Areola & Nipple Pigmentation

Healing Inside and Out

Why Would Someone Get an Areola or Breast Tattoo?

  • Medical tattooing for the breast, also known as nipple/areola micropigmentation, can be used in the following scenarios:

  • In breast reconstruction patients after a mastectomy, to recreate a natural and realistic appearing nipple areola complex.  This can be done over a nipple reconstruction or without using 3D tattooing technique.

  • After other breast procedures, such as breast reduction, where the pigment has been lost or to achieve areola symmetry.

  • To darken light areola pigment per client preference.

Before areola and nipple pigmentation
Results after areola and nipple reconstruction tattoo
Immediately After (Color will fade 30-40%)

The areola pigmentation process provides clients with the final touches to complement the surgical process. As a rule of thumb, it is necessary to wait at least 5 months after the date of your final surgery to have your areola reconstruction procedure. The color will fade about 30-40% from the initial application and most areola procedures require at least one touch-up for the desired color. A consultation is required before booking an appointment.  Bella Ink Permanent Makeup is located in downtown Vancouver WA, just 15 minutes from downtown Portland. Please contact Megan with any questions or concerns. 

Areola Reconstruction Pricing






$100 / $150

Note About Insurance

Did you know that insurance companies are required to pay for your areola reconstruction!? I will provide you with an itemized receipt to provide to your insurance company so that you can get reimbursed. Unfortunately, I cannot bill insurance directly. It is required by law that your insurance company reimburse you.