Lip procedures require the most time. The client and technician will determine lip color and shape during consultation. Lips can be given more definition and color.
Fever blisters are a common side affect of lip tattooing. If you have ever had fever blisters (even years ago), cold sores, shingles or chicken pox a prescribed anti-viral medication must be taken prior to and after the procedure.
To ensure the best retention of color, it is advisable to exfoliate the lips during the week prior to procedure by using a soft toothbrush, a washcloth or wet paper towel.
After exfoliating apply Vaseline or a lip moisturizer to lips. Do not wax above lips or use any bleaching products within a week of procedure.
Lips will be kept numb during the procedure with a combination of topical anesthetics. After the procedure you will be given an ointment to apply to the lips as well as all after care instructions.
Lips will be tender for a day or so but over the counter pain medication can help relieve this as well as using ice for swelling and discomfort.
The lips generally take 2 to 3 weeks to heal completely and always need at least 1 touch up.