How To Take Care Of A Lip Tattoo?

How To Take Care Of A Lip Tattoo

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE? – The color will look bold like lipstick immediately after. Your lips will look slightly larger than normal as if you may have had lip filler injection. This will only last a day or two. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 3 days.

  1. You will lose color on the inside of your lips first , the edges last;
  2. A crust that forms will start to flake away revealing a lighter and more natural color;
  3. In many cases the client wishes to go darker on their touch-up appointment;

It is always best to air on the side of caution on the first procedure. It is easy to add more color, but not to remove it. Lips will be tender at first. Drink through a straw. Choose foods you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching the lips. Day of Appointment (Day 1) You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a clean wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10 minute intervals for the first 24 hours.

  • Swelling and redness.
  • Tenderness.
  • Flaking and mild itchiness as the lips heal.
  • Dry skin that may remain for up to 3 weeks.
  • In the first 12-48 hours, while the skin is in the process of forming a protective scab and the lymph secretion is active you may see fluid or ooze on the skin. This is normal but the fluid must be patted with a water wet wipe and dried with a clean paper towel so that the secretion does not crust and block the skin from breathing.
  • Keep the lips clean at all times and moisturized with the ointment provided. Try not to disturb the crust when cleaning and let it fall off by itself. Lips will ooze a couple of days.
  • To cleanse the lips please use the water wipes provided to compress each morning, midday and at night. Each time after cleaning and several times a day apply a thin layer of the ointment provided to your lips with a Q-tip or clean hands with light touch. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection and should be done for at least 7 days post procedure.
    1. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired;
    2. Do not put ice directly on the area;
    3. (Days 1 – 10) The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time;

    Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. Do not use aggressive movements on the skin, be gentle. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

  • Lips will peel for a week. Allow them to flake off on their own. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and can pull out deeper tissue. The edges or lip liner will be the last to fall off. Pulling this off will result in an uneven splotchy line or an indented scar.
  • During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week and will continue to clarify until 5 weeks.

The following must be avoided:

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
  • Do not excessively stretch lips by smiling big or puckering lips with smoking while they are healing. Those motions push and pull against the lip edges, applying tension and friction between the strong normal skin surrounding the mouth and the broken inflamed lip edges. Lip skin is a continuation of the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth. It is not strong like normal skin.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.
  • No smoking while your lips are healing (approximately one week).
  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on the treated area until it is totally healed or else you will lose color.
  • Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, swimming, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.
  • When showering make sure you avoid direct water pressure on the treated area for 10 days. You may apply aquaphor to cover your lips.
  • Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area (be careful using your foundation or powders. )
  • Refrain from using cleansing creams or moisturizers that contain Retin-A, glycol acids, anti acne ingredients, AHA’s/BHA’s on the worked area.
  • Avoid eating hot, spicy, salty and acidic foods for the first 2 weeks and drink liquids through a straw for 3 days. While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips as this will impede the healing process.
  • Avoid using toothpaste products with whitening properties as this can bleach the color in your lips also. Avoid For 10 days
  • Do not receive bleaching, waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to your enhancement. Avoid for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, fruit acid and Vitamin A on the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)
  • Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
  • Do Not use Blistex, Carmex or Chapstick while healing.
  • Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
  • Do not perform tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as; garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time!
  • Do not have cosmetic injections on lips for at least three weeks prior to your appointment.

NOTE:

  • All procedures must HEAL, PEEL and FADE! The approximate healing period is 10 days, however healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised, if you are generally stressed and by poor diet.
  • Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results.
  • Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning.
  • Until your skin sloughs off and regenerates you will not be able to see true results. It takes 28 days for the skin to slough off and regenerate itself. Keep in mind that even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is absolutely normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control.
  • Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield to a strong healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake.

    This is the purpose of the complimentary touch up included after 6-8 weeks from the initial session to fine tune your enhancement assure that richness of color, symmetry, density in the shape and desired effect is achieved.

    This will vary on an individual basis.

  • You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip treatments.

Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle. You’ll find that your cosmetic tattoo will last between 3 – 5 years after their complimentary touch up session.

  • Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and iron deficiency. We suggest that if you want to maintain your lips so that they always look their best, plan on scheduling a touch up once a year for best results.
  • Use a good sunscreen on the lips if you plan to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. Sun exposure will fade your cosmetic tattoo overtime. Smokers, “sun worshippers”, or anyone with skin that is in a state of distress may have less desirable results. Sun exposure will make the color fade faster. A lip balm with SPF applied daily on tattooed area is needed to help keep the color true.
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo since there is iron-oxide in the pigments. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area. If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
  • The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin, hydroquinone, or any other rapid skin exfoliation used regularly on any area surrounding the brow area will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.
  • The use of chemical peels, acid peels or any brightening product that targets hyper-pigmentation used regularly on the forehead region can cause permanent eyebrows to fade prematurely.
  • The use of exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, cleansers with acne fighting ingredients or “acid” in the name will cause rapid exfoliation of the skin containing the pigment and will increase odds of premature fading. If during the healing process you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] com or call us 571-989-4949

How do you maintain a lip tattoo?

Pain and Healing Time – The lip’s skin tends to be quite thin, and there are many nerve endings on the lip, so it’s important to consider the tattoo’s pain before booking your appointment. Lip tattoos are considered one of the most painful areas to ink, plus you have to keep the lip out-turned and perfectly still during the entire process.

“The only thing that might keep you from dealing with the pain and concentrating is that you have to turn your lip inside out yourself, so you have to hold it for the entire duration of the tattoo,” says Jay.

Once you’re inked, taking care of your lip tattoo is vital. Because of the number of bacteria in the mouth and how often it’s used, neglecting to care for your ink properly could cause complications. You can expect a lip tattoo to heal in about two weeks fully.

  1. “Everything inside your mouth heals really fast, but for it to completely heal, it would take as long as any other tattoo,” says Jay;
  2. “Your mouth does contain a lot of bacteria, so it might take longer if you don’t take good care of your tattoo;

” The aftercare for lip tattoos is different from other locations, thanks to the fact you can’t wash your inner mouth with antibacterial soap. Instead, use an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash to clean the area twice a day. “Keep oral bacteria levels low with a daily mouthwash rinse,” says dermatologist Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group.

“Avoid eating foods that may degrade the pigment early on and avoid trauma to the area while it’s healing. ” During the healing period, be sure to stay away from acidic or spicy foods that may mess with the way the ink settles.

Also, try to avoid smoking or any other activities that may irritate the area. Overall, keep the lip clean, and be sure to keep your tattoo in mind daily—even if you can’t see it!.

How long does a lip tattoo take to heal?

– During a lip tattoo session, the tattoo artist will first draw the design you want. They will then trace it onto the desired area of your lips. Using new, sterile needles, your artist will then insert the desired ink colors by making slow, methodical punctures in your skin.

  • Once the tattoo is complete, your lips will be covered up with a sterile bandage to prevent infection;
  • Expect pain as well as some bleeding during the process;
  • You might experience more pain with a lip tattoo compared with other areas of the body, such as an arm or leg tattoo;

It can take about two weeks for a new tattoo to heal, so be sure you understand all aftercare techniques before leaving the studio. Since you can’t clean the inside of your mouth with soap, you’ll need an antibacterial mouth rinse.

Can I brush my teeth after lip tattoo?

Every client’s skin responds differently to these treatments, and this information acts as a guideline only. EYEBROWS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT DO NOT: Work out the day of the procedure. Discontinue tanning for one-week prior. DO NOT: Take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24 hours before the procedure.

  1. No alcohol or caffeine the day of procedure;
  2. Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle;
  3. IMMEDIATELY AFTER You will be provided with aftercare instructions and healing cream;
  4. It is possible to experience redness and swelling up to 48 hours after the procedure;

The treated area will appear much darker and bold due to the oxidation process during the healing period. If the area is kept clean and dry, then only a light pigment film (not thick scab) will appear after 4-7 days. As the area heals it will become dry and itchy.

DO NOT scratch or itch. As the pigment film starts to flake off DO NOT pick, scratch, itch or pull off any of the areas which are peeling. Choosing to pick at flakes and peeling areas will pull out pigment, and result in spots left without any pigment or in some cases scarring.

As the area continues to heal, a softer more natural result will be revealed underneath. Please Note: within the first 4 weeks, the amount of pigment that you see may seem very faint. It may seem like the pigment has been lost. Please be advised: that as the skin regenerates the new skin can in some cases hide the hair strokes completely.

