What is the New Lip Blush Tattoo All About?

July 27, 2020

3 minute read

Permanent tattoo makeup trends have come a long way since the early days of tattooed brows and lips! In fact, people are lining up to receive the new semi-permanent lip tattoo called lip blushing which enhances your lip’s natural color leaving you with a beautiful wakeup, no makeup tint allowing you to ditch your lipstick tube!

Loss of pigmentation that may occur in the lips from sun exposure, chemicals and as we age affects the illusion of a full pout even for people with fillers or a naturally full lip so women used to get the dated lip liner tattoo to counter this color loss. A lip blush tattoo is a great alternative to this old technique because the blush effect looks natural and leaves the lips slightly tinted versus a liner/lipstick look. However, if you’d rather a bolder hue, the artist can adjust the pigment color which is customized for you and give the look you desire. Some women even enjoy the slightly swollen after-effect of the lip blush tattoo as it gives a faux-filler illusion although not as full as actual lip filler.

You can expect to spend about 2.5 hours for a lip blush tattoo session with topical anesthesia applied to give the most comfort during the procedure. Prices range depending on your area (average is $500-$1,500) and the results last between 1-5 years depending on a number of factors that your artist will discuss with you during your consultation. Most artists require a touch-up session after your initial visit to add a layer of deeper customized color although the semi-permanent pigment will still gradually fade over time.

Make sure to do research before getting this procedure done as different skin tones have varying results depending on hyperpigmentation risks. You want to make sure that your artist is certified and highly trained to offer this specialized technique as well!