4520 Plank Rd, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
4520 Plank Rd, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Permanent Lips

pigment lips


A lip treatment is a three–part process usually completed within two appointments. The price you are quoted will include all three stages.


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. My team and I will walk  you through the process in great detail about the look you are trying to achieve and what we might recommend to you.  Once we have an idea of the look you are aiming for, we draw the lips on with a makeup pencil. These can be drawn on and adjusted as many times as you need! We will never begin the tattoo process until you are completely happy with what they are going to look like.


We will numb the application area. After the numbing has completed we use a special facial tattooing tool, which works at a much lower frequency than a standard tattoo machine, we gently apply pigment to the skin 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 any discomfort. We will always work with you at this stage, giving you breaks if you need them. The process normally takes about two-three hours, but it varies from person to person depending on your individual requirements. Immediately after a lip treatment you should expect the area to look 40-50% darker than the color you have chosen in consultation. This will start to fade after 3-4 days.


A second appointment is needed 6-8 weeks after your first treatment. This is usually a two hour appointment to add more pigment to the lip area. 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 color. This is completely normal and everyone heals differently. Whatever the case, we advise you always come back to clinic for your retouch.