Top Surgery Nipple Tattoos

If you have had sex reassignment surgery [top surgery] post top surgery nipple tattoos may be helpful in order to complete the operation.

In female to male surgery, although a nipple graft is common, in some cases the graft doesn’t take or you may have scarring around the areola. Alternatively, you may choose to opt for no graft and then have the nipples tattooed on after surgery has healed. 

In male to female surgery, implants are generally used which may alter the aesthetic appearance of the existing nipple.


If you have had an unsuccessful nipple graft or one which has healed patchily I can help to improve the appearance. In many cases, the colour can be restored by tattooing to ensure a more pigmented cosmetic appearance. If you have opted for no nipple graft, I can replicate the appearance of a male nipple as a permanent 3D Nipple Tattoo on bare skin. As the nipples I create are permanent, you will not need top-ups in the future.


With male to female top surgery, you may have implants to increase the breast size. This may often mean the areola may appear small in relation to the new breast size giving an unwanted masculine appearance. In this case, I can tattoo the areola to appear larger so that they are more balanced to the size of the new breast.

SCAR REVISION after top surgery

I am qualified to perform MCA Micro Needling and Scar Camouflage. These techniques can be used to revise and minimise any scarring after surgery.

Decorative Scar Cover Up Chest Tattoos

As I also work as a body art tattooist, I can design a bespoke chest tattoo to disguise any scarring you have on your chest. I can work with you to create a design from your ideas.


Secret Garden Private Tattoo Studio is a friendly environment of inclusivity where you can continue your journey in a place of respect and safety.

Permanent 3D Nipple Tattoo Examples

Please view my gallery to see examples of my realistic nipple tattoos. Whilst many of my viewable examples are on ladies, the same tattooing principles apply across all genders. I can create a bespoke nipple to match you and what you want to achieve.

You can also view my dedicated Permanent 3D Nipple Tattoo website here. 

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