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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posted 9 months ago by A MyBCTeam User

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… 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… read more

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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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… read more

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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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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?… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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.… read more

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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,… 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… 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… read more

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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… 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… read more

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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… 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… 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… 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… 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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