HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

The actual tattooing only takes about 30 minutes per side. Before that, time is spent drawing on shape, size and placement, and custom mixing a color that works with your skin tone.  

Unilateral total appointment time:  1 hour

Bilateral total appointment time:    1 hour and a half

 

I'M A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, HOW DO I WORK WITH YOU?

Marie works closely with plastic surgeons, oncologists, and support groups throughout the DFW area.  Please feel free to email us directly to arrange a meeting or phone call to get more information about areola tattooing.  Physicians can also refer patients in need directly to Marie via email or website.  

 

DOES IT HURT?

Most clients feel no pain, only some pressure.  Because you have had several surgical incisions, a lot of the nerves have been severed or damaged.  If for some reason you do feel some pain, topical lidocaine is kept on hand to make it comfortable for you.

 

HOW DO I HEAL MY TATTOO?

Healing a tattoo is like healing a sunburn.  The skin may be tender for a couple of days, and then a slight crust will develop and peel away.  You will get a thorough explanation of all aftercare instructions before you leave so that you’ll know exactly what to do and expect.

 

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?

Not at all!  You can return to your regular day immediately after getting the tattoo

 

HOW LONG AFTER SURGERY DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE GETTING THE TATTOOING?

You should wait at least 9 weeks after your last surgery or until your plastic surgeon clears you for the procedure.  As a general rule, if you have any scars that still look red/purple and angry, you need to wait a bit longer.

 

DO YOU FIX OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK?

Yes, in most cases.  This would require a consultation first.

 

I’M TRANSITIONING- DO YOU DO MALE AREOLAS?

Yes, I do.  Everyone is welcome at the studio and will be treated with the utmost compassion and respect.

 

DO YOU WORK ON SCARRING FROM BREAST AUGMENTATION / BREAST LIFTS / BREAST REDUCTIONS?

Definitely.  These sorts of appointments usually require a consultation to make sure that the area can be worked on.  

 

CAN YOU WORK ON OTHER TYPES OF SCARRING, SUCH AS SURGICAL SCARS ON THE FACE OR BODY?

While I tend to focus on breast-centered issues, I am able to work on scar camouflage in some cases.  These types of issues would require a consultation.

 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Please use the email form to send us a message.  Please be sure to include a contact phone number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

DO I NEED A TOUCH UP?

One complimentary touchup is included with your appointment.  We recommend waiting at least a month after the initial tattoo to let it settle into your skin before scheduling a touchup.

 

CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE TO MY APPOINTMENT?

Yes, absolutely!

 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

I can take cash, check, or card as payment.  However, there is a 2.5% tax of the total amount on card transactions due to the card reader.

 

WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR THIS?

Some insurances may reimburse you partially for this procedure.  You would still have to pay the full amount at the time of service, but we can fill out an insurance claims form that you can mail out to your insurer.