For Men & Women
3D AREOLA Nipple TATTOOING
CUSTOMIZED NIPPLE TATTOOS
We create customized nipples for men & women.
Feeling incomplete can be emotional and traumatizing. The recovery process for breast cancer survivors is often long and difficult, and one in which each individual faces his or her own unique set of challenges. As a Vancouver-based cosmetic tattoo artist who specializes in 3D areola (nipple tattoos) restoration as well as other forms of paramedical tattoos, Shauna is able to fully assist her clients to the successful completion of their nipple restoration journey.
What is 3D Areola Tattooing?
How to know if you are a candidate
All of our work is customized to the client’s preference.
Every person’s journey is different and unique when it comes to 3D Areola Tattooing. We fully understand wanting to feel complete and desirable when you look in that mirror again. Shauna has seen first hand the effects of this horrible disease as her mother is a two time survivor, and this is why she is so passionate about giving back. Once the nipple/areola is removed in a mastectomy, it cannot be reattached. When the nipple is reconstructed it is often misshapen, lighter than it was previously, and has scarring that changes the appearance.
Whether from a surgery such as a lumpectomy, a cosmetic procedure or ultimately the loss of one or both breasts due to a mastectomy, we can produce a hyper-realistic, three-dimensional areola using tattooing to restore all or parts of what was lost and do so matching your breast from side to side.
As a Vancouver-based cosmetic tattoo artist who specializes in 3D areola restoration as well as other forms of paramedical tattoos, Shauna is able to assist clients in the completion of their journey in nipple and areola restoration. Our complete care has successfully treated and continues to support all of our survivors in their breast cancer recovery.
So, what is a 3D Areola Tattoo?
If you don’t have a nipple mound, 3D areola tattooing can achieve the look of an elevated nipple. A HIGH quality detailed tattoo can look as if it has dimension and depth, similar to a real nipple.
At BEAUTYINK® we create art that looks authentic to a real nipple through pigments, colour mixing, shadow, shading and years of experience.
If you have images of your previous nipple, we ask that you bring them in for referencing, so we might do our very best in re-creating your areola. We want to ensure our work makes you feel confident, sexy and complete again. We encourage your involvement in the creation of your new look, and are here to help design and put the pieces back together again.
How soon can you get your areola tattooed?
Generally most are fully healed after 1 year from their last surgery or until the scars are no longer red/ purple and more of a white tone. We require a note of good health from your doctor before proceeding with any service. Shauna requires a complimentary consultation, so she can assess the health of your skin.
How long does the procedure take?
First, we schedule a 30 minute complimentary consultation to assess the area, answer all of your questions, and discuss all options before booking you in for the full procedure.
If you are a candidate, and have a note of good health from your Oncologist, we will schedule a 3 hour appointment for a full 3D Areola Tattoo. Shauna always takes time to make her clients feel comfortable, and she ensures they are kept fully informed throughout the process.
Your first session is to lay the ground work, and the 2nd and 3rd sessions, if required, are for detailing.
Will there be a follow up appointment?
YES, we will book you in for a check up 6 weeks after the original procedure. After assessing the healed work, we will book you in for any additional visits at that time. You will usually require at least 2-3 sessions to complete the desired work.
How long from start to finish to complete the work?
This will vary for each individual. The body’s immune response and healing time will dictate the length of the process. We must let the skin completely heal and regenerate before we work on it again. The skin structure takes a minimum of 6 weeks to fully heal, so the longer we can wait between tattoo services, the better the outcome. Please be prepared. This takes time and will generally be completed in approximately one year from your start date.
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Benefits of Areola Tattooing
Areola tattooing, also known as nipple or nipple-areola complex (NAC) tattooing, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the permanent pigmentation of the areola area of the breast. This procedure is commonly performed as a final step in breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy or breast augmentation. Here are some of the benefits of areola tattooing:
Restoration of natural appearance: Areola tattooing can help restore a more natural appearance to the breast after surgery. It recreates the color, size, and shape of the areola, making the reconstructed breast look more realistic.
Psychological and emotional benefits: For individuals who have undergone mastectomy or breast reconstruction, areola tattooing can have significant psychological and emotional benefits. It can help improve body image, self-confidence, and overall well-being by providing a sense of completion and femininity.
Customization: Areola tattooing allows for customization to match the patient’s natural skin tone, nipple size, and areola shape. Skilled tattoo artists can create a natural-looking areola that blends seamlessly with the surrounding breast tissue.
Symmetry and balance: Areola tattooing can address issues of symmetry and balance between the breasts. It can help correct any discrepancies in size, shape, or color, ensuring that both breasts appear more similar.
Non-invasive and relatively quick procedure: Areola tattooing is a non-invasive procedure that can be performed in a relatively short amount of time, usually in a single session. It is generally well-tolerated by patients and requires little to no downtime.
Long-lasting results: Areola tattoos are typically permanent, providing long-lasting results. However, over time, the pigmentation may fade slightly, requiring touch-up sessions to maintain the desired appearance.
It’s important to note that the benefits of areola tattooing can vary depending on individual circumstances and preferences. If you’re considering areola tattooing, it’s best to consult with a qualified and experienced tattoo artist or a medical professional specializing in breast reconstruction to discuss your specific needs and expectations.