
- Contact us if you experience redness or itchy eyes as you may have conjunctivitis bacteria and will need treatment.
- Some pigment may be lost during the healing process, but this can be rectified during the second appointment, as well as any other desired adjustments.