• Nipple Tatoo or Pretty Tatoo...That is my question! What have you decided and did you like the results??

    Asked by deborahkleen on Monday, November 5, 2012

    Nipple Tatoo or Pretty Tatoo...That is my question! What have you decided and did you like the results??

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    • Gena's Avatar
      Gena

      I did the nipple tattoo and it didn't take. However, I had radiation on the breast and the skin was too tough to take the ink. It took some but still doesn't look like a nipple. I think the pretty tattoo sounds cool!

      over 4 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      i'm going for some rad body art for sure!!!!! not quite ready to commit yet, but i have a piece of artwork by my son that i hope to have right by my heart... and a few other things... related to biking and other things i love. and, i might just have to do the i <3 my sweetie tattoo too....

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I didn't do any of the "finishing" touches...I had rads, so could only do tattoos but as I had some difficulties with my recon, my PS recommended against it.....

      over 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      I had ovarian cancer, but have many friends who chose reconstruction after breast surgery. My neice was in her late forties... My goodness.... what an idea, I haven't heard of this, but my mind immediately went to a pretty pink rose... That would be a difficult decision... but of course only you can make it. Good luck and God bless.

      over 4 years ago
    • SusanK's Avatar
      SusanK

      Hi. The plastic surgeon tattooed the areola (area around the nipple) and then he created the nipple by cutting and stitching. All was done under local anesthetic so I didn't feel a thing. He was all business and didn't ask for my input although we did talk about the color I would like (more rosy as opposed to the brown tones?) and that sort of thing. I'm quite amazed at the final product. Except for the horizontal scars (which are fading somewhat after a year), the result is very natural looking. But that's my only experience with "body art." Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      Doable mastectomy with complete reconstruction - I'm getting English Tudor roses tatted with some appropriate vine-age to cover the scars!! I think some nice white and pink graphic roses will be very cool!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Blepta's Avatar
      Blepta

      I had nipple tattoos, they do help to make the whole reconstruction more convincing. I also love the idea of doing something different, it would be very helpful to see pictures if anyone has done this.

      over 4 years ago
    • Blepta's Avatar
      Blepta

      I had nipple tattoos, they do help to make the whole reconstruction more convincing. I also love the idea of doing something different, it would be very helpful to see pictures if anyone has done this.

      over 4 years ago
    • RMR's Avatar
      RMR

      I just went to my PS today for a post op appointment (I had nipple reconstruction and tummy tuck Aug 20th). He said I can get the tatoo any time after nov 20th. Apparently a tatoo artist goes to his office. He said it may take two to three sessions to get color right and to make sure it does not fade. I had never thought about doing anything else but finishing off with the tatoo. I don't think I would do the more creative body art. But it's a very cool idea. I am planning on getting a belly ring to celebrate my flat belly (if I can figure out where to get one - I don't think Claire's is the right place for that). Good luck all!

      over 4 years ago
    • debsweb18's Avatar
      debsweb18

      I played with temporary tattoos-both flowers and nipples. The flowers were fun, but I think I'll end up with the nipple.

      over 4 years ago

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