Medical Tattoo

The Science

Medical tattooing (often referred to as para-medical tattooing) is an advanced form of cosmetic tattooing used to improve or restore the epidermis following a change in it’s appearance. Like cosmetic tattooing, it involves the implanting of semi-permanent pigment into the dermis with a digital tattoo machine. It is most frequently used for restoration of the areola, to camouflage stretch marks and scars, and the restoration of the appearance of hair loss (i.e. due to alopecia or ageing).

The Plain Speak

Medical tattooing is an advanced form of cosmetic tattooing, and as such should only be trusted to industry-trained and highly qualified professionals. Magnolia’s resident Cosmetic and Medical Tattooist, Shelby Brooks, has had extensive training in para-medical tattooing techniques and years to perfect her craft.

Stretch Mark & Scar Camouflage
Stretch marks and scars can be a source of annoyance for people of all ages. In the hands of an experienced tattooist, pigment can be perfectly matched to your skin’s natural colour and implanted into stretch mark lines and scar tissue to significanly reduce their appearance.

Paramedical Areola Restoration
For women who have undergone breast surgery or a mastectomy, or have irregular or fading areolas, a paramedical areola restoration can help restore a sense of femininity. Depending upon your needs ands concerns, Shelby can expertly match an areola and nipple to your other breast (unilateral restoration), or create two beautiful and natural areolas and nipples (bilateral restoration).

Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP)
Scalp micropigmentation (or SMP, scalp tattooing) is a highly specialised form of medical tattooing which involves small deposits of pigment in the scalp to replicate the look of real (closely shaven) hair. Shelby will expertly match pigment colour to your existing hair and blend with areas of existing growth. It is suitable for men and women to restore large areas of hair loss (due to alopecia) or thicken the appearance of a hairline.

Along with expert tattooing skills, Shelby is thoroughly trained in infection control and high-grade anaesthetic application, meaning you can feel 100% safe in her hands.

The Price

Stretch mark camouflage POA
Scar camouflage POA
Areola restoration POA
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) POA