Nipple/Areola Tatoo

Two to three months after the nipple reconstruction, the patient can undergo tattooing of the nipple/areola area. This provides the natural color associated with a nipple-areola, giving it a very real appearance. A consultation with an artist who specializes in nipple tattooing is arranged so that the patient can discuss color and size options.

Patients who choose not to reconstruct the central, protruding part of the nipple also have the option of having a nipple/areola tattoo. A skilled tattoo artist is able to perform a “3D” tattoo, giving the illusion that a full nipple reconstruction has been performed.