Lip Blush faqs

 Listed below is everything you need to know if you have been thinking about the  Lip Blushing at Blush & Blade! 


If you are scheduled for an appointment, please read all of the information below to prepare for your lip appointment. Check out our Cosmetic Tattoo FAQ page for more information about brows.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Emma.

What is Lip Blushing?

Lip Blushing is a semi-permanent tattoo that is used to correct asymmetry, enhance the natural shape and add a pop of color to your lips. The color is always intense for the first few days directly after the first session and will heal 40-60% lighter. A second session, or touch up is recommended at 4-6 weeks to perfect any areas that may not have held.

What are the Benefits of Lip Blush?

  • Lips appear more defined without surgery or fillers

  • Restores color to the lips that have loss of pigment 

  • Camoflauges scars and hypopigmentation

  • Kiss-proof and smudge-proof color 

  • Makes lips appear fuller

  • Saves time & money!

How Long does it Last?

Lip Blushing can last between 2-5 years but results vary from person to person. Additional touch ups are recommended. Remember, cosmetic tattoos are different from traditional tattoos and need more frequent maintenance than body art

Does it Hurt & How long is the appointment?

The lips are one of the most sensitive areas when performing permanent makeup. Most people say they feel minor pressure and discomfort during their procedure because of the use of numbing cream. Before we start, numbing cream will be applied for 20-30 minutes to numb the area for complete comfort. Following pre-care instructions is a MUST to decrease pain levels and properly prepare for your procedure.

Will I still have to wear lipstick?

This is totally up to you. Lip blush is used to enhance your lips, but intended to look natural. We can definitely enhance your natural color or add color if you are lacking pigment, or add a specific tint that you're looking for while remaining soft & natural. That way, when you do decide to wear lipstick it will still look amazing on top. Lip blush does not replace lipstick.

contraindications for Lip Blushing

​Lip blushing is not for everyone, please  carefully read the following contraindications below.


If any of the following apply to you, this procedure is not recommended.

  • You are a smoker. (pigment may not retain properly and colors may distort)

  • If you have a history of MSRA

  • You have psoriasis in the treatment area

  • You have an autoimmune disease (please consult with your doctor)

  • You have thyroid/graves disease (medication can cause pigment to not retain

  •  You have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring

  •  You are currently undergoing chemotherapy

  •  You are pregnant or nursing (You cannot have this service. No exceptions)

  •  You have Diabetes type 1 or 2 (due to slow healing and infection, color may or
    may not retain well)

  • If you are under a doctors care and have questions at ALL about being able to
    have this procedure, it is your responsibility to meet with your doctor and get
    written approval

  •  If you are prone to cold sores :For clients with any history of cold sores, fever-blisters, or herpes, even if if was when you were a child, contact your physician and request a prescription for Zovirax, Valtrex or Famvir. Take 2 days before the procedure, the day of the procedure and 2 days after the procedure as directed and repeat on all visits.

  • Previous Permanent Makeup: MUST email photo for approval prior to booking



  • Diabetes (Type 1 + 2)

  • High blood pressure

  • Auto-immune disease, and any disease causing slow healing and/or high risk of infection

If you have previous cosmetic tattooing, send an email to before booking. 

Can I have Lip Filler?

Yes! Lip filler can give the lips an even fuller look. We suggest waiting between 2-4 weeks after filler to get lip blushing done. *Please note: filler attracts water and will cause more swelling while healing from cosmetic tattooing

Can you overline my lips?

Lip Blushing isn’t meant to create larger lips, but rather enhance your natural lip shape. The lip tissue and skin on your face is completely different in texture and tattooing on skin other than the lip tissue will retain pigment differently. The healed results won’t be pretty!

What should i expect immediately after my Appointment? How is the healing process?

  • The appearance of your lips will go through several phases during the healing cycle.

  • Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients and will disappear within 24-48 hours. In some cases, it may last around the eyebrow area for up to 3 days, but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel like a sunburn afterwards, but there should only be minimal discomfort.

  •  The pigment will appear very sharp and dark immediately after the procedure because the pigment is still sitting on top of your skin and has not settled in completely. The color of the pigment will soften gradually

  • Do not be alarmed if any pigment is removed when cleansing your lips. This is excess pigment and/or body fluid naturally exiting the body.

  • By day 3, your lips will start to peel. Peeling usually lasts up until day 5. It may seem as though the pigment is fading too quickly, however, this is a superficial color being naturally removed from your lips. Over the next few weeks, pigment will gradually  reappear.

  • The healing process takes about 4-6 weeks to fully heal. Then you will come back for your touch up

  • After completely healed, apply sunscreen (SPF 30-50) when exposed to the sun. *Sun exposure may cause pigment to fade more quickly.


What should I do before my appointment?


How will my cosmetic tattoo look in the future?

The majority of our clients' cosmetic tattoos stay true to color. There are some cases, however, where colors may fade to different tones according to the individual's response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your follow up appointment, we will re- analyze how your body has responded to the initial color. Special formula alteration to correct the color and to prevent further color change is made at this time.

How do i book an appointment?

Appointments can be made directly through our website, or you may call or text 727-551-1076.


Please note that a $100 non-refundable reservation fee is required to schedule your appointment. and is deducted from the total price of your procedure.


All appointments are first come first serve and I do my best to fit everyone in, but please understand I cannot accommodate all requests.