Has anyone had their reconstructed nipple tattooed? If so, are you pleased with the result? I am planning to get mine done, but recently saw a friends which looked kind of strange...it was kind of spotty, unlike a real areola (and we use the same plastic surgeon). I don't like it looking white, but not sure if it's worth getting the tattoo.

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I have 3d tattoos, just took a peak at them! Mine are a pink with some tan(brown). My right side has faded more than my left. I had 3d because I have pain issues and… read more

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I've never had nipples done. I sort of felt like what's the point. I wouldn't have any feeling in them anyway. And the risk of it not looking normal ? No thanks.

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I am considering it. I just finished nipple reconstruction on June 12th. My surgeon says when I go back in October for my follow up I can decide whether or not I want… read more

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Mine actually look pretty natural right now with the exception of a little lighter color on one..

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Yes, I had mine tattooed ... love them!

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Yep, had the tattoing.....it was easy, painless, and I have been pleased with the results. I had mine done by a specialist in medical tattoo's. It has been a few… read more

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I actually opted out of the reconstruction and just had the tattoo's done. I didn't want "headlights" as I like going braless sometimes...but the tattoo's at least… read more

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Yes, have tattoos on reconstructed nipples. Very pleased.

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I'm considering having flowers or pink ribbon logo tattooed instead. I'm almost 67, there's no feeling there, so I kind of like the idea of having something pretty… read more

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I just had my reconstruction completed last week and have to decide now on 3D nipple tatoo's myself. I'm on the fence...I'm enjoying not wearing a bra...will the tatoo… read more

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@LindaP, I love your outlook!! I think that's what I would do if I had had reconstruction. You go girl!

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I waited three years before adding the nipples and the tattoo. At that point it seemed like completion to me and I needed closure. The process for the tattoo was… read more

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I have had my reconstructed nipples tattooed twice. After the surgery to construct the nipples, I had them tattooed, but I wasn't happy with the size of my breasts.… read more

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I could not be happier with mine. They are not 3D, but quite honestly I like them better this way. My tattoo artist specializes in recon work, and was so great. He… read more

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I had mine done and the skin made to look like nipple....the part that was the nipple skin died ....no nipple look ...yet a pretty good tattoo ...

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Yes! And they look completely natural! Almost didn't have it done but now I'm so glad I did

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I haven't completed the nipple reconstruction. The PA, a woman said she didn't think there was enough skin there to make a nipple, so I think I just want the tattoo.… read more

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Yes, I had mine tattooed and they look fabulous! The areola tattoos look amazig as well.

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My PS made the nipple with a twist in the scar. At first seemed too big but it shrunk, so doesn't stick up too much. (only had one side affected) She sent me to a… read more

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Although I am EXTREMELY pleased with my plastic surgeon's reconstruction of my breasts, I was not happy with my tattoo results and sought elsewhere to have them done… read more

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Would love to find a great medical tattoo artist in the Nashville, Tennessee area. I am not familiar with 3-D but sounds like something to look into for much needed… read more

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FYI...my tattoo artist has a page on her site for any and all inquiries from current tattoo artists. She has a step by step demo and encourages anyone to contact her… read more

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Anyone have suggestions for a reconstructive plastic surgeon in Texas? Houston, San Antonio, Dallas or Austin? I want someone who will do a fantastic job! I will also… read more

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I had 3D tattoos only --not nipple reconstruction I had a double masectomy, they chemo during expansion, the exchange surgery then rad and just decided to not have… read more

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Yes I had mine tattooed and the left side took cut not the right side, but the areola is still tattooed but I will not go in for it to be corrected. I am done. So I… read more

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I had skin grafted for the areola after the ps took breast skin and formed the nipple. He took the graft from my groin, under the first few layers, and the skin he… read more

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@nickmaxmadd thank you for your information. I guess that grafting was a suggestion for me before, but I didn't even want to think about being cut again. Now after… read more

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@Sharyl, I won't lie, there is a lot of stitching!!! I looked like something out of a Tim Burton movie!!! My ps cut a flap across my breast and then twisted it to form… read more

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@nickmaxmadd, thanks for the information, really appreciate your honesty. In January, 2012, I had a mastectomy on the left side. then in May, 2012, I had torn rotator… read more

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@Sharyl, you have certainly been through the ringer, haven't you!!! I felt the same way, SOO tired of all the cutting and pasting! The nipple recovery was pretty… read more

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@nickmaxmadd, well that was great to be able to drive yourself back home after that surgery, WOW I'm impresses. Yes, what was there to feel? lol I remember writing to… read more

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@javmo3 - what is your tattoo artist's web page?@Sharyl and @nickmaxmadd -- nipple and areloa surgery was actually the least painful of all the reconstruction. My PS… read more

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@SherylReeceGossard, thanks for the info. I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago and they cut just above the hairline, I wonder if they would cut there again. Thanks again,… read more

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@SherylReeceGossard her site is whitetigertattoo.com You can facebook the same name. But if you go on the web site and click on enter scroll to the bottom of the page… read more

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Yes....my plastic surgeon's nurse did them and I'm very pleased...that was 2 1/2 years ago and the color is holding well.

