and the i’s have it!

A number of my friends have had their eyes tattoo’d with permanent eyeliner.
I have very short, very thin eyelashes, and was constantly putting on eyeliners and or mascara.  During the summer this was always a problem, first because you sweat – A LOT!, and second because of getting in and out of the pool.  That shit stings when it gets in your eyes.
I checked with a few people, looked on the internet, and finally decided to go speak with a tattoo-ist about getting my eyes done.
Tom needed to go on an errand farther north of the tattoo-er so I had him drop me off.  
I had questions, and my agenda so I was ready to make myself an appointment.
Rick and I started talking, and when it got to the time to make an appointment he indicated he could do me right then and there!
Well, I wasn’t quite ready for that, but decided to jump at the opportunity.  
Luckily I had taken this photo that morning;
my unadorned left eye!

OK, so we go up to his ‘parlor’, chat some more because I had sort of been toying around with wanting a green shade for the eyeliner – my eyes are green, and when surrounded, near, or adorned with green they become even more green.   I decided to stick with straight black, no light, barely perceptible shading, I wanted lines, similar to what I do for myself.

So first he cleans, and scrubs, and cleans some more – then he draws on the lines and I look and we talk, and I make a few changes, he redarws, we check and chat. Then he cleans some more.  Then he shows me the tools and opens the sealed steri-packs, and assures me that I am the only one that will be using, or has used the needle and the rubber guard that surrounds the apparatus.   Then he cleans some more, by now my eyes are getting a  bit irritated from the pressure, then he starts putting on an analgesic wipe, he waits a few minutes and starts.

I was surprised at out how quick it went.  I mean all told I was at the store for maybe an hour, and I bet the tattooing took maybe 20-25 minutes.  Was it painful?  No! It was really annoying, but trust me I have undergone stuff way more painful that this!   The toughest part is trying to keep your eyes open or closed depending on whether he is working on the upper or lower lid, and to keep your eyes still while this is happening.  Your natural response it to scrunch, and blink, especially because during the process bits of ink spray go in and you want to blink them out.  And then as he is wiping away the ink there is more pressure.

So this picture was taken maybe 3 hours after the procedure, we did a little shopping on the way home!  Glassy and bloodshot, but just a little bit swollen.

And this picture was taken 24 hours later. 

So that was done on the 20th of March – the peeling is finished, after tattooing there is light scabbing and that has all now peeled away.  The color has softened just a bit and I am really pleased with the outcome.
So now, the Tattooist
Ricardo Cortes Mena, aka Tattoo Rich
calle 16 #198a x 21 y 19
colonia Mexico Oriente
Merida
948-0694
cel 999-221-3436
next project – full lip coloring,
 and then to get that extra weight removed from the upper lid.

Oh What I do for you my dear readers!  I’ve had Tom take a few closeups – it is against my better judgement, and definitely against any form of common sense – so before you go on you must promise me you will only look at the eyeliners, not the pores, wrinkles, age spots or sags!

Do you promise!  
OK, then here goes!
Now remember, you promised!

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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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10 Responses to and the i’s have it!

  1. 1st Mate says:

    I was a little shocked at the first photo after the tattooing, but it softened out a lot by the time you had the second shot. My only suggestion would be that maybe your brows could be darkened just a tad (NOT with tattooing!) to balance it. Hard to find light brown browliner in Mexico, but that's what I'd use.

  2. Anonymous says:

    is it affordable?

  3. Tanch – you are a rare man! I did this for me! I am happy with the way they eyes look, and I am especially happy to not having to put on the eyeliner or mascara.

  4. oh I wish I could brighten my teeth, too many crowns – I'd have to have them all re-done!

  5. Thanks – what I want is to remove the heavy folds that have formed on my upper lids, they weight down!

  6. Thanks – try lemon juice to reduce the discolorations, and fresh mashed banana for about 20 minutes for the wrinkles.
    If that doesn't work, then the options here are endless

  7. Tancho says:

    I am always amazed of what women will do for cosmetic results. Speaking for myself, I see the beauty in women first in personality then in looks. I think that most men appreciate that but don't verbalize of how great women look au'natural. I have know many women to seem to do this for self esteem reasons or to impress their mates. Little do they know that we appreciate them as they are and they don't need to do stuff like that. Probably the saying that makes my point clear is that “Beauty is within”, but then on the other hand whatever makes them happy is also important. Yes we always like to look, but more often than not, we wouldn't want that on our mates….. I thought the first picture looked great before I scrolled down to the others.
    But that's just my opinion.

  8. CorollaRN says:

    Wow!!! That looks great!Add that to my list of things to do next year…I had my teeth whitened, and it is great!! I can give you info, if you want!! Awesome dentist!!!

  9. At first I thought you were going to write about that eyelash growing stuff that I have seen online. I am not brave enough to do this however yours looks good! I saw you in person on Saturday morning and didn't notice anything unusual, just your normal radiant self.
    I know someone who had eyebrows tattooed on and it was rather unfortunate looking IMHO. Apparently, she felt that her brows were higher than the artist thought. The artist did what she asked and now she looks a bit startled, with raised eyebrows.
    I do toy with the idea of an eye lift occasionally but I'm even more scared of that idea.
    regards,
    Theresa

  10. When you started blogging about it, I thought, “oh dear, I am not going to like this,”, but I do and I think it looks great! It's much softer looking than I thought it would be, and for a different look I'm sure you could put a little green over the black. I'm not sure I'd ever be brave enough, but I'm going to look into some laser removal of freckles and age discolorations! Ah what we women do! PQ

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