Lip Tattoos

Lips tend to lose their definition and colour as we age, especially around the vermillion border. This treatment redefines your natural lips, adds a stunning blush of colour, symmetry and gives the appearance of added volume. We treat many clients who have existing lip fillers, and some clients see permanent makeup as an alternative to filler.

Using the principles of facial morphology, we design and draw the perfect shape to compliment your natural features. You’ll approve the size, shape and colour before we proceed.

What is Permanent Makeup?

Also called micropigmentation, permanent makeup has been winning over many fans. Through the use of a device with a fine acupuncture needle, it causes the pigment to be implanted between the epidermis and the dermis and, thus, remains in the skin for a longer time.

The technique allows contouring the features of the face, leaving it more harmonious naturally, giving the appearance of being always lightly made up. It can be used more on the eyebrows, eyes and lips, but it also serves to correct skin imperfections such as scars and stretch marks.

What are the advantages of Permanent Makeup?

One of the biggest advantages of investing in permanent makeup is, without a doubt, practicality. Imagine waking up in makeup without having to spend precious time in front of the mirror whenever you have to go somewhere!

The pigments used rarely give any allergic reaction due to their non-toxic composition. Our range of organic pigments are vegan, hypoallergenic, contain no heavy metals, and very kind to the skin. Manufactured in Germany for over 30 years our pigments are tested by independent laboratories so you can be confident of what’s going into your skin.

How does a Cosmetic Lip Tattoo work?

Preparation is key to getting the best Lip Tint Tattoo results for our clients. A topical anaesthetic to pre-numb the lips is applied for approximately 20 minutes after  which your technician will draw the perfect shape, taking extra care with the cupids’ bow. Depending on the desired end result, we recommend the best colour or combination of colours to compliment our clients’ natural features and skin tone. Our colour recommendation can vary from person to person depending on their natural lip colour, and what they are wanting to achieve.

Once our client is happy with the shape and chosen colour or combination of colours, we begin tattooing the lips which including the preparation, will take up to 2.5 hours. During the tattooing we use another anaesthetic which has been prescribed for each client to minimise any discomfort. Once the treatment has finished, lips can be slightly swollen for up to 10 hours, but our aftercare enriched with vitamin A and E ensures your lips heal beautifully. And as we use the most gentle European micropigmentation device, you’ll never experience any blisters or scabbing. The colour is much more intense in the days following your treatment and once healed the pigment will fade approximately 40% and settle in beautifully with your natural lip colour.

Please note, if you suffer from cold sores, we recommend an antiviral medication is taken prior to, or on the day of your appointment to ensure there is no outbreak.

Why should I consider a lip tattoo?

Lip tattoos are a great way to enhance your natural beauty and add practicality to your day-to-day. Also, lip tattoos are a great option if you have uneven lips, loss of vermilion border, thin, pale or poorly defined lips, or a cleft palate. Many client’s see a Lip Tattoo as a natural alternative to fillers providing definition, colour, and the illusion of fuller lips.  

What are the benefits of Lip Tattoo? 

  • Adds definition and creates the  illusion of fuller lips
  • Corrects shape and balance of lips to make more symmetrical
  • You have no time to apply make-up daily
  • You get allergies to conventional make-up
  • You have physical difficulties making the application of make-up challenging
  • Adds a stunning blush of colour, or a more vibrant colour choice
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines
  • Creates a fresh and youthful look

Which lip colour is the best for me?

It’s important you engage a practitioner that knows and understands advanced colour theory. We provide a colour consultation with every client that includes  a series of questions to understand their relationship with make-up then we inspect our clients’ lips in detail before providing a colour recommendation. 

If you have a fair complexion, and burn easily you have cool undertones, so cooler tones within our pink and red range would be most suitable. If you have a golden or olive complexion, and you tan easily you have warm undertones and our peach range is best for you. Some clients have neutral undertones so you’re lucky as any colour choice will suit you! For those clients after a very natural result we recommend our nude range and choosing 1-2 shades darker than your natural lip colour.

At La Klinic we have a huge range of organic vegan pigments from Nudes to more vibrant options in which we can mix and match, so you can be confident we’ll find the perfect pigment choice for you. And given all our Lip Tint Tattoo treatments have 2 sessions, you can always tweak your colour choice between sessions!

How long does the Lip Tattoo last? 

