A lip tattoo is a procedure meant to enhance your color and shape of your lips. Lip tissue is soft, thin, mucosal and a tactile sensory organ. With age or environmental factors lips can lose color and shape. Lip tattoos are an advanced procedure in cosmetic tattooing. Lip tinting is lighter version of a lip tattoo.
Some may prefer lips with a light coloring like a blushed lip sometimes referred to Aquarelle lip giving it a watercolor effect more sheer then the lipstick application. This is a great option for someone who desires a soft tint of color. Results last 6+ months but may vary.
The pigment is brighter and when newly appplied, the color has a “fresh color” effect. This treatment is especially effective for more mature lips because it accentuates the lip’s contour.
Erika always takes much time in designing the lip shape and choosing the appropriate color. Lips are numbed, and the session is typically a two-hour appointment. Mature lips require more outlining and contouring and the desired results may be more like a lipstick effect. Younger lips may just desire light coloring like a blushed lip sometimes referred to Aquarelle lip giving it a watercolor effect more sheer then the lipstick application. Erika is trained in many different lip tattoo techniques, so she can personalize your result. Complimentary consultations for lips are always recommended before procedure to make sure you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Due to unknown Herpes Simplex I virus (cold sore/fever blister on the outer edge of mouth), a breakout of lesions may occur around the area of application. Taking an anti-viral medication is recommended before procedure.
Typically treatments are completed within two hours, however time varies depending on the extent of design and skin type. Erika will customize the right look and pigment choice for you and make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Please note: Proper care following your procedure is required to achieve optimum results. If the aftercare instructions are not followed correctly, an unpredictable amount of color may be lost. Please follow the directions below as specified by your technician.
Please call us if any of the following symptoms occur: