Lip Blush Tattoo: What to Expect (Before, During, and After)

Women (and men!) have desired fuller, plumper lips for decades, and while some are okay with the noticeably injected lips, others want a more natural look. Enter the lip blush tattoo, a type of permanent makeup that is designed to give your lips the illusion of being full.

What is A Lip Blush Tattoo?

As stated, its permanent makeup. But it isn’t just placed to outline the lips. It also helps to color correct and give the lips a beautiful new shade. Older permanent makeup tattoos often faded to an unsightly blue color but with new and advanced technology, that’s a thing of the past.

How Long Does it Last?

Since the lip blush tattoo doesn’t penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and simply sits on top, it isn’t 100% permanent (which is a good thing, in case you decide you want to change things up down the road). That being said, you will definitely get your money’s worth out of the service. This tattooing process allows for the tattoo to last for several years. Smoking, excess oil and sun exposure can all cause the best temporary tattoos to wear down faster.

During the Appointment

Getting the lips tattooed isn’t the most comfortable experience, so in order to decrease pain during the appointment, a topical anesthetic is applied to the lips. This takes approximately 20 minutes and then the technician is able to shade in the new lips. You’ll be able to give the go-ahead once you have decided that it’s going to be a look that you will enjoy. The tattooing process can take 1-2 hours and will leave you somewhat swollen, so using ice to help with pain and puffiness is helpful.

The Healing Process

Needless to say, getting this procedure done a few days before you head out to Cabo isn’t a great idea. Make sure you take into consideration your schedule before booking the appointment as scabbing is a part of the healing process. It is important to not pick at these scabs to avoid scarring and damaging the final look and it’s also advisable to stay out of the sun. Using a proper moisturizer during this process is also important, and many people find great success with Aquaphor. Scabbing can last up to a week and you should be seeing the final look by four weeks. Make sure you also keep in mind that the immediate color you see will not be one that lasts long term. Expect to see a somewhat significant color fade, which will help to achieve a natural look.

The lip blush tattoo is a great choice for people who want long term, natural-looking lips. Make sure you choose the right aesthetician for this service, as both the color and the technician you choose can make a huge difference in the results!