• Mastectomy Tatoo- Do we have anyone who has had one does this hurt

    Asked by itsjustme736 on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Mastectomy Tatoo- Do we have anyone who has had one does this hurt

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • luvnlife's Avatar

      I had areolas tatooed. It did not hurt. If I remember right a numbing agent was applied to the area first. Go for it!!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • mistydkw's Avatar

      I also had areolas tatooed and it doesn't hurt a bit. They can use a numbing cream, but not much of a need for it since the area along the scar line has very little feeling anyway. I second the "Go For It"!!

      over 7 years ago
    • alliek78's Avatar

      I just had that done 2 months ago and let me just say.... mine hurt, it was NOTHING like getting a tattoo as the surgeon who did mine was not gentile at all, he never has been. Just do not wear your favorite bra the day your having it done as it will bleed for a few days after. I am glad I went thru this (wasn't gonna have nipples or tattooing of the areolas done) thou cause now when I look down I do not see the scars. Very pleased with everything. Good Luck to you!!

      over 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      My tats did not hurt - they are very small dots, they look like blue freckles.

      over 7 years ago
    • Nonnie917's Avatar

      That is a good question. I haven't even had my implants put in yet and that is something I will be facing around October. I decided I wasn't going to go with the areola tattoo, I am going to have roses tattooed on my nipples when they are made. I wanted to do something crazy and when a nurse in the hospital told me about her friend having a flower tattooed on her I thought why not? My husband and I will be the only ones to see it. May as well have some fun out of this devastating disease right?

      over 7 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      I'm gonna do some rad tatts now that I've finally passed the six month mark after the last surgical procedure - I had a minor revision in Dec... It's now JUNE and it's time for my tatts! I have one, and it hurt a bit... but it's so worth it if you really want the tatts.

      I'm going for artwork as opposed to tatts that look like nipples. The first piece will be artwork by my child - by my heart. Kind of my way of relaiming this part of my body and my way of expressing my optimism and hope....

      I highly recommend going with a tattoo artist KNOWN for tattooing post-mastectomy people. If you want nipple tattoos, then make sure you go to someone known to tattoo GOOD ONES! The medical setting is not necessarily where you will get the best nipple tattoos. It's true that the tattoo may not then be covered by insurance, but there are some artists out there that do really excellent work... and they do tattoos every single day....

      GOOD LUCK!

      over 7 years ago
    • jvbaseballmom2's Avatar

      I had my areolas tattooed and it did not hurt at all. They put numbing cream on, but I did not feel a thing. They had soft, relaxing music on during the procedure. It was like a day at the spa. You can choose the shade you want, and they can do great things with the colors to give the appearance of a nipple, even if you don't have one. Definitely recommend going for it!

      over 7 years ago
    • whirl's Avatar

      I had lidacaine injected. I have a fairly good pain tolerance but it would have been very uncomfortable if he hadn't used the local. Don't be afraid to ask for it or ask for more numbing if you need it.

      over 7 years ago
    • KimG's Avatar

      itsjustme736, there's a beautiful tattoo on our pinboard. It is like a half shirt and looks absolutely amazing. I have a couple of tats but they aren't nearly that big or on my chest but would like to get one more, a cross, but haven't decided where or the exact design. If you can take that much pain that full on one is gorgeous. You wouldn't even have to wear a shirt-at least around the house or neighborhood. I say do it. They represent significant times in our lives.kimg

      over 7 years ago

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