Following your Aftercare will directly contribute to the outcome of your tattoo. Please make sure to read and follow all the instructions outlined below as they are all important. If Aftercare is not followed properly, it may result in infection, pigment loss and scarring. This is an investment in yourself so lets make sure you
get the best results possible.
Trusting Your Artist
Something to keep in mind when proceeding with a Lip Tattoo is that it's important to know that everyone's journey is different. There are so many factors that come into play during the first appointment. Skin type, health conditions and medications are just a few examples. The most important thing to remember is being honest with your concerns as well as trusting your Artist through the whole process. You've chosen me for a reason right?
First 3 Hours: Lips may release some fluid called Lymph. Make sure to blot this away with a cotton round or tissue. Check your lips every 5-10 minutes to make sure this fluid is not building up and forming a crust.
Day 1: Tattoo will be bold, fresh and your lips will be swollen. How the tattoo looks today will not be how it looks once healed. You may take ibuprofen to help with inflammation once you have gone home(do NOT take prior to your appointment or I will not be able to see you). A cold compress helps as well.
Day 1-7: Always make sure your lips are hydrated by applying a thin layer of the Aftercare balm or gloss provided to you. Dry lips are bad lips! Do not pack on the ointment - if you apply a thick of a layer it wont allow the area to breath and you may cause infection. Sheer layers only.
Day 1-7: Cleanse your lips daily with a very small amount of baby wash. Pat dry with a cotton round and reapply the Aftercare balm.
Day 2-7: This is the peeling stage. Everyone experiences their peeling stage at a different time. This part only lasts about a day. Do not pick or pull the peeling skin. This will create an open wound and affect the results of your tattoo. This stage only lasts 1 day.
Lip Blush always fades by 50%. This is because the mouth is a moist area. Around 6-8 weeks you will notice what we call a Colour Bloom. This is when most of the remaining colour will appear. Sometimes, you may not see much of a difference after the 7 day healing stage is complete depending on the colour being chosen. Be patient and trust your colour will come back and that a touch up appointment to build on that colour is required.
Lip Blush is exactly that. It is a blush of colour - it will not look like lipstick unless you book in for a third or fourth touch up to achieve more opaqueness.
Photo Cred: Boheme Brow + Beauty Bar
Things to Avoid
Spicy food during the first 10 days
Kissing for the first 7 days
Direct sunlight/tanning beds for the first 2 weeks
Picking, pulling or scratching the area
Direct sunlight or tanning beds for 30 days
Skin care products on the area that contain Active ingredients such as Retinol, AHA/BHA. Once healed it is best to keep these products at least 1' away from the area to avoid any premature fading