3D Nipple & Areola Tattoo
A procedure by which the nipple is defined after reconstructive surgery. Using micropigmentation, this technique can be used to match colours in nipple sharing (i.e. match up colour and tone against the other existing nipple), reconstruct the areola colouring, blend and camouflage scars, and if required 3D shading can be used to create the illusion of nipple protrusion.
3D Nipple & Areola Tattoo FAQs
The nipple tattoo is applied using a digital tattoo machine consisting of incredibly fine needles that move up and down at speed, penetrating the skin in order to distribute the coloured pigment. The effect is built up using dots, lines, and circular and feathering techniques. Combinations of pigments are used to obtain the perfect colouring.
A topical anaesthetic is applied to the nipple area, which means you should only feel a slight vibrating/scratching sensation. This could vary depending on sensitivity and pain levels, but you should never feel more than a mild discomfort.
Angela will conduct a full consultation where the shape and colour are agreed.
The procedure itself usually takes 30-60 minutes depending on your requirements. Times can vary depending on the following:
- The position, width and depth of nipple/areola area
- The depth of colour to be matched (if applicable)
- Acceptance of the pigment into the skin
You may feel a tightness of the skin and the area could feel sensitive and tender over the initial 24 hours after. This could be followed up with some flaking of the tattooed area, continued tenderness, dryness and itchiness and some swelling/redness. These are all part of the healing process. <Something in here about adverse symptoms, notifying Angela/and/or Doctor>
After your treatment Angela will supply you with full details of the aftercare instructions, both short term and long term.
Most patients require two initial treatments (the first procedure, then a top up procedure to enhance the pigment, even our any colour if necessary) then, if needed a further follow-up treatment every 2-3 years to maintain the appearance of your nipple area.
3D Nipple & Areola Tattoo Prices
Price on application.