What is Lip Tattooing?

Lip cosmetic tattooing offers two techniques - lip liner and blending for a natural look or full lip colour for a more dramatic result. This procedure can create symmetrical and fuller lips, allowing you to choose from various colours to achieve your desired look.

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At Lip Tattoo Melbourne, organic pigments and modern digital tools are utilized to create a realistic look for the lips. Techniques such as shading, lining, and pixilating are used to insert the pigment, with colours chosen based on desired results and skin tone. The overall goal is to give lips a natural tint and subtle enhancement.

Dark Lip Correction

Lips vary in size, shape, and colour from person to person. Those with melanic-rich skin may have darker lips due to increased melanin production from sun exposure or injury. Dark lip colour correction offers a natural and lasting solution for discoloured or dark-spotted lips caused by hyperpigmentation or smoking.

Individuals with darker skin tones may face challenges in cosmetic skin care treatments due to active melanocytes. Caution must be taken to avoid triggering these cells and causing dark spots or blotches. Correcting unevenly or evenly dark lips requires specialized training and experience, which our cosmetic tattooist possesses after working with a diverse clientele over many years to select the appropriate pigment shade and create the ideal contour for lips and facial shape.

Guidelines for caring for your lips before and after cosmetic lip tattooing

Before undergoing cosmetic lip tattoo treatment

The following requirements must be followed to ensure a successful Cosmetic Lip Tattoo Melbourne procedure.


  • It is recommended to avoid working out on the day of the procedure to prevent expansion of the pores due to increased body heat.
  • It is recommended to avoid taking Aspirin, Niacin, vitamin E, IBUPROFENS, omega 3, or fish oil two days before the procedure. Paracetamol is acceptable.
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before the procedure.
  • Individuals with a history of herpes or cold sores should consult their GP before the procedure and may need a prescription for Famciclovir 500mg.
  • For optimal results, exfoliate your lips with a scrub to remove dead skin at least 7 days before your lip tattoo appointment. Keep your lips moisturized with Vaseline the night before the treatment, especially if you have dry lips.


Aftercare instructions for cosmetic lip tattooing


  • For the first 3 days after treatment, avoid eating spicy, citrus-based, or hot foods, as they can irritate the lips and increase the risk of inflammation and soreness. If eating hot food, use utensils to keep the lips clean.
  • Some swelling and discomfort may occur during treatment due to the sensitivity of the lips. Applying a cold compress can help alleviate these symptoms.
  • It is recommended to keep the lips moisturized with products such as Bepanthan Cream or non-petroleum-based balms.
  • It is recommended that you refrain from applying makeup for the first two weeks.
  • It is recommended to clean your lips 2-3 times a day with a clean, damp cotton wool pad, using dabbing motions to clean the skin without rubbing.
  • When touching your lips, it is important to ensure that your hands are clean to minimize the risk of infections.
  • Patients with a history of cold sores should continue using the prescribed medication before treatment to minimize the risk of a breakout during the healing process.


Factors that may impact the outcome of cosmetic lip tattoos.


  • Exposure to sunlight can cause fading in the pigment used for cosmetic tattoos, similar to regular tattoos.
  • The depth of colour affects the longevity of tattoo pigment, with lighter and more natural colours typically fading faster due to their lower intensity.
  • It is important to follow aftercare instructions provided by your therapist for cosmetic lip tattoo healing and longevity. Failure to follow these instructions can impact the results and how long they last and may prevent proper healing.
  • Beauty treatments, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, acid treatments, and AHA, can have an impact on cosmetic tattoos due to their abrasive nature.
  • Skin type impacts the longevity of cosmetic lip tattooing. Dry skin typically retains pigment longer than oily skin, as oil production can affect the staying power of the tattoo.

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Who should get a cosmetic lip tattoo or Dark Lip Neutralization in Melbourne?


  • Cosmetic lip tattoos provide a long-lasting and convenient solution for busy individuals who want to maintain a polished appearance without the need for frequent touch-ups.
  • Cosmetic lip tattoos can enhance the appearance of your lips, providing a subtle yet striking look that pairs well with different makeup styles.
  • Cosmetic lip tattoos can help restore natural colour and definition to aging lips, eliminating feathering lipstick and enhancing the overall appearance.
  • For individuals with scarring or asymmetric features, a lip tattoo can provide symmetry and help conceal imperfections. Our experienced cosmetic tattooist will customize the tattoo to work with your unique lip shape, enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence.
  • Sometimes, lips can appear dark due to trauma or reactions to certain medications. This can be caused by injuries, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, medications, caffeine consumption, or smoking. Dark Lip Neutralization is a procedure used to neutralize the darkness in the lips and achieve the desired colour. During the procedure, the Lip Blush Artist will cancel out the original lip color. Each client's lips require a different approach to achieve the best outcome, as each lip is unique.