  1. You must allow the full healing time of 8 weeks to see the true color and result;
  2. AFTERCARE Pre-wash hands with an antibacterial soap before washing your eyebrows, or applying the provided post care cream;

In order to avoid infection. Day One (Day of appointment) – Wait 2 hours, letting the wounds weep. After 2 hours you must wipe off any excess lymph with a moist cotton pad using distilled water. Repeat this every 30 mins. Do NOT apply healing cream. Avoid showering, if possible, on day one.

Day Two through Nine – At Night gently wash the treated area with warm water and a mild cleanser. Pat the area dry, do not wipe. For oily skin, apply a VERY THIN layer of the provided healing cream with a cotton swab (only) ONCE a day (pm).

For dry skin, apply a VERY THIN layer of the provided healing cream with a cotton swab (only) TWICE a day (am/pm). Before showering, apply a thin layer of the provided healing cream to the eyebrows to protect them from moisture. Keep your face away from the shower head, do not let water stream directly onto your face.

To avoid loss of color. No workouts for 3-5 days, post procedure. No saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools, etc. for at least 2 weeks. Avoid smoke, dust, dirt, and debris for the first 7 days. No sunbathing or tanning for at least 3-4 weeks.

No tinting, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser or botox for at least 3-4 weeks. No makeup or cosmetics on treated area for at least 10 days. LIP BLUSH PRE- CARE FOR LIPS

  • Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.
  • NO alcohol, caffeine or stimulants 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
  • Avoid Fish Oil, Primrose Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements for a minimum of 48 hours prior to procedure.
  • Discontinue Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) at least 6 weeks prior
  • Must wait 4 months after lip fillers and 6 weeks after touch-up. It is possible to have poor color retention in lips that have had collagen injections within 4 months, and within a year of Restylane. There is the risk of pigment migration along the lip line if you have had Restylane.
  • Wait six months after a lip implant
  • Avoid the following herbs and spices 48 hours before procedure: ginger, cinnamon, garlic, black and cayenne pepper.

***** All lip tattoo clients must contact a doctor for a prescription of an antiviral medication (Valtrex) to prevent a herpes outbreak. Start taking medication 2 days prior and continue for 3 days post procedure. Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. POST CARE FOR LIPS   During healing, the lip pigments used will revert back to their original state, which is a powder.

Lip tattooing does not replace makeup. In fact, it is advised to wear some type of lip-gloss to enrich the color tattooed. Lips will vary in color on a daily basis and change color during the day. This depends on if we are hot or cold.

Even if we are well hydrated or not. ** Right after the procedure lips normally feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. Lips will feel better with each day. Should anything occur that has not been addressed, please call immediately. **

  • Take antiviral medication (Valtrex) 2 days post procedure, on the day of and 2 days after to prevent an outbreak.
  • Apply supplied ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a light layer of ointment. Make sure to dab on skin, do not rub in.
  • NO SMOKING while lips are healing!
  • Itching is normal, DO NOT PICK!
  • Drink through a straw, for the first few days.
  • No citrus fruits or juices.
  • No greasy, spicy or salty foods until your lips are completely healed. These are bleaching agents.
  • No soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on lips. Wash your face carefully avoiding the lip area for 7 days.
  • Avoid moisture to the lips such as Hot Soup, Hot Cocoa, or Hot Coffee for 5 days. Drink everything through a straw until lips completely heal. DO NOT stretch the lips.
  • Avoid water on the new pigmented areas as much as possible, the First 7 days. (when showering, washing face, etc. have ointment on the pigmented area to protect lips from water). Do not stand in front of shower head when showering.
  • Avoid facials, swimming and or hot tubs for at least five days.
  • Before brushing your teeth, seal lips with ointment first. Put cotton balls in gum areas so toothbrush will not rub against the lips. No whitening toothpaste (during the healing process). Use a small amount of toothpaste. Take a straw with you to the bathroom to retrieve water to swish with. Do not bleach your teeth while your lips are healing (about 2 weeks).
  • You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on area.
  • Do not expose the lips to direct sunlight (tanning or tanning bed) for 4 weeks. This is new skin and will sunburn easily and direct sun prematurely may also cause scarring. Use a lip gloss with sunblock of at least 30 SPF to protect the lips when outdoors.
  • Chapstick may be used on the lips after the 2nd week.
  • You may wear lipstick after the first week, make sure the tube of lipstick is new.
  • Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth.
  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips at this will impede the healing process. DO NOT PICK dry healing tissue or you WILL remove the pigment color!
  • Sleeping slightly elevated will help prevent swelling. It’s recommended to sleep on your back on a satin pillow case. If the pillowcase is not satin, you may also wrap your pillowcase at night and replace with a fresh wrap in the morning. This keeps pigment from sticking to the pillowcase at night.
  • No smoking while lips are healing! (Approximately two weeks)
  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on your newly tinted lips until the area is totally healed or else you will lose tinting (about 2 weeks).
  • Avoid Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) near lips to prevent premature fading.
  • Lips may be dry for 3 to 5 months depending on the body reaction.
  • Color can last up to 3 years

