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Eyeliner Tattoo Critical Before and Aftercare

Eyeliner Tattoo Before and Aftercare

In preparation for your fabulous eyeliner tattoo from DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo, the following is our general eyeliner tattoo before and aftercare procedures. Following these guidelines will ensure the very best healed results possible! If you have any temporary conditions of your eye that would prohibit you from having the procedure, please contact us to reschedule your appointment.

Eyeliner Tattoo Before and Aftercare
Eyeliner Tattoo Before and Aftercare

Eyeliner Tattoo before care:

To undergo eyeliner tattooing, please ensure the following conditions are met:

  • You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.

Variable Timeframe:

  • ANTIBIOTICS: The general rule for antibiotics is: You should have finished your antibiotic course for as long as you were on the course before having any tattoo procedure. For example: If you are on a 14-day antibiotic cycle then your appointment should follow no sooner than 14-days after you have completed your antibiotics. If you have a booked appointment and it becomes necessary to take antibiotics, please call us and reschedule using this time frame guideline!

One Month Before Your Eyeliner Tattoo Appointment:

  • Avoid using retinols, acids, anti-aging products, or acne treatments on the upper lid.
  • Refrain from using lash enhancement serums during this period.

One Week Before Your Eyeliner Tattoo Appointment:

  • Avoid sauna sessions and tanning.
  • Discontinue the use of fish oil and Vitamin E.
  • Refer to our FAQ regarding blood thinners. It is advisable to discontinue blood thinners according to recommended guidelines. If you are on prescribed blood thinners, consult your doctor and inform us of their advice.

Two Days Before Your Eyeliner Tattoo Appointment:

  • Lash extensions must be removed two days prior to your appointment.
  • Refrain from consuming caffeine or alcohol within 24 hours of your appointment.

One Day Before and the Day of Your Eyeliner Tattoo Appointment:

  • Do not wear contact lenses during the appointment.
  • Refrain from wearing eye makeup to the appointment.
  • Ensure you do not have a stye or any other eye infection or irritation.
  • Keep hydrated!

Post-Treatment Experience:

  • It is normal for your eyelids to be slightly swollen for 24-72 hours.
  • To reduce swelling, you can apply a gentle gel ice pack and take ibuprofen or Benadryl as needed.
  • Avoid picking or peeling any scabs.
  • Swelling and redness will diminish within 24-48 hours.

Eyeliner Tattoo Aftercare:


  • On the first night, rinse your eyes with water to remove any pigment residue. Gently pat dry with a clean tissue or towel.
  • Cleanse the skin around the eyes twice daily (morning and night) using a mild, unscented soap. Use your fingertips for gentle cleansing and pat dry with a clean tissue.
  • Apply the provided aftercare product 2-3 times a day for up to 14 days for eyeliner (omit for lash line enhancement). Avoid products containing petroleum.

Things to Avoid:

  • Avoid activities that induce sweating for three days.
  • For two weeks, refrain from applying makeup to the eye area.
  • Do not scratch or remove scabs, dry skin, or flakiness, as it may lead to color loss.
  • Avoid using Vaseline, Neosporin, or other petroleum-based products.
  • Stay away from swimming in pools, hot tubs, or bodies of water.
  • Steer clear of UV exposure, including tanning booths.
  • Avoid laser light therapy.

Taking these precautions and adhering to the aftercare guidelines will help ensure the best results for your eyeliner tattoo.

“Everyone was wonderful starting with the fact that I was late (got lost ) and Alex’s patience in helping me get there and moving on to Angela’s (artist) understanding about it. Angela was amazing throughout my entire eyeliner tattoo experience. She has a very calming and reassuring presence and explained everything in detail and I was 100% confident in moving forward. Even though they are still healing I love my dusty shadow eyeliner tattoos and I highly recommend Daela to anyone who considering having eyeliner tattoos done!”