What is Cosmetic Lip Tattooing?

Semi-permanent lip pigmentation is achieved with a digital cosmetic tattooing machine, allowing you to wake up with perfectly defined lips every day. A tint is selected from a huge range of fabulous shades, to either blend with your natural lip colour or to match your favourite cosmetic lip shade. You can choose between having your whole lip coloured or a ‘lip line and blend’; many clients prefer not to have a precise lip line but a smooth, symmetrical mouth with the colour blended inwards to avoid harsh, dated outlines.

Most women, and even some men, can benefit from lip tattooing, as the treatment makes lips appear fuller and helps restore youthful definition to fading lips. If you’re feeling adventurous you may choose a bold colour, although most clients prefer natural shades that are perfect for everyday and can be built upon with lip products for special occasions.

Tattooing lips involves the implanting of colour into a muscle, so it’s slightly different from eyebrow and eyeliner tattooing on the skin. People whose skin weeps or bleeds a lot will not retain the colour quite as well, so some clients may require more sessions to get coverage. It all depends on the individual, and Amanda can discuss any concerns with you at a consultation.

The Procedure

There are three stages for lip tattooing:

  1. Meet Amanda at a Consultation. You can ask any questions you may have and discuss aspects of the style you’re after, including what colour and shape is achievable and any imperfections that require hiding.
  2. The Initial Tattooing comes next. Amanda will begin by taking some photos and applying numbing cream while you fill out a medical form. After 30-40mins, Amanda will plan and measure out exactly where the tattooing will go, before starting the colour implanting process using a digital cosmetic tattooing machine. You should not feel any discomfort, however Amanda will ask throughout the treatment if you are uncomfortable and more numbing solution will be applied to the required area.
  3. You’ll then come back for a Touch Up. Six to eight weeks after your initial tattooing, you may find there are small gaps or that the pigment isn’t quite the right shade. This is completely normal and this appointment allows Amanda to go over and perfect your tattooing, ensuring you get the best result every time.  Please see blog on lips for more information

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