Lips

*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

At Art of Lash we can help you achieve the lips you always dreamt of. 

We specialize in machine work only, to help create the most natural enhancements. 

For lips, we can create full lips or blush lips. Each client will be assessed based on the color of their lips, hair, skintone, and symmetry of their lips. 

Each session is customized and colors will be handpicked by our professionals to suit your features. Lip color tend to heal 50% lighter. 

** Please note: You must be over the age of 18 to receive a cosmetic tattoo. We perform a 100% ID check at the time of your appointment.

Full Lip + Lip Blush

Cosmetic lip tattoos have exploded the past few years. Our lip service can help you get that very natural "blushy look", and/or a more defined lip. 

Each enhancement can be very natural and help either pale, unsymmetrical or undefined lips show more. Perfect for the client wanting to enhance their lips with a makeup-free option. 

** Please understand that we can help to slightly adjust asymmetry, we cannot go far outside of the natural shape as it will create an unnatural appearance. 

Lip Pre & Post Care

In order for you to yield the best results it's important that you follow our pre and post instructions. Failure to do so may result in your appointment being cancelled or your results not lasting as long and/or changing. Please understand that an eyebrow tattoo is a multi-step process and no results can be promised as everyones skin responds to implantation of pigment differently. However, in an attempt to deliver excellent results to each client, you will be asked to strictly adhere to the care instructions below 

Pre Care

We ask that you strictly adhere to our pre care instructions, This is to ensure minimal bleeding will occur, limit skin sensitivities and to ensure your results will be the best that they can be. 

  • ALL clients must get prescribed an anti-viral VALTREX/ZOVIRAX from their doctor prior to any lip procedure. Even if you never have had a cold sore, the virus can lay dormant in your body (without you even knowing). In order to avoid causing any flare ups or outbreaks, this is a REQUIREMENT for all lip services. 

  • No caffeine for a minimum of 24 hours prior to, EVEN if it's decaf. 

  • No alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours prior to your appointment.

  • No fish oil, vitamins (vitamin c) or ginger 1 week prior to.

  • No use of retinols or ANY anti aging products on your body (AHA, Vitamin A) for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to. 

  • No blood thinning medications or pain relievers such as Advil, Ibuprofen etc. for a minimum of 3 days prior to. Please double check with your doctor first before discontinuing the use of these, if you have them prescribed. (Tylenol is OK)

  • No use of Accutane for the past 12 months.

  • No facials, laser or peels 4 weeks prior to.

  • No tanning or sun exposure for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to.

  • No injections such as botox or fillers for a minimum of 2 weeks prior.

  • Please gently scrub your lips with a gentle exfoliant the day prior to your appointment to prep your lip area (NO acids, or AHA/BHA exfoliants).

  • No working out the same day as your appointment.

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

Post Care

You will receive step-by-step care at the time of your appointment, along with ointment to apply to your lips. Please make sure to have a fragrance free gentle cleanser at home (such as cetaphil). 

Right after your appointment your lips may be swollen and and feel tender. This is all normal. Your lips may appear darker in color around day 3, and some clients may experience scabbing/flaking. Please let your lips go through the natural healing stages for your cosmetic tattoo and do not RUB, PICK, SCRATCH or PEEL your tattoo. This may result in scarring, hyperpigmentation and pigment loss of your cosmetic tattoo. 

It's common for the lips to fade 50-70% after your initial session, lips may also shrink or slightly alter their shape during the healing stages. This is normal and can be adjusted during your follow up enhancement session. 

  • No drinking hot liquids or eating extremely warm food. A straw may be used for drinking. 

  • Avoid spicy food for the first week.

  • No rubbing, scrubbing or picking your lips.

  • No working out, heavy sweating for 10 days.

  • Avoid heavy hot steam, like ovens, BBQ's and saunas for 10 days.

  • No cosmetics on the treated area for 10 days (no lipsticks, gloss etc!)

  • No tanning or direct sunlight on the treated area for 4 weeks.

  • No use of any exfoliants, such as AHA's, BHA's or retinol for 30 days. 

  • Change your pillowcase nightly for the  first 3 days to avoid infection.

  • Keep pets and your hair out of your treated area for 10 days.. 

  • No cosmetic surgery for at-least 4 weeks. 

  • No injections, such as botox or fillers for minimum of 2 weeks.

  • If planning a chemical peel, Laser, MRI or other medical procedure, please notify technician you have iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.

  • If planning to have laser hair removal near treated area or a Photo Facial using IPL, notify laser specialist of cosmetic tattoo so this area may be avoided by the laser. Both ablative and non-ablative lasers may cause pigment to turn black.

  • To donate blood, it’s a Red Cross policy to wait one year after any tattooing procedure.

  • An enhancement session will be required 6-8 weeks of your initial appointment.

    Please DO NOT schedule your cosmetic tattoo close to any important life event such as, weddings, vacations etc. Your cosmetic tattoo can take up to 4 weeks to heal and will need at-least another enhancement session around 6-8 weeks after. 

Contraindications

  • Skin can not be sunburned or irritated (will have to reschedule & forfeit deposit)

  • Flu/Cold/Fever (will have to reschedule & forfeit deposit)

  • Herpes outbreak/Cold sores (will have to reschedule & forfeit deposit)

  • Eczema, Psoriasis or Rosacea in the treating area (will have to reschedule & forfeit deposit)

  • Accutane in the past 6-12 months (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Use of blood thinning medications (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Pregnant/Nursing 

  • Cancer & Chemotherapy

  • Organ transplant

  • Heart disease (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Insulin Diabetic (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Steroid or anti-inflammatory medications (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Seizures (will need medical clearance - doctors note) 

  • Hemophilia or clotting disorders 

  • Autoimmune disorder (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Allergies to anesthetic - lidocaine or epinephrine

  • Joint replacement

  • Epilepsy

  • Pacemaker

  • Pre-existing nerve damage in the treating area (will need medical clearance - doctors note)

  • Surgeries - example face-lifts/brow-lifts. (3-5 months after and will need medical clearance - doctors note)
     

** Should you have any of the contraindications listed above, please contact us BEFORE scheduling your appointment. Please understand that we will need a SIGNED doctors note (on letterhead) mentioning the specific procedure, should your contraindication need one. ​Please also understand that a doctors note does not guarantee you the service, we reserve us the right to cancel your appointment, should we at any point deem it to be in your best interest or in any way unsafe for your health.


 

Initial Session: $450
Enhancement Session: $150 (6-8 weeks after)

 

Correction work: $550 (has lips tattooed from another artist)

Enhancement Session: $150 (6-8 weeks after)

** Please note: You must be over the age of 18 to receive a cosmetic tattoo. We perform a 100% ID check at the time of your appointment. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR ID to your appointment. 

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1522 U Street NW, Upper Level
Washington, DC 20009
Call/Text: 202.850.0350

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