Look what I did yesterday! :)
Annika on Creative Make Up have tattooed my lips before, about 2 ½ years ago, and now I wanted to make them a little bigger so she fixed it for me! :)
Actually, I have not bothered that my lips are small, but we started to do a little outside the shape just to get a softer shape, I had a slightly more "sour" mouth before. And you know what it will be like once you start with something, then you continue "just to test" haha. That's what's good about permanent makeup, it does not last forever so you do not have to think about "what if I do not want tattooed lips when I am old" etc.
I am super happy with the shape and it feels really good! :)
They are very sharp and dark now, but when they have healed, the color will be about the same as before, but with a little more highlighter further into the mouth - I think it looks so dark there when I do a "resting bitch face-pose" in front of the camera Lol.
This is how it works:
Form 1 - You draw the shape and come up with a shape that both you and Annika think looks good. I drew the shape myself, but on "regular customers" Annika does it.
Stunning - Then you anesthetize with an ointment, it is so sickly effective and it really does not hurt at all when she tattoos! You feel that it vibrates a little but sometimes it is as if she barely touches.
3. Contour - Annika tattoos the contours directly so that you can see the shape properly even if what you painted disappears or if you get swollen.
4. New anesthesia - Annika puts on new anesthesia all the time, so that the area stays anesthetized.
5. Tattoo - Exactly how to proceed then depends a bit on what the customer wants for results, on me I think she used a color for the contour, which she then shadows inwards, then a highlighter in the middle of the lips, and finally an intermediate color also so that the transition will be nice. But you can e.g. tattoo your entire lips or ignore the highlighter and just do the intoned contour. Because because I already had an outline and wanted to make her lips bigger, she had to "tattoo away" the previous outline.
6. Clear - When it is ready, you get an ointment to take home, which you should lubricate at home. The color is then much darker than the end result.
7. Immediately after - The anesthesia releases after a while and then you start to feel that it is a little tender. After a while, the mouth becomes quite stiff and the skin feels a little hard.
8. At night - The first night and the day after, the lips can liquefy a little, I woke up last night and thought I was drooling, but on some the lips can liquefy quite a lot, and so it will be for me haha.
9. The days after - When the lips heal, they flake off, it does not hurt at all but it is a little over. You must absolutely not remove the skin yourself.
10. Result - Then when the old skin has disappeared, the new nice lips appear!
They're a little uneven now but that's just because I'm swollen.
Today they look about the same but a little more "sticky", you can see that the skin has started the healing process but they have not started to flake yet. I'm going to take pictures every day, I thought, so you'll see what it's like when they heal.
Lips are the only tattoo that is a bit awkward, I think, you are so dependent on your mouth when you talk, eat, laugh, and right now it is so stiff that I do not dare to smile haha.
The last time I did that, I worked at the cash register at Länsförsäkringar's lunch restaurant, I got a tattoo on a Saturday so I had just started flaking when I started on Monday. Tried to hide it with two tones of colored lip gloss in the beginning (although you are not allowed to put on make-up). "Smile and pretend like nothing" was my melody haha. Do not think so many thought about it, but you feel a little funny :)
Longing until it has healed, then you will see before and after pictures!
Shout out if you have any questions, and I'll answer everything! :)