Lip Tattooing – what’s it all about?

Nikki Butler

Nikki Butler

Lip Tattooing – what’s it all about?

Firstly, let me assure you it’s not all about bright red lips that you have 24/7! Many client’s have natural lip colour tattooed (myself included), due to loss of colour and definition due to the ageing process.

Lip tattooing is also used for cleft lip surgery enhancement, in conjunction with the scar improvement treatment.

The colour always looks bright when it’s first done, but the colour fades around 50% during the healing process and really softens as the pigments settles into the lip.

Does it hurt?

Honestly – yes, a bit, but it’s not unbearable. I’m the biggest wimp when it comes to surface pain (I coped with a bone and cartilage graft better than a minor cut!) I had a few ‘ouch’ moments and I think I forgot to breathe at one point – but all in all, it was bearable and I am super pleased with the results.

Also, there’s this amazing new local anesthetic out that I am fully licence’d to use, which stops swelling and makes the whole procedure a whole lot more comfortable. Plus you don’t have to leave the Clinic with swollen lips straight after your treatment anymore…bonus!

How do I know what colour to choose?

Well – we will decide together. It will depend on the end result you are hoping for, together with taking into account your own skin tones.

Semi-permanent makeup is involves using pigment and not ink (traditional tattoo’s are done with ink). The pigments blend with your own natural skin tones and adapt to you, this is really important and gives much more natural and soft results. It will also fade out over time so you can update and adapt your colour choices over the years.


It’s permanent, right?

Actually it’s semi-permanent. Which I totally believe is an AMAZING thing! The pigment will fade out of the skin over time, allowing you to adapt your look or colour. Our skin tones change as we move through the years (my polite way of saying ‘ageing!’). So the fact it’s semi permanent and not permanent means you are not stuck with one look forever! If you would like to keep your colour fresh, then a re-touch treatment is typically needed at 2yrs, although some clients go as long as 5 before requiring any colour boost.


Is there anything else I should know?

Yes – invest in some straws before your treatment! You have to keep them dry for the first few days and straws are the perfect way to do this.

Please get in touch if you would like to know anything else, or if you would like to book this treatment.


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