When it comes to eyeliner tattooing, you will select your color, and then numbing cream will be applied. It takes about 20 minutes for the numbing effect to work. Once you’re numbed, the tattooing will begin. The device is a hand-held instrument that contains multiple tiny needles. This instrument will be run back and forth over each lid repeatedly until the ink has set in. After treatment, do not apply makeup, especially mascara, until you have healed (anywhere from 3 to 10 days, depending on how thick your tattoo is). It’s also important that you do not rub your eyes hard. You may experience some scabbing as you heal. Results will last for about a year, and we recommend a touch-up at six months.