Expect moderate swelling, usually one to three days following the procedure. Scabs will make the lips feel thick. Lips will fade up to 50% after the first 5 days. While healing, the tattoo will look spotty. This is due to oxidation of the pigment and the redness of the skin. Two or three permanent makeup applications may be required to achieve the desired results.

  • The following Pre and Post-Care for lips will affect how quickly or slowly you heal;
  • Mature age, poor diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, age, general health, sleep/fatigue;
  • The more fatigued you are the lower your immune system is and infection is more likely to occur;

Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to procedure. **Please be patient. Cosmetic tattooing is a multiple-step appointment process with a healing time of approximately 6 weeks in between touch up appointments. TANNING WILL LIGHTEN ANY PIGMENTED AREA OVER TIME, SO USE A SUNBLOCK 30+ WHEN TANNING.

Can you kiss after lip tattoo?

EYEBROWS EYELINER LIPS AREOLA RESTORATION SCAR CAMOUFLAGE STRETCH MARK SOFTENING As a necessary precaution, we require ALL of our Aquarelle Lip clients to take an anti-viral medication for a total of 5 days (2 days prior to procedure, 1 day-of, and 2 days post-procedure).

  • Examples of antiviral medications: Zovirax, Famvir or Valtrex;
  • There are absolutely NO exceptions to this rule! This rule holds true for each and every time you have any lip tattoo;
  • You will need to contact your physician in order to obtain your prescription strength anti-viral medication;

You must inform them of your decision to have permanent cosmetics applied to your lips and they will need to call your prescription in for you to pick up at your pharmacy. PRE- CARE FOR LIPS

  • Begin your Anti-Viral medication 2 days prior to procedure.
  • Do not work out 48 hours before procedure.
  • NO alcohol, caffeine or stimulants 48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.
  • Avoid Fish Oil, Primrose Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), “Hair, Skin, Nail” supplements for a minimum of 48 hours prior to procedure.
  • Discontinue Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) at least 6 weeks prior
  • Must wait a minimum 6 months after lip fillers and 6 weeks after touch-up. It is possible to have poor color retention in lips that have had injections within 6-12.
  • Wait six months after lip implant and get written clearance from your surgeon.

Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. POST CARE FOR LIPS   *Immediately following the procedure, lips may feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch.

  • Complete your antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak.
  • Apply ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 10 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a light layer of ointment. Make sure to dab/press onto skin, do not rub it in.
  • Itching is normal, DO NOT PICK!
  • No soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on lips. Wash your face carefully avoiding the lip area for 10 days.
  • Avoid moisture to the lips such as hot soups and hot coffee for 10 days. Drink everything through a straw until lips completely peel.
  • DO NOT stretch the lips. Avoid biting into large sandwiches, etc. Cut food into tiny bites.
  • Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth.
  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips at this will impede the healing process. DO NOT PICK dry healing tissue or you WILL remove the pigment color!
  • Avoid water on the new pigmented areas as much as possible, the first 7 days. (when showering, washing face, etc. have ointment on the pigmented area to protect lips from water). Do not stand in front of shower head when showering.
  • Avoid underwater swimming and batching for a minimum of 4 weeks to avoid bacterial infection.
  • Before brushing your teeth, seal lips with ointment first. Put cotton balls in gum areas so toothbrush will not rub against the lips. No whitening toothpaste (during the healing process). Use a small amount of toothpaste. Take a straw with you to the bathroom to retrieve water to swish with. Do not bleach/whiten your teeth while your lips are healing (about 2 weeks).
  • You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on area.
  • Do not expose the lips to direct sunlight or tanning beds for 4 weeks. This is new skin and will sunburn easily and direct sun prematurely may also cause scarring and alter pigment color.
  • You may wear lipstick, lipgloss, and chapstick after 10 days, make sure the tube of lip product is new.
  • Sleeping slightly elevated will help prevent swelling. It’s recommended to sleep on your back on a satin pillow case. If the pillowcase is not satin, you may also wrap your pillowcase at night and replace with a fresh wrap in the morning. This keeps pigment from sticking to the pillowcase at night.
  • No smoking while lips are healing (10 days minimum).
  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on your newly tattooed lips until after 10 days or you may lose pigment.
  • Lips may be dry for 3 to 6 months depending on the body reaction.

