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You want your lips to look good, in perfect shape and colour all the time. Making the most of your delicate feature is what we do with Lip-Tint Tattoo. The Intradermal Pigmentation procedure for lip colour is beautiful. It can appear to change the size and shape of the lips as well as the colour. This procedure helps prevent lipstick from bleeding into the surrounding skin. Many people request a soft pink, similar to the lip colour of an infant, for those who want a natural look.
A favourite for women who do not want the dramatic effect of lip injections, commonly known as “duck lips.” Lip Tint Tattoo is a subtle approach to a fuller lip using naturally toned pigments to blend and shade within or outside the natural lip line. We tailor to your dream lip shade with the choice of either rich definition or subtle shading. Imagine only ever having to apply a clear gloss or lip balm for added sheen over symmetrical and kissable lips.
7 – 10 days before having your Lip Tint Tattoo appointment we recommend taking either lysine or a cold sore preventative as this will reduce the likelihood of cold sores appearing as a result of the lips healing.
On the day of the procedure, an anaesthetic is applied to the lips before we begin the consult and design process. Generally, a deeper colour is chosen for the outline and then a creamier, softer version with almost no colour in the very centre. This gives the illusion of a ‘pout’ although it is essential to note that you can never make the colour tone of your lips lighter.
As the tattoo is healing the pigment will deepen in colour, so it is best to plan your tattoo around any important events such as weddings, birthday parties or important business meetings. If you are unsure, please check with us before booking.
The pigment is most dramatic 24 – 48 hours after the initial treatment, following which the outer layer of dry skin will begin to peel. Lip Tint Tattoo after-care is minimal. Refrain from touching the area with fingertips and apply a nourishing antiseptic cream a few times daily. It is also important to avoid exfoliants, oils, lipsticks and spicy foods for at least one week. A retouch appointment is recommended within 6 – 8 weeks as this ensures the artist is able to correct any fading inconsistencies and to ensure the lip line looks crisp. This is also an opportunity to make any minor colour changes. After both sessions, you should expect your lips to fade anywhere from 40- 50% and peeling to occur for 3 – 7 days depending on your skin type.
Lip-Tint tattoo generally lasts between 3 – 10 years; however, this depends on your skin’s chemistry, active ingredients in your skincare and exposure to the elements. Lip fillers can be used two weeks after Lip Tint Tattoo. Please allow seven days before applying any makeup to areas treated by a cosmetic tattoo.