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Day 1: Lips will be swollen and bright.

Day 2 - 3: Swelling reduces and lips will go darker.

Day 3 - 5: Lips will start to peel.

Day 6: All peeling is gone.

The Day of Treatment:

The area will feel a bit sore and look bright/full of colour. There may be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts for 1-2 days. To avoid scabbing, wipe the tattoo every hour after your appointment using a wet cotton pad, pat the area dry using a clean tissue and Then apply Aquaphor to the lip tattoo. When you wipe, you will see the color coming off onto the cotton pad, this is normal. You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure.


Day 1-5

To avoid infection, Do not touch the tattoo and regularly change masks (eg. 5 x per day for the first 2 days). Don't get your tattoo too wet, do not pick and keep the tattoo moisturised at all times (using Aquaphor).


Throughout Healing

- Do not eat spicy food or citrus and avoid getting food or drink on the lips (a straw may be used to make this easier).

- Do not sleep on your face and use a clean pillowcase for sleeping.

- Do not use any products (other than Aquaphor) on the lips until they are healed.

- Don’t pick, scratch, or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally.

- Avoid the sun and tanning beds for 1 month after the procedure.

- Do not sweat (no cardio exercise) until all the scabs have come off naturally.

- Do not get any facial altering procedures (eg. Botox, chemical peels, laser and microdermabrasion) for 1 month after the procedure


After Scabbing Phase:

Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may return back to your normal routine. Note, after the scabs come off, your tattoo may appear like it has disappeared - this is normal. at 4-6weeks after the procedure you will get a "bloom" which means colour will resurface as the skin completes it's healing process. This is when the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done.

Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed and that results will vary with each individual and are dependent on your skin, health, lifestyle and how you care for it during healing. It may take more than two session to achieve your desired result.

Long-tern Care:

It is strongly recommended that you do not use any of the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C Retinol and anti-aging products. These products can lighten or fade your tattoo faster. Saltwater and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment. Rinse the lips with water after contact with any of these things.

We also recommend wearing sunscreen as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment, causing it to fade faster.

If you are having any laser or facial beauty treatments please inform your technician before procedures that you have permanent makeup so that they can avoid that area.


This treatment does fade after 1-3 years depending on your skin, health and lifestyle. Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.

Please call or sms with ANY questions or concerns: 416.518.2805


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