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8 Things You Need to Know Before Getting an Areola Tattoo
What is an areola tattoo, you ask?
It involves several cosmetic procedures to make changes around or on the areola. The tattoo ink alters the appearance of the areola and nipple by adding a realistic nipple one or changing the shape or color.
After surgery, many women undergo cosmetic procedures to regain what was removed or altered by surgery. The visual regeneration of your areolas brings the appreaance closer to your presurgical look.
Before you book your appointment for your areola tattoo, there are a few things you should know. The following things may help you in your decision to do book a consultation to discuss the process.
1 Who Should Get an Areola Tattoo?
Any surgery that leaves the areola intact may leave scarring or a misshapen areola. An areola and nipple’s size, shape, and color can be easily evened out by tattooing over the area.
2 Know the Difference Between These Terms
When you first learn of an areola tattoo, you may hear different terms for it. Some common terms are listed down below:
- Areola Micro-Pigmentation
- 3-D or 4-D Nipple Tattoo
- Natural Areola Tattoo
- Nipple Tattoo
- Areola Pigmentation Tattoo
All are relative and similar ways to describe the procedure. At 3D Camouflage AZ, we take the time to discuss the best options for your areola completion…
3 Its Entirely Safe to Tattoo the Areola and Nipple
You may wonder if it is safe to tattoo around the areola. Tattooing the areola and nipple is very safe. You will be given pretreatment and post care instructions to insure the best and healthiest result. Be sure you choose a licensed artist that utilizes proper safety, sterilization and hygiene practices.
3D Camouflage AZ take pride in using quality pigments and products for each and every procedure. You and your tech will carefully select your color pallet together for the most natural and realistic look.
Areola micro-pigmentation done with a qualified experienced technician will give you the procedure needed to complete your individual needs.
4 Is it painful to have your breast tattooed?
This is a common question and the answer is that most people are very comfortable with our topicals. Our team will use topical anesthetics to ease any discomfort that may occur.There may be some slight discomfort depending on the specific surgery, but it’s typically mild.
5 Are There Any Side Effects to the Areola tattoo?
The skin may feel sensitive or tight after you get a tattoo, and there may be some swelling and redness. It is normal for healing procedures to flake, look patchy or feel dry.
6 Make Sure You Take Care of Your Areola Tattoo
After your tattoo, the artist will apply a dressing to it and give you proper explicit directions in the care of your procedure. Generally, new areola tattoos heal in 10-14 days, although there is no set timeline. Your skin condition will ultimately determine how fast it heals.
7 How Long Will the Areola Pigmentation Last?
Generally, all tattoos will fade to some degree and may need touch ups. We use cosmetic pigment colors and over time some fading may occur, at which time you may opt to have your colors refreshed.
8 What Is the Price of an Areola Tattoo?
Costs differ from artist to artist when it comes to areola micro-pigmentation. Your technician typically has a set price but each case is subject to the consultation and circumstances of the individual.
Additionally, the initial price usually includes the first touch-up.
Moreover, you might be able to have your insurance cover the areola pigmentation. Under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA), insurance companies must cover all stages of reconstruction surgery after mastectomy. These procedures include any additional treatments that may be necessary.
You can book a free consultation with us to discuss payment options in greater detail.
Are You Ready to Book Your Appointment for Your Areola Tattoo?
For those looking to create naturally looking areolas and nipples, 3D Camouflage AZ provides an option.
If you are interested in booking an appointment for your areola tattoo, contact us today.