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It is highly recommended that you follow Posh Beauty Artistry’s Pre & Post Care instructions to ensure the best possible results and longevity of your cosmetic tattoo. This information acts as a guideline only. We cannot guarantee results. Each client’s skin responds differently both in how long it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for color retention and desired results. It is important that you take good care of your brows while healing and beyond.

Before my Lips Appointment

Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor results.


  • Do not work out on the day of the procedure.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure.

  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face.

  • Do not consume coffee or other caffeine products 24 hours prior.

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • Exfoliate Lips once a day for a week with sugar and honey scrub, keep lips moisturized throughout the day as much as possible for a week.

  • If you’re prone to cold sores you MUST contact your doctor for a prescription of an antiviral medication Valtrex, Zovirax, or other anti-viral pre and post procedure to help prevent a herpes outbreak, especially if you have ever had chicken pox or fever blisters.  Start taking the medication 2 days prior and continue for 2 days post procedure. 

  • The skin must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema, and psoriasis.

  • Must be off Accutane medication for six months prior to getting a Cosmetic Tattoo.

  • Do not have Botox or fillers 3 weeks prior to the procedure. Please inform us of any current injections.

  • Stop taking Fish Oil, Vitamin C, one week prior to your appointment as they thin the blood and prevent the pigment from implanting correctly, meaning your tattoo may heal patchy.

  • Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Vitamin A, Retinol. Ideally, do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment, and yes, even if you do not use it near the area to be treated it does spread under your skin and your cosmetic tattoo will heal patchy. Once your tattoo has healed under the skin surface (approximately 6 weeks following your final session) you may resume your usual skin care routine.

  • Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Please avoid any type of blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your procedure unless it is unsafe to do so for your health. Please ask your doctor before stopping these types of medications. Such as: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, or Advil as well as prenatal vitamins, and  Vitamin E. Tylenol is recommended if you have a low pain tolerance.


Lips After Care


All permanent makeup procedures consist of a comprehensive process to achieve long lasting, low maintenance and optimal results. There are NO guarantees that can be made because healed results vary for each individual! We all have different skin types and conditions. Please be aware that the color intensity will be considerably brighter than you may expect, but don’t panic as this is completely normal. Your lips will soften in appearance by 30-50%. Over the following ten days your lip color will begin to fade and may take up to 6-8 weeks for the true color to come through. Do not be alarmed if the color seems to disappear during the healing process, this is due to layers of skin forming and is only temporary.


 After Care Instructions

*Always Wash hands before touching Lips*

Day 1: You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a clean barrier film of paper toweling or clean cloth) for 10 minutes intervals for the first 24 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on the area.

Every 30mins dab lips with a paper towel moistened with warm water, pat lips dry. Each time after cleaning apply a thin layer of the ointment provided to your lips with a Q-tip or clean hands with light touch. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection. Never lips get dry.


Day 2: Continue to clean lips every 2 hours. Continue to moisturize constantly. Never lips get dry.


Day 3-5: Clean lips 2-3 times a day. Continue to moisturize constantly. Never lips get dry.

Do not use aggressive movements on the skin, be gentle. NEVER put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

Lips will peel for a week. approximately Allow lips to flake off on their own. Picking and pulling off skin that is not ready to come off will cause pigment loss and can pull out deeper tissue.

During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week and will continue to clarify until 6 weeks.


  • Use a fresh pillowcase

  • Keep your lips moisturized!

  • Avoid irritation from spicy or salty foods.

  • Use a straw while drinking as your lips are healing

  • Sleep on your back and avoid sleeping your face for 10 days

  • Apply an ice pack with a sterile barrier for swelling, may take Ibuprofen

  • Keep your lips clean and dry of any fluid that may present itself after treatment.


  • Workout for 48hours after the procedure

  • Use Blistex, Carmex or Chapstick while healing

  • Expose yourself to sun, tanning or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure.

  • Kiss or rub on the treated area until it is totally healed or else you will lose color.

  • Schedule facials, Botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

  • Touch or pick the scabs on your lips as this could lead to infection and loss of pigment

  • No long hot showers, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, swimming, beach, hot tubs for 10 days.

  • Use toothpaste products with whitening properties as this can bleach the color in your lips for 10 days after procedure

  • Schedule chemical peels, Botox, dermabrasion, or any other strong treatments for 4 weeks after procedure

  • Use creams containing acids such as; glycolic, lactic, salicylic, alpha hydroxy aka AHA, beta hydroxy aka BHA or ingredients that lightens and exfoliates the skin during the 30 days healing

Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best results. When scheduling an appointment for a cosmetic tattoo keep in mind the healing time of the procedure will depend on your body’s regeneration, age, immune system, and lifestyle.  
Long Term Care

You’ll find that your cosmetic tattoo will last between 1-3 years depending on your skin type, health condition and lifestyle  after your touch up session.

  • Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain it the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used, broken capillaries, and iron deficiency. We suggest that if you want to maintain your lips so that they always look their best, plan on scheduling a touch up once a year for best results.

  • Use a good sunscreen on the lips if you plan to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. Using a quality sunscreen daily will help prolong the health of your skin! UV light quickly fades tattoo ink and so a daily use of sunscreen will help it stay looking fresher, longer.

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.

  • The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin, hydroquinone, or any other rapid skin exfoliation used regularly on any area surrounding the lip area will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.

  • The use of chemical peels, acid peels, lightening or any brightening products that targets hyper-pigmentation used regularly on the forehead region can cause your lip tattoo to fade prematurely.

  • The use of exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, cleansers with acne fighting ingredients or “acid” in the name will cause rapid exfoliation of the skin containing the pigment and will increase odds of premature fading.

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