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@SherylReeceGossard like others have mentioned my tattoo artist matches the color to your skin complexion....

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what is the difference between regular tattoo and 3D tattoo

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has anyone used cathi locati for nipple tattoo?

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My experience with the nipple tattoo that it was not painful. Just as a regular painting is usually non dimensional and a 3-D one is that is how a 3-D tattoo is very… read more

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it is a choice and everyone has to make it. There are also tattoo artists that do nipple tattooing have seen several pictures and they look amazing. Made plans to go… read more

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@Sharyl, I am seeing my ps next week and planning on asking him for my records, films, pictures and all. I want to look through my stuff and see how I'd like to… read more

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this is all very interesting. I have an appointment with a plastic surgeon next week to go over options for reconstruction. I had my left breast removed in April 2013.… read more

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@Phyllis, My breast reconstruction was last November, 2012 on my left breast. I am 69. I had expanded to a size C, but it was still not as large as my right breast, so… read more

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thanks for the reply. sometimes I think to myself, your 60, do I really need to do this? But then I think to myself, why not. I guess after another consultation with… read more

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You should do what you feel you need to make you complete and feel whole. Its an individual decision. My husband had reassured me that I didn't have to have nipple… read more

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Anyone in the Raleigh, Nc area looking for a great team of Doctors, I highly recommend Dr. Lorie Lilley My surgeon, Dr. Agrawal at Cancer Centers of North Carolina &… read more

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@dstanley528 My PS had the same plan, allowing excess skin on my hip for grafting a nipple and areola then tattooing for color. The only problem is there is no way to… read more

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Amen @javmo3

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You have all been most helpful with your comments. sets my mind at ease as I was fearing that I would be laid up for weeks, a lot of pain etc.

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@phyllis as far as the nipple reconstruction, my experience was a piece of cake and the results I would have paid ANY price for, but again, that is MY opinion.… read more

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@lhuntsman, I just had Diep reconstruction and it was done by a wonderful PS at Medical City in Dallas. Dr, Frederick Duffy is his name and My experience with him has… read more

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Hadn't heard about 3d tattooing, but I did have mine tattooed. If I had it to do over, I would skip the nipple reconstruction and only do the tattooing.

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I have decided not to have tattooing. I like the idea of going braless and not seeing brown through my shirt.

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I have had breast reconstruction and thought that I would have nipple reconstruction also...BUT I am glad that I have waited to give it some more thought. I am… read more

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@ BonnieJean - I have beautiful reconstructed breasts and nipples that are tattooed. I go braless with no problem. I'm not sure why you think that would be an issue.

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LOVE being braless and having a white T-shirt on (around the house of course) and you can see my nipples through my shirt...no they don't protrude, they are pointless… read more

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@texas teacher: doesn't the color of the tattoo show through your clothing?

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@JaymeMatesevac - No, the color does not show through even with a white t-shirt, but I don't buy transparent clothing and my white t-shirts are from LLBean. There is… read more

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I live in San Antonio and am looking for a tattoo artist in Texas that is EXCELLENT!!! Anyone have any ideas??? I found Vinnie Myers in Maryland but he has a wait list… read more

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There is an excellent tattoo artist in San Antonio who does the 3-D tats and the regular. I don't remember his name, but I bet you can find it through Google. I have… read more

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www.PinkInkProject.com
Go to links......artists are listed by location.....

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@ReneeMaschinot thanks for sharing this info, I've never heard of this site and it's AWESOME!!! spread the word! ((HUGS))

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@TracyT :-) words aren't necessary , ((hugs))

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Pink Ink Tattoo!! that's me... I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor,nurse and certified Tattoo artist specializing in areola complex, 3D Nipple and scar camouflage… read more

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Hi everyone, I'm the one who posted the original question. Thanks for all your excellent experience and advice! I decided to have the nipple tattooed (just one, I had… read more

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Nope, not worth redoing. My husband doesn't care. I did it the 1st time for me.

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@A MyBCTeam User sorry to hear about your experience!. Mine was similar. That is why I do what I do so we (survivors)do not have to have a negative or disappointing… read more

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@A MyBCTeam User, thanks! Too bad I don't live closer to you...but I will definitely keep you in mind for the future...you sound worth traveling for! Do you know of… read more

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