Areola Tattooing



What is Areola Tattooing?

The process

Areola Tattooing uses micropigmentation to implant pigments to create an areola after breast surgery. We are also able to minimise the appearance of scars or restore an areola to a more natural looking shape and colour.

Create a natural look

Areola Tattooing improves the appearance of the areola for patients who have undergone breast surgery to help increase self esteem. Areola tattooing is an advanced area of medical tattooing that requires advanced education, training and experience.

Areola tattooing also known as Areola Regimentation, Areola Micropigmentation, Areola Pigmentation, Areola Recolouring, Areola Restoration and Areola Simulation.

After Breast Surgery

How Areola Repigmentation Helps

Breast Surgery is a huge thing for any person to deal with especially after cancer. This is usually more so particularly for a woman, since a woman’s self-image can depend on the appearance of her breasts. A missing areola can be psychologically devastating.

However, what if you still don’t feel “complete” without an areola? Or areola scarring is causing emotional distress? Areola tattooing provides the “finishing touch” after breast surgery. Patients feel the tattooing process helps during the last part of their recovery to look complete and feel “whole” and “normal” again.

You can survive breast cancer after undergoing a mastectomy and you can regain your shape with a breast reconstruction.

Post Surgery Techniques

Areola Nipple Simulation

This procedure is for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Cosmetic tattooing techniques and colour pigments are used to create the appearance of an areola.

For a unilateral mastectomy patient, this process helps the reconstructed breast to match the natural breast. For patients with bilateral breast reconstruction, both areola are recreated. Areola complex simulation can be achieved with or without a nipple button created by the surgeon.

Areola Size or Colour Adjustment

Many breast operations require one or more incisions at or around the edge of the areola which may produce scarring. The most common periareolar scars are from breast augmentation or reduction surgeries.

A scar’s appearance can be softened, blended or reduced by tattooing the areola scar using corrective pigment camouflage techniques.

Areola Scar Camouflage

The colour of the areola can be darkened, balanced or enhanced with tattooing. This process helps women who have discoloured or lightened areola after breastfeeding or patients who have had areola graft surgery.

Patients with skin discolouration disorders (i.e Vitiligo) can also benefit from areola tattooing. Also individuals who have not had breast surgery but are self-conscious about their areola colour or size (too light or too small) may choose this procedure to adjust the areola appearance.

Waiting and preparing for your procedure

Scar camouflage can usually be performed as soon as 6 months after surgery but you should first ask your physician. Once you have been cleared for areola tattooing, you can schedule a consultation with our medical areola tattooing specialist.


What to expect in your consultation

Exclusive Aesthetic will take you through a medical form to ensure you have no contra-indications to the treatment. We will then discuss fully your needs and expectations of the procedure.

Before any treatment can proceed we will perform a colour patch test to make sure the correct pigment is chosen for your skin. The patch test requires at least 6 weeks to settle underneath the skin before we can confirm the correct colour and proceed with the treatment sessions. Expect between 2 and 4 sessions per area to complete the treatment plan.


After your procedure

You will need to follow specific steps for one week after each areola tattooing session. You will be provided with aftercare information and aftercare ointment after each procedure.

No time is required for recovery from areola tattooing but you will need to adhere to the aftercare instructions given, mainly of avoiding water, heat treatments and to apply the ointment as advised.

What makes us different?

Candice Watson

Candice Watson performs all procedures to the highest of standards. Candice has almost 30 years experience and is a true micropigmentation expert.

Best Equipment

We use the best micropigmentation machines, needles and pigments to ensure the best results.

Skin Patch Test

A Skin Patch Test (SPT) is required before a medical micropigmentation treatment is performed. SPTs are essential to show the correct colour application to match surrounding skin.

Exclusive Aesthetic are the Micropigmentation Specialists to the Middle East offering the complete range of Medical Micropigmentation treatments to the highest level.

We offer semi permanent makeup and medical micropigmentation to industry leading standards. Exclusive Aesthetic was established by Candice Watson who has almost 30 years experience in the beauty industry and 20+ years specialising in medical micropigmentation and semi permanent make up treatments.

Medical Micropigmentation treatments are available for men and women of any age. We make every effort to ensure our treatments are as comfortable as possible. We only use the best Micropigmentation machines finely tuned to cause the minimum trauma to the skin. By reducing trauma our treatments are as pain free as possible. Coupled with the best needles and pigments available we ensure we deliver industry leading results.

Micropigmentation is the process of implanting non permanent pigments in the upper layers of skin, in the epidermis lasting 2 to 3 years.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Mobile (required)

Inquiry Type (required)

Areola Tattoo

Additional Details (optional)

Links to

by Exclusive Aesthetic