Expect moderate swelling, usually one to three days following the procedure. Scabbing may make the lips feel thick. Lips will fade up to 50% after the first 5 days. While healing, the tattoo will look patchy. This is due to skin regeneration and healing. Some New Clients may require multiple sessions ( at an additional cost) to achieve their desired density and shape.

  1. The above Pre and Post-Care for lips will affect how quickly or slowly you heal;
  2. Mature age, poor diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, age, general health, sleep/fatigue;
  3. The more fatigued you are the lower your immune system is and infection is more likely to occur;

Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to procedure. *** We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for those to those who fail to follow our Pre and Post Care Instructions. Failing to follow the above instructions will result in your DOLLISTIC artist denying your service and possibly future services.

Can I use Vaseline after lip blush?

Do not apply anything besides Aquaphor ointment ( no Vaseline, antibiotic creams, Polysporin etc). Following the procedure, do not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin. Touchups (if needed) can be done no sooner than 8 weeks after the original appointment.

Why is my lip tattoo fading?

Are Lip Tattoos Riskier Than Other Tattoos? – As the U. Food and Drug Administration points out, all tattoos have risks. The risks most commonly associated with tattoos include infection, an allergic reaction to the ink, swelling, rashes or scarring. Inner lip tattoos might be particularly prone to infection because of the high numbers of bacteria that make a home in your mouth, Global News notes.

  1. There’s also a risk of irritation at the tattoo site, especially if you eat acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, vinegar or tomatoes, or if you smoke or chew tobacco;
  2. It’s also worth noting that lip tattoos, both inside and outside of the mouth, tend to fade more quickly than other types of tattoo;

Inner lip tattoos are most likely to fade away because of the way the inner lip area heals. For many people, an inner lip tattoo will only last for a few years. In some cases, the tattoo might fade away entirely after just a few months. Lipstick or lip liner tattoos won’t completely fade away like inner lip tattoos, but the color on them does fade with time, as your lips produce new skin cells and older cells slough off.

How do you shower after getting a lip tattoo?

WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE? – The color will look bold like lipstick immediately after. Your lips will look slightly larger than normal as if you may have had lip filler injection. This will only last a day or two. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 50% within the first 3 days.

  1. You will lose color on the inside of your lips first , the edges last;
  2. A crust that forms will start to flake away revealing a lighter and more natural color;
  3. In many cases the client wishes to go darker on their touch-up appointment;

It is always best to air on the side of caution on the first procedure. It is easy to add more color, but not to remove it. Lips will be tender at first. Drink through a straw. Choose foods you can place in your mouth with a fork without touching the lips. Day of Appointment (Day 1) You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a clean wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10 minute intervals for the first 24 hours.

  • Swelling and redness.
  • Tenderness.
  • Flaking and mild itchiness as the lips heal.
  • Dry skin that may remain for up to 3 weeks.
  • In the first 12-48 hours, while the skin is in the process of forming a protective scab and the lymph secretion is active you may see fluid or ooze on the skin. This is normal but the fluid must be patted with a water wet wipe and dried with a clean paper towel so that the secretion does not crust and block the skin from breathing.
  • Keep the lips clean at all times and moisturized with the ointment provided. Try not to disturb the crust when cleaning and let it fall off by itself. Lips will ooze a couple of days.
  • To cleanse the lips please use the water wipes provided to compress each morning, midday and at night. Each time after cleaning and several times a day apply a thin layer of the ointment provided to your lips with a Q-tip or clean hands with light touch. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection and should be done for at least 7 days post procedure.

    Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on the area. (Days 1 – 10) The treated area may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will dissipate in a short period of time.

    Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. Do not use aggressive movements on the skin, be gentle. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

  • Lips will peel for a week. Allow them to flake off on their own. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and can pull out deeper tissue. The edges or lip liner will be the last to fall off. Pulling this off will result in an uneven splotchy line or an indented scar.
  • During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week and will continue to clarify until 5 weeks.

The following must be avoided:

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
  • Do not excessively stretch lips by smiling big or puckering lips with smoking while they are healing. Those motions push and pull against the lip edges, applying tension and friction between the strong normal skin surrounding the mouth and the broken inflamed lip edges. Lip skin is a continuation of the delicate mucous membrane in the mouth. It is not strong like normal skin.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.
  • No smoking while your lips are healing (approximately one week).
  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on the treated area until it is totally healed or else you will lose color.
  • Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, swimming, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.
  • When showering make sure you avoid direct water pressure on the treated area for 10 days. You may apply aquaphor to cover your lips.
  • Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area (be careful using your foundation or powders. )
  • Refrain from using cleansing creams or moisturizers that contain Retin-A, glycol acids, anti acne ingredients, AHA’s/BHA’s on the worked area.
  • Avoid eating hot, spicy, salty and acidic foods for the first 2 weeks and drink liquids through a straw for 3 days. While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips as this will impede the healing process.
  • Avoid using toothpaste products with whitening properties as this can bleach the color in your lips also. Avoid For 10 days
  • Do not receive bleaching, waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to your enhancement. Avoid for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, fruit acid and Vitamin A on the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)
  • Use a fresh pillowcase. Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
  • Do Not use Blistex, Carmex or Chapstick while healing.
  • Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
  • Do not perform tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as; garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris–now is not the time!
  • Do not have cosmetic injections on lips for at least three weeks prior to your appointment.

NOTE:

  • All procedures must HEAL, PEEL and FADE! The approximate healing period is 10 days, however healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised, if you are generally stressed and by poor diet.
  • Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results.
  • Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning.
  • Until your skin sloughs off and regenerates you will not be able to see true results. It takes 28 days for the skin to slough off and regenerate itself. Keep in mind that even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is absolutely normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control.
  • Healed results vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process. Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield to a strong healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake.
    1. This is the purpose of the complimentary touch up included after 6-8 weeks from the initial session to fine tune your enhancement assure that richness of color, symmetry, density in the shape and desired effect is achieved;

    This will vary on an individual basis.

  • You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip treatments.

Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system and lifestyle. You’ll find that your cosmetic tattoo will last between 3 – 5 years after their complimentary touch up session.

  • Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and iron deficiency. We suggest that if you want to maintain your lips so that they always look their best, plan on scheduling a touch up once a year for best results.
  • Use a good sunscreen on the lips if you plan to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. Sun exposure will fade your cosmetic tattoo overtime. Smokers, “sun worshippers”, or anyone with skin that is in a state of distress may have less desirable results. Sun exposure will make the color fade faster. A lip balm with SPF applied daily on tattooed area is needed to help keep the color true.
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo since there is iron-oxide in the pigments. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area. If you are planning to have laser treatments, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area. Laser may cause pigment to turn black.
  • The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin, hydroquinone, or any other rapid skin exfoliation used regularly on any area surrounding the brow area will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.
  • The use of chemical peels, acid peels or any brightening product that targets hyper-pigmentation used regularly on the forehead region can cause permanent eyebrows to fade prematurely.
  • The use of exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, cleansers with acne fighting ingredients or “acid” in the name will cause rapid exfoliation of the skin containing the pigment and will increase odds of premature fading. If during the healing process you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] com or call us 571-989-4949

Can I wash my lips after lip tattoo?

Right after the procedure clean the lips with damp cotton (clean bottled water) every 30 min until bedtime. Before sleep if the lips still has some dry lymph then wash with lukewarm water gently removing the dry lymph, pat dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (you can find it in any grocery store, kids section).

How much is the average lip tattoo?

