Sara Duane

3D NIPPLE TATTOOING

Nipple Tattooing Kent

3D NIPPLE TATTOOING

Nipple Tattooing, also known as Areola Tattooing, Areola Reconstruction and Areola Restoration is an advanced medical tattoo using medical grade pigments and specialist techniques and is designed to give the illusion of a nipple and areola.  Even on a flat surface, where there is no surgically created nipple (such as star flap nipple reconstruction) with the use of expert light and shade techniques, I can give the illusion of a protruding nipple.

I originally trained in nipple tattooing and areola restoration many tears ago with Tracey Simpson, one of the pioneers of Cosmetic and Medical Micropigmentation in the U.K. and also went on to train in advanced techniques with Naomi O’Hara, both of whom are internationally recognised for their medical work and have also trained NHS nurses in the art of Nipple Tattooing.

3D NIPPLE TATTOOING AFTER BREAST CANCER AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be one of the worst moments in a woman’s life.  Whilst the available treatments, surgeries and support of health care professionals in the NHS and in private care in the U.K are exceptional, often women have to endure breast removal surgery, known as a Mastectomy. 

This can sometimes be just one breast (single) or both breasts (bi lateral).  In many cases, a mastectomy will be followed by a reconstructive surgery to try to recreate the breast. 

For many women, receiving a 3D Nipple Tattoo can be the final “cherry on the cake”.  The finishing touch that helps them to feel “normal” again, allows them to finally move forward with the rest of their life and lets them begin feeling like themselves again.

AREOLA & NIPPLE TATTOOING FOR TRANSGENDER PATIENTS

Often those that identify as transgender and non-binary may undergo gender reassignment surgery on their chest area, commonly known as “top surgery”.

FEMALE TO MALE / FEMALE TO NON-BINARY

In female to male or female to non-binary surgery, a nipple graft is common.  In situations where the nipple graft has been unsuccessful, or if the patient has opted not to have a nipple graft, the patient may decide to opt for a 3D nipple tattoo on bare skin.  In situations where a nipple graft has been partially successful, I can restore colour and help with with the overall appearance.  I can also help with scar relaxation and camouflage.

AREOLA ENLARGEMENT
Male to female areola enlargement

MALE TO FEMALE

In male to female surgery, implants may be used to increase the size and shape of the breast area.  As male areola tend to be smaller than female, the patient may opt to have their areola enlarged to fit the new size breast.

COSMETIC AREOLA ENHANCEMENT

I use a combination of MCA (Multi-trepanic Collagen Actuation) which is a type of skin needling and Scar Camouflage Tattooing to improve the texture and appearance of scar tissue in the breast after surgery.  For more information on this, see the Scar Treatments page.

Areola Repigmentation
Areola Repigmentation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I follow a strict code of practise that ensures a safe treatment.  I use single use, disposable needles and dressings that are disposed of responsibly at the end of your treatment.  I choose to use to pigments and inks that are hypoallergenic and meet European medical standards.  These products are also vegan and cruelty free.  An allergy test is always performed at least 48 hours prior to treatment. 

All of my treatments, medical and cosmetic are performed with your comfort in mind.  If suitable, numbing agents can be used to minimise discomfort.  Most patients report only mild discomfort.

Please see Prices & Access below.

Areola improvement/enlargement usually takes around 60 minutes for one areola and 90 minutes for two.

3D nipple tattooing usually takes 2 hours for one nipple and 3 hours for two.

The recommended minimum wait time is 6 months to allow surgery scars to heal.

Generally my nipple tattoo work is maintenance free.  I use specially formulated tattoo inks designed for nipple and areola tattooing as well as traditional tattooing techniques and needles to create your nipple tattoos.  Like any tattoo ink, the colour and vibrancy can fade over time, especially with sun exposure but ultimately, it is a tattoo and will be permanent.  You may decide to visit me periodically for a refresh but this is assessed on a case by case basis.  Most people do not require any maintenance.

Absolutely.  If you are lacking pigment in any area of your nipple or areola then it can be applied or restored. 

Absolutely.  Whether you require 3D nipple tattooing on bare skin or just AReoals improvement or enlargement, I can definitely help.

Of course.  If you are unhappy with your areola for any reason, get in touch to find out how I can help you.

Yes.  I am happy to evaluate and improve the old work.

Absolutely.  I offer scar revision as part of the service.

PAYMENT & ACCESS

Monthly Pay With A Smile Clinic

I offer these treatments completely free of charge to eligible candidates.  The current wait time is approximately 12 weeks.  Please get in touch via the contact form on this website to book a consultation.

