Are Lip Tattoos Worth It?

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Are Lip Tattoos Worth It?

Lip blushing is the hottest new trend in semi-permanent makeup. Similar to other permanent makeup procedures like microblading, and permanent tattooed eyeliner, lip blushing allows you to wake up with picture-perfect, beautifully flushed lips. This means you won’t need to be constantly applying lipstick, balm, or gloss.Lip blushing is a type of cosmetic tattooing that semi-permanently enhances lip color by depositing colored pigment into the lips with a mechanical needle. So think about it almost like a regular tattoo, but not nearly as invasive.

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What are the Benefits of Permanent Lip Tattoos?

Lip blushing gives lips a gorgeous, barely-there flush without the lifetime commitment of a traditional tattoo. The perks of lip blushing include:
Long-lasting lip color.
A Customizable lip shade.
Increased pigmentation for pale and aging lips.
Color correction for scars and uneven pigmentation.
Fuller-looking lips without the need for injectables or surgery.
Enhanced lip symmetry.

How Safe Is It?

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration points out, all tattoos have risks. The risks most commonly associated with tattoos include an allergic reaction to the ink, swelling, rashes, bacterial infections, or scarring.

With that being said, the number of people who have any negative side effects is very rare. You will want to ensure that you visit a professional permanent makeup artist that has the proper training, and licensing to perform this procedure. A reputable technician should have an online portfolio, Instagram page, or other media which should give you a decent idea of their work. Always make sure you take a look at their reviews as well. This can help you find the most credible person to handle the job! At the end of the day, just like a regular tattoo procedure, you’re likely to be dealing with inflammation, or swelling. While this can be uncomfortable, it’s something that will go away within a few days.  Proper aftercare is very important as well. Take a look at our “After Care” page, which discusses the various elements to consider after the procedure has taken place.

Does Lip Tattooing Hurt?

Just like a regular tattoo, the levels of discomfort vary upon each individual’s pain threshold and sensitivity. To ensure maximum comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied before and during your treatment.

Who is, and isn’t a Good Candidate for Lip Tattooing?

Lip Blushing is suitable for most clients of all ages and lifestyles. It’s perfect for anyone over 18 who wants a more subtle lip color enhancement.

While lip tattoos provide numerous benefits, they’re also not perfect for every person. There are situations that require a doctor to provide clearance. For example, anyone that is diabetic, or has some kind of autoimmune disease would need permission before the procedure. If you have different infections or diseases such as with the thyroid, the pigmentation itself may not retain itself on your lips. If you’re prone to lip sores or are currently pregnant, then this procedure would not be appropriate for you at this time. It is important that you speak with the artist before having the procedure.

How Much Do Lip Tattoos Cost?

The best part about lip tattoos is that they are often quite affordable and typically will save you money on having to constantly buy lip products. The alternative methods of lip enhancement such as injections, or surgery can cost crazy amounts of money and may come with more risks than benefits depending on where you decide to have the procedure done.

If you’re going with someone experienced, as you should when it comes to lip tattoos, you can expect a slightly higher bill. Permanent makeup services for lips in St Louis will likely cost you anywhere between $300 and $900.

How Difficult Are Lip Tattoos To Maintain?

One of the biggest questions we get is whether the tattoo will fade over time. When it comes to other areas of the body, if you’re keeping up with skincare then you can expect your tattoo to keep that glow for a long time. However, with lip tattoos, it’s a bit more complicated. Lip blushing typically lasts 1-3 years depending on your skin type and daily care regime. That being said, it is very simple to maintain, with little or no need for lip additional products!


So, are lip tattoos worth it? Only you can really be the judge of that. If it sounds like a perfect solution for you, then you should reach out to a permanent makeup artist near you!

Permanent Lip Tattoos in St Louis

Inked Beauty Bar is one of the most trusted permanent makeup studios in St. Louis. At Inked Beauty Bar, we’ve helped countless clients boost their confidence level with permanent lip tattooing. We work closely with every client to understand exactly what they are looking for, and then we do our best to turn their dreams into reality.

So if you’re thinking about getting lip blushing and enhancing your beauty, feel free to get in touch with us today. No matter whether you want a more defined lip line or fuller, younger lips, we can give you exactly what you want.