40 Sexy Creative Lip Tattoo designs and ideas – Aphrodisiac Kisses (2017)
Lip tattoos are a growing trend though they are still not very common. They are, however, a great way to make a statement because of their uniqueness, so if you truly want something to make you stand out, get one of these.
When getting one, there is the choice of having either a permanent or temporary one.
These are usually put on the lips almost like lipstick. In fact many makeup artists consider temporary lip tattoos as part of makeup. If you are familiar with the musician Lady Gaga, then you may have noticed the unique design on her lips during some of her performances – that is a temporary lip tattoo.
These tattoos come in beautiful designs and in a combination of colors. The most common temporary tattoo is from the brand Violent Lips which makes an array of designs that are easy to apply and last for up to 8 hours or more.
Most of these designs cannot be easily designed using ordinary lipstick like animal prints, rainbows, polka dots, glitter and the like.
I would recommend this to anyone with a desire for a lip tattoo as an experiment, that way, you can really decide if it’s for you.
The other advantage of these tattoos are:
- They are easy to apply
- Have no harmful ingredients
- They can be changed for different occasions
- They are smudge proof
- They can fit any lip size
You however need to be sure about the application instructions as there are different brands of temporary lip tattoos with different instructions. Some can last longer on your lips that others so confirm before you purchase or apply.
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These are usually applied on the inner part of the lips by people who would like to have something unique but hidden. In most cases people opt for something like a short word or design that will fit on the inner lip and will not take too long to design.
A number of people who opt for inner lip tattoos would like to keep their body art private and this tattoo can only be seen if you either pulled down or up your lip. It is ideal for someone who would like to have a tattoo but may work in a setting where body art is not acceptable.
Some people go in for lip tattoos because they would like to stand out. It is still a bit unusual to see someone with an inner lip tattoo so when one shows it off they certainly stand out.
Other times it is just a marking for people who belong to a particular group and getting a tattoo in an odd place serves as a rite of passage and acceptance into that group or society.
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Word of caution
Considering this is a procedure that will be performed on a sensitive part of the body with ink and a needle, extra caution needs to be taken. The first caution you should take is to make sure you keep the area of the tattoo clean until it has healed.
Regular use of mouth wash is recommended because the mouth has a number of bacteria and you do not want any of them finding their way into the tattoo before it has healed as that will cause serious infection. Make sure you keep on using alcohol free mouth wash to rinse your mouth after eating.
Just after the tattoo has been finished, you will need to stay away from food and drink of any kind for several hours as you give it time to heal. Most tattoo artists will advise you to keep the surface dry for hours as the wound heals.
You will also need to mind where you go to have a lip tattoo done. Make sure it is a professional who will be designing this tattoo and let them test to see if you may be allergic to ink. Do not take any chances as you are dealing with a very delicate part of your body with a number of nerves in there.
Before you get a lip tattoo, make sure you eat to satisfaction, never get one done on an empty stomach because you will not be able to eat or drink for several hours as the tattoo dries and heals. You may need to fast for the whole day so take that into consideration as you prepare for it.
Although this is supposed to be a permanent tattoo, proper care is needed to take care of it so that it can last long.
Due to chemicals found in the mouth, lip tattoos tend to fade after some time, there are people whose tattoos have lasted only a few weeks but with proper care it can last for over a year or even five years but it is necessary to go for retouch after some time once you notice it is fading – it is inevitable that at some point the tattoo will fade but the care you give it will determine how long it lasts.
Make sure you get information from the tattoo parlor about how best you can look after it so it lasts as long as possible.
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Most common designs
Some of the most common designs for lip tattoos, especially on the inner lip, include short words, for example:
- Initials: these are usually initials or full names of people’s boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends, wives or children; generally people the tattooed holds dear to them.
- Lovely: this is common with women who are making reference to their lips being lovely.
- Bite me: This is a naughty reference to the lips, could be in connection to how you may end up biting the lip while chewing.
- Pain: This is in reference to the pain supposedly felt when getting the tattoo (although some people say it is not that painful)
- Peace: The reason for this could be interpreted best by whoever gets it and for whatever reason.
For those who prefer designs, the most common ones are: A heart, flowers, skulls, Chinese or Japanese characters and stars or other religious symbols.
There are some other more complicated ones like airplanes, faces of people and small dragons but they are not so common.
The lower inner lip is the most preferred location for these tattoos because it has more space and it is easier to position your head for the artist to design the tattoo as compared to the upper lip.