Procedures: 3D Nipple Tattoo

The 3-D nipple 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 in-hospital 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.

3D Nipple Tattoo Details:

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. Our paraprofessionals consult with each patient to determine what looks best for them.
The 3-D nipple or 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. The inks used for nipple tattooing are mixed to create the most realistic appearance possible for each patient. The tattoo artist 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 a tattoo artist perform the procedure – there is an art to making each nipple unique to each patient.

Why Choose The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction?

Post Procedure Care

Learn more about the next steps and what you can expect following your natural breast reconstruction procedure.

Restored Lives!

Read real patient testimonials and hear their personal stories and experiences with natural breast reconstruction

Expert Medical Team

Meet our dedicated surgical team who are at the forefront of breast reconstruction surgery and committed to our patients.

Want More Information? Read “Ask the Doctor” Blog Series Below:

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Question: Is it damaging to the heart and/or lungs to have breast implants and capsules removed with no cushioning or fat protection remaining to shield against cold or trauma? Also, is cushioning with fat done during capsulectomy or with a later, second surgery? I am...

Exercise Your Way to Better Healing

At the beginning of 2021, a lot of us set goals to achieve in the days ahead. But, did you know that one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions can actually benefit your surgical experience? While getting in shape can seems like a tough plan to stick with, putting...

2021 Plan Your Breast Reconstruction Journey – Start Early

With how busy the holiday season can be, we often forget about planning for the coming year. However, if breast reconstruction is part of your 2021 plan, starting as early in the year as possible will allow you to choose premium dates and may have some financial...

This Year in Review

So can we all agree that 2020 was nothing like we expected? 2020 has definitely been filled with uncertainty and change, yet we have still been working hard for our patients here at the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction (CNBR).  We have continued to provide...

Family Matters

We spend time with family during the holidays, and this Thanksgiving, you can share more than just turkey and pumpkin pie with each other. You can also care for your loved ones by sharing information about your family’s medical history that may help them make...

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction values the health and safety of our patients.

X