Risks of Getting Inner Lip Tattoos

risks of getting inner lip tattoos

There’s an increasing number of celebrities sharing their inner lip tattoos, as well as an increase in the popularity of the Black Panther movie and the Wakanda lip tattoos that they use to recognize each other. Therefore, is not a surprise that there has been a spike of interest in inner lip tattoos. Some of the appeal of this type of tattoo is that they are easy to hide so you don’t have to worry about having to conceal it or it having an impact on your professional life. However, there are some things you need to know before getting a lip tattoo. We will discuss the risks of getting inner lip tattoos.

The Risks of Getting Inner Lip Tattoos

Inner Lip Tattoos Will Fade

While tattoos are typically permanent, inner lip tattoos are not. The mucosal cells in your mouth are constantly renewing and shedding, much more than any other area of your body.

As a result, there is no guarantee of your tattoo lasting. It typically fades over time and only lasts a few weeks.

Receding Gums

Another risk of inner lip tattoos is that the ink from the tattoo rubs against the gums.

This can result in the gums eroding, eventually exposing the roots of the teeth. If this occurs, you will need to see a dentist to alleviate symptoms.

Limited Design Options

An inner lip tattoo can’t be super intricate and detailed for a number of reasons. The first reason is that the area itself is way too small to fit bigger designs. Therefore, it’s nearly impossible to add much detail.

Another reason for this is because the ink will just bleed and turn into a blob. Also, inner lip tattoos are not easy to do. You don’t always have a choice of font when you’re getting it on your inner lip.


These are just a few of the many risks of getting inner lip tattoos. Contact us with the link below for more information!

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