Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness.

  • Lips appear more defined without surgery or fillers.
  • Restores color to lips that have become pale.
  • Corrects Blurred lip lines.
  • Camoflauges scars and hypopigmentation.
  • Kiss-proof and smudge-proof color.
  • Make lips appear fuller and larger.
  • May eliminates the daily use of pencils to outline, fill-in, or reshaping lip borders.
  • Saves time and money!

Lip Blush Tattoo is NOT recommended if:

  • You are under the age of 18.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You are undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments.
  • You are taking prescribed medications on a daily basis including Antibiotics, Steroids or Blood Thinners.
  • You have skin conditions such as Keloid, Skin Diseases, or issues to include Rosacea or Overly-Sensitive Skin.
  • You have had any Lip filler within the last 6 months.
  • You have Diabetes type 1 or epilepsy.

Please inform your artist if you have any allergies, medical conditions, or take any medications.

Of all permanent makeup procedures, the permanent lip enhancement procedure is the most sensitive. However we do numb your lips prior to and throughout the procedure with a highly effective topical anesthetic for your comfort.

As a necessary precaution, we require ALL of our Lip Blush clients to take an antiviral medication for a total of 5-7 days (2 days prior to the procedure and 3 to 5 days post-procedure). Examples of antiviral medications:  Zovirax, Famvir, Famciclovir, Valacyclovir, Valtrex or Acyclovir. 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.

A minimum of 6 months post-filler is required before your Lip Blush appointment.       It is recommended that you have the permanent lip enhancement first and then the lip filler injection once your lips are healed.

We have over 50 lip colors in our collection. You and your artist will discuss which colors suit you based on your natural lip color. Once your lips have healed, you may still enhance or change the color of your lips at any time with conventional.

Your lips may be swollen and slightly larger than normal and look as though you may have had a slight lip filler injection. The degree of this varies from person to person. The pigment and lip color will look darker initially, like a bold lipstick. The size of your lips will shrink back to normal and the color will significantly fade up to 40-60% within the first 4 days. You will lose color on the inside of your lips first, the edges last. Right after the procedure lips normally feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. Similar to how a sunburn feels.

Expect moderate swelling up to three days following the procedure. Scabbing may make the lips feel thick. When the scabs start to peel off (usually 2-4 days), you will retain 40-60%, and then the pigment will fade away, in some cases your lips will be darker than before the procedure but don’t worry it’s from needle bruising. The pigment will slowly return in 1-3 months. This is normal for lip pigmentation. If your lips were dark before, multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired color result.

A touchup session is considered a perfection session to fill in any spots that did not take pigment well. Touch-up is recommended as everyone heals differently. It can be scheduled anytime after 8 weeks as it takes up to 8 weeks for full results. New procedures are a two step process and final results are sometimes not guaranteed until a follow up visit is completed.

Results will always vary from person to person, after your initial procedure and the touch up, your results should last between 2-5 years. Additional touch ups may be required depending on the person and look desired.

Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.

Cold sores can be a temporary side effect of permanent lip makeup

Lips are especially sensitive. The skin of the lip is very thin compared to the typical face skin. Blood vessels appear through the skin of the lips which leads to their notable red coloring. Since lips are very vascular and because of a high number of nerve endings any trauma around the mouth area may cause an occurrence of cold sores.

What is cold sore and what how it might affect healed results

Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus HSV type 1. Treatment can help but this condition can’t be cured completely.

Over 90% of people get at least one cold sore in their life. Cold sores are also called fever blisters that can show on every part of the body but mostly on lips. When you experience blisters they break and ooze, building yellow scab and eventually they fall off.

Your body may develop antibodies, but if not you may suffer blisters for a lifetime. Cold sores mostly spread from person to person by close contact.


Some things may trigger the outbreak like stress, fever, infection, allergies, and sunburns. Usually, they heal nicely but sometimes can leave scars. Permanent Makeup lip color helps cover unwanted white spots on your lips.

The stimulation from the needle can bring out blisters. It can ruin the procedure and make the healing process much worse. What is more, it might result in pigment loss. In this case another touch up is required to fill in faded spots. It is usually a few days after the procedure that cold sore pain begins.

Please remember that cold sores could happen to anyone at any time after the procedure. It is not a sign of incorrect treatment or lack of safety practices, it is the reaction of the skin to the procedure.

About two-thirds of us have been infected with the HSV-1 virus. It usually comes via well-meaning kisses from relatives or romantic partners.

HSV-1 lives in your nerves. It’s pretty quiet most of the time, but you may have triggers that bring it out of hiding and cause cold sores. They can range from sunlight or a fever to stress and getting your period. Some people have no outbreaks or symptoms.

Delicate and gentle machine work can reduce the risk, also please remember about the aftercare process and moisturizing your lips only with cream recommended by your technician. People who get cold sores will need to take preventive antiviral medication.

If you experience an itching or burning sensation contact your doctor to discuss treatment, inform your technician and mostly remember it is temporary. Please don’t use any homemade remedies, since it might cause permanent damage to your skin.

Important Notice before permanent makeup lip procedure

If you have any history of cold sores, fever blisters, caused by virus herpes simplex, you should contact your physician to obtain and take the proper prescription medication to prevent such outbreaks.

It is often recommended to take medicine for at least 2 days before and after the procedure. If you suffer cold sores more often you can consider longer treatment.

Every case is different so might need a different dosage. Many physicians prescribe:

  • Valtrex
  • Valacyclovir
  • ((Acyclovir))
  • Famvir
  • Famciclovir

Please follow your doctors instructions. Prevention treatment includes also taking L-lysine supplement.