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  • Writer's pictureRachael Tsang

Is a lip blush painful?

Lip blush tattooing, also known as lip tint or semi-permanent lip color, is a cosmetic tattoo procedure that adds a natural flush of colour to the lips. One of the most common questions people have before getting a lip blush tattoo is whether or not the procedure is painful. The answer to this question can vary depending on the individual and their pain tolerance, but in general, the procedure is considered to be relatively painless.

The process of lip blush tattooing involves the use of a tattoo machine to deposit pigment into the skin. A numbing cream or gel is usually applied to the lips prior to the procedure to minimise any discomfort. Some people may experience some mild discomfort during the procedure, such as a slight burning or stinging sensation. However, most people find that the discomfort is minimal and that the procedure is relatively painless.

After the procedure, some people may experience some mild swelling or redness of the lips. This is normal and should subside within a few days. A cold compress such an an ice pack may be used to reduce any swelling. Some people may also experience some mild itching or dryness of the lips. This can be managed by keeping the lips moisturised with an aftercare balm provided by your permanent makeup artit.

It's important to note that the pain level may vary depending on the individual and their pain tolerance, some people may experience more pain than others. In addition, the pain level may also vary depending on the artist experience, a skilled and experienced artist will be able to minimise the pain level.

It is good to note that the skin is generally more sensitive in the lead up to a woman's monthly menstrual cycle and it may be a good time to schedule your lip blush at a time where hormones are more stable.

For more information about lip blush or lip tattooing, you can contact Rachael at The Face Frame. The Face Frame is a permanent makeup clinic in London. Rachael also freelances in Surrey.

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