Lip blushing is a type of semi permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure achieved by depositing pigments in your lips using small needles.
While also sometimes called lip tattooing, this is more of a cosmetic enhancement rather than traditional tattoo art. The procedure focuses on altering both color and shape to create younger-looking lips.
Everyone’s lips are different, and there’s no one standard of beauty. But if you would like to change the appearance or color of your lips, you may be interested in lip blushing.
However, there are many aspects of the procedure to consider, including:
- your pain tolerance
- your budget
- possible side effects
Here’s what you need to know about this procedure before getting started.
A lip blushing procedure is similar to lip tattooing. It’s accomplished in the following way:
- First, your provider will numb your lips so that you’ll feel less pain and discomfort.
- While you’re waiting for the numbing agent to take full effect, your provider will go over your desired lip shape and tone, as well as any sketches that need your approval.
- Next, they’ll insert a natural-looking pigment into your lips using small needles. This is done in multiple layers to help create an even tone.
- In all, the process can take between 1 and 3 hours.
Does lip blushing hurt?
Your provider will apply a numbing product to your lips beforehand to help minimize pain and discomfort.
The lower your pain tolerance, the more discomfort you might feel. However, some people may not feel much pain at all. You may consider taking acetaminophen before your appointment to decrease your chances of feeling pain.
How permanent is it?
Lip blushing is considered a semi permanent procedure. This means you’ll need to repeat the process every few years to maintain your results.
Frequent lip exfoliation, sun exposure, and smoking can all make the pigment fade quicker.