lip blush


what is lip blush?

Also known as Lip Pigmentation, Lipstick Tattoo, Candy Lips, Permanent Lipstick, Kissable Lips or Contoured Lips. It really comes down to the technique and color chosen. Some pigments produce more of a lipstick look and others more of a translucent look. I have a lot of clients ask “Is this a tattoo”? Yes it is. It is done with a tattoo machine and lasts 3-5 years.

What are the benefits of lip pigmentation for the lips?

  • Lips appear more defined without surgery or fillers

  • Restores color to lips that have become pale

  • Corrects Blurred lip lines

  • Camoflauges scars and hypopigmentation

  • Kiss-proof and smudge-proof color

  • Make lips appear fuller and larger

  • May eliminate the daily use of pencils to outline, fill-in, or reshaping lip borders

  • Saves time and money!

what makes me different from other pmu artists?

There are a lot of pmu artists out there. So, what makes me different? The technique I learned is the same technique that body tattooers use. I was trained at Girlz Ink Studio in Las Vegas. Teryn, the owner, used to be a body tattooer before she did cosmetic tattooing and Amber is her trainer. This is the second class I have taken from Amber. She took her expertise and worked it into the cosmetic tattooing world. I use Bishop Rotary machines which are the same machines body tattooers use. A combination of this and technique will give you a longer lasting, quality lip blush.

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Does it hurt?

While everyone has a different comfort level, even with topical anesthetic some clients may still experience slight pain.. We also do numb throughout the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Lips are very sensitive so you will feel discomfort. If you are on your period you will feel slightly more discomfort.

How long does it take?

The appointment takes approximately 2-3 hours. The first 20 minutes we will apply topical asthetic and talk color. We will then create the outlined shape as a stencil for your approval. 

How do I prepare for my appointmen? Pre-care for lips!

  • Begin your Anti-Viral medication 3 days prior to procedure.

  • Do not work out 48 hours before procedure.

  • NO alcohol, caffeine or stimulants 48 hours before procedure..

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 48 hours before procedure.

  • Avoid Fish Oil, Primrose Oil, Prenatal Vitamins, Nutritional Shakes (Shakeology, etc), "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements for a minimum of 48 hours prior to procedure.

  • Discontinue Retin-A, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) at least 6 weeks prior

  • Must wait a minimum 3 months after lip fillers and 1 month after touch-up if you decide to get one. It is possible to have poor color retention in lips that have had injections before hand.

  • Wait six months after lip implant and get written clearance from your surgeon.

  • Kids under 18 are not allowed at the appointment. Visitors 18 and over must wait in the waiting room during the procedure. It is also a major distraction and can make the appointment much longer than necessary. Failure to comply will forfeit your retainer and will be rescheduled at my next available time.

Post-care for lips!  

*Immediately following the procedure, lips may feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch.

  • Complete your antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak.

  • Apply ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 10 days post treatment.  Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a light layer of ointment. Make sure to dab/press onto skin, do not rub it in.

  • Itching is normal, DO NOT PICK!

  • No soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on lips. Wash your face carefully avoiding the lip area for 10 days. Splash clean your lips.

  • Drink everything through a straw until lips completely peel.

  • DO NOT stretch the lips. This will cause peeling and could lead to uneven lip color.

  • Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth. 

  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips at this will impede the healing process. DO NOT PICK dry healing tissue or you WILL remove the pigment color!

  • Avoid water on the new pigmented areas as much as possible, the first 7 days. (when showering, washing face, etc. have ointment on the pigmented area to protect lips from water). Do not stand in front of shower head when showering.

  • Avoid underwater swimming and batching for a minimum of 4 weeks to avoid bacterial infection.

  • before brushing your teeth, seal lips with ointment first. No whitening toothpaste (during the healing process). Use a small amount of toothpaste. Take a straw with you to the bathroom to retrieve water to swish with. Do not bleach/whiten your teeth while your lips are healing (about 2 weeks).

  • You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on area.

  • Do not expose the lips to direct sunlight or tanning beds for 4 weeks. This is new skin and will sunburn easily and direct sun prematurely may also cause scarring and alter pigment color.


  • You may wear lipstick, lipgloss, and chapstick after 10 days, make sure the tube of lip product is new.

  • Sleeping slightly elevated will help prevent swelling. It’s recommended to sleep on your back on a satin pillow case. If the pillowcase is not satin, you may also wrap your pillowcase at night and replace with a fresh wrap in the morning. This keeps pigment from sticking to the pillowcase at night.

  • No smoking while lips are healing (10 days minimum).

  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on your newly tattooed lips until after 10 days or you may lose pigment.

  • Lips may be dry for 3 to 6 months depending on the body reaction.

Will my lips swell or bruise?

Yes! there is a possibility of both. Everyone is different. Some swell more than others and some bruise more than others.

Is lip blush right for me?

If you have any of the following, lip blush will most likely not be the solution for you:

  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding

  • Overly sensitive skin

  • Allergies to topical anaesthetics

  • Severe Acne around lips

  • Dark skin and uneven skin tones

  • Excessive scarring

  • Untreated Herpes/Cold sores

  • Lip filler within the last 3 months

  • Keratosis

  • Keloid scarring

  • Facial psoriasis or eczema

  • Iron deficiency

  • Previous tattoo that has not faded

There are also various contraindications that will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.

Will my lips be 100% perfect?

No. And to expect perfect lips is unrealistic. lip blush/pmu is a form of art and the best way to ensure that you will be satisfied is to find an artist with a ‘signature style’ that you can relate to.

What is the healing process?

Your lips will swell and be bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process and they will lighten 20 - 50% depending on which technique you get before your 2nd session. Please view the detailed aftercare instructions you are given.Expect them to get dry and start peeling excessively. This will go away within 5-7 days.

How many sessions are needed?

Lips might need 2 sessions for spottiness. Sometimes just one session is sufficient, but a perfecting session is offered if you would like to add it on for $225. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your lips do not heal perfectly the first time, don't worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. 

How long does it take to heal?

It takes approximately 14 days for the lipss to heal, and about 8 weeks for the color to fully bloom.  No down time is required after the procedure!

I have had my lips tattooed before, can you fix them or touch them up?

If you have had previous work by someone else we would need to do a consultation. Some old work needs to be removed prior. Please email or text 205-533-5843 pictures before making an appointment.

An in person consultation MUST be done before any lip procedure is booked!

We offer a complimentary in person 15 min consultation. Not everyone is a candidate for lip blush so please make an appointment for your consultation!




**Special pricing for the first 10 people to book this service. Please message for details

Lip blush : $650

Lip blush Perfecting Session : $225

The initial appointment includes your consultation before your appointment. This is required to book your appointment and lasts 15 mins. Please message us to book your complimentary appointment.

* perfecting session must be completed before 8-10 weeks or there will be an additional fee


Cancellation Policy

Lip blush/pmu retainer/payments are non-refundable. With our busy schedule we book out weeks and months for appointments and it is hard to rebook a 2 hour slot. So any appointments cancelled OR rescheduled will be charged our fee of $150 each time to rebook your appointment. If you choose to cancel your appointment, you will automatically forfeit your lip blush/pmu fee/retainer. Additional deposits will be required to reschedule your appointment. Thanks for understanding.


before your appointment

Before your appointment you will fill out our Client Forms that are emailed to you through our booking software. You will be able to fill everything out online before your appointment. This way I can go over your medical history and make sure there are no contraindications for you getting your service completed. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. or 205-533-5843