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You'd be amazed how many people are choosing to get cosmetic tattoos these days. It's almost as common as putting your mascara on in the morning. With the most popular procedures being microblading, permanent eyeliner and lip tattoo, the service is now far more affordable and accessible.
Often referred to as permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing is safer than it's ever been, with huge improvements in the technology and products used. For some people, it's purely cosmetic. For others, the decision may be made for medical reasons.
Lip Liner Tattoo
When it comes to getting Lip Tattoo there are a couple of different options. You can choose a permanent cosmetic lip liner - leaving the main part of your lips natural. Lip liner gives more definition to create a fuller appearance. Amazingly it also helps prevent lipstick from bleeding.
In this case, you need only apply lipstick to get a great finish.
The other option is to choose a full lip tattoo. Full lip colour can be applied in natural or colour. Either way, you can still apply your lipstick over the top for a more dramatic look.
Get the Facts
When you book in for lip tattoo treatment always begins with a consultation. This allows the cosmetic tattooist to study your lips, ask questions and decide with you what will be done. This is very important as we are talking about permanent makeup here. You don't want to get stuck with a look you hate.
Cosmetic tattooing varies from salon to salon, depending on the technician, the type of equipment used and more. Don't be afraid to ask questions and read reviews. Good salons will be more than happy for you to look at examples of their work.
Don't Take Risks
It is very important to choose a quality salon that specialises in cosmetic tattooing and employs well-trained technicians. Don't be tempted to take risks in order to save a few dollars.
You will be asked to attend a follow-up appointment to check that all is well and that you happy with the results. Touch-ups may also be needed, especially if you've chosen a natural lip colour.
If you've seen pictures of lip tattoos done years ago, you'll notice they look rather unnatural. That's because they used ordinary tattoo ink. The materials used these days are far superior and deliver amazing results.
That said you should leave a few days after treatment for your lips to settle. They may be slightly swollen or dry, and the colour will be at its most vibrant. If you are getting a lip tattoo for your wedding, or another special occasion, it's probably best to get it done a couple of weeks in advance.
If you're wondering whether this procedure is painful the answer is that it's not pain-free. Expect some level of discomfort depending on how sensitive your lips are. However, you can ask for a local anaesthetic.
Lip tattoo is sometimes referred to as permanent makeup or micro-pigmentation. It is ideal for anyone who has allergies to makeup products or just can't be bothered to apply makeup every day.
Not Lip Filler
Lip tattoo is particularly popular as it can really enhance your looks. It's important to remember that whilst it can add definition, and make your lips appear fuller, it is not lip filler. It will not physically make your lips fuller.
Many people choose a lip tattoo because they find applying lipstick several times a day tiresome. Lipstick can also run and smudge and has to be touched up every time you eat or drink.
It goes without saying that you should always use a recognised provider if you decide on cosmetic tattooing. Read reviews, ask questions, even visit the premises beforehand to put your mind at rest. Choose a salon that employs fully trained and certified cosmetic tattooists - you'll find them in the Bookwell online directory.