Areola micropigmentation is currently offered by the NHS in England, and is the main service provider when it comes to Areola pigmentation. There is confusion surrounding certain aspects of how what we offer as traditional tattoo artists is different, when it is in fact superior.
We understand, as a medical professional, you may not be aware of why micropigmentation is unsuitable for a breast cancer survivors, and we are here to share knowledge and ensure that no breast cancer survivor is disappointed with Areola pigmentation.
We hold regular educational Webinars, which are free and open for anyone to join. Each session follows a certain topic, and allows for any questions you may have to be answered by a specialist through the Nipple Innovation Project.
We feel very strongly that the current system in place for Breast Cancer survivors receiving NHS pigmentation needs to be improved.
There is a large level of mistrust and misinformation surrounding tattooing in general, and we are here to bring awareness to how this mistrust is causing harm.
Micro pigmentation is tattooing. They are the same. The only difference is that micro pigmentation embodies the use of ‘cosmetic’ pigments. These pigments are designed to fade and facilitate a yearly top up. This is not appropriate for any tattoo work on damaged tissue. The skin involved in a breast reconstruction, will not tolerate being tattooed on a regular basis. The repeat procedure leads to scarring, and inevitably, complete loss of pigment.