Right now I’m extremely pissed off. I had what the RN call tattooing done to give pigment to my reconstructed nipples and the areolae area on Monday the 16th. I followed her aftercare instructions to the letter. I have kept the areas covered with 3×3 gauze held in place with paper tape for a week. I have applied copious amounts of petroleum jelly to the areas to the point that I’ve nearly used an entire container of the stuff.
And yet, I keep getting pigment flaking off. In some spots, from my perspective it looks like the RN took cheap cream makeup or mud and smeared it on. But then I already gave my complete perspective in my recent post titled “Delicate”.
The color is uneven to the point that there are large spots the size of a pencil erasers that look like there is no pigment at all. It’s all spotty and splotchy. I’ll let the photos below speak for themselves.
The photo you see to the left is my left nipple and areola. The shiny part is pigment that keeps flaking and peeling off. You can see spots on the actual nipple itself where the pigment is basically non-existent.
The right nipple here looks a little bit better but still splotchy and has a couple spots where there is no pigment at all just as with the left above.
I have read in several places that tattooing should take place anywhere from 8 weeks to one year. There doesn’t seem to be any real consistent data. I just know I’m pretty ticked off.