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3D Nipple Tattoos... not just for Breast Cancer Survivors!

Updated: Jan 17

What is a 3D nipple tattoo?

Areola Micropigmentation is a type of Paramedical Tattooing that creates a hyperrealistic 3D Nipple Tattoo. It is also called Areola Tattooing, Nipple Tattoo, Areola Pigmentation, Areola Restoration, Areola Recoloring, or Areola Reconstruction.


Not just for breast cancer survivors?

Areola tattooing is not just for breast cancer survivors who are ready to complete their recovery journey. Areola tattooing can be used to enhance the size or color of natural nipples, correct asymmetry, and can camouflage scars after breast enlargements and reductions. This service might be right for you if you are, have, or have had any of the following:

  • Breast cancer survivor

  • Post-mastectomy scars

  • Subcutaneous mastectomy

  • Areola restoration

  • Breast augmentation

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Breast lift

  • Male chest reconstruction

  • Keyhole surgery

  • Female to male surgery (FTM)

  • Sex reassignment


Will it be painful?

Highly effective topical anesthetics are used to ease any discomfort that may occur. There may be some slight discomfort depending on the specific surgery, but it’s typically mild.


Will my tattoo fade?

Generally all tattoos will fade to some degree and may need touch ups. Cosmetic pigment specifically designed for areola restoration is used during your service. Over time some fading may occur and you may opt to have your colors refreshed every 3-5 years.


How to choose your artist:

Paramedical Tattooing is a highly specialized form of tattooing that requires not only skill as a tattoo artist but also medical knowledge. Abbie Ingram, PA-C, of PArlor Tattoos, is the Chief Surgical Physician Assistant in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has been of caring for breast reconstruction patients and safely guiding them through every aspect of their reconstructive journey for 14 years. She is a licensed Body Art Practitioner trained in the the Vicki Martin Method of creating hyperrealistic 3D Areola Tattoos. Vicky Martin is an

internationally acclaimed 3D Areola

tattooist and trainer.


Will my insurance pay for the areola tattoo?

Many insurance companies will reimburse for the cost of paramedical tattooing. Every insurance company and plan is different so it is recommend that you reach out to your insurer prior to scheduling your consultation to see what is required. You will be provided with all needed paperwork to submit your claim and with Reimbursify you can easily submit your claims for out-of-network health insurance reimbursement from your smartphone.


Location of services:

Abbie Ingram provides Areola Restoration services at Pure Skin's Office located at 14 Nason Street, Suite 203, in lovely downtown Maynard, MA with free easy parking!


More questions? Scheudule your FREE consultation today!

All 3D Areola Restoration questions, free consultations and appointments are booked directly with Abbie Ingram.

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