Lip Blush Semi- Permanent Lips
Imagine never having to put on lipstick or worrying about smudges or asymmetrical lips!
Our semi-permanent lip blush tattoo is a semi-transparent technique of tattooing. The healed result resembles a tinted lipstick or l tinted lip gloss.
Technique lasts 1-3 years on average
Precautions for Lips
VERY IMPORTANT If you have ever had a cold sore you need to get your doctor to prescribe you an antiviral like Valtrex.
(Because tattooing causes trauma to the lip you will most likely get a really bad outbreak if you have the virus anywhere in your body.)
This reaction can be quite severe if the proper precautions are not taken! I would not risk not getting a prescription if you even suspect you have ever had a cold sore in the past.
You just need to take it the day of the procedure and for 3 days after... keeping in mind you will come back one more time for a touch-up in 8 weeks and will be required to take it the medicine when more time.
If you have NOT had a cold sore outbreak please take L-Lysine leading up to your appointment ( it is an amino acid that helps boost immunity and Aide in healing) of course always consult a healthcare professional prior to taking any medicine)
this product is available at many health, supplement stores, roots and London Drugs
get a perscription for Valtrex or start taking L-Lysine (if required) 10days- 2 week prior to apt, continue to take a few weeks after as well
Lightly exfoliate lips a few days before service with a light sugar scrub
If you have a certain color in mind please bring photos or your own lipstick we can use as a guide when choosing a colour
Contraindications for Lip Tattoo:
We do not recommend carrying out the procedure in the presence of skin diseases eg. active herpes outbreak, as well as people suffering from a tendency to form keloids, bleeding disorders, uncontrolled diabetes.
You are not a good candidate for service if you have naturally dark pigmented lips ( brown in colour as a whole or blotches of brown) tendency for hyper & hypo pigmentation.
Not Pregnant or Breast Feeding
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS- Lips
It’s important to try not to get the tattoo wet during the healing process (5-7 days). Even though it is unlikely that the tattoo will remain dry for the entirety of the healing process, refrain from swimming or submerging the area in water for long periods of time for the first week of healing. Following this makeup tattoo aftercare procedure will ensure the formation of thin scabs thus more color retention. Keep out of the sun for 7 days after you get your tattoo.
● FOR LIPS ONLY: Use Aquaphor to keep the tattoo protected while it heals and to soothe any discomfort such as itching or dryness. Avoid applying lip balms, lipstick, or other lip products during this time.
Apply Aquaphor every 30-60 minutes for the first week to keep lips from drying out.
● AVOID touching any tattooed area with your hands. Apply all recommended products with Q-tips ONLY. If the area must be touched with hands, make sure you thoroughly wash your hands before and after touching the tattooed area.
● Day 3-4: When the scab starts to appear, do not wipe- only dab until dry; you must be gentle! Do not pull off the scabs prematurely.
● Week 2 or 3: After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing the area. Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.
DO NOT: Scrub, rub, or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before it is ready, the pigment underneath it can be pulled out.
● Use any makeup on the tattooed area for at least 14 days.
● Use any Retin-A, Glycol Acids, or Neosporin in the tattooed area during or after healing.
● Expose area to sun or tanning beds.
● Swim in a pool for 14 days after your procedure.
What is normal?
Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light brushing and dry tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare ointments work well for scabbing and tightness.
●Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates, unevenness usually disappears. Adjustments will be made during the touch-up appointment.
● Color change or color loss. As the procedure area heals, the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can be addressed during the touch up appointment, which is why touch up appointments are necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about 4 weeks.
An email photo consultation (or in person consolation) may be necessary to determine if you need a touch up or a repeat of the entire procedure.
CAUTION If the skin around the tattooed area breaks into a heat rash, or small pimples, this is usually a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away on its own in a couple of weeks.
Please do not pick at it!
Call immediately if this occurs so a technician can make a note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation!