**Please closely follow these aftercare instructions to ensure the formation of thin scabs and thus better colour retention.**



  • Scrub, rub, or pick at the scabs/crusts that forms. Allow it to flake off by itself. If it is removed before its ready, the pigment underneath can be pulled out. 

  • Use any makeup on the tattoo for at least 3 weeks. 

  • Use any Retin-A, Glycol Acids, or harsh exfoliants on the tattooed area during or after healing. 

  • Expose area to excessive sun (2 weeks) or tanning beds. 

  • Swim in a pool/submerge tattoo in water for 2 weeks after your procedure. 

For the first 4 hours after the procedure: Keep the tattoo completely dry (NO ointment). Keep moving your lips to bring down swelling.



Always keep the tattoo protected and moisturized by applying a thin layer of Aquaphor healing ointment with a clean Q-Tip every 30-60 minutes. This will help soothe discomfort and dryness. You will need to avoid any other lip balms and products during the healing process.

  •  For the first day only at every hour, wipe your lips HARD with a moistened cotton pad (clean water is fine) and reapply ointment. You should expect to see some pigment and skin on the cotton pad. If you do not, you aren't wiping hard enough.

  • AVOID TOUCHING the tattooed area with your hands. If you do not have a clean Q-tip you must ensure your hands are properly washed before and after touching the tattoo.

  • A small number of people get a reaction to the numbing solution after the procedure. If the skin around the tattooed area breaks out in small pimples or a heat rash, it usually goes away on its own within the week. Call/message immediately if this occurs so the technician can make a note of the reaction and follow-up with you. Make sure not to pick at the rash.

Days 3-4: Scabs will start to appear. DO NOT EVER FORCEFULLY WIPE OR PEEL OFF SCABS PREMATURELY. Only use dabbing motions on the area to dry or apply ointment.


Week ~3: Around this time the procedure will be healed and you may go back to your regular cleansing and make up routine. You still want to avoid harshly scrubbing the area.


To ensure tattoo longevity:

  • Wear sunblock (at least SPF 30 recommended) to prevent fading

  • Use Aquaphor (or petrolatum ointment equivalent) to keep the area moisturized. I also highly recommend using a thin layer of this underneath other lip products-  make up may contain ingredients (ex. minerals) that may darken your lips

  • Keep in mind- smoking will DARKEN the color of your lip



  • Mild swelling, bruising, itchiness, tightness and thin scabbing.

  • Dark and slightly uneven appearance during healing. The tattoo will darken for the next 2-7 days after procedure but will then lighten.

  • Colour change or colour fading until weeks 3-4 where the colour will then come back. Keep in mind adjustments will be made during the touch-up appointment which is usually around 2 months after.

  • We recommend the first touch up 2 months after the first session, then every 6 months to 1 year to keep your tattoos looking fresh and beautiful! An email or in-person photo consultation may be necessary to determine if you need a touch up or a repeat of the entire procedure. 

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