Because the skin on the lips is extra porous, anesthesia is much more effective than it would be, for example, on the eyebrows during a microblading session. As someone with about 15 (very painful) tattoos, I admit I didn't believe him at first. Lip blush is a semi-permanent tattooed makeup that dyes lips with a cosmetic tattoo gun (at a low setting) and water-based inks. The result is similar to lip fillers in that your lips will look a little fuller simply by defining and enhancing them with pigment, but lip blush won't actually change the shape or feel of your lips.
Instead, it will leave you with a soft, shaded color that can improve the symmetry of your lips, cover uneven pigmentation or scars, and give you the illusion of bigger, fuller lips. A tattoo on the lips sounds painful, especially for someone who might be looking for an alternative to filler injection. Son said most of his clients rate him three or four out of ten, with ten being the most painful; Drummond said his clients say there is little or no discomfort. Both numb their lips before the service.
If you're concerned about your pain tolerance, you can take a pain reliever such as Tylenol before your appointment; however, you should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen, as they can thin the blood and cause more sensitivity. Drummond also suggests avoiding fish oil and vitamin E. Permanent lip work is the most painful procedure, but it is worth the effort. The freedom of not having to wear lipstick while exercising, going out in public and anytime it may be a nuisance, makes permanent lip color a wonderful service to consider.
This requires more skill on the part of the technician. While a beginner can make permanent eyeliner and eyebrows, lip work requires more experience. When you ask about the technician's experience, also ask him what he does to reduce pain. In addition, if the tattoo on your lips seems to disappear practically immediately after the healing process, do not worry.
This is perfectly normal and part of the healing process, says Tran. The color will appear in a few weeks. And that was the part that now makes me feel more ashamed of the whole procedure, even more so than the pain. Kernahan advises her patients who get lip tattoos to schedule the procedure for a Thursday, so they can let the swelling and dryness go out over the weekend.
But that's not to say we wouldn't love it if our lips seemed to have the perfect shade of nude lipstick already applied from the moment we woke up. One of Australia's leading beauty vloggers, Chloe Morello, is a client of Amy Jean, and has documented her experience of lip tattoos on her social media in the past. Any discomfort associated with a permanent eyebrow procedure is also reduced by the use of the same anesthetic system. Like other semi-permanent makeup services such as eyebrow microblading and tattooed eyeliner, lip blush allows you to wake up to perfectly blushed, flawless lips without applying a stitch of lipstick, balm or gloss.
Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural color of the lips, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness, said Christina Son, owner of Sugarin Studio in Los Angeles. Christopher Drummond, licensed beautician and master of cosmetic tattoos at PFRANKMD Skin Salon in New York, who has been offering permanent makeup services for the past seven years, has seen the evolution firsthand. It's not a new service, by no means, permanent makeup has been around for decades, but the days of lip liner tattoos fading to blue are past. Lesley tends to prefer the lip blush method because it is a much more beautiful finish of shading and blending, with a smoother and more natural look, while Andrea Grollet, permanent makeup specialist at Neville Hair and Beauty, prefers the “contour and blend” treatment, which aims to replace the lost pigment or faded the outer edge of the lips.
Thanks to these instant benefits, not to mention the popularity of other semi-permanent makeup procedures, such as eyebrow microblading and micro-shading lip blush, tattoo is more in demand than ever. If permanent lip work is done in conjunction with a doctor or dentist, they may be able to inject clients with a local anesthetic before lip work. If you are not sure if you are an ideal candidate for lip blush, schedule some time to chat with your chosen artist before your appointment; many cosmetic tattoo experts offer free consultations. From injecting filler directly into the lips for volume, to adding filler under the lower lip to make what you already have look more pronounced, there are several options available to increase your lip space, including tattooing.