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The 3-D nipple and areola tattoo is a work of art that looks like an authentic nipple. Shading, shadows and other artistic skills make the tattoos look just like real nipples, and helps patients feel confident in their breasts once again.

Procedure Details


Nipple tattoos are a beautiful solution to create natural-looking nipples, and most women are candidates for the tattoos. Tattooing is usually done 3-4 months after a woman’s final surgery. This is normally when the skin has healed enough from any reconstruction surgeries. If surgical scars aren’t completely healed and mature when the tattoo is created, there is risk of the tattoo becoming distorted over time.
While a tattoo cannot produce the projection required to be truly “3-D”, a high quality detailed tattoo can appear to have dimension much like a real nipple/areola. Sandra consults with each patient to determine what looks best for them.
The inks used for nipple tattooing are mixed to create the most realistic appearance possible for each patient. Sandra strives to create a shade that resembles the patient’s original nipple and complements her natural skin tone. This is one of the reasons it is important to have an advanced paramedical tattoo artist perform the procedure – there is an art to making each nipple unique to each patient.


Sandra is a Breast Cancer Survivor and Thriver herself. She was diagnosed June 2020 with invasive ductal carcinoma. She had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Being a master permanent makeup artist already she decided to further her skill in 3D areola tattooing during her own recovery as she wanted to offer the most realistic areola/nipple to her clients.  Sandra knew this was her calling. She knew she could  take her medical knowledge, breast cancer experience and intense tattoo training, and use it to come back and help other survivors and thrivers complete their breast cancer journey.  Sandra stated "as long as I have a voice and a platform no matter how small or large I will use it to bring breast cancer awareness, to inform survivors they do have options after reconstruction and to encourage women and men to be their best advocate, to research; to follow their gut and to ask questions."


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