What to Know About Permanent Make Up Before Getting Your Lips Tattooed

A quick look through social media is all it takes to realise that cosmetic tattoos are having a renaissance.

People don’t want to spend more than five minutes applying make-up – especially pencilling or powdering.

With semi-permanent make-up, it limits the process to roughly once a year and offers the most natural-looking results.

After eyebrows the most popular Permanent Make up procedure is lips.

Some interesting facts about our lips

  • Lips are the most sensitive part of our body.
  • The colour of our lips is caused by visible blood capillaries under the skin. They are visible because the lips have the thinnest layers of skin on the body..
  • Our lips never sweat because they do not have sweat glands.
  • Our lips are unique, like a finger print
  • Our lips get thinner as we get older

Beautiful lips are a dream for many women. Unfortunately, not all of us have been endowed with these by nature. Over time, our lips will become pale and thin. Herpes infections can cause the pigment to disappear totally.

There are many options. You can have full, natural-looking defined lips and enhance your natural lip colour – or go bolder with a fabulous intense shade that gives the look of permanent lipstick.

Lip tattoos are meant to enhance lips, not create actual fullness.

This procedure is designed to define lips, not to create volume or puffiness.

How to choose the colour and shape for lips micropigmantation ? 

Each shade is customized to match your lip colour. As a professional the makeup artist, will work with you to create your perfect custom shade and it’s suitable for all skin tones

What does the permanent make-up procedure involve?

Before a procedure, the technician will do a consultation with you. This is a very important part of the process as it’s vital they understand your expectations. As part of this process they will draw the shape on your lips with a lip liner. Once you are happy with this the treatment can proceed. 

A topical numbing cream is then administered, so you’ll feel only a light stippling sensation as the pigment is applied.


Semi permanent makeup prices may vary depending on the city, salon reputation, technician skills, equipment and pigment used. They can range from as little as 250 euro to 500 euro. It all depends on the quality of the technician. It’s always good to ask to see a technicians portfolio 

Ombre Lips 

Discreet contouring that defines your lips, with blush shading distributed partially through the lip to give the illusion of a more full and plump lip. The technique is created by using gradient shades of the desirable lip colour, starting with a slightly darker effect at the edges, which blends into a natural fade towards the middle of the lips.

Lipstick Look Lips 

Saturates the lips with color – in a natural or super-intense shade. Subtly defines your lip contour and infuses color completely throughout your lips. This treatment is the perfect way to restore shape and fullness lost with age and transform thin or uneven lips. Great if you want to bring a little more color to your face. It also takes away the inconvenience of reapplying lipstick during the day.