A.A.M. -Board Certified Permanent Makeup Artist
What is A.R.T.
A.R.T. stands for Areola Reconstructive Tattooing. It is a form of tattooing in which pigments are implanted into the dermal layer of skin to create a realistic 3-D nipple and/or Areola. A.R.T. can be done to create a completely new nipple/Areola when one or both are missing. It can also be used to fix imperfections, asymmetries, scars or boost coloration on existing Areolas.
Is A.R.T. for you?
-Single or Bilateral Mastectomy
-Complications due to Breast Augmentations
-Old Areola tattoo
Candidates for A.R.T.
-Client should be in good health
-Completed all reconstructive surgeries
-3 months post surgery
-6 months post Chemotherapy and Radiation
-Off any blood thinning medications and steroids for at least 1 week
*If the client is still under the supervision of a physician, they will need to provide written consent from their Physician to have reconstructive tattooing.
Insurance- Some insurance companies will help cover the cost of reconstructive tattooing. While we do not bill the insurance directly, we can provide the client with a Super Bill, so they may submit for reimbursement. Clients must check with their insurance company for details prior to procedures to ensure coverage.
We want to help!- If you are a breast cancer survivor and your insurance will not cover your procedure, please let us know!