There’s no doubt what eyeliner can do for our appearance. Whether you have small eyes, big eyes, not enough lashes or you just want to reclaim that youthful glint, a perfectly applied eyeliner can create more magic and illusion than David Copperfield himself. But as most of us girls know, origami-ing ourselves over the bathroom sink in an attempt to make some magic with that beat up kohl pencil we bought 10 years ago never ends well. Especially if you need glasses to see or you don’t have steady hands. Trying to apply your own eyeliner can quickly become a nightmare. So… what’s a girl to do?

Consider Cosmetic Tattoo. Also known as Permanent Make-Up, this treatment gives you the advantage of expertly applied eyeliner with the added advantage that it won’t smudge, run or wash away. Your eyeliner will look perfect 24/7 without you even lifting a finger… now thats real magic!.

There are various styles and looks that can be achieved with permanent eyeliner. Personally I always recommend that you choose a defined but classic look that will stand the test of time. You don’t want to choose a dramatic winged eyeliner that looks fabulous today but will look like floppy bat wings when you’re 10 years older. Keeping it simple with classic looks means that you have the option to add some drama when getting ready for that special party or function or keeping it laid back for a day-to-day or corporate look.

When choosing a Cosmetic Tattoo specialist to perform your permanent eyeliner treatment, be sure to do your research. Make sure you look for a professional clinic that holds the necessary health licence for performing Cosmetic Tattoo. Make sure your Cosmetic Tattooist is experienced and has performed lots of eyeliner treatments in particular and is a professional member of at least one Cosmetic Tattoo Association. Don’t be afraid to ask to see their certification, although most reputable and experienced specialists will proudly display these on their walls, and lots of before and after photographs before making your decision.

In the US and Canada, the SPCP – The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals is a professional body that oversees that high standards in Cosmetic Tattoo are maintained by its members. This is a good place to start when searching for a Cosmetic Tattoo professional near you. In Australia and New Zealand we have APAN – Aesthetics Professionals Advisory Network and ACT – Association of Cosmetic Tattoo who each have a list of registered professional members who adhere to strict codes of practice in performing Cosmetic Tattoo.