Yes, I use Permanent Tattoo Ink to do these tattoos. Most places you go use Pigments like in facial Permanent Cosmetics so they will fade after a couple years.
I will not do this because I feel that a Survivor has gone through enough and should only need to have this procedure done 1 time. Plus, we are dealing with traumatized tissue and the last thing you want is to have to keep puncturing that skin every couple years!!!
Can I choose a size/ look that I want?
ABSOLUTELY! The only people who that isn't an option for is a unilateral reconstruction. In this case I try to match the areola/ nipple to the other side. There can be slight changes but that will be discussed during consultation. Sometimes it is possible to add to the areola/ nipple you have to change shape/ color to be more appealing to you.
Do you numb?
While some people do not have feeling in the area and need no numbing, I have found there are some women who not only have feeling in the area to be tattooed but they are actually hypersensitive. I absolutely numb these women because I want this to be a GREAT experience and not something that makes you uncomfortable the whole time.
There are Artists out there who will not numb and others who use very little...I am NOT that Artist!!