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Topic: Areola Tats post recon looking for tattoo artist in KC area

Forum: Breast Reconstruction — Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2015 03:36PM

GeorgieGirlKC wrote:

Hi! Hoping there are some Kansas City folks out there who have had experience with local tattoo artists. I am considering doing the areola tattoos and would love some input on who to go to in this area. Also, in general, for those who have had the tattoos, how do you feel about the outcome? Satisfied? Do it again? Not? Feedback is appreciated!

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/16/2013, IDC Chemotherapy 8/1/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2014 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/5/2014 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jun 11, 2015 06:29PM farmerlucy wrote:

Love mine. I flew to Baltimore to see Vinnie. It was $600 then, totally worth it.

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jun 11, 2015 07:22PM Janetanned wrote:


I had a micropigmentation specialist (tattoo artist) who worked in my PS office do my areola tattoos last Summer.  She did a wonderful job!  I love them.  There seems to be number of very good artists out there who are just not well known.  Hopefully, someone will provide a name in your area.

Janet 11/10/11 BMX/DIEP reconstruction, 1/6/12- 4 AC DD followed by 4Taxol DD, followed by 33 rads, 10yrs hormone blocker Dx 10/11/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIA, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 11, 2015 08:33PM AZ85048 wrote:

GeorgieGirlKC - I, just like farmerlucy, flew to Finksburg, Maryland, to see Vinnie Myers. (I figured if I'm going to do it, why not do it right?) I was kind of used to the 'Barbie boobs' and was pretty sure that nipple reconstruction wasn't something I wanted - and once I researched it, I went for the 3D tattoos. (I never had a tattoo before!) What a HUGE difference they make! I'm so glad I did it...they're amazing! The cost is $800.00 for two, and this was money I consider very well spent... Good luck to you!

(There's a thread about Vinnie here: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/44/topic/...) Winking


DCIS, LCIS, and ALH (also a DES daughter) 'Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts - it's what you do with what you have left'. ~Hubert Humphrey Dx 7/12/2013, DCIS Surgery 7/26/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 8/2/2013, LCIS Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 6/23/2014 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/22/2014 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery 1/8/2015 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo
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Jun 11, 2015 08:54PM renee-tattoos wrote:

www.sacredlinetattoos.com

He doesn't have pictures on his website...need a password to see pictures...I don't

really like that when people do that....with that said I have seen 2 pictures of his work.

Definitely worth looking into... If you want to travel www.pinkinkproject.com lists artists....


www.ReneeMaschinot.com Medical/Cosmetic Tattoo Artist...........www.PinkInkProject.com......links to artists
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Jun 24, 2015 02:33AM tazbear89 wrote:

I live outside of KC metro and I was referred to an article in the KC star about a month ago. There are two places, Waldo's dark side tattoo on Wornall and Exile tattoo on W 39th. The first one's owner's wife is going through tx now. You can search the Star and it will come up. Good luck.

Dx 5/6/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/12/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jul 8, 2015 05:10PM GeorgieGirlKC wrote:

Thank you all for your responses! I finally found a gentleman here in KC who does them and has an excellent reputation and was able to see his work on one of his clients. ! I am scheduled for next week!

Blessings


Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/16/2013, IDC Chemotherapy 8/1/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2014 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/5/2014 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 8, 2015 05:12PM GeorgieGirlKC wrote:

Brad Franzen is his name and he does contract work through Monarch Plastic Surgery in KC area.

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/16/2013, IDC Chemotherapy 8/1/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2014 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/5/2014 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 12, 2015 11:41PM tazbear89 wrote:

Georgiegirl, that is coincindental. My plastic surgeon is part of that group and when I went in for my pre-op, the nurse mentioned the guy that does it. Please keep me posted on how it goes, because I am looking into after it is all said and done. Good luck.

Dx 5/6/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/12/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jul 13, 2015 06:51AM GeorgieGirlKC wrote:

Hi tazbear89 thanks for the post. I saw Dr. Leahy is who I saw. Once for a consult while trying to figure out what type of reconstruction to have and then once post reconstruction (I had the DIEP Flap in San Antonio) to get the thumbs up for the tattoo. I will keep you posted! If you are local here in KC there are a group of gals at Gilda's club that meet the 2nd and the 4th Tues of the month at 6pm I think it is called the breast cancer networking group. You are welcome to join us. Best of luck to you as you take your next steps. :) I will be at the meeting tomorrow night!

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/16/2013, IDC Chemotherapy 8/1/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2014 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/5/2014 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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May 11, 2016 07:22PM GeorgieGirlKC wrote:

Just wanted to post an update. I ended up getting my tattoos through Monarch with Brad Franzen. I went 3 times to get the finishing touches and I am very pleased. I would highly recommend this gentleman!

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/16/2013, IDC Chemotherapy 8/1/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2014 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/5/2014 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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May 13, 2016 09:26AM tazbear89 wrote:

Thank you very much for the update. I'm waiting patiently to start the 2nd phase of reconstruction now that I'm done with active treatment and your opinion helps so much. Thank you and take care.

Dx 5/6/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/12/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 14, 2016 08:36PM GeorgieGirlKC wrote:

You too Tazbear and best wishes on your phase 2. Where are you having you second surgery? Same surgeon? Will be thinking of you!

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/16/2013, IDC Chemotherapy 8/1/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/10/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 1/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2014 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 5/5/2014 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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May 22, 2016 03:42PM tazbear89 wrote:

Since I ended active treatment in Feb, I have to wait 6 months before they will touch me. I will have Dr. Nouhan continue the processs. I will see her in June just to touch base and then start in earnest in August.

Dx 5/6/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/12/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 22, 2016 10:39PM pab wrote:

There is a doctor out of Northwestern in Chicago that does 3D tattoos. Not sure what he charges. I have not gone for my consultation yet. I'm having my implants done in July 6th! My PS highly recommends him. Might be worth the car ride? He does have pics on his web sight. Northwesternplastics.com

Good luck!

Dx 6/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/7/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 12/14/2015 Breast Surgery 7/6/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 12, 2017 01:53PM jaggirl wrote:

Hello GeorgiegirlKC!

Were you happy with Brad's tattoo? I have an appointment with him next week.

Thanks!!

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