Everyone’s journey to a nipple tattoo is different. While some feel comfortable without having the areola and nipple present, others feel more complete to have that area back. It is a decision that is a personal one, and one that should be taken seriously.
Nowadays, many women opt for breast reconstruction surgery when they are fully healed. However, surgery of any kind can still add additional pain, stress, and medical bills.
There is a much less invasive alternative, known as a 3-D areola tattoo.
What is 3-D Nipple Tattoo?
While a tattoo cannot produce the projection required to be truly “3-D”, a high quality detailed tattoo can appear to have dimension much like a real nipple/areola.
The 3-D nipple or areola tattoo is a work of art that looks like an authentic nipple. Shading, shadows and other artistic skills make the tattoos look just like real nipples, and helps patients feel confident in their breasts once again. The inks used for nipple tattooing are mixed to create the most realistic appearance possible for each patient.
The tattoo artist strives to create a shade that resembles the patient’s original nipple and complements her natural skin tone. This is one of the reasons it is important to have a tattoo artist perform the procedure – there is an art to making each nipple unique to each patient.
Do you know the difference between 3D tattoos and 4D nipple reconstruction?
3D nipple tattoos refer to tattoos created in the traditional sense with tattoo ink using the colors of nipple pigment. They are designed using realistic markings to give the illusion of a realistic nipple. 4D nipple reconstruction is one step up from 3D tattoos.
These are hyperrealist tattoos that are created using a surgical procedure. They add a “fourth” dimension in the form of depth to the nipple so that it not only looks like a real nipple – but it feels like one too. While working on helping women through my PMU art, I realize the importance of hope. Hope is something we give to each other. Especially for those whom may be less fortunate. As an Areola Tattoo Artist, I am happy to support and to be of genuine use to other females to make them feel "whole" again, to make you - feel "you".
What is Nipple Tattooing vs Nipple Pigmentation?
Areola re-pigmentation and 3D nippletattoos are a specialty area of medical tattooing, it is an art form. Nippletattoos can help improve the appearance of both women and men who have undergone breast surgery. 3D nippletattooing techniques “create” a natural looking breast after reconstruction surgery. It is a special technique of a semi-permanent makeup that creates a realistic image of an areola and a nipple for breast cancer survivors. 3D nipple and areola tattoos are often used instead of nipple reconstruction surgery. As a tattoo artist I will design and perform this semi-permanent technique to recreate a nipple.