since your last surgery, we would love to meet you and check your skin to give you a timeline on when it is healthy to be tattooed.
If it has been over a year since your last surgery and your skin has been healthy with no complications, book in for a session!
The appearance of a 3D nipple can be achieved through tattoo!
What some people don’t realize is during a mastectomy when the breast is removed the nipple is as well. There are many options for reconstruction (whether you choose to or not) including breast reconstruction and nipple protrusion surgery. What brings the colouring, realism and dimension of a natural-looking nipple is an areola restorative tattoo.
A nipple tattoo can bring back familiarity and draw the eye away from scarring. The tattoo experience is centred around the healing and empowerment that can be felt through restoring the appearance of a natural nipple.
Every appointment has a built-in consultation where you can bring photos or browse our reference pictures to solidify your vision of what you’re looking for. We use a quality ink set with nipple tone colours designed by our friend and mentor, Samantha Rae. Topical anesthetic is available to minimize any discomfort during the tattoo process. Please allow approximately 3 hours for your appointment so the experience does not feel rushed. We also offer scar revision to break up tight or highly visible scarring.
We are proud to have been trained and mentored in the A.R.T. Areola Restorative Tattoo certification program. This training was founded and created by Stacie-Rae Weir, who developed the program to set a formal standard for post-mastectomy specialty tattooing.
Areola tattoos are ideal for any woman or man who has undergone a mastectomy or other kind of breast surgery and is looking to restore the natural look of their nipples and breasts, or for those who have irregular-looking or fading areolas and want to alter their nipple areas so that their breasts have a more natural (or enhanced) appearance.
These procedures are not just for those who have undergone a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy! Areola restorative tattoos / nipple tattoos can also be done without reconstruction, with or without nipple protrusion surgery, after gender top surgery, after birth or for naturally uneven nipples, for enlarging the areola after a breast enlargement and even for changing the shape of your areola (hearts are a fun option!).
People who undergo mastectomies or other breast surgeries experience different emotions- we encourage you to ask questions, look at portfolios and look at this appointment as an exciting step in your healing. This is why it is recommended to wait anywhere from 6 months to 1 year after your last surgery so your skin has a chance to heal. Consultations are free and encouraged! Please reach out to meet me and have your skin and scars checked to see when your ideal timeframe for you to be tattooed can be determined.
Falcon Artistry Specialty Tattoos is a proud member of “The A.R.T. of Areola Restorative Tattooing” team, certified in 3D appearance nipple tattoos, often on a flat surface. These nipple tattoos are three-dimensional in appearance and help to artificially restore your natural-looking areola. Each tattoo is customized for you to be as realistic as possible.
Get your “Nippleback”! Nipplebacks are temporary tattoos (similar to children’s tattoos) that are based off of artistic renderings of real nipples. These are ideal for people who are still healing or deciding whether they would like a permanent nipple tattoo. There are different shapes and colours to try!
If your scar tissue hasn’t fully healed or you’re not yet committed to a permanent, 3D-nipple tattoo, Falcon Artistry Cosmetic Tattoos offers “nipplebacks” – uniquely designed temporary nipple tattoos.
Nipplebacks are based on custom designs from drawings of different types of real nipples, with a variety of colours, shapes and sizes to choose from.
To apply: clean the skin oils on your breast area and hold the temporary tattoo on the skin with warm water until it sets. Nipplebacks last several days and are water-soluble.
If you would like to order temporary “Nippleback” tattoos to apply yourself, Falcon Artistry Cosmetic Tattoos can order them for you on your behalf. Check out some of the selections and simply email us with your request.