Your Guide to Lips Tattoo Makeup
How is Lip Tattoo Makeup Applied? Though it is called a tattoo and is considered a permanent form of makeup, most modern applications do not use traditional tattoo ink. When traditional tattoo ink is used, the result is much harsher and also more difficult to correct. At OPlashes, we use concentrated pigments to inject the lips for a softer, more powdery look.
Is it Permanent? Lip tattooing is often referred to as permanent but the results will begin to fade within one to three years for most people. Generally, the closer the lip color is to your own color, the more quickly it will fade. This can be touched up but to avoid that, consider getting a lip color that is a few shades lighter or darker than your natural color.
Does Lip Tattooing Make Lips Fuller? This is a common misconception. Tattooing pigment into your lips does not actually create more volume. It can, however, add definition to your lips which can create the illusion of volume.
Does it Hurt? Both lip outlines and inner lip tattoos expose a very sensitive part of your skin to a needle. While most people can tolerate the pain well, few would describe it as “painless.” It is best to be prepared to experience discomfort during and shortly after the procedure. Your OPlashes technician will ensure the process is as comfortable as possible.
How Long Does it Take to Heal? Lips will fully heal in two weeks but the first 3-4 days are when the majority of healing occurs.. During this time you will see swelling and dryness. This is normal and it will fade. After these initial days, your lips will slowly return to their natural shape and your new lip color will also lighten and heal.
Inner Lip Tattoo
An inner lip tattoo is a fun, trendy fashion statement that has the benefit being easily hidden. Keep in mind when choosing this type of tattoo that the design must be simple. Words and uncomplicated outlines are the most common subject matter and the most successful. A complicated design will be too easily muddled and the details will often fade faster.
Is an Inner Lip Tattoo Permanent?
These tattoos tend to last an absolute max of 5 years but will typically begin to fade within the first year or two. The wet environment of your mouth will start to wear away the tattoo relatively quickly compared to other tattoo locations. This is often good and bad. While it might be disappointing to see a beloved tattoo fade, it can also be ideal for anyone who does not want a permanent tattoo.
Aftercare for Inner Lip Tattoo
Aftercare can be somewhat difficult for this tattoo location. It is very important that you do not eat or drink for at least a few hours after your tattoo. You will also need to avoid vinegary and spicy foods while it heals which can take up to two weeks.
Find the Perfect Permanent Lip Color for You
Schedule your OPlashes consultation to discuss your desired results for your lip tattooing. Your knowledgeable technician will help guide you through your options to find the best solution for you.