LIP TATTOO AFTERCARE
Updated: 5 days ago
This information is here to keep you informed and up to date with our current lip tattoo aftercare process. Read on so that you can get the most out of your lip tattoo. The healing process is managed by you, so listen up and good luck!
Love Amber and Tiina x
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIP TATTOO
Point from healing
Day 1 - Your lips will be swollen and bright in colour. They will be sensitive too.
Day 2 - Swelling will subside and lips will become darker
Day 3 - Lips will begin to peel
Day 4 - The peeling will continue
Day 5 - The peeling should be finished
The lip area will feel a bit sore and will look quite intense in colour. This is due to inflammation and the pigment oxidising. There will be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts 1-2 days. Applying ice or taking arnica/anti-inflammatory medication will help. This is all part of the healing process
The day of treatment
Fluid (lymph) will leak from the tattoo. This is your body, beginning to heal itself. When this liquid dries it creates a scab. Normally, like with a graze, that is OK. With cosmetic tattoo, it is recommended that you wipe this away as it is being produced. We will supply you with a package that has some moist cotton pads. We suggest you tap the lips with these pads every hour to prevent a scab forming. You may ice the lips if you have swelling or tenderness. Wrap a piece of ice in Glad Wrap or a zip lock bag to keep the area clean, After you have dabbed the area hourly, apply the provided lip balm.
Do not touch your lips if you have unclean hands/fingers. Remember it is a wound and infection can happen if you are not careful. Infection will compromise the healed results.
Do not keep your tattoo wet for too long. It will make the scab soggy and make it easier to fall off prematurely. Let the peeling happen naturally.
Apply the ointment as needed. We recommend you use the one provided as some ointments contain ingredients that will compromise the healing of the tattoo. If you run out, please contact us to find an alternative.
Do not sleep on your face. This will minimise the chances of the scab being knocked off during the night. Make sure you use a clean pillow case to avoid infection.
Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on the treated area until the scabs have naturally fallen off. Do not wear face masks during the healing process.
Do not pick, scratch or bite off the scabs. Picking will cause scarring, pigment loss and the chance of infection. Let it happen naturally.
Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks following procedure. These things will alter the appearance of the tattoo dramatically.
Do not sweat until the healing process is complete. If you do sweat, dab immediately.
Do not get any facials, botox, chemical treatments, microdermabrasion etc for 4 weeks post procedure.
Do not eat anything spicy, too citrusy or salty. This may be painful or uncomfortable for you.
Smoking is not advised during the 7 day healing process.
Drink with a straw.
After the healing process
Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine.
Note that after your lips have peeled, your lips will have a milky/dull hue to them. The colour will be dull and less vibrant. This is due to the healing process. It is an important part of the process and shows that your skin is renewing as required. The complete process takes 6 weeks. At this point only, can we see and assess the healed product. It is only after 6 weeks that we can do the final touch up and the tattoo can be finished.
The healed lip will be softer and not as crisp and bright as when first done. Healed results may fade by 30-50% from fresh.
As with anything cosmetic and skin related, results will vary from person to person. Please do not compare your results to anyone else's. You are unique, as are your lips and skin. Relax and trust us and the process.
Once fully healed
It is strongly recommended that you do not use any of the following ingredients on your tattoo:
Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin E and C
These products can lighten and fade your tattoo faster. It is also recommended that you use an SPF sunscreen on your lips, as UV will fade your tattoo faster.
Saltwater and chlorine will also contribute to your tattoo fading faster. Make sure you rinse with water after contact.
If you are having any laser or beauty treatments, please inform your technician that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
This treatment fades over 1-5 years (depending on multiple variables) as in, your skin, your lifestyle, your beauty regime. Touch ups are required to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong/weak immune system, your pigment will not last as well as others.
We hope this covers most of your questions. Please get in contact if you have any questions or worries about your upcoming tattoo.
See you soon!
Love Amber and Tiina x