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Lip Blush 

Lip Blush tattoo is used to enhance the natural lip shape, symmetry, and colour.​ A customized pigment is applied to add definition to your lips and conceal imperfections based on your skin tone and personal preference.  
Your lips will look like lipstick on the first day, and soften as they heal to become a very subtle, natural looking lip tint. Apply a little gloss or balm and your lips look beautiful 24-7! 

If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can cause outbreaks. We ask that our clients take their prescribed anti-viral medication a few days prior to their appointment and after the procedure to prevent any cold sores. 
If you have an outbreak, or any other type of scratch/acne we ask that you reschedule your appointment.


Lip Neutralization:

Depending on what level you are on the Fitzpatrick scale you may require lip neutralization. This technique colour corrects melanin rich areas of the lips in order to get an even base to apply your desired colour over. You may need several neutralization sessions to reach desired base shade. If you are on the Fitzpatrick scale 4 and upon will need to have a warm toned lip blush colour applied to your lis to avoid hyper pigmentation.  

What To Expect?

  • There may be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 3 days.

  • If you experience swelling, use an ice pack for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.

  •  During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.  This usually takes place within the first 3 days.

  •  Expect the colour to lighten up to 50-70% once the healing process is complete.  

  •   Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.

  • Permanent makeup ink is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink. Permanent Makeup does fade and is expected to last 2 to 5 years before requiring a touch-up. Maintenance touch ups are suggested for best results.

  • It can take 2 sessions prior to achieving the level of saturation you may desire.  Touch ups are not included in the cost of the initial Lip Blush procedure.


We can’t wait to perfect that pout! Here's a list of things to help better prepare yourself for your Lip Blush appointment:

Do not book your Lip Blush appointment within days of a special event. You will require a few days of downtime following your initial appointment. Please review our Aftercare page for a detailed overview of the healing process.

Please refrain from all activities that may cause irritation of the skin or thinning of the blood prior to your appointment:

  • Refrain from alcohol consumption 24 hours before receiving Lip Blush

  • Refrain from suntanning, microdermabrasion, dermaplanning, laser treatment, and chemical peels 7-10 days before receiving Lip Blush.

  • Refrain from all medications that cause thinning of the blood including but not limited to: Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Niacin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and Ibuprofen. Please consult your physician before stopping any medication.

  • Refrain from consuming coffee and energy drink the day of your appointment.

Clients who have experienced a cold sore in or around the mouth MUST take Valtrex at least 3 days prior and 3 days after receiving this treatment. Failure to follow these instructions can risk an outbreak that can affect the healing process.

Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment.  If they are dry we will need to reschedule and you will forfeit your deposit.  You may exfoliate 3 days before your appointment to remove any dry skin.  You can use a lip scrub or create your own using a little honey and brown sugar.  For the week leading up to the appointment you must moisturize your lips as much as possible (I recommend using aquaphor).

If you are experiencing any blemishes, acne, or skin irritations leading up to your procedure please contact The Kollective. It is up to the discretion of our artists to decide whether or not they have a workable surface. Failure to communicate any of these may result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment. All deposits are nonrefundable.

Lip fillers must be done 1 month prior to scheduling this service so that they are able to fully settle. Failure to disclose this information may result in a negative outcome. 


Clients not Suitable for PMU 

  • Under the age of 18 years old. Unless parental consent 

  • Previously had a solid permanent makeup tattoo that is very dark and discoloured.

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Colour retention is unpredictable. Breastfeeding clients must have a doctor’s note stating that the client may proceed with the tattoo procedure. Please note: breastfeeding causes hormonal changes and may alter the tattoo results

  • On any medications that are blood thinners like Accutane, Retin-A, Retin-A, Vitamin A. Stop 6 weeks prior to procedure.

  • Skin diseases like psoriasis, ingrown hairs, dermatitis, undiagnosed rashes and blisters on or around the area.

