Lip Tattoo, frequently asked questions
What is Lip Tattoo?
Lip Tattoo can enhance the beauty of natural lip color, correct asymmetry, and add definition. The results are customized for each client in order to achieve the desired effect. Bring your favorite lipstick or photo on the day of your appointment! Note: lip blush is a cosmetic tattoo.
How long does the lip tattoo last?
Depending on your skin, your health and if you come to get a touch-up, Lip Tattoo can last from 2 to 5 years.
Does the Lip Tattoo procedure hurt?
Everyone has a different level of sensitivity. Topical anesthetics are used before and during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Anesthetics remove 85-99% of the pain, but again, this is a tattoo so some pain is expected.
How long does the Lip Tattoo procedure take?
The entire process from start to finish can take 2-3 hours.
Can I have the Lip Tattoo procedure if I have lip injections?
Yes! Injections in the lips do not interfere in any way with the process of tattooing the lips or the results.
Note: Lip injections and Lip Tattoo appointments MUST be at least 4 weeks apart.
Does this procedure cause cold sores?
This procedure can cause cold sores in carriers of the herpes simplex virus. To prevent a cold sore from swelling, it is recommended to see your doctor and get Zovirax or another prescription antiviral medication to take 5 days before the procedure and 5 days after.
Note: a cold sore outbreak can alter the healed results of the Lip Tattoo.
Can we get out of the lip line?
Yes, but only 2mm. The skin on the lips is not the same as that on the face and things can look unnatural or become unpredictable when we tattoo too far outside the natural lip line.
What can I expect during my appointment?
1. Complete the paperwork; consent / release agreement
2. Consult, discuss goals, answer questions
3. Take photos of before
4. Pre- draw lips (I will not tattoo until I am 100% satisfied with the design)
5. Outline the shape, after outlining, it is apply numbing cream
7. Take post photos
8. Aftercare instructions, and voila!
How often do I need a touch-up?
Lip Tattoo is a two-step procedure (initial touch-up + necessary).
The Required Touch-Up is done a few weeks after the initial appointment.
After the mandatory touch-up, you may only need to return once a year for Color Boost.
Someone else did the Lip Tattoo for me. Can you touch it up?
No. I do not retouch the work of another artist. That will be considered a cover-up / correction and will be charged as such.
How long does the healing process take?
The approximate healing time is usually 3 to 7 days. The scab should be completely shed by the seventh day, however, keep in mind that the deeper layers of your skin can take 4-8 weeks to fully heal. During this time, the skin is still regenerating, which means that real results may not be seen for up to 1.5-2 months.
Here’s a rough timeline of what to expect on a day-to-day basis.
Day 1: They’re a bit puffy, sassy, and vibrant, but I love my lips!
Day 2-4: They look very dark and my lips are still very swollen … What did I do to myself ?!
Day 5-7: My lips crust, crack, peel and fall off. I look crazy!
Day 8-10: Why does my color look so light?
Day 14-28: The color is coming back up, a little uneven, but now I really like them.
Day 45-60 (after required touch-up): OMG I love my lips! Why didn’t I do this sooner ?!