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Permanent makeup can change the size and shape of the lips by creating a fuller and sexier lip, as well adding colour to correct uneven imbalances. This procedure helps prevent lipstick bleeding into the surrounding skin, as well as restoring the natural pigment of your lip line- known as the “white line”, commonly lost through sun damage.
Lip Line & Blend Tattoo: Lip tattooing involves altering the appearance of the lip line to create the perfect shaped lip which you desire. The pigment is blended back into the body of the lip to give a more natural and gradual tone of color.
Full Lip Tattoo: This procedure is recommended for most clients, being this is the most effective and natural looking. We blend the entire pigment into the full lip so there is no graduation of colour.
You can still wear any coloured lipstick over the top of your desired tattoo colour either it being lighter or darker shade. By having your lips tattooed, the base colour will hold your lipstick on for several hours without having to reapply.
For clients that have asymmetrical lips, we can build the shape of the lip to give more definition and symmetry. If needed, an entirely new lip can be constructed. This is to be simulated by the technician with lipliner, and always approved by the client before tattooing.
Lip line also available if requested.
* Slight swelling will occur for at least 24 hours.
Do you suffer from cold sores?
We strongly suggest that clients undergo a course of any of the following antiviral medications to prevent cold sore outbreak after your tattooing procedure.
- Lysine is a natural essential amino acid, best taken 1 month before procedure
- Valtrex, which you can obtain a prescription from your doctor, and will attack virus immediately. Best to take 2 days before and after procedure.
Pros & Cons of Fillers:
A full lip tattoo is a great option rather than surgery or fillers. While injectables build the bulk of the lip, it doesn’t address the issue of pigment loss, and correcting the lip shape/line. If done correctly, along with tattooing, fillers can look amazing, but done incorrectly, injectables can give a extreme and fake look. This is why we always recommend to clients to first try tattooing, being that it looks extremely natural, then if need be, use filler/ botox to finish the desired look.
* If you choose to get injectables, make sure you come in for your tattoo before hand as tattooing will decreases the strength of the filler by 10% depending on when injected.
Dr. Francesco Barbagallo
(03) 9816 8847
3013 Balwyn, Victoria