Lip Blushing


Lip Blushing

Lip blushing is a type of semipermanent 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. Lip blushing focuses on altering both color and shape to create younger-looking lips.

Lip Blush Aftercare Instructions

Lip Blush post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new lips. Please read the following aftercare instructions carefully:

First Week:

It is important to not get the tattoo wet during the healing process (5-7 days). Even though it is unlikely that the tattoo will remain dry for the entirety of the healing process, refrain from swimming or submerging the area in water for long periods of time for the first week of healing. Following this makeup tattoo aftercare procedure will ensure the formation of thin scabs thus more color retention. Keep out of the sun for 7 days after you get your tattoo.

  • FOR LIPS ONLY: Use Neosporin to keep the tattoo protected while it heals and to soothe any discomfort such as itching or dryness. Avoid applying lip balms, lipstick, or other lip products during this time. Apply Neosporin every 30-60 minutes for the first week to keep lips from drying out. 

  • AVOID touching any tattooed area with your hands. Apply all recommended products with Q-tips ONLY. If the area must be touched with hands, make sure you thoroughly wash your hands before and after touching the tattooed area.

  • Day 3-4: When the scab starts to appear, do not wipe- only dab until dry; you must be gentle! Do not pull off the scabs prematurely.

  • Week 2 or 3: After the procedure is completely healed, you may go back to your regular cleansing and makeup routine. Avoid scrubbing the area. Use sun block after the procedure area is healed to protect from sun fading.



DO NOT scrub, rub or pick at the epithelial crust that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before its ready, the pigment underneath it can be pulled out. 

DO NOT use any makeup on the tattooed area for at least 7 days. 

DO NOT use any Retin-A, or Glycol Acids in the tattooed area during or after healing.

DO NOT expose area to sun or tanning beds. 

DO NOT swim in a pool for 14 days after your procedure.


What is normal?

  • Mild swelling, itching, light scabbing, light bruising and tightness. Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare ointments work well for scabbing and tightness.

  • Too dark and slightly uneven appearance. After 2-7 days the darkness will fade, and once any swelling dissipates, unevenness usually disappears. Adjustments will be made during the touch-up appointment.

  • Color change or color loss. As the procedure Area heels, the color ally in and sometimes seem to disappear in places. This can be addressed during the touch of appointment, which is why touch appointments are necessary. The procedure area has to heal completely before we can address any concerns. Healing takes about four weeks.

  • A touchup may be needed 6 months to 1 year after the first touch up procedure depending on your skin, medications, and sun exposure. We recommend the first touchup 30 days after the first session, then every 6 months to 1 year to keep your tattoos looking fresh and beautiful! If most hair strokes have faded, the entire procedure will need to be repeated. An in-person consultation may be necessary to determine if you need to touch up or repeat of the entire procedure.



If the skin around the tattooed area breaks into a heat rash, or small pimples, this is usually a reaction to the numbing solution and should go away on its own and a couple of weeks. Please do not pick at it! Call immediately if this occurs so technician can make a note of the reaction and follow up to ensure this is not a more serious situation.