Like many permanent and semi-permanent cosmetic procedures such as permanent lip-lining and eyebrow micro-needling, cosmetologists have come up with another hack that can supposedly make your life easier. Under-eye concealer tattoo is a thing, and thousands are hoping to get this permanent solution to panda-eyes. That comes as no surprise, we have all tried tens of under-eye creams to treat our dark circles, and the results have not exactly been reassuring. Concealers seem to do the trick, but only for a few hours, and then the peepers are back.
Dark circles aren’t a surface issue – they’re mostly caused by blood vessels and dark tissue under the skin. Permanent under-eye concealer tattoos create a pigmented barrier between these darkness culprits and the outer layer of our skin. This pigment is crafted to match our skin tone and color, so that it ends up looking natural. Needless to say, the tattoo ‘ink’ for everyone is customized. A numbing cream is applied under the eyes and the cosmetic tattoo gun does its work.
Sounds just like regular tattooing, doesn’t it? Permanent under-eye concealer tattoos are pretty much like our regular tattoos. But this also means that they fade over time because of the skin’s natural cell turnover, so a touch up every couple of years can be expected. The pigment, though crafted for our very skin, can also not be expected to match it all days of the year, because our skin naturally changes its color with seasons.
That being said, tattooing the under eye with a permanent concealer and not having to worry about under-eye creams and concealers for years to come sounds pretty neat. If you do decide to get this charming ink, make sure you contact your primary-care physician, and get it done by a certified or licensed dermatologist. You’re going to be tattooing under your eye, after all. The after care will be similar to when you get a regular tattoo.
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