The increased interest in cosmetic tattooing has been rising in recent years. It may have all started with microblading the eyebrows trend, which evolved into the ombre eyebrow tattoo technique. And now, what’s the latest cosmetic tattoo that has entered the scene? Lip Blushing.
Lip Blushing is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique that enhances the shape and color of the lips. Normally, tattoo artists perform cosmetic tattoos, but estheticians have picked up lip blushing most recently. Estheticians are typically trained to perform micro-needling and facials for the skin and face but are now training to revitalize the lips too.
Let’s take a closer look at the latest cosmetic tattooing trend that is all over TikTok and Instagram (look up #lipblushing). This lip enhancing technique may change your mind about getting fillers and injections for your lips.
Lip Blushing is a cosmetic semi-permanent tattooing method designed to enhance the outline and shape of your lips by adding natural-looking color that can last one to two years. The tattoo method is called pixelating, which involves using a special pulsating mechanical tattoo needle that deposits pigments (color ink) into your lips. The tiny deposits of color create undetectable dots of pigment that outline and shade the lips.
You can select any color or shade for the pigmentation but keep in mind that the color will last up to two years. And the shade you choose may change the color or tone of your lipstick or lip gloss when applied to the lips.
The top reasons people gravitate to cosmetic tattooing are usually to help them save time from applying make-up and enhance the natural shape of the brow or lips.
When it comes to lip blushing, there are a few specific reasons why someone would want to have this procedure done to their lips.
A lip blushing treatment is similar to having a tattoo session and involves the following steps:
Immediately after the session, you will notice the color of your lips will be very bold and appear to look stained; this is completely normal. Like with any tattoo, there is a healing process with the skin. You may experience some scabbing the first week after your appointment, so it’s essential to always keep the lips moist with petroleum jelly.
It can take 3-4 weeks for your lips to heal completely, and the color will fade up to 50 percent of the original tone from the procedure.
Lip Blushing may require a touch-up session around eight weeks after the initial session, but after that, the color can stay in your lips for up to two years. The ink used for lip blush is water-based and can safely dissolve into the body.
Enhancing the look and shape of your lips doesn’t have to involve dermal filler injections or the use of Botox. You can alter the appearance and color of your lips with semi-permanent tattooing—an excellent alternative that avoids injecting synthetics or preservatives into the skin and body.
Not sure if Lip Blushing is the lip enhancing procedure that you are looking for? Check out our Procedure Navigation Tool to help you find the right type of cosmetic treatment for your lips.