Nipple Tatoo

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Pink755
Pink755 Member Posts: 16
Recently had nipple reconstruction with skin graph. Next step - tatoo.
PLease weigh in on the amount of pain and recovery time?
Thank you!

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  • CypressCynthia
    CypressCynthia Member Posts: 4,014 Member
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    I had no pain at all and no
    I had no pain at all and no recovery. But I didn't really have any feeling in the area left. Hoping that your experience is as uneventful!
  • pginsburg
    pginsburg Member Posts: 8
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    I had no pain at all and no
    I had no pain at all and no recovery. But I didn't really have any feeling in the area left. Hoping that your experience is as uneventful!

    Good to know. I had my
    Good to know. I had my implant surgery 4/27/11, but have been putting off nipple reconstruction because, frankly, I was tired of surgeries. I had 5 in a 10 month period and just wanted a break. I have rescheduled for the procedure in March. I don't have any feeling in the breast, so it shouldn't be too bad. I am curious to know how your tatoo goes as well. Take
    care....
  • Pink755
    Pink755 Member Posts: 16
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    pginsburg said:

    Good to know. I had my
    Good to know. I had my implant surgery 4/27/11, but have been putting off nipple reconstruction because, frankly, I was tired of surgeries. I had 5 in a 10 month period and just wanted a break. I have rescheduled for the procedure in March. I don't have any feeling in the breast, so it shouldn't be too bad. I am curious to know how your tatoo goes as well. Take
    care....

    Thanks - will keep you posted

    The nipple reconstruction takes you from "barbie boobs" to "real boobs". Not painful - no pain meds required. I felt the same way - worn down by too many surgeries but it was definitely worth it. Tatoos scheduled for March - will update after the procedure.
  • AMomNETN
    AMomNETN Member Posts: 242
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    Tattoo
    The tattoo was the easiest part of the journey. One thing I learned is when you pick your colors for the aerola and nipple go a little darker. Once the redness goes away it will be lighter. I didn't go dark enough so I have to go back to make mine a little darker. Still love not having to wear a bra!!

    Janie
  • Pink755
    Pink755 Member Posts: 16
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    AMomNETN said:

    Tattoo
    The tattoo was the easiest part of the journey. One thing I learned is when you pick your colors for the aerola and nipple go a little darker. Once the redness goes away it will be lighter. I didn't go dark enough so I have to go back to make mine a little darker. Still love not having to wear a bra!!

    Janie

    tattoo
    Thanks for the good advice!