Is there anything I need to know before having the procedure?


What is a gloss and go lip?

  • Gloss and Go is our phrase for a permanent lip tattoo service.

  • Can be soft or striking

  • Offers a wide variety of color selection

  • Range includes nudes & light pinks to vibrant/dark reds

  • Benefits include shape corrections and color enhancements

  • Lasts 2-5 years


  • Client must come in for complimentary consult so we can stretch the lip to see undertones. Must be natural lip, no lipstick or stains day of consult or appointment.

  • Exfoliate and moisturize lips the week prior to service to provide a smooth lip.

  • Cannot be pregnant or nursing

  • Avoid alcohol on the day of the procedure

  • Avoid tanning, Aspirin and Ibuprofen 48 hours prior to the procedure.

  • Laser and peels- wait one month before any tattooing can be done, wait to get lasers or peels 1 month after tattooing

  • Botox- must wait one month until any tattooing can be done, wait 2 weeks before getting botox after tattooing

  • Fillers- must wait at LEAST 3 months before any tattooing and wait 1 month after tattooing

  • Facials- must wait 2 weeks before tattooing and 2 weeks after

  • Herpes or cold sores- MUST premedicate in order to have any tattooing done. 1000mg Valtrex or equivalent 3 days prior, day of, and 3 days after (7 days total). Client must contact doctor or dentist before booking.


How many treatments will I require?

  • In most cases, the initial treatment followed by a retouch appointment is all that is needed until the tattoo fades over time.


What can I expect when I arrive at my appointment?

  • You will be given a consent form to sign. Then you will relax in a comfortable chair while your technician outlines your new lips to a shape that you desire. After that the technician will apply an anesthetic cream to the area to minimize discomfort. Your technician will use a special tool/machine and a pigment color that matches your color preference to tattoo the design on your skin. The entire process takes about three hours from start to finish.


Will it look natural?

  • Yes, immediately after the treatment the color will appear darker for the first 7 days. After that, you will lose approximately 50% of color intensity. It will take a full 8 weeks for the color to fully bloom.


What if I like a different lip color from time to time?

  • You can still apply a lip color darker than your chosen tattoo shade with ease. If you like a lipstick shade that is lighter than your tattoo, you would simply conceal your lips with a nude toned concealer, once dried apply the lighter lip color on top.


What kind of pigments are used?

  • We use quality cream pigments specifically manufactured by LI pigments for implantation into human skin. Our cream pigments contain soy and isopropyl alcohol.


Who can benefit from this treatment?

  • Clients with receding lip color

  • Uneven lip shape

  • Client wanting a darker color than their lip provides

  • Desiring more of a full coverage appearance

  • Fuller appearance without fillers



Candidates who are interested in permanent makeup should consult their physician under the following circumstances: diabetic, are taking Accutane and blood-thinning medicines. People with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and/or undiagnosed rashes must be clear of these conditions in the lip area. Those with allergies to makeup, colors or black hair dye will need to take a patch test 5-7 days prior. If you have scarring, lacerations, hyper/hypo-pigment, experience keloid scarring or have had prior permanent work on the area to be tattooed please inquire for a consult prior to your appointment.You must have written consent from your physician if you are taking Coumadin or Heparin.


Is it safe?

  • Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.


Healing Agenda

Day 1-2 Swelling, tender, heavy thick and bright lipstick appearance. You may experience discomfort in the lips.


Day 3 Less swelling, pigment appears as a thick texture and crusty. Peeling process may begin on this day.


Day 4 Peeling begins or continues from the 3rd day. The pigment may peel all or most of the way by this day. The lips have gone without moisture directly on the lip tissue so they will feel very chapped. Keep moist with ointment at all times.


Day 5 Very chapped. You are almost finished with the first chapping phase (there are 2 during the healing process)


Day 6 You will begin to see a soft version of the color start to appear.


Day 7 Lip color may or may not disappear. They may appear to be “frosty”. This is the second chapping process. There may appear to be a grayish or whitish haze over the lips. This may continue for up to 13 days.


Day 14 Color begins to bloom from within, more and more each day. The lips are starting to rehydrate allowing the color to show.


Day 30 The healing process is primarily complete. The color you see now can be considered your permanent lip color. Lips remain dry for up to 2 months, use a good lip balm and they will soon return back to normal. If a touch up is needed, 8 weeks of healing is required. Some may not experience a prolonged frosting stage and will see lots of color by the 7th day. may see changes in your lip color based on your body's temperature. When your body is colder you may see less color, when warmer you may see brighter more vibrant color.