Our organic pigments are semi-permanent and designed to fade naturally over time. The rate in which they fade largely depends on a clients age, skin type, lifestyle, skincare routine, and quality of aftercare. A Lip Tint Tattoo can last up to 2 years and will depend on the pigment choice, the lighter the colour the quicker it will fade. We recommend a yearly Colour Refresh to keep them looking on point. 

Our Lip Tint Tattoo treatments utilise the most precise and most gentle micropigmentation device on the market and specially formulated medical grade anaesthetics which means there is little to no pain and virtually no downtime. You can head straight out for dinner that evening. Contact us today to get a complimentary consultation!

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What Our Customers Say

dani l
dani l
00:06 06 Jul 20
Jess has done an amazing job with my lips. Great consultation and clinic is lovely.Would highly recommend. Will return for future, and... other work! Looks amazing!read more
Anne Salt
Anne Salt
05:35 19 Jun 20
Jess is amazing. I admit to being quite nervous about my eyeliner appointment but Jess was so patient and understanding and answered all... my questions and instantly put me at ease. When it came time for my appointment, Jess suggested I may want to consider lash enhancement rather than full eyeliner and it was absolutely the right decision. I love my eyes and it is so natural but still enhances my eyes. I was so delighted I took the next step and did lips too and, again, they look amazing and so natural. Jess is meticulous and so calming and caring. Cannot recommend her too highly. Loving my new ‘natural enhanced look’ so much that I no longer wear any makeup, even for work - just some tinted moisturiser.read more
Anna Hutchison
Anna Hutchison
02:46 10 Mar 20
The staff at La Klinic are the consummate professionals. They walk you through the steps of your treatment and explain how things work so... you feel compketely at ease. They take the time to understand just what you want to take from your treatment. The ambience is geared to help you feel pampered at at ease. Couldn't recommend this business more highly Annaread more
Tanika Anderson
Tanika Anderson
10:48 01 Mar 20
The team at LA Klinic were so lovely. They took their time to make sure I understood the whole process behind eyebrow feathering and the... different options I could choose to proceed with. Anthea was amazing at helping me find the perfect brow for my face shape. From the consultation to the first and second sessions, she made sure that I left feeling 100% happy with the final result. Thank you!read more
Janette Allan
Janette Allan
12:21 05 Feb 20
Anthea and Eliza....thank you so much for your expertise, care and time today. My experience was truly relaxing, and with a 100% trust in... your choice of style, technique and colour....you should be very proud of yourselves.I’m so looking forward to the morning! Seeing brows in my reflection, feeling good, saving time and not having to use a brow stencil....amazing!.With love and care Janette Allanread more
Jess Noonan
Jess Noonan
22:52 22 Nov 19
Words can’t express how delighted I am to have found Jess at La Klinic Melbourne. I have searched for years for someone to tattoo my lips... - and had never come across anyone that I felt confident that they could do what I wanted until I found La Klinic. From the minute I stepped into the treatment room, I felt so comfortable and reassured that I was going to get the outcome I wanted. Jess is such a talented cosmetic tattooist. Her eye for detail and the time and effort she took to ensuring I was happy with the work was exceptional.Jess has a warmth and an energy about her that also creates a lovely experience. My lip tattoo is the best thing I have ever done. I went for a soft pink colour, and i couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome! Absolute 12/10 experience! Couldn’t rate them more highly!read more
Amy Dipierdomenico
Amy Dipierdomenico
07:28 10 Nov 19
I love my new brows! Thank you Eliza for not only making my eyebrows look perfect, but also for making me feel completely comfortable and... happy with the process. Your attention to detail is spot on. Thanks for all the laughs and music too. I highly recommend La Clinic Melbourne cosmetic and medical tattooing. Amy.read more
Martha Abas
Martha Abas
01:28 27 Oct 19
I am absolutely ECSTATIC.... I am officially a life time client, Jessica did justice to my lip tattoo , she is absolutely a top notch.... Jessica deserves nothing less than a million stars.I am overjoyed, I can’t keep calm because I am extremely happy with my lip tattoo outcome. I don’t longer wear lipstick because it’s not longer needed. I am so glad I chose La Klinic, best decision I ever made this year. I couldn’t thank the wonderful ladies enough for the confidence they have given me. They’re are extremely polite, welcoming and very knowledgeable in what they do. you wouldn’t be disappointed if you’re looking for the best of the best in Australia. Highly recommend!read more
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