If you have lost the natural pigmentation and/or definition in your lips, it is possible to add subtle definition to faded lip contours, or create fuller lips. We can even create the look of fillers without the need for painful injections! Whatever your reason, permanent makeup could be the solution for you.

A lip treatment is a three–part process usually completed within two appointments.

The Consultation.

The first part of the process is a consultation. This is normally done as part of your initial treatment, but can be done separately if you prefer. I will talk with you in great detail about the look you are trying to achieve and what we might recommend to you. This is very much a two-way conversation. I listen and advise. Once I have an idea of the look you are aiming for, I draw the lip contour and colour on with a makeup pencil. We will never begin the tattoo process until you are completely happy with what it is going to look like.

Three days before your appointment we recommend to scrub your lips with sugar scrub, reduce the amount of caffeine and do not take fish oil tablets until your tattooing appointment.

The Treatment.

Using a specialist facial tattooing machine, we gently apply pigment to the lips using very fine needles. The sensation is that of an electric toothbrush being held against your skin – you feel the vibrations but you should not feel much discomfort. We will always work with you at this stage, giving you breaks if you need them. The process normally takes about 90-120 minutes, but it varies from person to person depending on your individual requirements. After a lip treatment you are likely to be swollen, so we do not advise making any social plans for a few days afterwards.

The Touch Up.

A second appointment is needed 4 weeks after your first treatment. This is usually a 60-90 minute appointment to add more pigment to the lips. This is because as the area is healing, some parts may not ‘hold’ as well as others and you may have a few patches that need more colour. This is completely normal and everyone heals differently. Whatever the case, we advise you always come back to clinic for your retouch.


  • Avoid eating hot, spicy, salty and acidic foods for the first 7-10 days.
  • Drink liquids through a straw for 3 days.
  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips as this will impede the healing process.
  • Apply healing cream for 3-5 days.(provided in aftercare pack).

NB: The client must source and apply their own anaesthetic for their cosmetic tattooing procedure.

The Skin Therapy Room has a full Personal Appearance Services License from the Moreton Bay City Council and Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments.

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