Enhancing your lips with some type of makeup is something many people never leave the house without. Whether it’s full-on lipstick or a sheer lip gloss that gives a your-lips-but-better look, enhanced lips look great – until they don’t. Regular lip makeup is notorious for being very short-lasting, no matter what the ads promise.
That’s why so many people are getting lip tattoos. A form of cosmetic tattooing, lip micro pigmentation will give you a long-lasting lip enhancement that doesn’t come off.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Lip Tattoo?
Anyone who likes wearing lipstick but doesn’t like the hassle of applying it several times a day. Also, women who want to add some volume to their lips. The lip tattoo won’t do as much as lip fillers, but it will definitely make your lips look fuller.
Permanent lipstick is also great for uneven lips. It will hide any shape imperfections and make the lips more symmetrical.
What Does the Lip Color Tattoo Treatment Look Like?
The PMU lips treatment is a process of micropigmentation, AKA cosmetic tattooing, which means that an electric needle device is used for inserting pigment into the skin of your lips.
Is the PMU Lips Treatment Painful?
The lip area is very sensitive and having a needle pierce your lips over and over might sound a bit scary. However, a numbing cream is applied before the needling starts in order to eliminate the pain. Most clients report that it’s uncomfortable, but not painful.
How to Choose a Permanent Lip Color
The permanent lip color can be done in any shade of red, pink, or orange, but since the results last up to 5 years, you want to be sure you’ll like wearing the color for all that time.
That’s why most clients go for subtle, flesh-toned shades that are suitable for any occasion and match any makeup look.
Your artist can help you with the color choice, and you should take their recommendations seriously. They have a sharp eye and an extensive knowledge of color theory, so they’ll be able to match the pigments to best complement your skin tone and undertone.
How Do I Prepare for Lip Tattoo Treatment?
In order to prepare for the treatment, avoid taking the following medications, substances, and vitamins that cause your blood to thin:
Caffeine (coffee and tea)
Also, avoid exfoliating skincare products and any medications that thin out the skin.
It is vital to take anti-viral medication before your procedure if you’re prone to cold sores. They can appear due to the trauma of tattooing and affect the healing process.
How Long Does the Lip Tattoo Healing Process Last?
The healing period lasts around 15-30 days.
Your lips will be swollen for a couple of days and some scabbing will appear after that. Also, the color will look too intense, but 50% of it will fade during the first week. It takes a little bit longer for the color to settle.
During this period, you should religiously follow the tips your artist gave you, in order to avoid any discomfort during healing and get maximum pigment retention.
How Much Does a Lip Tattoo Cost?
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