February 17, 2017 2 Comments
let’s talk about SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP for a second. it’s awesome. think about it, when you have permenant makeup, you NEVER have to worry about runs, smears, or reapplications. in many ways, it’s this crazy fantasy world where you go to sleep looking your best and wake up the same.
more importantly, semi-permanent makeup provides the longevity (1-2 years) we look for without the lifelong commitment of a permanent cosmetic tattoo. both semi-permanent and permanent cosmetic tattoos will always fade and need touch-ups. as semi-permanent fades- you don’t have to worry about wacky faded coloring or fading lines. you also have the option to change the color, shape, and style as the times change.
although semi-permanent makeup brings you to this fantasy world, the journey there doesn’t come without a process. afterall, it’s a tattoo. IF YOU’VE NEVER HAD A TATTOO, the coloring only hurts the most for the first couple of passes. after that, it becomes pretty numb.
3 ½ HOURS is really all it takes to let your lips go for months of color perfection, and that is exactly what i want to showcase in our new video: TATTOOING MY OWN LIPS.
keep in mind that we use a numbing for your lips, but I wasn’t so lucky. I had to do this myself, so I couldn’t use the numbing lotion. it’s a bit of a challenge not being able to feel where you are going, especially on your face.
DISCLAIMER: I am a trained professional, so DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! keep in mind that this process is permanent, and experienced hands are needed. don’t turn into the time you let your little brother do your make up permanently. although you can purchase tattoo guns online, if you don’t know what you are doing, you are most likely going to end up with offset makeup. as you age, that will get worse and worse as you naturally shrink. YIKES!
we’re going to go over a few keynotes from the video, and take a look at what you need to pay attention to when you are getting your cosmetic lip tattoo. during the video i mention COLOR ATTRIBUTES, PASSES, and the HEALING PROCESS.
let’s take a look:
the color you choose isn’t going to turn out how it looks. after the healing process is completed, you will end up with about 30% of the color you choose. the color will transition in color throughout the healing process.
CHOOSE a color with fade and your natural lip tone in mind. this is where HIRING A PROFESSIONAL comes in handy. you may wish to offset a tone in your lips or cancel it out all together. for example, if you want to cancel an orange tone to your lips you would need to use a cooler toned red with a blue/violet base to attain the color you’re looking for.
YOU NORMALLY NEED 2-3 PASSES to SEAL IN THE COLOR. as you start to wipe the color and blood after each pass, you will start to see certain patches where the color didn’t cover. that’s why you might need a second or third pass to guarantee the color takes. it will look like speckles on your lips that don’t have color.
the HEALING PROCESS normally takes at least 10 days, but i got lucky this time and it only took 9 days. hurray for being healthy! we are going to go over what you can expect for each day of healing.
DAY 1: expect your lips to look like they are eating your face for the first 12 hours. they will be big and probably still a bit red from the blood vessels being raised. after the first 12 hours, the swelling will start going down.
DAY 3: the color will start to set in, but so will the scabs. do everything in your power not to scratch them. if you need to get the scabs off, use a tissue and wipe them off.
DAY 4: be prepared for the dryness to set in. my lips basically looked like a chalky film started to show up around them. you can use lip balm, but stay away from lipstick for now.
DAY 5: i woke up looking like someone had wiped a bunch of chalk all over my lips. after using chapstick all day, they started to get hydrated and turn into a rosey color.
DAY 6: after day 6, you are all healed up and ready to go, so you can use lip gloss and other items.
DAY 7: day 7 was simply further healing as the color started to set in.
DAY 8: day 8 my lips were about 98% healed. I had one small patch of dry skin, but that tight and super chapped lip feeling was gone.
DAY 9: by day 9, my lips were fully healed. normally it takes at least 10 days, so i was happy to see them heal faster than normal. by this point the color had fully set in and healed.
permanent makeup is great, and it’s totally worth the healing process. dealing with a little bit of upfront pain and chapped lips for 10 days after is worth the time you get out of tattooing your lips.
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