Areola nipple tattooing or sometimes called 3d nipple tattoos,  is a procedure many women may want to turn to after reconstructive breast surgery.  

There are many techniques involved in the breast tattoo and the areola tattoo. There is micro shading, tattooing and areola microblading.  The patients skin tone will play a big role in the colors chosen. The different layers of skin and colors for blending, shadowing and contouring and highlighting the nipple and areola area.

This will give the areola area a very natural look.

After woman have their mastectomies or reconstructive breast surgeries they may be left with scars.  Some may choose to have an image micro pigmented over the scar or a tattoo design.  

Many woman have been wanting heart shaped areola. 


The heart areola tattoo has become very popular in the last couple years.

 They may want to put something meaningful on there after the breast reconstruction.

Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy requires healing time.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a lot to go through, so we advise are clients to take their time with all their decisions and ask as many questions as needed.  

A note to survivors about scars, they will need some time to heal and can take up to a year or even 18 months.

After the cosmetic surgery, the scar tissue can be very sensitive and everyone heals at different stages, it all depends on how their body responds to healing. 

 Undamaged skin tissues are not as sensitive to the breast cancer tattoo. 

What to expect during nipple tattooing

After getting a new breast, by a board certified plastic surgeon,  general surgery patients want to have the nipple and areola added to the breast. 

Even months before actually having the reconstruction surgery done. Many women want to start thinking about how they want the breast area to look.

 All of this can be discussed with your tattoo artist and plastic surgeon..

You can even set up a time after the surgery while scars are still healing to do a mapping of the breast  area, where the body art tattoo will go.

Here you can also discuss your vision and desired results.

You may even want to bring in pictures of different shading techniques and colors with you to your consultation.

During treatment, the tattoo artist will measure and outline the nipple area. Then, she will embed organic pigment beneath the skin to create a natural, permanent and beautiful nipple and areola.

What are the risks of nipple and areola enchantment tattoos

The side effects can include,  infection, allergic reaction, or keloid formations. 

The  esthetician will go through all the ways to take care of your skin after the treatment.

Products with retinol or other acids such as glycolic or lactic can cause the tattooing to fade. 

Many women who are  fair skinned may have a lot of fading in the pigments.  

They  may need to come for a touch up much sooner.

Here at Imagine you New we take breast cancer awareness seriously and want to be there for you during your journey.

We also offer one free session to one individual per month for anyone who might be facing financial difficulties. 

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