Nipple & Areola Tattoos
Urbane Beauty Co. proudly offers nipple & areola tattooing from expert technicians in Latham, NY
What are Areola Tattoos?
Areola and nipple tattoos create a realistic nipple and/or areola (the circle of dark tissue surrounding the nipple). It is a type of cosmetic tattoo that can dramatically improve the appearance of one’s breast or chest and restore confidence after a breast surgery, reconstruction, or other procedure. We will provide you with a photo-realistic 3D nipple that will help you return to normalcy and revive the confidence you have in your body.
Why get an Areola Tattoo?
There are many reasons for someone to get areola and nipple tattoos. One of the main reasons is to create the look of a realistic nipple and/or areola after having breast surgeries like a mastectomy or reconstructive surgery. Getting a realistic nipple/areola tattooed can restore confidence in those who have lost confidence in how their breasts look after procedures mentioned above. Some may even elect to have their areolas if they are insecure with the look of their areolas. If you have lost confidence because of the proportions, uneveness, or color of your areolas, we may be able to help you transform them into something you love. Not only can we create a realistic nipple/areola from scratch, we can enlarge or darken an existing areola.
Frequently Asked Questions About Areola tattoos
We use special cosmetic ink to tattoo a realistic areola and/or nipple from scratch. We can also enlarge or darken existing areolas.
The number of sessions varies depending on the exact type of tattoo that you would like.
This will be discussed during your consultation!
Results are permanent! Although you may want to consider touch ups every few years, as there will be some natural fading of the color.
Normally, you should wait 6 months after your breast or nipple surgery to get nipple or areola tattoos.
Most patients don’t feel any pain, however, all patients have a slightly different pain tolerance, so it may be slightly uncomfortable.
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- Refrain from the use of alcohol, aspirin-containing products, including ibuprofen, aspirin, Tylenol etc., and vitamins A and E and fish oil for 3 days before your procedure. These products thin the blood. Note: Never discontinue use of any medication that has been prescribed by your physician without his/her consent and inform your technician in the event continued use is required.
- If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after. Check your state rules.
Careful after-care is very important for producing a beautiful and lasting result.
1 to 3 Days After Your Procedure
- Your physician assistant will place a dressing on your tattoo right after your procedure. Leave this dressing on for 3 days.
- You may shower normally with your dressing on. It’s waterproof.
- Fluid may build up underneath your dressing. This is normal.
- If your dressing starts to come off or if fluid is dripping from your dressing, put another dressing over the one you have on.
4 Days After Your Procedure
- Remove the dressing. Gently clean the area in the shower with warm water and your normal shower soap. Don’t rub the area to get it clean.
- Leave any scabs that may have formed alone. They will heal and come off on their own.
- After your shower, dry the area gently. Apply non-scented white lotion (such as Lubriderm®, Aveeno®, or Eucerin®) to the tattooed area until it absorbs.
5 to 14 Days After Your Procedure
- Continue applying non-scented white lotion to the area at least once a day.
- You may apply lotion more than once a day if the area looks dry.
General Care Guidelines
- Don’t soak in a pool, bath, or hot tub until your tattoo is completely healed. This usually takes about 2 weeks.
- If a crust or scab appears on the area, don’t peel it off. This can pull away the ink on your tattoo.
- Don’t exercise (such as run, do yoga, or cycle) for 1 week after your procedure or while there’s scabbing. If you’re in physical therapy, it’s okay to continue after your procedure.
- Don’t lift anything heavier than 20 pounds (9 kilograms) for 1 week after your procedure or while there’s scabbing.
- You can wear a bra at any time.