For the best results, please read through and follow the pre-appointment preparation advice listed below.
Lip tattoo preparation
If you suffer from cold sores, you will need to prepare & potentially take a preventative medication prior to your appointment.
Even if you have only ever had one or two outbreaks in your life, any trauma to the lip can bring on a cold sore and preventative action is very important.
While our preferred preventative is the over the counter anti-viral, each person is different and what works for you is best. If you're unsure, please speak to your health practitioner or pharmacist.
Lysine, Vitamin C, over the counter anti-viral such a fam-vir.
One week prior to your appointment
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Drink plenty of fluids and use daily moisturiser to ensure your skin is in great condition for tattooing.
We cannot tattoo really dry, chapped, sunburnt or peeling skin.
Stop taking any non-prescription blood thinners, including fish oil.
Stop taking any anti-histamines.
Organise numbing cream.
Get together your favourite lip colours, reference pictures or ideas on what your lip goals are.
2 days prior & day of your appointment
Ensure you are in good health, free from alcohol & non-prescription drugs.
Have a good nights sleep.
Ensure you have eaten a meal before your appointment.
Wear something comfortable - don't wear your good clothes, tattooing can be messy and ink can stain. If you would like to bring headphones to your appointment, you're more than welcome to.
The studio is always on the coolers side, if you feel the cold, please feel free to bring a jumper or rug.
Pack a drink and bring a snack to your appointment.
All recommended preparation is advice only. Please contact your health practitioner prior to starting, stopping or changing any medications.