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Cosmetic Lip tattoo

There are many different types and names for lip tattoos, including lip brushing, lip contouring, and a full tint.

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Best for

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Enhances the beauty of the natural lip colour.

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Improving the shape of the lips

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Giving definition and the illusion of fullness.

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Gives a more refreshed, youthful look to the lips.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a lip tattoo?

Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip colour, improving the shape of the lips, and giving definition and the illusion of fullness.

How does it work?

A cosmetic lip tattoo is a procedure wherein tiny needles deposit natural-looking pigments onto your lips by pixelating. It is done in layers to get the perfect tone per your approval.

Is it permanent?

No, it is not permanent.  The permanent makeup industry of today is very different. Generally, I apply new techniques and use watercolour organic pigments, modern, digital gentler tools and ultra-fine needles. Compared to traditional permanent makeup, a robust machine, synthetic colourants, and carbon-based tattoo ink produce harsh results that would age to an unappealing colour and are embedded deep in the dermis.

How long will the result last?

Lip tattooing can last anywhere from 1-2 years. The pigment will fade naturally and lighten over this time; recommends a colour boost procedure every 12 -18 months. 

Whom is lip tattooing suited?

It's for anyone over 18 who wants a subtle lip colour. In some cases, I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with too much lip filler, as paint can be complicated to take.

How do you choose the colour of the lip tattoo?

Usually, the remit is to keep the colour very close to the client's natural lip colour to achieve the most natural look. 

What to expect from your appointment?

A full consultation before commencing tattooing to ease any clients' anxieties. Consent and discussing with clients exactly what they want to achieve, including shape and colour, taking into account the client's natural colourings and giving expert advice regarding what may suit them. The pre-draw the lips using a pencil, and then the tattooing usually takes around 45 minutes.

Does lip tattooing hurt?

The excellent news is that numbing cream ease any discomfort, It can feel scratchy and slightly burn sensation, but lip tattooing is nowhere near as aggressive as conventional tattooing.

Is there any downtime?

Day 1 -2 
Your skin will start slowly releasing lymph fluid right after your procedure is a standard healing process for our bodies!

Clean your lips with water after eating is very important; pat dries, then apply ointment throughout the day to keep your lip hydrated and reduce scabbing. 

Sometimes light bruises may occur, even after the procedure is over. It is normal and will disappear over time.  The lips may still be slightly for the first few days, and it will look like you’re wearing lipstick. 

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Keep applying ointment as needed! It's ok for lips to dry out slightly between applications. Some light flaking and peeling may occur- this is normal.

Prepare before your appointment

  • Cold sores: if you’ve EVER had even one cold sore on the outside area of your mouth or your lips, you MUST take doctor-prescribed Valtrex or a similar antiviral at least three days prior and three days after getting your lips tattooed.

  • If you don’t- this procedure will trigger an outbreak that will affect healing. 

  • Lip fillers: you MUST wait at least one month before/ after getting your lips tattooed

  • Dry lips:  make sure your lips are well hydrated in the days leading to the appt. Dry, cracked lips won’t heal nicely, and they will not take colour well. 

Aftercare 

  • Keep applying ointment as needed! It's ok for lips to dry out slightly between applications. Some light flaking and peeling may occur- this is normal.

  • IMPORTANT! Do not pick any dry skin! It must be naturally.

  • If you peel the skin, it will take the tattoo out with it, resulting in uneven results. Once it sheds, it will appear very light in colour.

  • One month later: After four weeks to complete. You’ll notice a few colour changes throughout the month.  A touch-up appointment is essential.