For most of us, putting on make-up is a time consuming chore. We all want to look good… fabulous even but lets face it… in our rush to get out the door, making it to barely presentable becomes our ‘good enough’ on most days. My personal nemesis has always been my lips. I wasn’t blessed with a naturally full lip so lipliners and lipsticks became my magic wands. But for all the time spent getting them applied just right, it was the keeping them on that was the issue.

Enter, Permanent Make Up or Cosmetic Tattoo. This procedure of tattooing coloured pigment into the lip to create a fuller, more symmetrical lip shape and youthful colour has been popular in the western world for more than 30 years now and in that time has evolved from the distinct, dark lipliner look popular in the 90’s to a softer, more natural blush of colour aimed at creating a discreetly perfect pout.

Most of the advantages of having your lipliner and lip colour tattooed may be obvious… mainly, go ahead and throw out your lip pencils and lip sticks… all you will have left to do is just ‘gloss and go’! But there are some side benefits that you may not realise.

Have a look at the before and after images below. Not only has the lip colour and lip edges improved but you can see that there is a remarkable improvement in the fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lip. This is due to the stimulation of the body’s natural collagen production during the healing stage of the procedure.

Cosmetic Tattoo on the lips will generally last 3-5 years but this greatly depends on the pigments used, the technical application and the health and lifestyle of the wearer. The procedure usually takes around 1 – 2 hours and the colour will look much bolder for about 4 or 5 days during which time you lips will crust and peel. If you are prone to getting cold sores, make sure to discuss that with your Cosmetic Tattoo professional. They will advise you of the best steps to take in order to avoid an outbreak – which is not uncommon after a lip procedure. As always, make sure you do your homework and visit a reputable Cosmetic Tattoo artist that can show you before and after photographs of their own work and who are also insured and licensed by their local health department.

Almost Completed Lip Cosmestic Tattoo By Marina Veronica

Completed Lip Shape Cosmestic Tattoo By Marina Veronica

Fully Healed After One Year Cosmetic Lip Tattoo 

Before And Half Cosmetic Lip Tattoo By Marina Veronica