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    Second Base After putting off my nipple tattoos for over a year, there was finally a reason to get them done. I was in, what I called, a “nipple emergency!” “I need my nipples,” I told my friend over lunch wraps. “I didn’t care before, but now I want to look real.” It was not a coincidence that the timing of my revelation came after […]

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    March 10, 2014
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    “It’s like a cupcake with no icing. That is the only analogy I can think of right now,” said Valeri. “Why would any woman want to go through the entire reconstruction process and not want to top it off with this?” Yes, Valeri is spelled without the “e,” honoring her Italian heritage. Her parents conceived her in Rome just prior to immigrating to America 58 years ago. […]

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    March 10, 2014
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    by Guest Blogger Kelli Anderson My headlights are always glaring! I don’t know what my surgeon was thinking, but I am stuck with his creative vision of nipples…more like his Picasso vision of nipples! In his defense, though, reconstructed nipples are supposed to flatten out over time, which is why most surgeons will make them twice as large as the final desired result. […]

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    March 10, 2014
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    That is the question… For me, it is an easy decision. If there has been any benefit in this whole mess, it is that I no longer have to wear a bra. Ahhhh, the release from that binding is just glorious! So, now that I am liberated from the ties that bind, why would I want to get headlights and be forced back […]

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    March 10, 2014
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    I had no desire to get nipples until my daughter was born. Only then did I feel motivated to finish the blank canvas that was created after my 2006 mastectomy.  Prior to my surprise pregnancy, it did not matter to me or to my husband that my reconstructed breast mounds were bare. I liked the freedom of not having to wear a bra, […]

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    March 10, 2014
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    I have to admit—when I thought about getting nipple tattoos there was a part of me that did not want yet another procedure or yet another doctor, nurse or therapist touching my body! After a 14-month journey through bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, tissue expanders, implant exchange surgery, nipple reconstruction, lymphedema and physical therapy for shoulder tendonitis—I was DONE. The LAST thing I wanted was […]

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    Post-mastectomy women now have improved nipple/areola options on their breast reconstruction journeys with the advent of 3-D areola pigmentation, commonly called “nipple tattoos.” These newly-advanced artistic techniques look so realistic that some decide to forgo two types of invasive surgeries previously considered standard practice. Nipple-areola reconstruction surgeries create a raised nub of skin in the center of the breast mound and replicate an […]

  • Patent Granted for Temporary Areola Tattoos Used after Mastectomy EV Endeavors, LLC, a mastectomy empowerment company, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued US Patent #D666421 and #D668061 for their temporary areola tattoos used by women with bare mounds after mastectomy. The proprietary design of the nipple/areola tattoos incorporates three-dimensional (3-D) techniques to simulate permanent areola pigmentation (commonly called […]