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Lip Blushing AfterCare

  • Clients should expect to see some swelling of the lips following a lip blush tattoo. How much swelling depends on the individual. Every client is different, some might not swell at all while others swell up like balloons. The swelling does go down after a couple hours and returns to normal size by the next day.

  • It takes about two weeks to see the final color, usually, it gets lighter after healing. The second treatment should be done after 6-8 weeks from the first session. Multiple touch-up sessions are sometimes required,

  • Lips peel for about a week but they are not fully ready for touch up. Lips look healed after 7-14 days, but full healing is after about 4 weeks. Healing time is individual, also age is a big factor. During the healing period, it is important to avoid makeup on lips and around the lip area.

  • Lips go through a couple of phases of peeling, regeneration, and rebuilding itself. After the initial session, they might need more work on color and border. so don't panic if the first session is not perfect. Lip Blushing can be a process. Lip Blush Healing Stages

  • On the first day of healing the color is very bright, sometimes dark, depending on the color used. The pigment oxidizes in the skin and looks very bold. This process can be a little scary, but every day the color should look more natural. The body naturally pushes the pigment out through the dermis layers, this influences color perception. As the pigment is getting pushed out thru each layer and skin peels, the color changes. Peeling usually starts on days 3-4 and reveals soft color underneath. After the lip blush procedure is fully healed you don't need any lip liners or lipsticks, you can use transparent lip gloss if you like shiny lips look. Treatment can last a couple years. Although we do recommend yearly touch-up, because the color will fade.

Lip Blush Healing Stages: Day by Day

Day 1

  • Immediately following the procedure, lips will feel dry, chapped, tight, and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and super bright in color. (this will subside)

  • For 4 hours after treatment, apply light pressure on lips with a clean paper towel, to remove any lymph. About 4-6 hours, after the lip blush procedure start applying ointment (Aquaphor) or what your artist supplied you with and keep lips constantly moist *This step of wiping the lips with a sterile wipe and applying moisturizer is repeated the following morning.*

  • No kissing, rubbing, or friction on the treatment area

Day 1-3

  • Day 2- Swelling will subside and color will appear darker. Lips are less smooth with tiny ridges, you might feel dryness and lips could be chapped.

  • Day 3- Lips feel very tight and dry, especially on the edges, scabs start to form, itching is normal do not pick

  • Apply ointment on lips several times a day. Keep lips moist at all times

  • Avoid oily, spicy, and heavily seasoned food

  • DRINK with a straw

  • After every meal gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.

DAY 4-7

  • Lips will become dry and start to flake (like a traditional tattoo). Keeping them moisturized is important.

  • Between these days, lips will begin and end the process of peeling, and color will lighten by 30%-50%.

  • Do not pick or rub your lips and let the peeling happen naturally. Continue keeping your lips moist!


Lips are done peeling, color is light. You may return to normal routines. Lips will continue to heal, up to 6 weeks. Every week more color will surface, it is important to continue keeping lips moist to get the best color at the end of the healing phase.

Day 20 - you might experience thin peeling again, lips start to bloom, color comes back and looks deeper, you might have lighter spots

WEEK 6-8

Your lips are healed and you're feeling unstoppable!!! Just add some lip gloss and go! In most cases, it requires two treatments to complete the lip transformation.

Day 30 - lips are healed, beautiful color is fully bloomed

The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-treatment:
  • Increased sweating

  • Practicing sports

  • Swimming

  • Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi

  • Sun tanning or salon tanning

  • Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading

  • Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area

  • Touching of the treatment area except for when applying the post-care ointment with a cotton swab

  • Picking, peeling, or scratching of the treatment area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment

  • Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris

  • Drinking alcohol in excess, it may lead to slow healing of wounds

  • Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles

  • Drinking alcohol in excess, it may lead to slow healing of wounds

If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact NudeTatu immediately, to discuss further instructions.

Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.

To see day by day pictures of the healing process

For the entire duration of the healing process, keep lips moisturized. Never allow them to dry or crack open, “It is recommended that no other moisturizer is used other than Aquaphor, A&D ointment, or coconut oil until lips are healed entirely.”

Makeup, such as lipstick and lipgloss, should also be avoided until the lips are fully healed.


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