Before your areola tattooing procedure, it is advised to follow certain guidelines to ensure the best possible outcome. These include avoiding Vitamin E supplements, caffeine, alcohol, and highly salted foods 24 hours prior to the procedure. These substances can dilute the blood and potentially increase bleeding during the tattooing process. It is also recommended to avoid Advil, Aspirin, and Ibuprofen, as they can have blood-thinning effects.
During the consultation for areola restoration, the color and size of the tattoo will be determined. This is typically done by drawing the desired “design” onto the breast. Once the color, size, and design are approved by you, the realistic areola tattooing procedure can proceed.
It’s important to note that, like any regular tattoo, the initial color of the areola tattoo may fade by around 30-40% after the first week. This is a normal part of the healing process. After this initial fading, the tattoo is considered permanent.
The areola tattooing procedure itself usually takes approximately 90-120 minutes for the first session. This can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the design and individual client needs. Touch-up session after 4-8 weeks to perfect the results and ensure long-lasting and satisfactory outcomes.