Is It Safe To Tattoo Your Eyeliner?

The risks that come with permanent makeup don't stop it from continuing to be a trend. According to Allure, cosmetic makeup artists are used to clients requesting microblading their eyebrows, splashing man-made freckles across their cheeks, and staining their lips with a brighter color. In addition, they can also make our eyes stand out by applying eyeliner that will stand the test of any makeup remover out there.

Tattoo eyeliner often holds a misconception. Cosmopolitan states that it is actually a semi-permanent procedure that often needs to be brushed or lined up around the 2-year mark — it's not as permanent as it sounds. However thick you want to make your new line is up to you. "The tattoo itself can be super thick or as thin as your own natural lashes, and it doesn't have a flick or extended tip," Piret Aava, an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo specialist, told Cosmopolitan. "It's just to fill in the lashes to create the illusion of thicker, darker, and completely fuller lashes without looking lined or like obvious makeup."

Now that we know a little more about the procedure, are we able to book an appointment knowing that it is relatively safe?

Recieving a semi-permanent eyeliner tattoo is not a risk-free procedure

Your outcome depends on where you are getting the procedure done and the tattoo artist you choose. Cosmopolitan claims that the procedure is generally safe, but it is wise to do the necessary research beforehand. You also need to accept that like any other tattoo, it's not a risk-free procedure. "Even though eyeliner tattoos or semi-permanent makeup are not as deep as regular tattoos, they still involve a needle piercing the skin, so the same precautions should be taken as with any other similar procedure," board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Julie Russak, told Cosmopolitan. "Avoid blood thinners, including red wine, Aspirin, Advil, and Aleve, beforehand to prevent bleeding and bruising, and make sure you haven't taken Accutane within six months of getting tattooed, because it can affect your healing process."

Some added depth or a dramatic semi-permanent line can give your eyes the attention they deserve. If you choose the option that requires a little more commitment than waterproof eyeliner, finding a cosmetic tattoo artist you trust with a stellar reputation should be a top priority.