Inside: Areola Tattoo definition & Inspiration.
What is an Areola Tattoo + Why get one?
A nipple and areola tattoo can be done after breast and nipple reconstruction surgery. It will help recreate your nipple and areola and complete your breast reconstruction. If you don’t have a nipple reconstruction procedure, the nipple will be flat, like a normal tattoo, but will look like a natural nipple.
- The average cost is $400 per breast.
- Can be done after breast and nipple reconstruction surgery.
- If you don’t have a nipple reconstruction procedure, the nipple will be flat, like a normal tattoo, but will look like a natural nipple.
How much does an Areola Tattoo cost?
The average cost of a nipple and areola tattoo is $400 per breast, depending on the location and how renowned a salon and an artist are. Some more famous artists charge up to $1,500 per hour. One procedure could take up to three hours per nipple/breast.
Are Areola Tattoos safe?
Nipple and Areola enhancement risks
Micropigmentation carries risks, including infection, allergic reaction, granulomas, and keloid formations. Your aesthetician will talk with you about skincare after your treatment.
Be aware that certain products—such as those containing aloe vera, Retin A, or glycolic acid—can cause the tattoo to fade more quickly. In fact, the pigment will fade by about 50 percent after the first week of treatment and may require a touch-up yearly—especially if you are fair-skinned.