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Jemma Jarman 3D nipple tattoo on latex Brighton
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Jemma has completed an advanced workshop with Industry Leader Lucy Thompson (founder of the charity Nipple Innovation). Jemma obtained detailed knowledge of the theory and acquired artistic skill in order to create stunning 3D areola paramedical or cosmetic tattoos. Above picture is Jemmas own work on latex.

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The Emotional Impact of Mastectomy

A mastectomy, while a life-saving treatment for breast cancer, can be a deeply personal experience with a significant emotional impact. Here are some of the common challenges women may face:

  • Body Image: It's natural to feel a shift in body image after a mastectomy. Some women may feel less attractive, feminine, or whole. Daily activities like finding clothes that fit comfortably or feel flattering can become more difficult.

  • Emotional Well-Being: The stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, along with changes in body image, can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. It's common to experience sadness, hopelessness, worry, or a sense of loss of control.

  • Identity and Self-Esteem: Breasts can be associated with femininity, motherhood, sexuality, and strength. A mastectomy can lead women to question these aspects of themselves and experience a decline in self-esteem.

Additional Considerations:

  • Relationships and Intimacy: Women may have concerns about how their partner will perceive their body after surgery. Communication and open discussion with a partner are crucial for maintaining healthy intimacy.

  • Social Anxiety: Social situations that involve revealing clothing or swimming can cause anxiety. Finding supportive communities and focusing on activities that bring joy can be helpful.


  • You are not alone. Many women experience similar emotions after a mastectomy.

  • There is help available. Support groups, therapists, and counselors can provide a safe space to process your emotions and develop coping skills.

  • Healing is a journey, and it takes time. Be kind to yourself and celebrate your strength throughout the process.

3D areola paramedical tattoo or cosmetic nipple tattooing is a specialised form of micropigmentation that creates a natural looking and realistic appearance to the areola primarily following breast surgery. It can be used for various purposes, including:

  • Recreating the areola after mastectomy or lumpectomy: This can help to restore a sense of normalcy and improve body image for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment.

  • Enhancing the appearance of the areola after breast reconstruction: This can be done to improve the symmetry, colour, and definition of the areola, or to camouflage scars.

  • Creating an areola for gender confirmation surgery: This can help to create a more natural and feminine appearance for transgender women

Aesthetic nipple tattooing is not just for breast cancer survivors. It can also be hugely beneficial for individuals who want to:

  • Enhance the appearance of their nipples and areolas

  • Correct asymmetry

  • Change the colour or size of their areola

The procedure should always be performed by a certified medical tattoo artist or a permanent makeup artist who has received specialised training in paramedical procedures as Jemma has. It involves using specialised needles and pigments to deposit colour into the skin in a layered fashion, creating a 3D effect that mimics the natural detail and shading of the areola.

3D areola treatments from £365 all questions can be answered and explained in full at your free consultation.


  • Improved self-esteem and body image: Many women who have undergone breast surgery report feeling more confident and comfortable in their own skin after having their areolas tattooed.

  • More natural-looking results: 3D tattooing can create very realistic results that are difficult to distinguish from natural skin.

  • Non-invasive and relatively painless: The procedure is minimally invasive and only requires topical anaesthetic.

  • Long-lasting results: With proper care, the results of 3D areola tattooing can last for several years.

  • Aid individuals  who are unhappy with the appearance of their natural areolas.

  • Provide a solution for those who want to improve the symmetry of their breasts.


Schedule your free consultation today to discuss how Jemma can help you 

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