breast nipple tattooing

The art of nipple reconstruction & tattoos.

Dr. Jacobsen will consult with you on the various options related to nipple reconstruction that you have in terms of aesthetics and appearance. In some cases, patients may benefit from having one of our referred specialists recreate the nipple's aesthetics through professional-grade tattooing. Contact us today to learn more!

Breast Nipple Tattooing

Nipple tattooing is done through specialists that are not generally physicians. The people we refer you to after reconstruction are generally medically trained tattoo artists that specialize in helping patients with scarring, and tattooing. Particularly in the region of nipple.

Once a nipple is reconstructed with local flaps after a mastectomy there is no pigment. The tattooing gives the option to have a pigment that will either match the other nipple or match the skin as you wish it to be colored. Creating a contrast between the skin of your breast and the nipple area. The tattooing usually takes anywhere from 2 to 3 sessions.

Women are often concerned that this will not be covered by insurance. Ultimately, the procedure is usually covered by insurance, but it will take some considerable time to do so. It is best to plan well ahead of time and consult with a tattoo artist to be sent to your insurance for approval. Often this takes anywhere from a couple of weeks to a month to achieve and generally is not very costly. Many patients leave very happy with the results of the tattoo.


Our ultimate goal is to heal.

Dr. J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr. J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!
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I had a great experience during my consultation with Dr. J and his staff. They made me feel super comfortable as soon as I walked in even though I was a nervous wreck. Everyone was so sweet, nice and very knowledgeable. What I wanted done Dr. J surprised me with his answer. Which is why I will be scheduling an appointment for a breast augmentation soon with him. Also, I hate talking on the phone so I am able to contact them by text or email with any questions or concerns I have, and with my busy schedule it works out for both parties. I will have to edit this review with the results of my procedure and recovery process. As for a consultation experience, I have no complaints.
  • Amanda Lewis

    Amanda Lewis