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Lip blushing has become a popular choice for those who want to appear to have fuller lips. While cosmetic products can provide temporary plumping and lip fillers can add volume, a lip blush tattoo may be able to improve the color and shape of natural lips.

So, what exactly is lip blushing?

This is a semi-permanent tattoo that can enhance the shade and form of your lips and make them seem fuller. This is done by placing color ink into the lips and around the lip line to enhance the overall look. The hue is meant to be subtle in order to create natural-looking results.

How does lip blushing compare to popular lip fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane®?

Lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the skin. The gel is injected into the lips, and the amount can be controlled to determine how full the lips will look.

Lip blushing enhances the color of the lips and provides the illusion of bigger lips without adding any volume, while lip fillers add volume without color.

How long does lip blushing last?

It’s estimated that lip blushing could last for up to two years, although results may differ from person to person. Sun exposure and smoking can reduce the length of time the color remains visible. Keep in mind that since it is semi-permanent, reversing the results is difficult if you’re not happy with them.

What is the procedure like?

Unlike a regular tattoo that uses a needle to insert ink, lip blushing uses a tiny blade that makes cuts in the skin and then the ink is placed into each cut. This process is usually done by a tattoo artist or an esthetician. The pain level has been described as minimal, and a topical anesthetic is typically applied for about 20 minutes.

The artist will draw the shape of the desired look and add ink to the sides of the lips as this area tends to lose color as people age. After the procedure, which can take an hour, you may experience swelling, redness, or bruising.

Ice or a cold compress can help with the swelling, and you should avoid smoking as well as informing your technician of any history of cold sores.

Is lip blushing safe?

As with any tattoo, there are potential risks such as an allergic reaction to the tattoo dye or scar tissue forming. Lip blushing may be a good option for those who are concerned about the color of their lips or if they have uneven pigmentation they would like to fix.

Interesting in Lip Blushing? Feel free to reach out to us at 210-257-9712 and our team of talented artists will be more than happy to assist you with any inquiries or consultations you may need.