Category Archives: Areola Tattoo

Areola Tattooing Vs. Surgical Reconstruction: Pros & Cons

Areola Tattooing Vs. Surgical Reconstruction Pros & Cons

After a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, restoring the appearance of your nipples and areola is an essential part of the healing journey.  While a few survivors make the personal choice of not restoring them, several studies have discovered that the presence of a nipple and areola after breast reconstruction surgery helps combat the psychological setbacks […]

Gender Affirming Nipple Tattoos- Permanent 3D Nipple Tattoos After Top Surgery

Gender Affirming Nipple Tattoos- Permanent 3D Nipple Tattoos After Top Surgery

Top surgery is a procedure for transgender men and nonbinary people that removes unwanted chest or breast tissue. Men or women who have undergone subcutaneous mastectomy choose to recreate their gender-affirming nipples or areolas to help give their breasts a more natural look.  As one can imagine, after undergoing such an intense surgery the last […]

How Long Does It Take for Areola Tattoos to Heal?

How Long Does It Take for Areola Tattoos to Heal

Areola Tattooing is a micro-pigmentation process that involves implanting a small amount of skin-safe pigment under the surface layer of the skin, using needles. This procedure gives permanent color to the nipples and areola but doesn’t go as deep into the skin as a regular traditional tattoo.  Additionally, the technique and hand movement involved in […]

Is Areola Tattooing Permanent?

Is Areola Tattooing Permanent

After mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, you have officially defeated cancer. For many survivors, the final step to that journey is having nipples that appear exactly like they used to. That’s where the art of areola tattoos and 3D nipple tattoos came in.  One of the first questions asked about these tattoos is how long […]

How Painful is an Areola Tattoo?

How painful is an areola tattoo

Breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy choose to recreate their nipples or areola as it can be a vital step in the breast reconstruction process. The majority of women opt for the less invasive procedures to restore the natural appearance of their breasts following an emotional and physically painful mastectomy. What is an areola […]

How Long Does Areola Tattooing Last?

How Long Does Areola Tattooing Last

Nipple tattooing and nipple micro-pigmentation are options that allow breast cancer survivors, who have undergone a mastectomy, feel more comfortable with their new breasts. After the mastectomy, the natural nipples and areola are removed. Some women find contentment in their new body, however many others have to rely on reconstruction and nipple tattooing to get […]

Areola Tattoos for Cancer Survivors

Areola tattoos for cancer survivors

Cancer patients are heroes for fighting the battles that face them every day. In many cases, the physical appearance of the patients is a constant reminder of their battle for survival.  That is certainly the case with the survivors of breast cancer. After mastectomy, a surgery whereby the breast is removed for treatment, the nipples […]