Lip blushing is a semi-permanent tattoo that defines your lips, creating volume and fullness. It also corrects any asymmetry or darkness, giving your lips a very youthful appearance.
There are several things strongly recommended to do before getting a lip tattoo, to ensure that your skin is in the best condition as possible for the procedure.
1. Treatments such as lip injections and chemical peels need to be done at least four weeks before your appointment.
2. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and exercise the day of the procedure is also key for prep.
The initial process takes approximately three hours and costs 450$. We will first start by applying a medical-grade topical anesthetic to numb your lips for about 20 minutes. After the numbing agent is removed, the treatment begins first by tattooing the outline of your lips, then filling them in. The process can be uncomfortable for some, as your lips are a sensitive area, but once it’s over, your lips shouldn’t be sore. You might have the sensation that you just did an aggressive lip scrub, but it will quickly fade! Your lips will look darker and more vibrant directly after the initial treatment, but this will fade to a much more natural hue. It’s very important not to pick at the dry skin while the lips scab and heal, as this can disrupt the color. You can soothe the skin during the healing process by applying an antibacterial tattoo ointment. Besides keeping the area clean and not picking at scabs, there are a few other aftercare practices that are key to ensure your lips heal. It’s also important to avoid working out or sweating for two weeks and no tanning or excess sun exposure for 30 days. Keep your lips as dry as possible (besides aftercare ointment) to avoid premature scabbing and refrain from booking any facial or chemical treatments that include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), Retin-A, or glycolic acid.
Six weeks after your initial lip blush appointment, you can go back for a touch up to fill in any light or uneven spots. After touch up, the lip blush tattoo will last from approximately two to five years!! Everyone’s skin is different, so the staying time will vary from client to client. And a yearly refresh is always recommended to keep the color, and shape you prefer.