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Lip Tattoo Before and After: What to Expect from a Lip Tattoo Procedure and How to Heal Faster


Have you ever wished you could wake up with perfectly colored lips every day? Do you want to enhance your natural lip shape or correct any asymmetry? If so, you might be interested in lip tattooing, a cosmetic procedure that can give you the look of lipstick or a lip blush without the hassle of applying it.


Lip tattooing, also known as lip blush or lip tint, is a type of permanent makeup that involves lightly injecting pigment into the lips with a needle. Unlike traditional tattoos, lip tattoos are semi-permanent and fade over time as the pigment is implanted more superficially. They can last from one to three years depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare and an annual or 2 yearly colour refresh is recommended to keep your lip blush looking fresh.


Lip tattooing can create various effects depending on your preference. You can choose a natural-looking color that matches your lip tone or a more vibrant shade that pops. You can also opt for a full-lip tattoo that covers the entire lip area or a lip liner tattoo that defines the edges of your lips.


Benefits of Lip Tattooing

Lip tattooing has many benefits for those who want to enhance their lips without surgery or fillers. Some of them are:


  • It saves time and money on makeup products and applications.

  • It boosts your confidence and self-esteem by improving your appearance.

  • It corrects any unevenness or imperfections in your lip shape or color.

  • It adds volume and definition to thin or aging lips.

  • It prevents lipstick from smudging, bleeding, or transferring.

What to Expect During and After Lip Tattooing

Before getting a lip tattoo, you will have a consultation with your cosmetic tattooist who will assess your lips and discuss your desired outcome.


During the procedure, your lips will be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream to minimize any discomfort. The cosmetic tattooist will then use a special device with fine needles to deposit the pigment into your lips following the design that you agreed on. The process can take anywhere from two to four hours depending on the complexity of the design and desired saturation.




After the procedure, your lips may be swollen, tender, and darker than expected for about three days. This is normal and part of the healing process. You will need to follow some aftercare instructions such as:


  • Avoid touching or picking at your lips

  • Keep them clean by rinsing them gently with water

  • Apply an antibacterial ointment as directed by your cosmetic tattooist

  • Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking.

  • Avoid sun exposure, swimming pools, saunas, and hot showers

  • Use sunscreen and moisturizer regularly

Your lips will start peeling around day four or five revealing the final color underneath1. The color may appear lighter than expected at first but it will gradually darken over time until it reaches its full intensity after about six weeks.


Why Choose Rare Lash Factory for Your Lip Tattoo?

If you are looking for a professional and experienced cosmetic tattooist in Melbourne who can give you beautiful results with minimal pain and downtime then look no further than Rare Lash Factory.


At Rare Lash Factory we have Nathalia - our senior tattooist with over 8 years of experience in tattooing. She has done multiple award winning training in both Brazil and Australia and has even been a makeup tattoo trainer as well. She is passionate about creating natural-looking enhancements that suit each individual’s features and personality.


Nathalia uses high-quality pigments that are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free as well as state-of-the-art equipment that ensures safety and hygiene standards are met. So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment online today and get ready to rock your new lip look!

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