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3D Areola Tattooing and Microblading Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Aftercare instructions for 3D Areola Tattooing are provided during the service as well as given in paper form to take home.

3D Areola Tattooing

1. What is areola tattooing?

3D Areola Tattooing is a specialized cosmetic tattooing technique that recreates the appearance of a natural areola and nipple. It is commonly performed after breast reconstruction surgery to help restore the natural look of the breasts after a mastectomy.

2. How is areola tattooing done?

During the procedure, Leia’ uses pigments and specialized techniques to create a realistic areola and nipple. The process involves carefully matching the color, size, and shape of the areola to achieve a natural result.

3. Is areola tattooing painful?

Most individuals report minimal discomfort during the procedure. Topical numbing creams or local anesthesia are not commonly used to ensure longevity of tattoo. As with any tattoo pain level can vary depending on individual sensitivity.

4. How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the procedure depends on various factors, such as the complexity of the design and the client’s individual needs. On average, areola tattooing can take anywhere from one to two hours.

5. Is areola tattooing safe?

When performed by a trained professional in a sterile environment, areola tattooing is generally considered safe. It is crucial to choose a reputable and experienced practitioner to minimize any potential risks or complications.

6. Who is a good candidate for 3d areola tattooing?

  • Breast cancer survivor
  • Post-mastectomy
  • Subcutaneous mastectomy
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast lift
  • Male chest reconstruction
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Female to male surgery (FTM)
  • Sex reassignment

7. How should I prepare for my appointment?

If you are able to take a picture before surgery of yourself please do so and bring with you to your consultation. If you do not have a picture and find something similar you are looking for you are welcome to bring that as well. We do have pictures you can choose from of what you would like the artist to create. Wear a top that is easy to get in and out of and not extremely tight fitting. Take a deep breath and understand we are here to help you have an amazing experience as you cross the finish line!

8. Will insurance cover this procedure?

Most insurance companies will cover this service as part of your reconstruction, call your insurance company to see what portion is covered. For reconstruction related to breast cancer, the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA) is a federal law that provides protections to patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy. Insurance companies are required to pay for all aspects of the reconstruction process.

We will provide you with all necessary documentation for you to go through the process to get reimbursed by the insurance company. Please call if you have specific questions that need to be answered prior to service. We are a partner of Sharsheret : “Which provides services and subsidies for eligible individuals for non-medical services that are critical to a woman’s quality of life and body image, and that are only partly covered by insurance companies.”

There may also grants you can qualify for/apply for through the United Breast Cancer Foundation.

Additional financing we offer is care credit or cherry.

9. How long after surgery do I have to wait for this service?

It is recommended to wait 4 months from the date of your surgery. In some cases a note of approval may be required from your doctor.


1. What is microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique used to enhance the appearance of eyebrows. It involves manually depositing pigment into the skin using a handheld tool with fine needles to create natural-looking hair strokes.

2. How long does microblading last?

Microblading is considered semi-permanent because the pigments gradually fade over time. Generally, the results can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on factors such as individual skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare.

3. Does microblading require any downtime?

There is typically no downtime associated with microblading. However, immediately after the procedure, the treated area may appear slightly red and the color more intense. This typically subsides within a few hours.

4. Can anyone get microblading?

Microblading is suitable for most people; however, it is essential to consult with a professional to determine if you are a good candidate. Individuals with certain medical conditions or skin conditions may not be eligible for the procedure.

5. How long does the microblading process take?

The duration of the microblading procedure can vary depending on factors such as the client’s desired outcome, the condition of their eyebrows, and the expertise of the practitioner. On average, the initial session can take around two hours, including consultation and numbing time.

6. Is this service covered by insurance? Not that we know of, but if you have a medical condition that has caused the loss of your eyebrow hair you may contact your insurance company to see if it is a service covered by the medical condition.

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