People Are Now Tattooing Overdrawn Lips On

The treatment lasts 8 to 10 years.

Beauty trends are ever-changing, which is why the notion of permanent makeup - brows, eyeliner, and now lips - is a little unsettling. It just seems so finite in a world where there are a million eye and lip colors to choose from. Take for example, the uptick in permanent lip liner tattoos, which are no doubt the upshot of those famously enhanced Kardashian pouts. Just last week, an editor at Cosmopolitan Australia tattooed the outline of her lips to make them fuller as an alternative to fillers. She visited the cosmetic tattoo experts at Amy Jean Eye Couture, an Australian salon that offers a "Kiss Me Lip Tint Tattoo" treatment but is just as well-known for its brow tattooing treatments.

While the editor was very pleased with the subtle results - the expert used three different shades of pink to blend the lip line to complement her natural color - the treatment, which is said to last 8 to 10 years, costs an eye-watering $1,195 (with touch-ups costing $350 and up every 3 to 5 years). Not to mention, the minor scabbing that comes with a fresh tattoo.

This said, her natural-looking results were impressive. And since then, there have been several other instances of women going under the gun for a plumper-looking and more contoured pout - adding to the temptation to try. While you'd imagine that visible lip liner tattoos is treading into dangerous '90s territory, these ink jobs prove subtlety can be achieved. Not to mention, dye jobs can save women from the countless, laser-focused minutes spent attempting to paint on a precise, not-too-overdrawn line.

To get an ever better sense of the results of these treatments, check out some more 'grams of the growing trend below. And if you're thinking of getting a lip liner tint yourself, be sure to take the same precautions you would before getting a body tattoo and then some, because unlike where the sun don't shine, your face is not to be messed with.

By Lauren Valenti

See the full story on Cosmopolitan.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

What do you think?

The potential health benefits of drinking green tea are almost countless. "The antioxidant EGCG has been studied to treat various diseases and may help with brain function, fat loss, and lowering the risk of cancer," says Snyder. "Polyphenols are another antioxidant plentiful in green tea and can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting our cells from aging and other diseases." Keep your sipping to one or two cups a day as green tea is high in caffeine, which is best consumed in moderation, says Snyder. As for which to buy: "It's great to use organic loose leaf tea or tea bags that contain loose leaves, which are higher quality and are less processed," she says, as opposed to tea 'dust.'
GIF
Beauty
Share
5 Ways Green Tea Is Going to Totally Change Your Beauty Routine
It's tea time.
Beauty
Share
5 Fail-Proof Ways to Get Thicker Brows Fast
We've all been guilty of #4 at some point.
Beauty
Share
Do You Really Need An Eye Cream?
Saving it for later? It's the one product you should've started using yesterday. Here's how to play catch-up...
Beauty
Share
We Bet You're Totally Forgetting to Apply Sunscreen On This Part of Your Body...
...and here's why you shouldn't!
Beauty
Share
You Need to Stop Following These Beauty Tips RN!
According to beauty experts...
Beauty
Share
5 Common Mistakes That Are Harming Your Nails
You're guilty of #3
Beauty
Share
The 2 Biggest Mistakes You Make While Applying Your Lipstick
Here's your secret to the perfect, Kylie Jenner pout.
Beauty
Share
4 Foolproof Ways to Repair Your Damaged Hair
No matter your issue — frizz, lack of shine, damage, flatness — there are simple solutions that can make your style instantly lush and keep...
Beauty
Share
8 Incredible Hacks to Make Your Bikini Wax Less Painful
#4 is genius!
Beauty
Share
These Korean Bubble Face Masks Can Get Hilariously Out of Control
"I am a cloud."