Pre-Appointment Preparation

For the best results, please read through and follow the pre-appointment preparation advice listed below.

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Areola tattoo info & preparation

Due to the nature of this type of tattooing, it is recommended to have two separate sittings to ensure your tattoo is perfect.

All surgery needs to be complete, healed & settled prior to tattooing. Scarring also needs to be completely healed and no longer coloured prior to going ahead. The time frame for healing varies per person & your surgeon will have a better idea on the time frame but on average, it is 6-12 months after your most recent surgery.

If you are unsure please contact your health practitioner and reach out to Taupe Studio asap to discuss options/rescheduling.

Areola & nipple tattooing is performed with regular tattoo ink so they are permanent and will not fade like cosmetic inks.

If you are worried about any scarring you may have from surgery, a few sessions of skin needling prior to your tattoo appointment may help with thickness and/or visibility.

If this is something that you're interested in doing and unsure about where to go; please reach out to us for further information and/or practitioner recommendations.

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One week prior to your appointment

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

Drink plenty of fluids and use daily moisturiser to ensure your skin is in great condition for tattooing.

Exfoliate your skin 2-3 days out from your appointment.

We cannot tattoo really dry, chapped, sunburnt or peeling skin.

Stop taking any non-prescription blood thinners, including fish oil.

Stop taking any anti-histamines and/or steroids.

Get together your reference pictures, old photos, colours or ideas on what your areola tattoo goals are.

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2 days prior & day of your appointment

Ensure you are in good health, free from alcohol & non-prescription drugs.

Have a good nights sleep.

Ensure you have eaten some food prior to your appointment.

Stray hairs in the immediate area may be removed by shaving prior to tattooing, this is best practice & also helps with the application of aftercare. While not necessary, if you prefer to do so, you can do this at home prior to your appointment.

Wear something comfortable that has easy access to the area. I personally prefer the

two-tops method where you can pull one top up & one top down, or consider bringing a throw over if you would like additional coverage. Please don't wear your good clothes, tattooing can be messy and ink can stain.

The studio tends to be on the cooler side, if you feel the cold, please feel free to bring a jumper or rug.

Pack a drink and bring a snack to your appointment.

Get excited!

All recommended preparation is advice only. Please contact your health practitioner prior to starting, stopping or changing any medications.