  • If you are prone to keloid scarring there may be a higher chance you may get it after the procedure

  • Recent sun exposure that has caused a burn will be very sensitive and painful, wait 4 weeks after have recently burnt to have procedure done

  • Mature skin that is loose and wrinkled are difficult as the strokes will get lost in between the creases. (Not meant for Microblading)

  • Eczema or dry skin are more prone to pigment loss as the skin is shedding more often

  • Oily Skin or clients with large pores tend to bleed the strokes more easily making the tattoo appear more solid. Wider gaps between strokes can counteract this. (Microblading clients only)

  • Growth Serum, please discontinue 6 weeks prior to procedure

  • Clients who have a bleeding disorder, heart condition or have pacemaker, autoimmune disorder, and shingles cannot have this procedure done.

  • Certain medications may cause issues during procedure, please consult your physician prior and disclose that information before booking appointment.

  • Disclose any allergies to technician before booking procedure as some ingredients may be in the pigments or numbing agents used.

  • Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation can cause skin to become darker and discoloured. (Common with Fitzpatrick 6 skin types)


Immediately After:

  • The area will feel a bit sore and will look quite intense. There may be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts for 1-2 days.

  • The next day, the color of the tattoo will darken as scabs begin to form, there may still be some swelling or minor bruising 

  • The scab will fall off within 3-10 days depending on your skin and the procedure you had done

The Day of Treatment:

  • Fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form these scabs. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with a wet cotton round and pat the area dry to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs. You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure. Wrap an ice pack or a ziplock of ice in a napkin and place on the area for as long as desired. 

Day 2-10:

  • Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.

  • Don't get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.

  • Moisturize with the recommended or provided ointment. For eyes and eyebrows only put a very sheer layer on at nighttime. For lips, moisturize as often as you like. If your skin is naturally oily let eyeliner and eyebrows heal without any ointment and remember to pat dry throughout the day with a napkin.

  • Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your scabs prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.

  • Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the scabs have naturally fallen off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.

  • Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.

  • Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.

  • Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat on them, dab it off immediately.

  • Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.

After Scabbing Phase:

  • Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine. Note that after the scabs come off your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue to it. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal. The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. At 6 weeks the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done.

  • Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed.

  • Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependant on your skin and how you care for it during healing. It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.

Once Fully Healed:

  • It is strongly recommend that you do not use any of the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C, and Retinol. these products can lighten or fade your tattoo faster. We also recommend wearing sunscreen as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and lighten or fade the tattoo faster as well. Salt water and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment faster as well. Rinse with water after contact.

  • If you are having any laser or facial beauty treatments please inform your technician before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.

  • This treatment does fade after 1-3 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.

  • Coverup works may need additional appointments to have better results as it is possible that the "coverup" tattoo may not completely cover the old one.


  Additional Lip Blush Price Information:

  •  Over 24 months for any lip service will be considered Initial session price. 

  • New clients wanting previous work covered or with previous work will require a consultation.

  • At The Kollective we strive for 100% satisfaction and work, being 20 minutes late can result in an incomplete or rushed service. 20 minutes late or more for your appointment will result in an automatic cancellation.

  •  $50 deposit required when booking. ALL deposits are 100% NON-refundable and NON-transferable once sent.

  • Corrections are an additional $75

Consultations ………...…................. FREE

Initial Session………….…..…................$475  

4-8 Week Touch Up…….………….…...…$125

2-6 Month Touch Up.………….…..........$175

6-12 Month Touch Up…….…..….……...$200

12-24 Month Touch Up……..….…………$300

Corrections/Cover ups.….…..........…... +$75

Consultations ………...….................. FREE

Initial Session………….…..…................$375  

4-8 Week Touch Up…….………….…...…$100

2-6 Month Touch Up.………….…..........$150

6-12 Month Touch Up…….……….……...$175

12-24 Month Touch Up……..….…………$275

Corrections/Cover ups.….…..........…... +$75

Lip Blush Pricing-

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