Semi-Permanent Eyeliner


Semi-permanent eyeliner is recommended for clients who wear pencil or liquid eyeliner daily and would like to save time on applying it. One of the greatest advantages of semi-permanent eyeliner is that it will never run and always have a beautiful shape that is professionally drawn. Semi-permanent eyeliner can be applied on either lower or upper line or both. 


Benefits of Treatment: 


No need to use liquid eyeliner

No running of the colour

Customized shape and colour

Can by applied on top of bottom lines

  • Pricing
  • Pre-Procedure
  • Post-Care

Please contact Nikki for more details at 604-999-6439



Pre-Procedure Considerations:

  • Antihistamines like Benadryl taken before the procedure may reduce swelling and help you relax. Benadryl also helps eyes not be so watery during eyeliner procedures. Watery eyes can dilute the pigment that is being implanted.

  • Semi-permanent eyeliner swelling is moderate.

  • Do not wear contact lens during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.

  • Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.

  • Do not dye, perm, or curl lashes for 2 days prior.

  • Discontinue use of eyelash growing serums like Latisse 2 months prior to procedure.

  • If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure. Most physicians are giving a 2 month okay after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.

Post-Procedure After-Care Instructions:


Cold packs have not shown to make a noticeable difference in reducing permanent makeup swelling, but they feel good on the skin and are a comfort measure. Cooling a skin wound is beneficial; freezing it is not. Using refrigerator temperature cold packs is safer for damaged dermis than freezer temperature cold packs. The traumatized tissue is already in a delicate condition and can get frost damage. Slight cooling of the skin a few times after a permanent makeup procedure can be done by applying wet tea bags, cloths, or gel compresses in the refrigerator (not freezer) in a ziplock bag. If you like to use bags of frozen peas, place a wet washcloth between your skin and the bag. Clients that leave it alone and let nature take its course heal better than the ones that frantically try to help the process. Cold packs are contraindicated for anyone with poor skin circulation, Raynaud’s, cold allergy/ cold urticaria, and other skin/ vascular/ blood disorders that react to cold temperatures.Inappropriate/overuse use of ice packs on fragile facial skin may cause cryotherapy complications. The freezing can cause ice crystals to form in the skin cells and damage them. Additional swelling can rush in after removal of the ice pack as skin warms. In short, your efforts to reduce swelling with repeat freeze-warm cycles can have the opposite effect and increase swelling. The ice pack initiates primary constriction of blood vessels, then in response, vessels dilate and the area swells (reactive hyperemia of skin microcirculation). 


Oxygen is needed to heal wounds. Prolonged application of extreme cold reduces the blood flow that brings oxygen to the skin cells and may cause wound hypoxia and acidosis. A certain amount of skin perfusion pressure (SPP) is needed to maintain transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcPO2) for healing. Hypothermia increases risk of infection by reducing tissue oxygenation in hypoperfused tissues. Oxidative killing by neutrophils is a defense against pathogens, and rate of bacterial killing depends on sufficient tissue oxygenation. 

  • A permanent makeup procedure is the equivalent of a skin-deep wound - like a scratch you might get around the house. Expect it to ooze a little, scab a little, and heal in a similar time frame.

  • May cool the skin a few times after permanent makeup procedure with cold pack (or wet and chill chamomile tea bags) for 10 min. every couple of hours the first day. Don’t overdo it. May switch to warm moist pack (or tea bags) after the second day.

  • Keep moist with healing ointment at all times while outer healing occurs (3-5 days for eyes). Recommendation: GenTeal PM Ointment, Shoshanna Eden Salve. GenTeal PM makes a great healing ointment after permanent eyeliner because it is ophthalmic / safe for eyes - you can also put some of it in your eyes if they feel dry and irritated. GenTeal is preservative free. Sometimes it is the preservative in a product that people are allergic to. Make sure the box says PM because the other GenTeal formulas are not thick enough to use as a vaseline. Use healing ointment continuously throughout the day until outer healing is complete. Clients do best with water soluble or non-comedogenic / pore clogging products that let the skin breathe. If a product stings or burns when you apply it do not use it.

  • Notify permanent makeup artist or physician at first sign of allergic reaction or infection. If you suspect a problem is developing, the first thing to do is switch the type of ointment you are using. The ointment is often causing the problem. An occasional slight healing itch is normal. Constant intense itching, abnormal thick yellow discharge, yellow crust, hot burning pain, lumps, bumps, and blisters are not normal.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 2 days. Increased blood pressure and dilated blood vessels increases swelling and oozing. Also, sweat running into a wound stings.

  • Keep area clean. Blot or rinse off oozing. Soap/cleansers may be used as long as they are not alcohol based and do not have anti-aging acids or acne acids in it. Some cleansing chemicals might burn or bleach. If you wouldn’t use a product on any other type of injury, don’t use it on the healing permanent makeup. Rinse and pat dry.

  • Do not expose the area to full pressure of the shower. You don’t want the water to beat on it, but water will not erase the tattoo despite the myths being told. Not keeping it clean sets it up for infection. Germs love the extra warmth generated by inflamed tissue, and they like the moistness provided by the oozing and ointment. Germs will be breeding in it. Clean it and keep ointment on it. Scabs that dry out take longer to heal off.

  • Do not smash your face in a pillow while sleeping, especially the first couple of days. The skin is drilled full of holes and can tear or kink. The compressed tissue does not get adequate flow of blood and oxygen. The dependent side swells more, can ooze more, and have more colour loss.

  • Do not expose to sun or tanning bed while outer healing progresses. Use of sunblock after healing is completed will help prevent premature fading.


  • Do not swim in fresh, salt, or chlorinated water for 2 weeks.

  • Avoid environments that would cause dirt or germs to contact area while healing.

  • Do not apply topical cosmetics over area while healing.

  • Ibuprofen or your favourite pain reliever may be used to reduce swelling and discomfort.

  • Final healed result is at about 2 months. If a touchup is needed, it is not done any sooner than 2 months after the first procedure. Performing a touchup too early could cause scarring. Eyeliner should not need a touchup.

  • Do not use laser hair removal or foto-facial too close to pigmented area to avoid an accidental hit. Most laser operators know how protect a permanent makeup tattoo from the light by placing a tongue blade perpendicular/ 90° right angle against the edge of the brow or lip.

  • Many anti-aging products and services containing acids, lighteners, and exfoliates cause premature fading of pigment. Avoid pigmented area. Stay about 1/4 inch away from permanent makeup.

Customer Testimonials

"Nikki is outstanding. I did my homework thoroughly, stalking all of instagram before choosing her, and she didn't disappoint. Her work is flawless and she is a perfectionist....which, when having your FACE tattooed is crucial. Aside from her work, my favourite thing is her sense of humour. You're in there a long time and having someone that keeps you laughing makes time go faster and the process painless."


- Lisa McAteer