Your Permanent Lip Color Healing Should Feel Easy

While it’s normal to have some initial swelling after having your lip color tattooed, as long as you are in normal health and, have chosen the right artist for you, you should be pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly your lips safely heal. Proper aftercare will affect how long your permanent lip color lasts. We’re going to take a look at how your permanent lipstick will look as it’s healing, and the two most common and popular methods of lip blushing aftercare.

How Your Lip Color Will Heal

Days 1-2: You love your new lip color!

Your lip color will appear brighter than it will heal. Your lips will also feel swollen and tender. Your color will begin to darken temporarily throughout the day as the pigment oxidizes.

Days 3-14: Swelling will have finished.

Your lips will feel dry and start the flaking process. Allow shedding to happen naturally. As your lips flake, it will appear that your lip color is very light and “frosty”. This is only temporary as you are still healing. Over the next several days your lip color will reappear until it fully blooms.

Days 28-42: It’s time for your follow up.

By this time your lips are fully healed and it’s recommended that you come back in to touch up any color that might have healed too light or at all imperfectly. Applying a second layer of new color will build off of your previous color, creating a more saturated and longer-lasting lip. During this appointment, you also have the opportunity to further adjust the shape if desired.