what is lip tattooing?

Lip tattooing, also known as lip micropigmentation or permanent lip makeup, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the application of permanent pigment to the lips to enhance their color, shape, and definition. It is a popular option for individuals who want to achieve fuller, more defined lips without the need for daily lipstick or lip liner application.

During a lip tattooing procedure, a tattoo machine deposits pigment into the upper or lower lip, or both, depending on the client's preferences. The pigment is carefully applied in thin, precise lines or shading techniques to create the appearance of naturally tinted lips. Lip tattooing can be customized to achieve various lip enhancements, including lip liner, lip blush or full lip colour.

Lip tattooing offers several benefits compared to traditional lip makeup, including:

  • Long-lasting results: Lip tattooing provides long lasting results that can last for years with proper care and maintenance, eliminating the need for daily lipstick or lip liner application.
  • Time-saving: Lip tattooing saves time and effort in the daily makeup routine, as there is no need to apply or remove lip makeup throughout the day.
  • Waterproof and smudge-proof: Lip tattooing is resistant to water, sweat, and smudging, making it ideal for individuals with active lifestyles or allergies to traditional lip makeup.
  • Customizable: Lip tattooing can be customized to suit each individual's preferences, including lip color, shape, and intensity, to achieve the desired lip enhancement.

However, it's essential to consider the following factors before undergoing lip tattooing:

  • Permanent nature: Lip tattooing is a permanent procedure, and the results cannot be easily removed or altered. It's essential to carefully choose the desired lip color and style to ensure satisfaction with the results.
  • Initial swelling and discomfort: Some individuals may experience mild swelling, redness, or discomfort in the days following lip tattooing. These side effects typically subside within a few days, and proper aftercare can help minimize discomfort and promote optimal healing.

**By Law I can not supply your Topical numbing cream. You are required to complete this form: Topical Anaesthetic Ordering The compounding chemist will post it to you. Please bring this to your appointment. Local numbing will minimize discomfort during the procedure**

Lip tattooing is Low maintenance not No maintenance! Most individuals can expect to undergo touch-up sessions for lip tattooing every 1 to 2 years to maintain the desired shape and color. However, the frequency of touch-up sessions may vary depending on individual factors and preferences.


Overall, lip tattooing can be a convenient and effective option for individuals looking to enhance their lip appearance with long-lasting results.

A Lip Tattoo Treatment is 120min costing $500

Lip tattooing information

Contraindication

Lip tattooing, like any cosmetic procedure, may not be suitable for everyone. Certain contraindications may increase the risk of complications or interfere with the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. It's essential for individuals considering lip tattooing to be aware of these contraindications before undergoing the procedure.

Some common contraindications to lip tattooing include:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect the skin's sensitivity and may impact the healing process after brow tattooing. It is generally recommended to avoid elective cosmetic procedures during this time. If you do proceed tattooing can only be done in the 2nd trimester with a doctors certificate. If you are breastfeeding you are required to pump and dump x2 feeds post treatment to ensure that no anesthetic has entered the breast milk.
  • Allergies or sensitivities: Individuals with known allergies or sensitivities to tattoo ink, topical anesthetics, or other cosmetic products may not be suitable candidates for lip tattooing. Allergic reactions can occur during or after the procedure and may lead to inflammation, swelling, or other adverse effects.
  • Active skin conditions: Individuals with active skin conditions on or around the lips, such as cold sores (herpes simplex virus), eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis, may not be suitable candidates for lip tattooing. These conditions can affect the integrity of the skin and may increase the risk of complications, such as infection or poor pigment retention.
  • Blood-thinning medications: Individuals taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, warfarin, or certain herbal supplements, may not be suitable candidates for lip tattooing. These medications can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising during the procedure and may interfere with the healing process afterward.
  • Immunocompromised individuals: Individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunosuppressive therapy, may not be suitable candidates for lip tattooing. These individuals may have a higher risk of infection or poor wound healing after the procedure.
  • Recent lip injections or fillers: Individuals who have undergone recent lip injections or fillers may need to wait until their lips have fully healed before undergoing lip tattooing. Lip injections or fillers can affect the lip shape and volume, and undergoing lip tattooing too soon after these procedures may interfere with the desired outcome.
  • Uncontrolled medical conditions: Individuals with uncontrolled medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, or autoimmune disorders, may not be suitable candidates for lip tattooing. These conditions can affect the body's ability to heal properly and may increase the risk of complications from the procedure.

    It's essential to discuss your medical history, concerns, and suitability for lip tattooing before undergoing the procedure. By carefully evaluating any contraindications and following strict safety protocols, you can help ensure a safe and successful outcome from lip tattooing.
Pre-Treatment Guidelines

Before undergoing lip tattooing, it's essential to follow specific pre-treatment guidelines to ensure a safe and successful
procedure and minimize the risk of complications.

Here are some common pre-treatment guidelines for lip tattooing:

  • Consultation: This is not essential however strongly recommended if you have any anxiety around cosmetic tattooing. During the consultation, your technician will assess your lip shape, skin type, and natural lip color to determine the most suitable lip tattooing technique and pigment color for you.
  • Medical history: You will be sent an intake form to complete 24hrs before your appointment to complete. Your required to provide a comprehensive medical history, including any underlying medical conditions, allergies, medications you are taking, and previous cosmetic procedures on or around the lips. This information determine your candidacy for lip tattooing and tailor the procedure to your individual needs.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications: If you are taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal supplements, consult with your healthcare provider about discontinuing or adjusting your medication
    regimen before lip tattooing. These medications can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising during the procedure and may interfere with the healing process afterward.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine: Refrain from consuming alcohol and caffeine for at least 24 hours before your lip tattooing appointment. Alcohol and caffeine can increase blood flow and sensitivity, which may affect the comfort level and outcome of the procedure.
  • Keep lips hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your lip tattooing appointment to keep your lips hydrated and moisturized. Dry or chapped lips can affect the application of pigment and may lead to uneven results.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the lips in the days leading up to your lip tattooing appointment. Sunburned or tanned skin can be more sensitive and prone to irritation during the procedure. Wear lip balm with
    SPF protection when outdoors to protect the lips from UV rays.
  • Avoid lip plumping products: Refrain from using lip plumping products, such as lip plumper's or lip suction devices, in the days leading up to your lip tattooing appointment. These products can irritate the lips and may interfere with the application of pigment.
  • Follow provider's instructions: Follow any additional pre-treatment instructions provided at your consultation. This may include avoiding certain activities or skincare products that could interfere with the procedure or compromise the results.

