Nipple Areola Restorative

Medical Tattoo

Natalia was trained by the world renowned areola restorative medical tattoo artist, Stacie-Rae Weir in the art of 3D nipple tattoo.

Whether you have lost your nipples due to breast cancer, or have scarring in the area from other surgeries, we will work with you to help restore the most realistic results.

A consult is required before booking so that we can assess the stage of healing you're at, and whether the skin can be safely tattooed. Typically, we recommend to wait roughly 1 year post surgery before your nipple medical tattoo appointment.

Bilateral nipples (both sides):  $450

Unilateral nipples (one side):  $300

Scar treatment:  By consult, from $250+

** Prices include 2 sessions. In the first session we are building the foundation and laying the base of the tattoo while adding some detail. In the second session 6 - 8 weeks later, we add fine details, adjust the color as needed, and add the finishing touches!

We believe that you have already gone through enough of an emotional roller coaster in losing or suffering scarring on your nipples once.

 

This is why our unique medical tattooing techniques achieve PERMANENT results. No annual touch ups are required.

F.A.Q. about Areola Restorative Tattoo

How do you design how the final nipple will look?


Most clients do not have a photo of their nipples before their mastectomy, but if you do, we would be happy to do our best to recreate them! If you don't, then we will determine the color depending on your natural skin tone and the tone of your natural freckles, the size and detail depending on what you personal preference is. If we are only tattooing 1 side, then we do our best to match the existing nipple.




I have scars in my areola area. How do I know when they can be tattooed and why I do have to wait?


Typically scars take roughly 10-12 months to fully settle. A good sign they are ready to tattoo is when they are completely white, with no traces of pink or red. We need to wait for scars to fully settle so that we do not cause additional trauma or compromise the skin's integrity. As well, fully healed skin holds pigments much better than healing/injured skin.




Do nipple tattoos hurt?


If you've lost your nipples due to mastectomy, then there is usually minimal sensation in the area we will be tattooing and pain is minimal. In this case, numbing is not usually required If we are tattooing over existing areolas to conceal a scar or adjust the color/shape, then there may be some discomfort, which is why we will prenumb and numbe throughout the procedure to keep you comfortable.




What the aftercare like? Any downtime?


After your nipple tattoo, we will apply a Tagederm bandaid to protect the area, which is left on for 3-4 days. No heavy sweating/exercising/swimming/steam rooms/saunas for 4-6 weeks. This time frame is longer for nipple tattoos compared to other serivices we offer because scar tissue and skin on reconstructed areas is more sensitive, and requires a bit more attention when healing. No tight clothing or sun exposure on the area.





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