True Life Canvas
True Life Canvas
Permanent Lip Color Tattooing2022-04-05T20:51:25+00:00
Flawless, defined


Kiss goodbye to your lipstick with our highly effective treatments to make your lips seem fuller and more attractive. A luscious lip contour and soft rosy color speaks to us of vibrant, healthy youth.

Replace lost color in shades that match your natural lip base to restore the lips you remember. A lip color that won’t fade no matter how many cocktails you have! Minor imbalances or symmetry issues can be resolved giving you the appearance of fuller lips.

You can choose between lip liner, lip blush or a full tint to give you the lips of your dreams. We will carefully blend pigments with your natural lip colour so your new look complements your skin tone and ensure there are no harsh outlines.

Our advanced techniques can correct the shape of your lips to make them seem more balanced and symmetrical. We can also add definition to the edge of your lips to minimize the appearance of fine lines and give you a fresh and youthful look.

Permanent Lip Tattoo by Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel
Permanent Lip Tattoo by Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel

Additional Lip Color Information

  • Don’t panic – your lips will feel swollen and intense in color.
  • If permitted by your doctor, feel free to take an anti-inflammatory (i.e. Ibuprofen) to help with any swelling or discomfort.
  • It may feel nice to ice your lips the day of your procedure – be sure it’s wrapped in a clean cloth or paper towel and first apply a light layer of ointment so you don’t stick.
  • Using a clean q-tip or the ointment tube we provided, apply a light layer of ointment when they feel dry throughout the day for the next 7-10 days (less is more – do not over apply, just a thin chapstick-like layer is all you need to keep them from scabbing).
  • Your lips will feel chapped as they heal – your color will continue to lighten through this process and heal to a beautiful and more natural blushed color. • Keep taking your anitvarial as directed by your physician.
  • Avoid food and drinks touching your lips as they heal (especially spicy or acidic) use a fork to eat and a straw to drink.
  • Avoid water, sweating or direct sunlight on the area for 7-10 days.
  • No saunas or long steamy showers, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 7-10 days.
  • Growth serums, Retinols or Retin-As, Alpha Hydroxyls [AHAs], Peroxides, Proactiv, Salicylic, Lactic or Glycolic Acids will cause quicker fading of the area over time.
  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off – picking can cause scarring.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
  • Do not use Neosporin or Vaseline and DO NOT listen to your friends’ aftercare advice.
  • For NEW Permanent Makeup: It is your responsibility to come in for your fine tuning appointment (if you need it) between 6-8 weeks. Waiting beyond that time will result in a charge. Refreshers do not include a second appointment.
  • Not only is everyone’s skin different, but other factors including sun exposure and skin care products can change the results of the healing in the skin.
  • There are no written or implied guarantees if you don’t take care of your tattoo. If following sessions are required you will be charged.

If you have any questions or concerns during the healing process, please contact the studio for assistance.

Is permanent makeup painful?2019-06-20T19:15:38+00:00

While pain tolerance varies from person to person, two strong topical anesthetics are used during your session to maximize comfort. Most clients experience little to no discomfort and stay quite relaxed. Some sensitivity comes immediately after the topical anesthetic wears off and after that there is minimal tenderness and swelling.

How is permanent eyebrow shape and color decided?2019-06-20T19:16:16+00:00

At the time of your appointment, your skin type and undertones will be analyzed, as well as brow and hair color, natural growth patterns, facial shape, and bone structure. With your preferential input, we will design and shape the brow to something that is both flattering and natural. A color will be chosen to closely match your brow hair and only the hair that sits outside of our desired shape will be removed, unless otherwise requested.

What is Microblading? (The manual technique)2019-06-20T19:16:53+00:00

Microblading is a permanent cosmetic procedure that uses a specialized, hand controlled tool, to make fine cuts in the skin to implant pigment that resembles the appearance of natural eyebrow hair.

A microblade tool looks similar to an exacto knife, but instead of one big blade there is a series of micro needles. The microblade is dipped into a custom mixed pigment and then used to make a fine cut into the skin. With the proper technique, microbladed eyebrow results look beautiful and completely natural.

What is the machine technique at True Life Canvas?2019-06-20T19:17:33+00:00

“3D Brows” is a permanent cosmetic procedure that uses a digital rotary pen with only 1 very fine needle that implants pigment into the skin to resemble the appearance of natural eyebrow hair. This technique is versatile in that we can also combine it with a light or heavy powdering to get you the desired outcome you are looking for from incredibly natural to .

What’s the difference between machine tattooed eyebrows and microblading (the manual method)?2019-06-20T19:18:51+00:00

Permanent cosmetic techniques for eyebrows are now known by several names including but not limited to; microstroking, microblading, eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow feathering, and 3D eyebrows. Although the names differ, the results are the same; beautiful and natural looking tattooed hairstrokes. Both techniques can accommodate different needle configurations needed to implement custom tailored permanent cosmetics. Both techniques are ideal for filling in sparse areas of the natural eyebrow, either by powdering or hairstroke, where hair isn’t present as well as adding to already full brows. These procedures also help to define and enhance the brow shape. The best possible healed results from any procedure requires strict adherence to aftercare instructions.



Package Deal

Book more than one permanent makeup procedure on the same day and receive 10% off! Must call for appointment availability.

Returning Customer

Come see us again at True Life Canvas and receive 10% off any additional permanent makeup procedure!