Define Your Lip

Best Permanent Lip Coloring

Permanent lip coloring, also known as permanent lip makeup or lip tattoo, is the placement of specialized pigment into the upper layer of the skin creating more defined, even, symmetrical, fuller and long-lasting lips. The procedure also can minimize the appearance of wrinkles. With proper application, the treatment is safe and will look amazing!

Bare Necessity provides consultations and permanent lip tattoos. Full lip color can be applied in either a natural hue or a more vivid one. Wear your permanent lip color alone in a natural tone or apply different shades of lipstick over your permanent lip color for those occasions when you prefer a more dramatic look-you will find that the color lasts much longer when applied over permanent cosmetic lip color than it did to a bare lip.

Things you should know:

  • A permanent lip tattoo enhances lips, but doesn’t actually increase the fullness
  • The healing process can take up to two weeks, and over that time the color can change significantly. You see the full, truest color after two weeks.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, make sure you’re taking medication to prevent them.

Importance of Permanent Lip Coloring

Your face is the most important part of you. Now is the time to look your very best all the time!

Coloring lips has been around for over 5,000 years. The earliest record begins approximately 3,500 B.C. when the Sumerian queen, Queen Schub-ad, used lip colorant. The Sumerian people adopted the practice so prevalently that anyone who could afford to had themselves buried with their lip paints stored in cockleshells. The neighboring Assyrians followed their lead so much so that both men and women began painting their lips red.

Lipstick culture reached the Egyptian empire where it continued to define social status. Both women and men boldly applied makeup daily. During mid to later years of the Egyptian empire it became a social mandate to apply lip paint and in death each well-to-do woman took at least two pots of lip paint to her tomb.

Coloring lips continued to spread through the rise and decline of Greek culture and into the Roman Empire for men and women.

Fast forward to the 1950s, movie actresses Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor helped expand the use of coloring lips. By the end of the 1950s, almost all women used lipstick and two-thirds of teenage girls wore lipstick.

Today coloring lips continues to be very popular and the appeal goes well beyond attracting a partner to include the psychological benefits of building confidence and joy!

Permanent Lip Makeup

Do you have difficulty applying your lipstick? Does it take you a long time, and when you finally complete it, does it look even?

There are many reasons why lipstick can look horrible, consume a lot of time, and require the purchase of expensive products. Which one of these have you experienced?

  • Would you like a more symmetric and fuller appearance?
  • Is your inventory of $20 lipsticks getting financially out of hand and a burden to keep fresh and environmentally clean? Lipstick is the second largest selling product category after facial makeup.
  • Are you tired of refreshing your lip liner and/or lipstick several times during the day?
  • Do the current all day lipstick brands make your lips dry or chapped?
  • Do you wish you had some of the natural coloring you had when you were younger?
  • Do you check your makeup ingredients for harmful ingredients before you purchase them as recommended?

Why should you get permanent lip makeup? There are many reasons to get a permanent lip tattoo, such as:

  • Saves money purchasing less lipstick
  • Save time by not having to refresh your lip liner/stick
  • Reduce dry and chapped lips
  • Consume less lipstick and harmful ingredients
  • Enjoy more symmetrical, fuller, more natural colored lips all day, every day without effort!
  • Give yourself a psychological boost in the most adverse situations
  • Appear more competent in a professional setting
  • Appear more appealing to your partner
  • Feel more confident about yourself!

A recent poll by the British Heart Foundation found that 26 percent of women reported feeling more confident while wearing lipstick. It’s your signature (think of Taylor Swift)! When you pick a shade that you feel great in, it can become what differentiates you from your peers – it can help you find what makes you, you! Look your best, save time, reduce stress, and live gracefully glamorous all day, every day.

Call Bare Necessity to schedule your appointment today and get your permanent lip coloring!


There are so many reasons to get permanent lip coloring and they can be summarized by you waking up looking beautiful, feeling confident and with a lower-maintenance beauty routine. Look your best, save time, reduce stress, and live gracefully glamorous all day, every day.

Applying permanent lip coloring is a highly technical and skilled procedure. A bad lip coloring treatment can be painful and look undesirable. Bare Necessity uses a combination of the highest-quality, premium supplies matched with the most current education, great skill and the desire to give you the highest level of confidence and beauty. All supplies are 100% disposable and used by one client to ensure your safety.

We sketch the lips onto your face to achieve your desired look that is uniquely you. Permanent lip coloring is not a rushed procedure, a meticulous approach is required and as a customer you should desire and expect this. Once confirmed we apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. You lie down on a plush, premium, top-of-the line, message table and have your eyes closed the entire time. We use a specialized tool and technique to implant the pigment into the skin. Expect the permanent lip coloring application to be virtually painless and take approximately 2-3 hours.

While the common term used is “permanent”, realize that all pigment fades and that is just a fact. All permanent makeup fades due to the exfoliation process, this is the process of the epidermis continually shedding and regenerating itself. For most people, permanent lip coloring will last for years, and for some it may need to be touched-up annually. There are many marketing terms out there like “cosmetic tattooing”, “permanent makeup”, “semi-permanent makeup”, “micro-pigmentation”, “dermapigmentation”, etc. and they all mean the same thing.

Bare Necessity is dedicated to using the highest-quality, premium supplies available to assure you of the best, longest-lasting results. Keep in mind that pigment and ink are different. Pigment is specifically designed for your face, is primarily used in permanent makeup and you want to use pigment so that your results have a more natural powdery finish. In this specific situation permanent eyeliner and permanent eyeliner tattoo are not the same – if they use tattoo ink rather than pigment, and you want to use pigment for a natural, powdery finish.

Yes. Bare Necessity meets or exceeds the strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines followed by medical professionals, and are in accordance with the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Bloodborne Pathogens guidelines as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At Bare Necessity, all supplies are 100% disposable and are properly disposed of after each client to ensure your safety.