While most everyone is familiar with permanent makeup, many women are unaware that cosmetic tattooing is available specifically for women who have endured breast surgeries after a battle with breast cancer. While mastectomies, thankfully, save lives, women can struggle with their body image afterwards. The 3D areola tattoos I offer can help breast cancer survivors restore the appearance of lifelike areolas.
The 3D areola tattoo is a non-surgical solution that uses shadows & highlights to create texture, depth, & detail on the newly reconstructed breast. This technique creates the most realistic looking nipples (pictured). Each tattoo is designed specifically for each client’s unique breasts and circumstances. If only one areola is needed, I can match the tattooed nipple to the remaining one. Similarly, this technique can also be used to simply camouflage scarring around the areola from a breast augmentation.
This procedure can typically be done 4-6 months after reconstructive surgery, but in some cases 12-18 months of healing is necessary. A consultation is recommended before booking the appointment so that the skin’s tissue can be properly evaluated in order to determine the safest time to proceed with the tattoo. I’m looking forward to meeting you and answering all your questions about this process, and more importantly, honor your journey by restoring your nipples!