LIPS

WHAT IS LIP BLUSH?

Lip blushing is a semi-permanent tattoo that can enhance the color and shape of your lips and give the impression of more fullness. This is done by depositing color ink into your lips and along your lip line to improve the overall look. The color is subtle to give natural-looking results. It can also lighten dark lips and give them a warmer colour, and even be used to camouflage scars.

Being semi-permanent, Lip Blush does not last forever. The lip colour gradually fades and it requires occasional touch ups to stay fresh.

CAN I GET LIP BLUSH IF I HAVE LIP FILLERS?

Yes, Lip Blush can be combined with lip fillers! If you already have lip filler or have recently had lip fillers, you must wait at least 6 weeks for your fillers to settle before having Lip Blushing done. However, if you haven't had fillers before but were interested in having them done, it is best to book your Lip Blush appointment first, as it will last longer than your fillers.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR LIP BLUSH APPOINTMENT

You can expect your appointment to take around 3 hours. During that time we will map out your lips, and choose a pigment colour of your choice, or one best suited for you. When mapping/outlining your lips, I stay as close to your natural shape as possible, as my goal is not to make you look like someone else, but to enhance your own beautiful features. Once I'm done mapping I will show you, and after your approval, I will apply a topical anaesthetic before we begin.

Once we start, you may will feel some light scratching, and then a secondary topical anaesthetic will be applied to ensure maximum comfort throughout the entire procedure.

During your appointment a tattoo machine will be used to implant pigment into your lips, giving you the appearance of fuller, more defined lips, while also enhancing the colour and shape.

the tattoo artist presses a cotton sponge to the client's lip so that the tattoo pigment d

*Photo of lip blush procedure.*

When the procedure is complete we will discuss aftercare instructions, and you will be provided with a take home kit which includes an aftercare balm to help aid with the healing (if necessary). It is recommended that you book a follow-up appointment prior to leaving the studio.​

CONTRAINDICATIONS 

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for Permanent Makeup (PMU). If you answer 'Yes' to any of the following, then PMU may not be recommended.

  • Pregnant (or actively trying), Breastfeeding

  • Diabetic

  • Lupus

  • Epileptic/prone to seizures

  • Organ Transplant

  • Heart Condition or Pacemaker

  • Chemotherapy within the last year

  • History of Keloids

  • Contagious diseases & viral infections

  • Autoimmune Disorders (must have a doctors consent)

  • Botox in the lip area within 4 weeks, or fillers within 6 weeks

  • Taken Accutane (or other acne medications) in the past year

  • Active skin condition such as Psoriasis or Eczema in the area

  • Allergies to topical anesthetics or metals (iron & nickel)

  • Tanned or sunburned skin (does not include self tanner)

  • Retin-A, Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) around lip area within 4 weeks

  • Covid-19 vaccine within 4 weeks

PRE-CARE

  

  • Absolutely NO alcohol, caffeine (there is still caffeine in decaf coffee, tea and chocolate) vitamin-e, steroid medication, supplements, stimulants and any blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen(Advil), Niacin 48 hours prior to your appointment. If any of the above listed, or any other blood thinners have been advised for use by a physician, then I MUST know before booking.

  • Fish oils (Omegas) and Vitamin E supplements also thin the blood, so you should discontinue use for 1 week prior to your appointment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, it is vital to take an anti-viral medication (Valtrex) starting 24hrs before the procedure and continuing for 4 days after

  • Do not apply makeup to your lips the day of your appointment.

  • No active exercise 12 hours prior to your appointment.

  • Avoid any type of harsh treatments 4 weeks prior, and heavy sunlight (tanning or sunburnt) 2 weeks prior. Your skin should not be going through a healing process prior to your appointment.

  • Avoid Botox anywhere around the lip area 4 weeks prior, and no fillers in your lips for 6 weeks prior to your appointment.  

  • Discontinue use of skincare with active ingredients such as Retin-A, Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy   Acid (AHA) in the lip area 4 weeks prior.

  • Covid-19 vaccine: Do not plan your lip appointment within 2 weeks prior to your first dose, not between your first and second dose, and not within 4 weeks after your second dose.