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Q&A with Vinnie Myers, 3D Nipple Tattoo Specialist

By on April 27th, 2012 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I would like to thank all of you who took the time to read and/or comment on my recent blog post. The positive responses were great inspiration to me and I thought it might help to post a few images of the work I’ve been doing lately — and open the opportunity for anyone who might have a question about the relatively new service of 3D nipple/areola tattooing. Please feel free to ask anything you would like and I’ll be happy to answer your questions or offer information on tattooing reconstructed or non-reconstructed breasts.

[Update: Editor's Note: For any questions regarding Vinnie's availability in Maryland or New Orleans, you can email him directly at vm@vinniemyers.com. For information on nipple reconstruction and tattoos, you can visit the Nipple reconstruction thread on the Discussion Boards. You can also learn more about what a visit to Vinnie entails on the Trip to see Vinnie thread.]

Here are some recent before and after photos of my 3D tattoo work:

Thanks, and I look forward to your thoughts, questions, and comments!

Vinnie Myers grew up in suburban Baltimore. He served 6 years as a medic in the U.S. Army. In 1991, he opened Little Vinnie’s Tattoos in Westminster, Maryland. Within a year, he moved from an obscure location to a store front on Main Street and took on several additional tattoo artists and apprentices. He then traveled the world to continue learning, practicing, and perfecting his tattoo work. In 2002, a plastic surgeon in Baltimore asked if Vinnie could try creating nipple tattoos for breast reconstruction patients. Since then, Vinnie has been immersed in the art of 3D nipple tattooing for women diagnosed with breast cancer. He now works with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA, Capital Area Plastic Surgery in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in Charleston, SC, with more locations to be added soon. Vinnie also enjoys creating fish illustrations, which takes him to fishing tournaments in Hawaii and other parts of the U.S. To see Vinnie’s work, visit www.vinniemyers.com.

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