Medical Tattooing

Areola Tattooing

How Can We Help?

Confidence and self-image for a woman can often depend on the appearance of her breasts. They are a massive part of what makes us feel like a woman. After reconstructive breast surgery, also known as a mastectomy, although it is a relief to have survived cancer, a big part of who you are has essentially been taken away from you, almost like losing a bit of your identity.

Areola tattooing can help you gain some of this back. The main reason for this procedure is to help breast cancer survivors learn how to feel confident in their bodies post-surgery.

Areola tattooing is not just for breast cancer survivors.

Sometimes, we find we are born in a body that feels like it doesn’t belong to us. Areola tattooing is also an option for a person who has undergone what is referred to as ‘top surgery’ – also known as gender reassignment surgery.

Areola tattooing isn’t just for women either. Some men suffer with Gynecomastia, which is an enlargement of the male breast tissue. This can cause a real self-confidence issue for a young man as it often leaves them with a feeling of not being ‘masculine’. Therefore, they undergo a procedure to eliminate the swollen breast tissue, but this can leave the areola disfigured and scarred. With areola scar camouflage, your artist can match your existing areola colour and tone.

If you want to find out more about Areola Tattooing and how it can help you, get in touch today. In the meantime, take a look at some of the incredible results we have achieved by heading to our gallery. 

The Benefits

confidence boost

Natural Looking

Low Maintenance

Save time

The Process


2-4 hours


Post balm


Minor redness 2-4 weeks


Treatment 2


1-3 years



Frequently Asked Questions

What is areola tattooing, and why might someone need it?

Answer: Areola tattooing, also known as areola micropigmentation or areola restoration, is a paramedical tattoo procedure that recreates the appearance of the areola and nipple, often after breast surgery like mastectomy, lumpectomy, or breast augmentation. The process can restore the natural look of the breast for individuals who have lost their areolas due to medical procedures or who want to enhance the shape or colour of their areolas.

How long does the areola tattooing procedure take, and is it painful?

Answer: The procedure typically takes between 2 to 3 hours for both breasts, depending on the complexity of the skin and the specific client needs. Most clients report minimal discomfort during the procedure, especially if they have had reconstructive surgery, as the area may have reduced sensation. Topical anaesthetics can also be applied to minimise any potential discomfort.

How long does the areola tattoo last, and will I need touch-ups in the future?

Answer: Areola tattoos can fade over time due to factors like sun exposure, skin regeneration, and the natural aging process. On average, the tattoo might last 2 to 5 years before a touch-up is needed. However, the longevity can vary based on individual skin characteristics and aftercare. Periodic touch-ups can help maintain the appearance and vibrancy of the tattoo.

What should I expect during the healing process after areola tattooing?

Answer: After the procedure, the treated area may be slightly red, swollen, or tender. This usually subsides within a few days. It’s essential to keep the tattooed area clean and moisturized with a recommended balm Tracy will provide.  Avoid soaking the area in water for prolonged periods and protect it from direct sun exposure. The tattooed area will also go through a peeling phase, which is a normal part of the healing process. Complete healing typically takes a few weeks.

Make A Start To

Your Journey

As with any cosmetic or medical procedure, it’s essential that when you considering areola tattooing you come to Tracy Fensome clinic to have a consultation. Tracy has 17 years of experience providing paramedical treatments such as areola tattooing. You are in safe hands!

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