10. Make Sure Your Tattoo Artist Knows What’s Up – Getty Images/ Alexandr Sherstobitov It may be tempting to waltz into any old tattoo parlor — especially if you want fresh ink on a whim — but it’s always best to do a little research first. “Always be sure to go to a professional and licensed tattoo artist who is experienced in this area,” King says.

  1. “[Go to someone who] uses sterile tools and a proper technique;
  2. ” This will ensure a safer inner lip tattoo experience, as well as ink that’ll stick around — in some shape or form — for years to come;
  3. Studies referenced: Nimish Deo, P;

(2019). Oral microbiome: Unveiling the fundamentals. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. https://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC6503789/ Turabelidze, A. (2014). Intrinsic Differences between Oral and Skin Keratinocytes. PLoS One. https://www. ncbi. nlm. nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC4157746/ Experts: Evilyn Ink , tattoo artist Dr.

How long are lips swollen after lip tattoo?

While it’s normal to have some initial swelling after having your lip color tattooed, as long as you are in normal health and, have chosen the right artist for you , you should be pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly your lips safely heal. Proper aftercare will affect how long your permanent lip color lasts.

We’re going to take a look at how your permanent lipstick will look as it’s healing, and the two most common and popular methods of lip blushing aftercare. Days 1-2: You love your new lip color! Your lip color will appear brighter than it will heal.

Your lips will also feel swollen and tender. Your color will begin to darken temporarily throughout the day as the pigment oxidizes. Days 3-14: Swelling will have finished. Your lips will feel dry and start the flaking process. Allow shedding to happen naturally.

As your lips flake, it will appear that your lip color is very light and “frosty”. This is only temporary as you are still healing. Over the next several days your lip color will reappear until it fully blooms.

Days 28-42: It’s time for your follow up. By this time your lips are fully healed and it’s recommended that you come back in to touch up any color that might have healed too light or at all imperfectly. Applying a second layer of new color will build off of your previous color, creating a more saturated and longer-lasting lip.

Can I wash my face after lip tattoo?

Wash 2 times a day with a mild unscented face wash and pat dry with a clean dry paper towel and apply a very small bit of aquaphor. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Less is more. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

What should you not do after lip blush?

Avoid hot, spicy, and salty foods as it may cause added irritation. Avoid large bodies of water, direct sun exposure, teeth whitening, rubbing and smoking. Do not pick or scratch the lips as it may lead to a loss of pigment and/or scarring.

How do you heal a lip tattoo fast?

Wash your lips with water or a fragrance-free cleanser on a cotton pad before hydrating the area with occlusive balm or gentle moisturizer (Otsuji recommends Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Zensa Healing Cream, according to her commentary for Byrdie).

Can I use Aquaphor after lip blushing?

FOR YOUR NEW PERFECTLY PAINTED POUT – For the 10 days following the tattoo procedure, wash the site gently and apply Aquaphor® multiple times per day:   

  1. WASH: GENTLY (for the love of it all, be gentle!) wash with antibacterial liquid soap such as Dial® (liquid or bar form. it doesn’t matter. Just use Dial soap) and water using your fingers ONLY.
  2. BLOT: Gently blot the area (do not rub or be rough) dry with a paper towel, not a regular towel. There are so many germs in regular towels it’s frightening!  
  3. MASSAGE: Gently apply and massage Aquaphor® in for 15 seconds.
  • After the initial healing period (7-10 days) use Chapstick, lip-gloss or lip balm with sun block over the tattooed area to preserve color. The continued use of at least SPF 30 sunblock with UVA and UVB protection will help to prevent fading.
  • Sleep slightly elevated for the first few nights to reduce swelling. You can take Ibuprofen or Tylenol and ice the area (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) if needed.
  • At the time of booking your initial appointment, you’ll also schedule the mandatory perfecting appointment, which will be scheduled between 5-8 weeks after the initial procedure. The perfecting session ensures good color saturation and provides the opportunity to fine tune the final shape and color.

Can I drink alcohol after lip tattoo?

Drinking before or after – That drink beforehand is not smart. Bruno Vincent/Getty Images If you’re thinking about downing some liquid courage before taking the plunge, think again. Drinking before and after getting a tattoo is a no-no. Alcohol thins your blood, which means excess bleeding. When you bleed more than normal, it can cause visibility issues for the artist, potentially compromising the quality of the design.