    By following these pre-treatment guidelines and communicating openly with your practitioner, you can help ensure a safe and successful lip tattooing experience with optimal results.
What to Expect?

During a lip tattooing appointment, you can expect the following steps:

  • Consultation: It is recommended to conduct a consultation if you experience any anxiety around cosmetic tattooing, however this is not a requirement. The treatment will commence with a review of your treatment intake form. This will sent to you 48hrs prior to complete. During this time we will discuss your goals, preferences, and
    desired lip enhancement. We will assess your lip shape, skin type, and natural lip color to determine the most suitable lip tattooing technique and pigment color for you.
  • Preparation: Before the lip tattooing procedure begins, I will cleanse the eyebrow area thoroughly to remove any makeup, oil, or debris.
  • Topical numbing cream: By Law I can not supply your local numbing. You are required to complete this form: Topical Anaesthetic Ordering .The compounding chemist will post it to you. Please bring this to your appointment. Local numbing will minimize discomfort during the procedure.
  • Lip design: Use a cosmetic pencil will design the shape and style of the lip enhancement based on your preferences and facial features for your approval before proceeding with the tattooing process.
  • Pigment selection: Please bring a lipstick of your desired colour so we can match it as close as possible! The pigment colors may range from subtle nude shades to more vibrant hues, depending on your preferences and the desired intensity of the lip enhancement.
  • Tattooing process: Using a specialized tattoo machine we will deposit pigment into the lips to create the desired lip enhancement. The pigment is applied in thin, precise lines or shading techniques to enhance lip shape, color, and definition.
  • Comfort measures: Throughout the procedure, I will periodically check in with you to ensure your comfort and well-being. I will offer breaks or adjustments as needed to minimize discomfort and ensure a positive experience. Generally clients experience minimal to no pain
  • Post-treatment care: Once the lip tattooing procedure is complete, you are required to purchase an aftercare kit costing $40 this will have everything you require to care for your lips in the days and weeks following the procedure.
  • Follow-up appointments: Depending on your individual needs and the complexity of the lip tattooing procedure, you may be scheduled for one or more follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary touch-ups or adjustments to the lip enhancement. Follow-up appointments are typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure to allow for proper healing and pigment settling.


Overall, a lip tattooing appointment typically takes 2 hours to complete, depending on the desired lip enhancement and individual comfort level. Please allow adequate time as I will not rush under any circumstance as this will effect the results of your tattoo.

It's essential to communicate openly throughout the appointment and provide feedback on your desired outcome to ensure a satisfactory result. With proper preparation, precision, and post-treatment care, lip tattooing can enhance the appearance of the lips and provide long-lasting, natural-looking results.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

After undergoing lip tattooing, it's essential to follow specific post-treatment guidelines to promote proper healing, minimize discomfort, and achieve optimal results.

Here are some common post treatment guidelines for lip tattooing:

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the lips: Refrain from touching or rubbing the treated lips to prevent infection, irritation, or disruption of the healing process. Let any scabs or crusts that form on the lips naturally slough off on their own.
  • Keep the lips clean and dry: Avoid getting the lips wet for the first 24 hours after lip tattooing to allow the pigment to settle and adhere properly. After 24 hours, gently cleanse the lips with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser and pat them dry with a clean towel.
  • Apply healing ointment or moisturizer: Apply a thin layer of healing ointment or moisturizer to the lips to keep
    them hydrated and promote optimal healing. Use only products recommended by your technician and avoid using any petroleum-based products, as they can cause the pigment to fade.
  • Avoid sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the lips in the days and weeks following lip tattooing to prevent fading of the pigment. Wear lip balm with SPF protection when outdoors to protect the lips from UV rays and reapply as needed throughout the day.
  • Avoid lip makeup and products: Refrain from applying lipstick, lip gloss, or other lip makeup products to the treated lips for at least one week after lip tattooing. These products can interfere with the healing process and
    may affect the color and longevity of the pigment.
  • Avoid certain foods and beverages: Avoid consuming hot, spicy, or acidic foods and beverages in the days following lip tattooing, as they can irritate the lips and may interfere with the healing process. Stick to soft, bland foods and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid strenuous activities: Refrain from engaging in strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or activities that cause excessive sweating, for at least one week after lip tattooing. These activities
    can increase blood flow to the lips and may interfere with the healing process.
  • Attend follow-up appointments: Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary touch-ups or adjustments to the brow enhancement. Follow-up appointments are typically scheduled 4-6 weeks after the initial procedure to ensure proper healing and pigment settling.
  • Be patient: It's normal for the Lips to appear darker and more defined than expected immediately after lip tattooing. The color will gradually fade and soften as the eyebrows heal, typically within 1 to 2 weeks. Be patient and follow post-treatment guidelines to ensure the best possible outcome.

By following these post treatment guidelines and communicating openly with your technician, you can help ensure a safe and successful healing process and achieve optimal results from lip tattooing.

If you have any questions or concerns about post-treatment care, don't hesitate to contact me for guidance and support.