Would you travel around the world for a tattoo? More than 5,000 women have, to visit Little Vinnie’s in Finksburg, Maryland, where proprietor Vinnie Myers specializes in 3-dimensional nipple tattoos, an important final step in breast reconstruction after cancer surgery.
After a woman undergoes a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, the darker, sensitive skin of the nipple and areola is usually removed entirely. Surgical reconstruction is possible, but obtaining a tattoo allows women to forego further surgery and the resultant scar. Mr. Myers has been providing such tattoos since 2001, introducing a new specialization that has helped thousands of women worldwide. Read more…and watch the video.