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What is Lip Blush Tattoo?

Lip blushing is a semipermanent cosmetic tattoo procedure achieved by depositing coloured pigments into the lips using a small and thin needle. Unlike traditional tattooing, this is a cosmetic enhancement that can make your lips look bigger while giving the impression of more fullness. This service can last up to 1 - 3 years and will gradually lighten and fade over time until your lips slowly return to their natural hue

The focus of the service is to give you truly natural-looking results, not the appearance of heavy makeup. This will provide you with increased confidence every single day without any of the trouble of regularly applying makeup.

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The Process

  1. The pain tolerance for lip blush tattoos is around 4/5 out of 10. If your pain tolerance is high, we first numb the lips for 15 to 20 mins (if needed). 

  2. We first design and draw the shape of the lips

  3. We choose your pigment colour, we recommended to take a picture of your favourite lipstick and we can colour match as best as we can

  4. Client checks for the design and color to confirm and proceed


  6. We begin to outline the shape of the lips first from top to bottom

  7. Shade the lips from top to bottom, this can take up to 2 - 3 hours and during the process, we add a secondary numbing cream each time a section is finished

  8. Finishing up the procedure and cleaning up the lips of any pigment residue

Pre Care

  • No alcohol 24 hours before the appointment

  • No tanning 1 week prior

  • Cannot be breastfeeding or pregnant

  • No botox on the lip area for a month

  • No blood thinners

  • No retinol products one week prior in the lip area

  • No antibiotics 2 months prior

  • No working out prior to the appointment

  • If you have cold sores, it’s recommended to take these prescriptions 3 days before and after the appointment (Zovirax, Valtrex, Famvir, or Denavir)

After Care

  • After the appointment, we will provide you an aftercare balm after your session. You can apply this throughout the healing process and use it whenever the area feels dry


  • After 24 - 48 hours of the initial, you can use lukewarm water onto the tattoo and wipe clean using a cotton ball/pad 2 - 3 times a day

Long Term Care

  • Colour can last 1 to 3 years depending on well the pigment absorbs the colour onto the skin and maintenance 

  • To make the colour last longer, use sunscreen daily on the tattooed area

  • Avoid laser treatment near the pigmented area, laser tends to cause the pigment to darken

  • For any chemical peels, MRI or other medical procedure, let the technician know that you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo before any future medical procedures

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What to Expect After the Appointment

  • In the first 3 - 4 days, the color intensity will be significantly darker and drier

  • Your lips will be fully peeled after 4 - 5 days. Although it appears heeled after, it will not be fully healed for 6 - 8 weeks to reveal the actual colour, based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates

  • Note that one session does not guarantee the desired outcome, in many cases, we need to see how clients react to the pigment and review the healing process after the first procedure. Therefore, needing a lip blush touchup within 3 months of the first appointment to fill in any unevenness

What NOT to do during the healing process (10 - 14 Days)

  • DON’T eat spicy foods

  • DON’T use soap/facial cleansers on the area, just pay dry with a clean towel

  • DON’T rub, scratch or pick any crust along the area (will lose colour)

  • DON’T use vaseline or petroleum-based products

  • DON’T apply makeup on the pigment

  • DON’T swim, soak, steam bath & facials

  • DON’T use exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA’s for 30 days

  • DON’T get massages or facials or skin treatments

  • DON’T use anti-aging products or facial products containing AHA’s, Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids

  • AVOID sun exposure


Am I a Candidate?

Before getting any cosmetic tattoo it’s important to know if you are a candidate. When booking the appointment, an online form will be given to see if you have any medical or pre-existing conditions which may prevent a client from having a procedure


In some cases, a client may need to consult with a doctor before proceeding, but here are a few reasons why a person may not be the right fit for lip blush tattoo

  • Pregnant or BreastFeeding

  • Under 18 years of age

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Skin conditions near the tattoo area such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, or psoriasis

  • Prone to keloids

  • HIV positive

  • Have major health conditions (needs a doctor's note)

  • Allergic reactions towards pigments (colorant) and anesthetics

  • Cold Sores (Fever blisters, Herpes) - If a client had cold sores during their lifetime it’s possible a cold sore flare-up will happen after the procedure. However, you can get a prescribed cream (Valtrex or Zovirax) from your doctor and you must take it 3 days before and 3 days after the initial appointment 

When can we NOT proceed?

With the doctor's approval:

  • If you’re diabetic

  • Had organ transplant

  • If you're on blood thinners

  • If your undergoing chemotherapy

  • If you are breastfeeding or pregnant

  • Under the age of 18

  • HIV positive

  • Major health conditions (needs a doctor's approval)

  • Skin conditions in the area

  • COVID-19 vaccination within the last 2 weeks

  • Currently have cold sores

  • Chapped lips

Are you ready to book?

If you have any questions or concerns before booking, don't hesitate to contact us

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