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There is a growing demand for permanent makeup procedures, and there is a lot of reasons why. Whether it’s to improve the volume of your eyebrows or giving your lips an everyday natural look, more and more people are making appointments each day. In this article, we will help give you more insight into what to expect during your lip tattoo session.

What Is Lip Blushing?

If you’re looking to enhance your natural lip color, then lip blushing is perfect for you. Unlike traditional tattooing, lip blushing is an evolved service that’s meant to provide natural-looking, long-lasting results. Lip Blushing is a type of permanent lip tattooing where colored ink is deposited directly into the lips. This is done using a tool very similar to what a regular tattoo artist would use. This involves the use of tiny needles that add layers of color to the skin. While this might be a bit over the top, the results are very subtle and ensure the perfect natural look. This is perfect for helping you shape and contours your lips.

What are the Benefits of Permanent Lip Color?

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Clients can still wear lipsticks to help adjust their look from time to time, but the main benefit of getting the procedure done is the ability to go without any kind of lip makeup. The biggest thing we see with our clients is how much more confidence it brings into their lives. The ability to have stunning natural lips, without needing any kind of lip products help provide countless joy.

Does Lip Blushing Hurt?

With the proper care of a trained semi-permanent makeup artist, you will likely only feel slight discomfort during the treatment. Typically, a numbing product (topical anesthetic) will be applied to your lips before the procedure begins, which will help minimize the pain you will feel.

Be cautious and make sure to avoid taking ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin beforehand, as well as supplements like garlic, fish oil, ginkgo, and vitamin E. These types of supplements, can increase bruising and bleeding.

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Does It Work on All Skin Tones?

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To put it simply, it does work for all skin tones, but the results can vary. When it comes to lighter skin tones, we are more likely to see a fading to pale pink shade. At the same time, darker skin tones can morph into gray or brown tints.

For darker lips with purple or blue undertones, a neutralization lip procedure is likely needed. First, we need to naturalize the lips to a natural and healthy look as much as possible with orange or red pigment. Second, we can start to add the color of our choices and see how your body accepts the treatment. Third, we can adjust the color: more or less based on the final desired look. The point of lip blushing is more to create balance and enhance or correct the colors of the natural lip tissue and skin tones.

How much does lip tattooing cost?

According to Healthline, “The cost of lip blush tattooing varies based on the size of the tattoo, the intricacies of the art, and the ink color used. It may also vary among providers.” Typically, the cost of lip tattooing will cost anywhere between $400-1500 depending on your area, as well as the scope of the coverage needed for your lips. This will generally be less expensive than getting lip implants, or lip fillers.

Permanent Lip Blushing Aftercare and Healing Process

After the initial lip tattoo procedure, your lips will start to look darker but don’t fret, this will begin to fade and become a much more natural color. One of the most important things to remember during the healing process is to ensure you do not pick at your lips! Picking at dry, or scabby lips will disrupt the coloring, and could leave blotchy marks. Healing time is important for long-term success.

It is also suggested that if you’re an active person, that you should try and avoid rigorous works for about two weeks. If you love the sun or tanning, you will also want to avoid this type of direct sun and tanning bed exposure for up to 30 days.

It’s always important to discuss with your permanent makeup artist the full list of things to avoid, as well as what can help aid in the healing process.

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How Long Does Lip Blushing Last?

When it comes to the longevity of the procedure, it really does vary from person to person. Once you’ve completed your initial session and have had your touch-up, you should expect the results to last between 2-3 years. To keep with the desired look, additional touch-ups will be required. Remember, unlike regular tattooing, and body art, permanent makeup ink does not last as long. This has to do with the fact that the ink isn’t as deep into the layers of skin.

Your lifestyle contributes to how well it maintains; smoking and sun exposure can speed up the fading process, and if you’re oil-prone, have an iron deficiency or use a lot of exfoliating products in your skin regimen, the pigment could quickly fade away. Touch-up appointments will be needed to help with the longevity as well.

Book Your Lip Blushing Raleigh Treatment Today!

If you’re looking to enhance your beauty with a lip blush tattoo in Raleigh, NC, look no further than the permanent lip color experts at Permanent Cosmetics by Christine Brown.