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What is Lip Blushing

Everything You Need to Know About the

Semi-permanent Lip Blush

For ladies who have always dreamed of, and longed for days when they could just wake up, have a quick shower and bounce out of the door without having to apply makeup yet look flawless, the beauty industry has once again come through via the lip blush tattoo. It is ‘once again’ because when you factor in other procedures such as eyelash extensions, tattooed eyeliner, microblading, and lots more, you can literally post a picture that looks like you put a lot of time into your makeup with the caption “I woke up like this” without being sarcastic.

Every lady knows how huge a role the appearance of the lips plays in making a fashion/beauty statement. This means that as little as applying a lip gloss or lipstick could make or mar a look. Now imagine not having to worry about your lips every now and then because nothing, absolutely nothing can take away its beauty. Not food and most definitely not a drink. That’s exactly how the lip blush tattoo works. It is a semi- permanent lip tattooing technique that sees to it that your lips stay shiny, defined, and most importantly looks natural.

You have heard a bit about the lip blush tattoo or you want to have one and are looking to know more about it? Well, you are on the right page. Everything you need to know about the technique is covered right here. From what it is exactly, how the procedure is done, how long it lasts, and more, let’s just say you might not need to open another web page in search for information on lip blush tattoo. All you need to know is right here. Read on to find out.

What exactly does it do?

To put it simply, let’s just say it enhances the lips. To answer what it does exactly, it does quite a lot. It gives the lips a natural boost, more volume, pretty tone, and color. All of these works together to accentuate the natural shape and symmetry of your lips. With this technique, the contours of the lips are more defined and have an overall dramatic yet sultry look. What’s more, it can be used to conceal lip scars too. Oh, it is not a one size fits all routine as there are various pigments and shades to be chosen from. This way, getting a shade that blends in perfectly with the natural colors of the lips is a certainty.

There are no obvious lines or telltales on the lips to give the secret away. No one would know for sure what the secret to the more beautiful appearance is, except, of course, you tell them. Of course, the technique sounds quite enticing which means your next question is most likely…

How long does the lip blush tattoo last?

No need to fret, you don’t have to get the procedure done every now and then. It actually lasts for as long as two years. You should, however, have to book an appointment to retouch the color after 6-8 weeks after the initial treatment.

How should you choose the color of your lip blush tattoo?

As the goal is to get a tattoo that is very similar to the natural lip color, it is best if the tattoo color is very close to it. We will help you to determine the best color for your lips. It also helps to let the expert know what your favorite lipstick shade is especially if it is similar to what you want your tattoo to look like. In fact, it is advisable that you go along with the lipstick for your consultation. This way, we would get a very clear picture of what you want. There are various shades available and so, you would definitely find one that matches your lip color and still looks like what you want.

How long does the tattooing process take?

It is only right that you should know how much time you would spend on the beauty seat. Well, the duration ranges from about an two to three hours. So, you might want to brace yourself for that. Is there anything else you should brace yourself for? Well, let’s see….

Is the procedure painful?

Wondering if the ‘Beauty is pain’ saying is applicable in this case? Not quite. Naturally, lips are more likely to get numb and have swellings than other parts of the face as they have a lot more blood vessels. The good news, however, is that a numbing cream is applied to the lips before the commencement of the procedure. The cream reduces the degree of pain that would be felt to a large extent. It also helps to put in efforts into staying calm during the process.

What happens during a lip blush tattooing process?

Of course, you don’t just walk into the building, say you want to get a lip blush tattoo and then under a few minutes, you are getting it done. There would be a consultation session first, where we can check if you are a candidate for a lip blush. There, we discuss what your lip exact goals are. We would also take note of the current color of your lips, check for the presence or absence of hyper-pigmentation before you would then be given suggestions on what they believe would work best for you. To the main “what is the process like?” question on your mind, let’s paint the general picture.

• We would initially use a pencil to outline and pre-shape the lips so that you can get to see how it would look when the job is completed. Once you give the go-ahead, the tattooing process begins.

• Numbing cream is applied to the lips to reduce or eliminate discomfort as stated earlier. The numbing cream is made to sit on the lips for as long as 20 minutes to get optimum results.

• When the lips have become numb, we start the treatment.

• While the process is on, we keep applying the numbing cream onto the lips so as to ensure comfort.

What happens after the tattooing process?

Do you get right to flaunting and enjoying your brand-new pretty lips? Not quite. You’ve got to give it time to heal. There are some aftercare processes that you ought to follow. We will give you detailed after care instruction and we will explain the different faces of the healing cycle. It is important to keep the lips moisturized during the first week of the healing. Aquaphor Healing Ointment has to be applied every 30 minutes daily. Also while the lips are healing, on no account can you apply lipstick onto your lips. Doing this is a huge risk factor for getting an infection on your lips and that is definitely the last thing that you want. You should also make sure to stay away from the harsh rays of sunlight during the healing period. All these are reasons why it is a good idea to schedule your appointment in a period when you don’t have an important event and also when you don’t necessarily have to go out. In fact, eating spicy foods during this period is not recommended. The lips would feel tender and tight so you don’t want to irritate it and then, cause yourself more pain in the long run. To wrap it up.

Are there any risks involved?

As the case is with other types of tattooing, there are risks associated with the lip blush tattoo technique. A few of them are infections that has been earlier discussed in this post, scarring, allergic reactions to mention but a few. However, this does not mean that you have to experience any of these risks. All you have to do is to stick to two important rules. First is to make sure your tattoo artist knows their onions. You shouldn’t work with someone who is not very familiar with the technique. The second important rule is to follow all of the tips and advice that he/she gives you. Follow these two rules and you would constantly find yourself on the safe side of the lip blush tattoo technique. Should you get a lip blush tattoo or should you not? Well, it really is up to you. However, if you long for that perfect pout, have a scar or two you’d like to conceal or you really want to post a picture with a caption that says “I woke up like this” while looking flawless all thanks to your pretty lips, then you should absolutely go for it!


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