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What Is Lip-Line Enhancement?

Lip-Line Enhancement is a type of cosmetic tattooing that semipermanently enhances the lip-line by depositing ink, typically a shade darker than your lip color; into the lip-line, shading inward with a mechanical needle. The resulting lip tattoo is a subtle pouty lip.



Lip-Line Enhancement tattooing is similar to the whip-shading or pepper-shading techniques seen in traditional tattooing. Using a single needle and a quick, consistent hand motion, we are able to create a series of dots as opposed to a solid line as the needle goes in and out of the machine, penetrating the skin."


The resulting tattoo, which typically lasts for 2 to 3 years, imbues lips with a flattering tint, like a stain or balm. After getting Lip-Line Enhancement, you can still wear lipsticks and lip colors to switch up your look, if you like—but many Lip-Line Enhancement clients are happy to go without lip makeup, just gloss and go.

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Benefits of Line Enhancement.

Lip-Line Enhancement gives lips a gorgeous, barely-there flush without the lifetime commitment of a traditional tattoo. The perks of Lip-Line Enhancement include:


  • Long-lasting lip color

  • Increased pigmentation for pale and aging lips

  • The ability to customize your lip shade

  • Fuller-looking lips without need for injectables or surgery

  • Enhanced lip symmetry

  • Color correction for scars and uneven pigmentation

The Process.

  • First, your I will create a one-of-a-kind shade for your lips based on your desired look. "Each shade is customized to match your lip color, look and what you want. 


  • ~ As a professional PMU makeup artist, I work with you to create your perfect custom shade."

I often times suggests a "light tint" for that subtle, plumped effect—like your lips but better. Think: subtle pinks, mauves, nudes, and corals. If you have medium or dark skin with cool undertones, I  may first apply a "vibrant orange pigment" to neutralize your natural lip color and make the shade of your dreams possible.


  • If you want a bolder or fuller lip color you may need to manage your expectations; Lip-Line Enhancement can't mimic the effect of your favorite dark lipstick nor does it blush the full lip.  ( if your looking for bolder color you will want to choose Bold~Lip. OR for a full Blushing see Lip-Blushing "The color of your lips after Lip-Line Enhancement will generally be enhanced by one or two shades.

  • After your lip color is selected,  I will map out your lip tattoo with a white pencil to line your desired shape. Then, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your lips for 20/30 min.

  • After the numbing cream takes effect, we will begin Blushing the pigment into your lips using a mechanical single needle. You'll feel a light stippling sensation on your lips as the procedure is preformed. A numbing liquid is used during the procedure to keep you comfortable and pain free. 

  • From start to finish, the procedure takes about an hour and a half. Right after your appointment, your lips will appear much darker than they will look in their healed state. The healed color will appear about 30 to 50% lighter than the initial results.

A perfecting session is booked after your first blushing, about 4-6 weeks post-procedure. 


"Multiple sessions may be required on darker toned lips due to neutralizing, lightening or even out the overall tone of your lips.




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