What is lip blush tattoo?

Lip Blush Tattoo is a semi – permanent lip enhancement giving you a soft, subtle color, symmetry and appearance of fuller looking lips. This procedure is ideal for clients with little natural color to their lips or an undefined border. Your lips will look like lipstick on the first day, and soften as they heal to become a very subtle, natural looking lip tint. For more dramatic color appeal apply a little gloss or balm and your lips. Color can be mixed and customized for your desired look and natural skin undertone.

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What to expect?

There may be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 3 days.

If you experience swelling, use an ice pack for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.

If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This usually takes place within the first 3 days.

Expect the color to lighten up to 50-70% once the healing process is complete.

Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.

Permanent makeup pigment is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink. Permanent Makeup does fade and is expected to last 2 to 5 years before requiring a touch-up.

Maintenance touch ups are suggested for best results.

It can take 2 sessions prior to achieving the level of saturation you may desire.

  • Must be over 18
  • Must not have Diabetes, glaucoma, be pregnant or nursing.
  • Must not have any skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, rashes or blisters on the lips.
  • History of cold sores if so, please consult with your physician. Many clients avoid cold sore breakouts by taking a Valtrex cycle prior to their appointment.
  • Must not have any allergies to makeup or colors.
  • Cannot be easily triggered post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.
  • Cannot have transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis.
  • Cannot have active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed.
  • Hemophiliac.
  • Cannot be on blood thinners.
  • Must not have uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder.
  • Cannot be on accutane or steroids.

Pre/Post Care

Before your Appointment:​Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment. You may exfoliate 3 days before your appointment to remove any dry skin.  You can use a lip scrub or create your own using a little honey and brown sugar.  For the week leading up to the appointment you must moisturize your lips as much as possible. (I recommend using MEMBRANE lip aftercare).

Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoo.  If you have had a cold sore in the past- we advise you to go to the doctor for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak.  Even if you have not had a cold sore before- I recommend all of my clients take L-lysine 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks following the appointment to reduce the risk.

After your Appointment:

Apply ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap on skin and do not rub in.

Always use a clean Q-tip, not fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of infection.

Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results. Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning. Lip retouch must be scheduled 30 to 45 days apart from initial season to help with color retention.

Lips heal in three stages: Too dark – Too light – Just right. This takes one month to happen. Please avoid any friction to lip area.


  • Do not pick at the tattoo site at any time during healing.
  • Be careful not to get ointment in your eyes and use it sparingly.
  • Do not let the area dry out completely, since this can cause scabbing and cracking of skin surface.
  • Do not Touch the treated area.
  • Do not use creams or make up on the treated area(s)
  • Avoid facial treatments such as eyelash tinting, perming or lifting.
  • Avoid abrasive materials such as rough towels or similar.
  • Avoid taking hot baths, saunas or other heat treatments.
  • Avoid sunbathing, using Sunbeds or swimming.
  • Avoid hot yoga/spin class for 10 days. Moderate exercise is ok.
  • Avoid Makeup for 5 days.  If you apply makeup you do so at your own risk.

It is required that the you consult with your Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or making changes to their dosing cycles etc.