This procedure is designed to define lips, not to create volume or puffiness. It will just give you the appearance of a full lip. Since part of the process is outlining right on the border of the lip, I'm only helping to give your lips the appearance that they're fuller. It's all about the illusion.
I do an outline on the border of the lip, but I'm also shading the color down into the middle of the lip in a circular motion to give it more of a blended look.
It's possible to get a color that's close to your natural lip color — but that means it won't last as long.
The more natural the color, the more frequent your touch-ups are going be, If someone comes in and says, I love my color; I just want it to be a hint more,' they're probably going to have to come in once a year for touch-ups to refresh that color. It does exfoliate out of your skin after 12 to 18 months. And since you eat and drink with your lips, it's going to happen faster. Its suggested you tattoo your lips one or two shades darker or brighter depending on your natural skin tone.
We use pigment instead of traditional tattoo ink (which is why it fades)
Lips are especially sensitive, so a topical numbing cream 5% Lidocaine is applied to minimize discomfort.
The healing process takes about 10 days.
Its advised to schedule the lip tattoo procedure for a Thursday, so they can let the swelling and dryness die down over the weekend. The lips will look very dry and chapped as they heal. The color gets lighter, and then as the skin heals, it comes back. You usually see the full, truest color after about two weeks."
If you're prone to cold sores, make sure you're taking medication to prevent an outbreak.
The stimulation from the needle can bring out cold sores and that can really ruin the procedure and make the healing process much worse.
It doesn't work on every skin tone.
Darker skin tones can hyperpigment. The needle abrades the skin, so when they heal, a lot more pigment is produced and the lips could actually get darker.
Lip tattoos last longer (1-5 Years) than temporary lip fillers (4-6 months) but cost more.
Permanent Makeup (Lips) is NOT suitable for the following candidates:
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have diabetes (will require a physician's note)
Have skin disease or irritations
Have had Botox in the last 2 weeks
Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peels in the last 2 weeks
Allergic to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require a physician's note.
Pregnant clients who want Permanent Makeup can be done at your own discretion. We REQUIRE discussing with your doctor first and bring a physician's note from your OBGYN. Permanent Makeup is still considered a tattoo, and just like with wine or sushi consumption, it is a personal choice to do so during this period.
Nursing clients who want Permanent Makeup can be done at your own discretion. We suggest to pump 48 hour prior to procedure and use that milk for 24 hours after the session.
* We reserve the right to refuse or reschedule service to anyone who we deem not suitable for this procedure or for any other reason. Our brow technicians make the decision to microblade an individual based on their own discretion. If you are deemed not suitable, your deposit will NOT be refunded. The deposit is for the appointment time block.*