‘Thank you. Actually they’re tattooed’…
Various cosmetic tattoo procedures for lips come with various names. When you come in for lip colour tattooed on your lips, you will have most likely thought about it for ages before your appointment. It is important to have an idea of how you like to see your lips. You can then convey that to your semi-permanent tattoo artist. Bring in your most used lip pencils or lip colours too.
Many of you want fuller lips, that is, a vermillion border that gives top lip symmetricity in relation to the lower lip (or if you like, visa-versa). Another request is lipline and colour blended to remove the expectation of (traditional) makeup bleeding into fine lines or heavier wrinkles. Scarring on the lip is common through misadventures, accidents, surgery and can change the look of the lips in a lovely way.
A soft and natural tattoo correction to the lip border can make all the difference in the world. Full lips that don’t really seem to be there somehow, can be softly accentuated.
Deep colour or chic and pale… a good protective moisturiser/ lip gloss on tattooed lips, is important and looks good.
I say many times, lip tattoo does not give a lipstick look but allows you to feel special, and look classy, even when super soft and natural. I could even say that a rosy mouth can look healthier.
Further appointments or yearly refreshers will give you more colour, more coverage will ultimately last longer. It does depend on what you want.
In the cosmetic tattoo world, we know everyone is different. Every one heals differently, and the healing agenda isn’t hard and fast. That is the beauty of it all! Colours are most often custom blended for individual outcomes.
Lip colour is tattooed on the outermost layer of the dermis and a lot of your appointment time will be having you exacting the shape and having you comfortable.
The next important step is keeping your lip tattoo clean…very clean and to expect some swelling. Most clients love this part although swell does disappear in 3 or 4 days. When exfoliation is finished and lips no longer look and feel like chapped skin, they can look too light. Skin cells are reinventing themselves and it may seem confusing. Wait a few more weeks and up to 12 weeks after your final procedure to see the beauty and convenience of semi-permanent blushed lips.