LIP TATTOO

Give pale, lifeless or asymmetrical lips a natural tint of color, fullness and definition. Lip blush can give lips 30% more volume that will last, unlike fillers. Pigments are available in all different shades to suit the look you want to achieve.

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THE BENEFITS OF LIP TATTOOS

  • Have more defined lips while still looking NATURAL

  • Look good 24/7 – wake up with makeup

  • WATERPROOF and SWEATPROOF (beneficial for those with active lifestyles or oily skin that cause makeup to smudge and wear off quickly)

  • Convenience – improve daily lifestyle and save time

  • Removes difficulties of makeup application (if you have bad vision or unsteady hands)

  • A possible option if you have allergies to cosmetics​

  • Evens out lip discoloration caused by vitiligo, cancer treatments, illness or injury

  • Create fullness and symmetry to thin or asymmetrical lips

PRICING

Artist - Kersten

Lip Blush                                         $600  

* Includes a touch up within 8-12 weeks  

Touch up (for existing clients only)

within 6 months                             $150
6 to 12 months                               $200
12 to 24 months                            $275
after 24 months                            full price

Touch up (from another artist)   full price

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Combine 2 permanent makeup procedures = 10% off 

Combine all 3  (brows, eyeliner & lips) = 20% off

*procedures must be purchased together for the discount

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?

An in depth consultation where expectations and desires are discussed and a removable outline is drawn before the procedure. The procedure  is generally performed the same day of the consultation, so long as there are no contraindications. We allow enough time to complete paperwork, take before/after photos, 20-30 minutes of topical numbing, the procedure and a review of aftercare.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you will be required to take oral antiviral medication for 2 days prior to treatment and 3 days following to prevent any outbreaks.

  • If you have an ideal color in mind, bring a few reference photos or desired lipstick color to your appointment.

  • Ensure you drink plenty of water and your lips are well hydrated/moisturized 1 week prior.

  • Exfoliate your lips for the week prior to your appointment at home using a drop of coconut oil and sugar to create your own scrub. Ensure you are using a lip conditioner/balm every day leading up to your appointment to ensure your skin is in optimal shape for the procedure.
     

  • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, other NSAID medication, fish oil, Niacin, Vitamin E) 48 hours before your procedure, to avoid excess bleeding, which directly affects color retention.

  • Avoid sun/ tanning bed exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the tattoo pigment with it. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.

  • It is recommended to plan any vacations a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.

  • Vaccines/Immunizations - please ensure your cosmetic tattoo appointment is scheduled a minimum of 14 days either BEFORE or AFTER to avoid any potential immune reactions.
     

  • ​Some cosmetic procedures should be completed prior to your lip tattoo:​
    - Lip fillers (4 weeks in advance)

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Aftercare involves not touching the area (picking, scratching, pulling) while they are healing and potentially scabbing/flaking the first 7-10 days. Avoidance of excessive sun exposure, water, perspiration (working out), skin care products, makeup and exfoliation to the area is important so pigment and healing are not disturbed. Detailed aftercare instructions will be given on the day of the appointment, as well as an aftercare kit with specific healing ointment to maintain the health and longevity of your new lips.

 

IS IT PAINFUL?

Levels of discomfort vary upon each individual’s pain threshold and sensitivity. To ensure maximum comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic (4-5% Lidocaine and/or Tetracaine) will be applied before and during your treatment. Please note, if you are on your menstrual cycle you may be more sensitive to pain. Sleep, stress and caffeine can also play a factor in pain sensitivity.

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

Semi permanent pigments will fade over time naturally. Many different factors affect the life of the implanted pigment, such as sun exposure, skin type, general health and immediate and long term aftercare. Results typically last 2-5 years or longer, before a touch-up is needed to refresh the color and shape. Frequent smokers or those with iron deficiency anemia may have results fade sooner. Results vary with each client.

WHAT WILL THE FINAL RESULT LOOK LIKE?

Bold or soft, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Pigment will be darker, larger and crisper immediately after the procedure, but will soften and shrink slightly over the weeks that it heals.

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR LIP TATTOOS?

  • Under the age of 18 years

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic on the needle (will require doctor’s clearance)

  • Have an autoimmune disease (will require doctor’s clearance)

  • On blood thinners

  • Have epilepsy

  • Have infections (localized to the area or systemic) and/or diseases or are sick (cold/flu)

  • Have major heart problems

  • Had an organ transplant

  • Have skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis) or irritations (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.) in or near the procedure area

  • Prone to keloid scars or hypertrophic scarring

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation (consult with your doctor)

  • Have sensitivities to dyes/pigments or local anesthetics (patch testing is available)

  • Fitzpatrick scale 5 or 6

WHAT PIGMENTS & TOOLS DO YOU USE?

We use iron oxide pigments deemed safe for the skin that are specifically formulated for permanent makeup procedures. Lasting Impressions and Permablend are stable, high performance pigments that undergo rigorous testing for carcinogenic compounds, unsafe dyes/colorants, heavy metals and microbiological sterility. We do not use pigments made in China. We only use sterile, single use needles that are opened in front of you. We are Alberta Health Services inspected.