Private Medical Insurance

If you don’t want to wait and have private health care insurance you may be covered for these treatments under your policy. Contact your insurance provider for more information.

Private Funding

If you don’t want to wait but do not have private healthcare insurance or sufficient coverage for these services you may self fund. The following prices will apply.

Prices

I use a combination of MCA (Multi-trepanic Collagen Actuation) which is a type of skin needling and Scar Camouflage Tattooing to improve the texture and appearance of scar tissue in the breast after surgery.  For more information on this, see the Scar Treatments page.

Prices marked with an * include a complimentary retouch within 12 weeks

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Sara Duane Microblading & Permanent Makeup
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Sharon Gilham
Sharon Gilham
2021-04-30T18:19:55+0000
Such a talented lady, in just a few hours she has transformed my life. I have always thought I was ugly without makeup, yet the eyebrows Sara has given me has boosted my confidence and I no longer feel that I want to hide from the world. I can’t thank her enough.read more
Emily J Buxton
Emily J Buxton
2021-04-29T13:37:22+0000
Sorted out my lockdown eyebrows with HD brows treatment. Informative, realistic and amazing ‘your brow but better’ results. Highly recommend Sara 👍
Catherine Louise
Catherine Louise
2021-04-15T19:07:15+0000
Sara completed an amazing transformation of my very flat uninspiring eyebrows. She lifted them and colour matched them perfectly. I am so pleased with them and have such a confidence boost. She was thorough and really clear throughout, offering professional and honest advice.read more
Hayley Jayne Adams
Hayley Jayne Adams
2020-11-10T22:23:34+0000
Had HD brows done by the lovely Sara, it was more of a treatment than just a shape and tint so that was really nice. Sara is so lovely ❤️❤️
Angie Kennedy-Megarry
Angie Kennedy-Megarry
2020-10-28T15:58:58+0000
I’ve recently had my eyebrows microbladed by Sara and love them. Very professional, explains procedure throughout including after care. She’s many years of experience.Recommend her to all!
Charlee Mccarron
Charlee Mccarron
2020-10-20T18:52:46+0000
Had my brows done today could not be happier, lovely professional Service would definitely recommend to anyone thank you so much Sara 💗
Lizzie Abraham
Lizzie Abraham
2020-09-23T10:53:36+0000
Absolutely thrilled with my lovely new eyebrows!! Sara has done a great job. At every stage she explained what she was doing and I felt very safe in her hands. It’s so good not to have to worry about my lack of eyebrows every morning ❤️Thanks so much Sara xxread more
Sofia Power
Sofia Power
2020-09-09T18:29:00+0000
Where do I start. I held out for a while getting my eyebrows microbladed and really did my research because I wanted someone I could trust, and someone I knew who would do an amazing job and Sara didn’t disappoint. In fact, she exceeded my expectations. Sara made me feel so safe and welcome. To start with, all the safety provisions put in place post Covid are very professional and very thorough and at no point did I feel at risk. But the eyebrows.. I cannot thank Sara enough for the absolutely beautiful brows she has given me. She was so careful and really listened to what I wanted but also offered her professional advice and the results. She’s a lovely lady and the whole experience was such a positive one, i highly recommend her to get your permanent make up done!!read more
Ceri Ryder
Ceri Ryder
2020-03-18T11:20:48+0000
If you want a perfectionist for any treatment it would be tattooing your face…. I have just had my brow re-touch with Sara and I am thrilled with the result. Totally professional and extremely thorough. Sara takes her time to explain everything and makes sure that you are 100% happy with what she is doing. The colour and shape of my brows are perfect (No exaggeration). I Could nt go anywhere else. She is super talented and clearly loves what she does.. Thanks Sararead more
Lorna Bowman
Lorna Bowman
2019-11-06T17:57:58+0000
When I first met Sara my eyebrows were a mess; not because they were over plucked or bushy, but because they had already been microbladed and were uneven and the pigment had turned grey.Thankfully after a consultation Sara agreed to take me on as a client and shortly after we began the correction process. After almost 5 months I am over the moon with how they look.Sara has been professional, supportive and informative throughout the whole process and I am so glad that I contacted her.read more
Amy Stote Lawrence
Amy Stote Lawrence
2019-08-14T21:27:51+0000
Can’t recommend sara enough! I’ve spent the last 2 days being trained by her and had some amazing brows of my own done in the process. An absolute genius of all things brows. Can’t stop staring at my new brows!read more
