03 April, 2019 •
After getting a breast augmentation many women decide to enhance their new assets. Some women make a special trip to Honey Birdette and spend the equivalent of a small house deposit on new lingerie. And some decide that they want a more permanent enhancement.
Outlining the Facts
Your skin is made up of 3 layers: epidermis, dermis, & subcutaneous (or fat layer). When you get a tattoo, the tattooist’s needle goes a total depth of about 1-2mm into the skin, specifically into the dermis. Which is nowhere near your implants.
However, like with any type of modification (surgical or non-surgical), it is important that you choose a reputable and experienced tattooist. Someone with proper technique, who won’t go too deep into the skin, with proper equipment, and sterilisation procedures.
No dodgy back end tattoo parlours please; an infection resulting from a tattoo in this area still has the potential to migrate into the breast implant cavity which can cause major complications to your implants and your health.
When Can I Get My Tatt?
Be sure to ask your Surgeon, as he or she will have specific time frames for you to follow. We recommend waiting at least 3 months before you get any tattoos around or under the breast to prevent complications. Keep in mind that your skin has been stretched, and everything is still healing and stretching to accommodate your new boobs. If you get a tattoo too soon after surgery you might find that your breasts settle into a position that distorts your new body art.
- Nurse Justine
I really wanted to put the "No Ragrets" gif in here but I couldn't work out how to embed it into the website - hopefully our IT guy can rectify this. Thanks Ben!