The Ins and Outs of Inner Lip Tattoos

Believe it or not, inner lip tattoos have become more and more popular over the years.  Inner lip tattoos seem like a silly concept, but once you learn more about them they don’t seem like such a bad idea.  These tattoos are actually temporary because of the cells on the inside of your mouth that cause the area to repair itself.  Inner lip tattoos have both positive and negative sides to it.

Some of the positive outcomes of inner lip tattoos include it’s hidden location, which can be a pro for anyone who wants a tattoo, but does not want it to be visible.  Another pro is that these tattoos heal more quickly than tattoos in other areas do.  You don’t have to worry about regretting this tattoo later in life, since it is temporary.

There are also a few negative aspects of inner lip tattoos.  Although the tattoo heals faster, this also means it fades faster.  The tattoo will completely disappear between 1 and 5 years, so if you wanted this tattoo to be permanent, it could be a waste of money.  Another con is trying to find a tattoo artist that will want to tattoo your inner lip.  There are artists that do not feel comfortable doing this because of the location of the tattoo and the bacteria and risks involved and they will turn you down.  The risk of infection is also higher because of the bacteria found in your mouth.

Lip tattoos can be something to have fun with, but if you do decide to get a lip tattoo, there are precautions that you should take.  You should rinse your mouth with mouth wash at least 4-5 times a day to keep the bacteria out.  As long as you are careful and take good care of the tattoo while it is healing, many people enjoy having an inner lip tattoo.