Faking it with lip tattoos… fuller looking lips without filler.

With every month that passes, cosmetic tattooing is becoming more and more mainstream with the most popular treatments being eyebrows, eyeliner and, eyes, you guessed it… LIP TATTOOS!!!

Despite it’s popularity amongst celebs and non celebs alike, the thought of having your eyebrows, eyeliner or lipstick tattooed may still feel scary to some.

The reality is that these treatments can not only save you time and money, but also leave you looking and feeling amazing from the moment you wake up and all day without the worry of smudging or smearing or having to reapply your makeup throughout the day.   Heaven!


Gone are the days of ugly, heavy block eyebrows and badly drawn eyeliners and lips.  The technology and skill of permanent cosmetics today is so fine and intricate, there results are super natural and leave you with a fresh, improved version of your natural features. 

If semi permanent lip liner, semi permanent lip blushing, lip staining, lip tinting or permanent lipstick are treatments you’ve thought about, but wanted to know more about, read on…

What are Lip Tattoos?

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Lip Blushing

There are SO many names for lip tattoos.

Lip blushing, lip staining, full lips, lip tinting, lip contouring, semi permanent lip liner the list goes on and on… 

Lip tattoos involve gently tattooing specialist lip pigments into the skin using high quality, steel, medical grade needles.  

I work with the best quality products, machines and needles to give the best possible results that last and look beautiful for years.

Lip blushing is by far my favourite technique using a very fine flexible needle and a precise shading technique called ‘whip shading’ with either one colour or two or three colours creating an ombré effect.  

Blushing with lip tattoos... the illusion of volume without filler.

The main benefit of having lip tattoos is pretty obvious.  Having perfectly applied makeup that stays in place all day, every day is a dream come true for a lot of ladies.   Lip tattoos can also add definition at the lip border, give the illusion of fuller lips, improve an uneven lip line, camouflage scarring in the lips and even correct blue undertone in the lips. 

Can everyone have lip tattoos?

Lip tattoos are suitable for lots of people but is best suited to those over the age of 18 who want to subtly enhance their natural lips.  If you have a lot of lip filler, deep set ‘smokers lines’ around the mouth or  if you suffer from cold sores regularly then this can affect the success of the outcome so it’s worth giving me a call to discuss the options. 

Is Microblading the same as lip tattoos?

Microblading Vs Combination Brows

The machine used for lip tattoos is quite different to the tool used for microblading.  

Microblading involves using a manual hand tool that has a collection of needles which are soldered together in a configuration such as a slope, u shape or round shape which either cut or puncture the skin.

Microblading can be used to perform lip treatments but due to the vascular nature ion lip tissue, you get much more precise and beautiful results when a machine is used.  

Microblading can be used to perform lip treatments but due to the vascular nature of lip tissue, you get much more precise and beautiful results when a machine is used.  

So, let's get real. How much does it hurt?

Everyone (and I MEAN everyone) is super nervous when they come for lip tattooing.  

The lips are full of blood vessels and nerve endings so it’s natural to be a little apprehensive about the level of discomfort during lip treatments.  

Most people that I have performed lip tattoos for, are pleasantly surprised at how gentle the treatments actually are.  Numbing creams can be used prior to and during your treatments to control discomfort, although most people do not need alot of numbing cream due to how gentle the technique is.

How do we choose the best colour?


There are a number of factors to consider when choosing your lip colour.  

Personally., I think the most important thing to consider is the colour that YOU want your lips to be. 

If you have. favourite lip colour, bring it with you to a consultation.

This will give me time to formulate to best blend of colours to achieve your perfect shade and if I don’t have it in stock, this will give me time to get it for you.  

My best advice?  Choose a colour that works with your natural undertones for the most flattering colour that will look stunning and stand the test of time. 

How long do lip tattoos it last?

There are a few things that can affect how long lip tattoos last.

Exposure to the sun can and will make your lip tattoos fade faster.  Most semi permanent lip colour lasts between 1-3 years before it needs ‘topping up’.

The colour will naturally lighten and fade over a period of about 1 or 2 years but results can last up to 5 years without any colour boosting. 

Those that want more of a’lipstick look’ or want to keep their results looking fresher for longer will need to visit me more frequently. 

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