Lisa Farmer
Lisa Farmer
2019-04-17T19:11:30+0000
Saw Sara today for a 12mnth top up on my brows, all I can say is they are as amazing as they were before, lasted so well just needed bit of definition back. Sarah is so professional and has such a lovely warm personality, she is extremely talented in what she does and I would highly recommend her! I had been wanting eyebrows for so long and was very apprehensive, at the end of the day your entrusting someone with your face, from start to finish Sara puts you at ease and due to her experience and talent can guide and recommend the best for you, after all we are all individuals ! Anyone thinking about getting their eyebrows improved, go to Sara, you won’t regret it! Xxread more
Beth Sutton
Beth Sutton
2019-03-08T16:18:15+0000
Sara is AMAZING!! It’s so difficult finding someone you trust to do your eyebrows, but I 100% trust Sara. She is so professional and definitely a perfectionist, making sure you’re happy with them and that they look perfect. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️read more
Lesley Andrews
Lesley Andrews
2019-02-28T14:15:44+0000
Would recommend Sara 100% she is amazing! Fantastic work and a perfectionist and very professional.
Angela Bradfield
Angela Bradfield
2018-11-08T19:35:06+0000
Barbara Grimwood
Barbara Grimwood
2018-10-19T11:59:42+0000
My experience with sara was a very painless and I am very happy with my results, she has given me the set of eyebrows I have always wantedI would definitely recommend Sara to anyone
Claire Marie Cope
Claire Marie Cope
2018-08-02T07:20:18+0000
Sara does a really good job of reassuring you when you are nervous. My eyebrows look amazing and it didn’t hurt at all using the nano needle. Thanks again Sara! Wedding ready now!
Lucy Farley
Lucy Farley
2018-06-02T08:25:27+0000
I was nervous about getting my eyebrows done, but Sara made the whole experience very calming and reassuring. She explained the whole process to me before we began and ensured that I was happy with the eyebrows at each stage. I would completely recommend Sara for this, as I am so pleased with the results! Thank you very much Sara�read more
Kate Lesley Blockley
Kate Lesley Blockley
2018-04-19T03:45:32+0000
Jess Mcdermott
Jess Mcdermott
2018-04-14T12:03:03+0000
Thanks Sara for my perfect brows, such a pro!!Loved my results today, it wasn’t painful, quite relaxing actually.
Rachel Castle
Rachel Castle
2018-03-31T19:49:25+0000
Katie Martin Malait
Katie Martin Malait
2018-03-31T10:45:45+0000
Wow. Sara is amazing at what she does. I have been thinking of having my eyebrows microbladed for well over a year. But with something so permanent and on the face I wanted to be sure I was doing the right thing. A friend had recently had the same procedure who then recommended Sara to me. And after seeing my friends results I immediately booked an appointment. Upon arrival of the clinic I was welcomed to a huge reception room that was very clean airy and comfortable. Upon meeting Sara I immediately warmed to her. She was so welcoming and friendly. Sara talked me through the procedure and any anxiety I may have had disappeared. Sara spent a while perfecting the desired shape and once happy got to work. Its apparent Sara is a perfectionist and aims to deliver only her best work, she ensured I was ok throughout the procedure. Sara is a true professional and its clear she loves what she does as she was as excited as I was when I looked into the mirror to see my AMAZING NATURAL eyebrows. After a thank you hug Sara ensured I understood the aftercare. I’m extremely excited to attend my follow up appointment and see my final results. Thank you Sara. Xxread more
Kripa Gurung
Kripa Gurung
2018-03-11T19:39:48+0000
She is amazing. I recently went for my first microblading appointment. She makes you feel very welcomed and everything is explained and professionally handled. She also makes sure you’re reassured and satisfied with the end results. I cannot wait for it to heal and go to my second appointment ultimate eyebrows. Thank you so much Sara.read more
Denise Spicer
Denise Spicer
2018-02-02T13:03:46+0000
Highly recommend Sara, had microblading for the first time and was delighted with results, absolute professional service 👍👍👍
Lucy Florence Viner-Mood
Lucy Florence Viner-Mood
2018-02-02T12:17:00+0000
Wow love my new brows! Confidence is growing by the minute after this!! Sarah is so lovely and a true professional-couldn’t recommend enough! Thank-you Sarah, amazing result! Xx
Dawn Tuff
Dawn Tuff
2018-02-01T22:04:41+0000
