I had drops in my eyes, and numbing medication applied to the lids. I did experience a tickling sensation. I had absolutely NO bruising. This procedure was not done at a hospital or clinic. It was done by a hairdresser who decided to add permanent make up to her services. She did my friend first and after seeing how nice it looked and getting info from her I was eager to make an appt. I am five days out from having it done. The third day I inserted my contact lenses. No problem whatsoever. She will do a follow up appt in 6 weeks. At that time I can have touch up done at no extra cost.