Also known as lip blushing, lip tint tattooing involves applying lipstick-like pigment through small needles. It’s particularly popular for clients with a naturally dull or flat lip color.
First, we apply numbing cream to the lips. Most clients report feeling only minor discomfort.
However, some healthcare providers recommend taking acetaminophen beforehand if you tend to have a low pain threshold. In addition, they usually advise you to steer clear of aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, garlic supplements, Vitamin E, and gingko because they increase the risk of bleeding. If you take any of them by prescription, please consult with your doctor or a pharmacist before discontinuing them for any reason.
One advantage to lip tint tattooing is that it is one of the longest-lasting procedures in permanent makeup. Typically, it lasts for up to five years without needing a touch-up.
Most of our clients report fuller and more youthful-looking lips after the procedure. You shouldn’t have to apply and reapply lipstick afterward. It also won’t be affected by your eating or get on any glasses, cups, or bottles.
For your health and safety, you should not get lip tint tattooing if you have any of the following:
- you have any skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis
- you are currently pregnant
- you are currently undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation
- you have heart disease or any heart issues
- you have an autoimmune disease
- you took Accutane for acne within the past year
- you have thyroid disease or issues
- you’re currently under 18
The difference with the full matte lipstick is that the full matte gives off a more saturated look. Depending on the client’s skin sensitivity, this procedure is done with a single needle, three-round liner needle, or nine magnum needles. Like lip tint tattooing, it typically lasts for up to five years without needing a touch-up.