To say I was nervous, would be a huge understatement. I remember driving to the salon, thinking I am going to turn around and go home, stuff the upfront monies. Well, I walked in and the salon reception was a large bright airy room, very inviting with large black sofas. This lady, who I later realised was Sara looked up, with a bright smile (instantly putting me at ease). Sara was professional, acknowledged my apprehension and reassured me. Spent ages ensuring I was happy with the shape. Explained what she was doing. She washed her hands and used a sterile dressing pack. This lady knows her stuff. The only thing left to say; I LOVE MY BROWS! They are super natural looking. Sorry for the long review; which BTW I NEVER leave reviews, ever! But, credit where credit is due. I would recommend this professional to anyone. Thank you so much, Sara. ��read more
Joolz Wallace
Joolz Wallace
2018-01-26T13:41:40+0000
What fabulous results – I actually have amazing eyebrow now !!! LOVE them! Thanks Sara – such a professional and artist – made me feel completely comfortable and confident with the whole process – totally stress free!read more
Desiree Yeoman
Desiree Yeoman
2018-01-20T14:41:19+0000
I am so please with my eyebrows and Sara was so gentle with the procedure that it didn’t hurt at all. Sara certainly puts you at ease and I will recommend Sara to my friends and family.
Ranj Williams
Ranj Williams
2018-01-18T14:31:03+0000
I had micro blading on my eyebrows today and I am so so pleased with them. Sara is an amazing technician, so kind and explains the procedure from the start with clear advice and tailored to you. She is so professional in a clean and bright environment. Easy to find with car parking opposite the salon. I will be looking forward to seeing her in 4 weeks for my review and top up. Well worth the price. �xxread more
Terri Wise
Terri Wise
2018-01-18T09:35:16+0000
Felt at total ease with Sara after having a consultation & her knowing what and how I wanted my eyebrows! Am so so pleased with them and should have gone to have them done sooner! Will be recommending Sara to friends and family wanting them done �read more
Kaya Harper
Kaya Harper
2018-01-12T12:31:38+0000
Sara was brilliant from start to finish. Very professional and a perfectionist with her work! Thanks Sara!
Victoria Mann
Victoria Mann
2017-12-05T14:28:53+0000
Sara is a beautiful person inside and out! He makes you feel totally at ease and i totally trusted her. I’ve just driven an hour and a half just to have her do my brows and she is SO worth it! She’s done a fab job on my lips previously too �� Highly recommend to anyone xxxread more
Claire Faulkner
Claire Faulkner
2017-11-18T17:11:31+0000
Absolutely love my new brows! Thank you Sara! I can’t believe how great they look. I would highly recommend Sara to anyone thinking of having semi permanent brows done. Was a little scared before, but Sara totally reassured me and made sure I was happy all throughout the process. Thanks Sara! Xread more
Keeley Skeet
Keeley Skeet
2017-11-17T20:13:56+0000
Sara is a true professional and utterly amazing at what she does. I was amazed to win Sara’s Facebook competition and now totally in love with my new brows � Sara is very calming and takes her time which shows in her work. I can’t thank you enough Sara you have made me one happy lady, I feel privileged to wear your work on my face.xxread more
Sally Brady
Sally Brady
2017-10-15T15:56:52+0000
Sara is a fabulous lady kind and talented! I love my new brows and could not praise and thank her enough. Sara you have my recommendation 100% thank you lovely lady xxx
Jacqueline Bacci
Jacqueline Bacci
2017-09-30T08:54:10+0000
Sara is a true professional, but also is friendly and caring and only wants the best possible outcome for her clients. She takes her time to get what is right for you personally. I cannot thank her enough for giving me back my eyebrows……no more pencilling in for me!! Amazing eyebrows from an amazing lady Xread more
Margaret Hayward
Margaret Hayward
2017-09-29T12:02:24+0000
I have been looking for years for someone as skilled as Sara Duane to do my semi perm. eyeliner. She is professional, supportive, highly knowledgable, and the best person you can imagine to deal with such a sensitive and important area. Highly recommended.read more
Lianne Scotter
Lianne Scotter
2017-09-28T18:10:31+0000
Sara is so lovely and professional. She listened to what I wanted and worked with me to achieve the look i wanted. Her work is first class and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Kimberley Bridger
Kimberley Bridger
2017-08-14T20:33:18+0000
Absolutely brilliant. Love � my eyebrows and I’m super fussy! They look so natural and was virtually pain free with the numbing cream. I’ve recommended Sara to my mum already too! Friendly and very professional. Such a perfectionist. Thanks so much!!read more
June Welcome
June Welcome
2017-08-13T22:53:49+0000
