Lip tattoo

Lip tattoos can be a bold way to make a statement, whether you choose a subtle design or a vibrant colour. Lip tattoo Melbourne offers a unique way to express yourself without being too conspicuous, as they are not as visible as other tattoos.

Lip Tattoo Melbourne

Lip tattoos are trendy

Our lip tattooing techniques are designed to produce a natural result and are customised for each person.

Lip tattooing offers benefits such as restoring lip colour, defining the lip border, enhancing symmetry, and rejuvenating the face with a natural-looking hue.

Cosmetic tattooing is a procedure that involves implanting medical-grade pigment into the skin's dermis layer to mimic makeup, using state-of-the-art equipment with fine needles similar to those used in traditional body tattoos.

Lip liner and blend

The lip liner and blend technique enhances the lip line with a soft blend of colour inward onto the lip. This technique is ideal for individuals with less-defined lip lines or those who want a more pronounced outline of their lips. It can help determine lipstick application lines and achieve a more defined lip shape.


This lip tattoo Melbourne technique can help restore or enhance the lips' colour for clients who may have lost pigment or prefer a consistent lip colour daily application.

Lip blushing

Lip blushing is a technique that provides a subtle colour change over the entire lip area, resembling a mist of sheer colour.

Service Information

When scheduling your lip tattoo with us, the process includes two appointments outlined below:


  • Scheduled tattoo appointment for 2.5 hours.
  • A follow-up session is typically scheduled 8-12 weeks after the initial appointment and lasts 1.5 hours.


Yearly refresh appointments are recommended to maintain lip definition and fresh colour.

Lip tattooing is beneficial


  • Creating larger-looking lips
  • Correcting asymmetrical lips
  • Improving facial appearance.
  • Applying precise techniques to achieve a well-defined and perfected lip shape.
  • The process of concealing scars in the lip area.
  • Customers are seeking to streamline their morning makeup routine.
  • Developing a guideline for clients to follow when using lip pencils or makeup products.




  • Keratosis
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Susceptible skin
  • Customers who are under the age of 18.
  • Individuals with dermatitis or eczema in the area where they plan to get a tattoo should consult with a medical professional before proceeding.
  • Chemotherapy patients (please contact for a phone consultation)
  • Individuals with excessive keloid-scarred skin or prone to keloid scarring are encouraged to contact us for a phone consultation.
  • Please get in touch with us for a phone consultation for clients with diabetes.
  • For inquiries about recent surgery on or near the lips, please get in touch with us to schedule a phone consultation.


Potential side effects

Melbourne Lip Tattoo

  • Mild redness around the lips typically resolves within 24 hours.
  • Minor swelling in the lip area typically resolves within 24 to 72 hours.
  • Minor weeping from the lip area may occur 2-4 hours following the procedure.
  • Results may last up to 72 hours after treatment.
  • Skin peeling or exfoliation of the tattoo typically resolves within 5-10 days.
  • The colour of a tattoo may initially appear darker than expected, but it will gradually lighten and soften as the tattoo heals and natural exfoliation occurs.
  • Lip tattooing may trigger a breakout of cold sores in individuals with herpes simplex virus due to traumatic injury to lip tissue.


Requirements for pre-treatment


  • It is recommended to refrain from sun exposure and UV tanning for at least 30 days beforehand.
  • Please refrain from consuming alcohol for the 24 hours leading up to this.
  • It is advisable to avoid consuming caffeine on the day of your appointment if it has the potential to cause anxiety or agitation.
  • Avoiding any skin treatments for three days before the procedure is recommended.
  • Avoid LED treatments for three days prior.
  • Discontinue the use of prescription retinol products three months before.
  • It is recommended to wait at least two weeks after receiving muscle relaxant injections and four weeks after filler injections before undergoing a tattoo procedure.
  • Individuals taking blood thinning medications such as Warfarin must obtain medical clearance from their doctor before undergoing a tattoo procedure.
  • Over-the-counter blood thinning medications such as Vitamin E, Aspirin, and Fish Oil should be discontinued 72 hours before the procedure.
  • Individuals prone to herpes simplex virus (cold sores) are advised to use Zovirax or Famvir tablets for three days before, the day of the procedure, and three days after. These medications are available over the counter at the pharmacy.
  • It is recommended to keep your lips hydrated for seven days before.
  • It is recommended to seek medical treatment and obtain clearance from a doctor before getting a tattoo if you have a non-contagious skin condition.


Post-treatment regulations


  • Avoid hot beverages or spicy foods for the initial 12 hours.
  • It is recommended to avoid wearing lipstick or kissing for the first three days.
  • Aftercare balm is regularly applied for relief and to help with tenderness, which is recommended.
  • It is recommended to avoid swimming, spas, saunas, makeup, or direct water on the tattoo area for ten days.
  • Avoid exercising for seven days for optimal tattoo preservation, as sweat can cause premature pigment fading.
  • It is important to avoid picking, itching, or irritating the exfoliating/peeling skin, as it is a natural part of the healing process, typically lasting 3-4 days.
  • The actual colour of your cosmetic tattoo may take up to 4 weeks to fully appear.
  • It is recommended to wait two weeks after the procedure before undergoing skin treatments such as peels, dermaplaning, needling, etc.
  • Waiting three days after a procedure before having LED skin treatment is recommended.
  • Please avoid using anti-wrinkle fillers in the tattooed area for at least four weeks after the procedure.
  • During healing, using clean hands when touching your tattooed area is essential to prevent infection.
  • Only use the products provided in your aftercare kit on your lips until they are fully healed.
  • Refusing skincare products with resurfacing ingredients such as AHA/BHA, retinoids, and hydroquinone is recommended for 7-10 days after getting a tattoo. After this period, avoiding applying such products on the tattooed area is advisable to prevent premature fading.