Excess bleeding can also thin the ink. Of course, there’s also the fact that alcohol impairs judgment, and you don’t want to make permanent decisions while impaired. And it’s not cute if you have to stop and puke in the middle of a four-hour tattoo session.

Furthermore, drinking after the fact can compromise the healing of the tattoo because of its effects on your blood, so take it easy for a bit.

Do lip tattoos get infected easily?

Even though many consider lip tattoos to be fairly safe, here’s why dermatologist Dr. Julia Carroll told the Canadian Press she has reservations about them: It’s common to experience lots of pain and swelling after the procedure. The risk of infection is high because the mouth harbors hundreds of kinds of bacteria.

What can I put on tattooed lips?

For the first 2 days after your lip liner, lip blush or full lip tint treatments; – Disposable cold packs may be applied as necessary to reduce any swelling. Daily Care to follow for 7 days   Apply a healing balm regularly using a cotton bud. Wash your hands before applying the product and prevent cross-contamination of the product by not replacing the used bud into the container.

  1. We recommend that you use a gentle facial cleanser to freshen your skin during the first week;
  2. Do not splash wash your face;
  3. Do however clean your enhancement twice daily with damp cotton pads;
  4. Apply a layer of Vaseline to your semi-permanent lips when brushing your teeth to prevent it from becoming wet;

Remove the Vaseline with damp cotton pads. If your lip tattoo gets wet, gently pat the area dry using a clean tissue. Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR RUB your lips as the colour may heal unevenly and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. How To Take Care Of A Lip Tattoo Avoid For 2 Weeks

  • Do not expose your lips to direct sun, tanning treatments, Jacuzzis, saunas, saltwater, chlorinated pools and direct shower spray.
  • Do not receive bleaching, waxing, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to your lips.
  • Do not use lip plump products
  • Do not receive lip filler treatments

Important   Notes If you suffer from cold sores at present or anytime in the past use an anti-herpes medication 5 times daily for 1 week. If an outbreak does occur it will generally begin on day 3 of the healing process. Remember, your selected colour will be stronger and more sharply defined for 4 – 5 days and will then shed away appearing as if little or no colour is present. Over the next 3 weeks, the colour will blossom into a considerably softer version of the original colour.

  • Allow the colour to flake away by itself;
  • No make-up should be applied close to your lip area for 3 days;
  • Avoid eating spicy and salty foods and drink through a straw for 3 days;
  • No kissing for 5 days to prevent infection  Do not receive skincare beauty treatments for 5 days after the application of your lip tattoo;

The approximate healing period is 14 days, however, healing can be prolonged if your immune system is compromised if you are generally stressed and by poor diet. Keep in mind that in many cases, some unevenness of colour is to be expected. This is the purpose of the top-up visit allowing us to fine-tune your lip tattoo. How To Take Care Of A Lip Tattoo Long Term Care Use a good sunscreen. Sun exposure will fade your micro-pigmentation enhancement. If you are planning a chemical peel, laser or IPL on your face or an MRI scan, please inform the technician of your micro-pigmentation enhancement. Please inform the National Blood Service if you donate blood, as you may not be eligible to give blood for 4 months post-application..

What ointment is good for lip tattoo?

Right after the procedure clean the lips with damp cotton (clean bottled water) every 30 min until bedtime. Before sleep if the lips still has some dry lymph then wash with lukewarm water gently removing the dry lymph, pat dry and apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (you can find it in any grocery store, kids section).

Do lip tattoos last?

How Long Do Inner Lip Tattoos Last on Average? – You can expect your lip tattoo to last for between 1 and 5 years. The short life of an inner lip tattoo comes down to the rapid regeneration of mucosal cells that line the area. The rapid turnover of these cells means the ink is shed at a much faster rate.

  1. Due to the short lifespan of a lip tattoo, you will need to have regular top-ups to keep it in good condition;
  2. If you do not maintain it in this way, then it will continue to fade and eventually disappear;

Unless, of course, the short lifespan is the main attraction for you. An inner lip tattoo may be the perfect chance to get a tattoo of something you’re unsure of. Not only is it hidden from the naked eye but you won’t have to worry about it being there forever. How To Take Care Of A Lip Tattoo.