Had my brows done yesterday, was scared stiff of the pain I expected to go through. Sara took her time to go through the process & preparation, the carried out the microblading. The numbing cream did its job it felt like being drawn on with a biro. Not painful, only a bit uncomfortable towards the end. The result however are fantastic, my brows look ‘on fleek’…so very very pleased & am telling everyone I meet who is checking out my brows.. Xread more
Julieann Graham
Julieann Graham
2017-08-01T17:35:22+0000
So happy with my end result true professional – had my eyebrows done by 3 people over the last 10years and Sarah s my best by far even keep my OCD at bay and that’s not easy she took her time for perfection thank u hunni c u next year xxread more
Natasha Webb
Natasha Webb
2017-07-20T05:56:37+0000
Sara is a lovely lady and totally puts you at ease. She talked through colours and shapes with me to ensure we got the right look for my face. I love my new brows and now can’t imagine what it would be like without them! Thank you so much Sara! Xread more
Deb Dance
Deb Dance
2017-07-04T12:16:45+0000
Sara is a really lovely lady that puts you at ease telling you step by step what is happening I’m so happy with my new eyebrows they look fab Thankyou Sara
Morgan Vinall
Morgan Vinall
2017-07-03T21:01:38+0000
I had my eyebrows done today by the lovely Sara! I can’t believe how they have come out, I would 100% recommend to anyone considering getting them done. The service was fantastic!
Amy Sharp
Amy Sharp
2017-06-28T20:47:41+0000
Sara is absolutely amazing! She is a true professional and works utter magic. My eyebrows were so fair and sparse that it looked as though I didn’t have any. I was fed up with pencilling them on daily, and so decided to have them tattooed on but I was incredibly nervous about having them done in case they went wrong or the result didn’t suit me. Sara, however, put me at ease instantly, and I knew I was in good hands. The results were amazing and 2 years on, I’m still thrilled with how they look. I highly recommend her, her work is amazing!read more
Zena Burden
Zena Burden
2017-06-26T15:09:45+0000
I had my eyebrows redone today for the first time by Sara and I can honestly say this lady is absolutely AMAZING! There was no pain in fact I felt so relaxed I could have gone to sleep/heaven because I was shocked my brows were done and looking stunning. Thank you so much Sara you are a star at what you do and so lovely too. I think by the dance I did afterwards you can tell I’m over the moon happy ���read more
Tracy Gates
Tracy Gates
2017-06-20T09:20:47+0000
Im not on Facebook, however I really felt I needed to review this lady coz she’s so good at what she does…..so I’ve borrowed my mums page to rate her! I was concerned about getting my eyebrows tattooed for so long as I just felt it’s on your face & if I didn’t like it then it’s too l8! However after meeting with Sarah initially she instantly put me at ease & the reason for that is her confidence & knowledge. Sarah drew them in first & measured them out precisely, just from that I knew I’d like them once completed. I’m also a bit of a wimp when it comes to needles, however I can honestly say when Sarah first started it just felt like she was drawing them on! I couldn’t believe how painfree it was (due to the anaesthetic), the anaesthetic obviously wears off during the process & when it starts to get a little uncomfortable Sarah reapplied the anaesthetic & started again. On completion I felt as though my face was transformed (for the better!), they look brilliant. The reason I wanted them done is I needed a little reconstructive work due to uneven eyebrows, I opted for combination brow. Great value, great end result, Sarah is lovely & I couldn’t recommend her more!!!! I’ve had so many compliments. Thanks Sarah I’m so happyread more
Jennifer Woolhead
Jennifer Woolhead
2017-06-12T16:56:57+0000
Jamie-Leigh Barrell
Jamie-Leigh Barrell
2017-06-12T12:08:55+0000
After been treated for my birthday to have my eyebrows done, just had them done! Truly amazing! Now look 5 star! Lovely lady and top quality service! Look forward to coming back in a month for my touch up� Thankyou!read more
Bethany Claire
Bethany Claire
2017-05-28T14:24:53+0000
Diane Baxter
Diane Baxter
2017-04-09T07:02:27+0000
A great stylist. Always remembers just how you like it done X
Michelle Bradshaw-Woodard
Michelle Bradshaw-Woodard
2017-04-07T19:18:23+0000
Sara is an amazing stylist! She’s professional and wants the best results for you. She works quickly but never compromises on the quality. I thoroughly recommend her and I will never use anyone else!
Christine Cavanagh
Christine Cavanagh
2017-04-07T14:16:51+0000
Sara was so calm and completely put me at ease especially as I really didn’t have any eyebrows and she done a brilliant job ,would def recommend her .
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