Medical and Paramedical Micro-pigmentation

Medical and paramedical tattooing for postitive results that change lives.

“My goal is to provide clients with the best possible cosmetic outcome to increase confidence and enhance their quality of life.”

Permanent micro-pigmentation (tattooing) techniques involve implanting custom color pigment into the dermal layer of the skin as a way to restore the natural beauty to your breasts.

Marnie Rustemeyer is a specifically trained artist who use techniques to restore the breasts to their most natural looking form following surgery through paramedical micropigmentation (tattooing). Her objective is to give you the best results to match your skin tone, breast and body type.

Marnie specializes in 3D nipple/areola tattooing and scar camouflage for breast reconstruction patients.  She is also taking appointments for microblading and 3D nano brows on Friday’s and Saturday’s in June.  Contact her at info@mediinkllc.com to book your appointment.

Contact Marnie Today

Contact us for more information, special rates and to schedule your appointment by email at marnie@mediinkllc.com or call/text (917) 753-6225

Medical Micro-pigmentation (tattooing) is successful for:

  • Breast Reconstruction:  Areola/Nipple restoration for both female and male mastectomy patients.
  • Discolorations:  Hypo-pigmentation (areas of the skin that are light).  Areas of dark skin cannot be lightened.
  • Alopecia:  Hair simulation for scalp and eyebrows.
  • Scar Camouflage:  Surgical scars including face lift, open heart surgery, trauma scars, skin grafts, etc.

Microblading

Microblading is ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows.  The results are natural looking, hair-like strokes, regardless of the amount of hair present.

People who suffer from any condition that causes hair loss can benefit greatly from 3D hair strokes, as well as people wo simply aren’t happy with their eyebrows.

The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, blend perfectly into them.

The results are natural, flawless and fuller looking brows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the pigments MRI safe?

The pigments we use are manufactured in the United States and are the highest quality available, resulting in excellent color retention and beautiful results.  Our pigments are sterile and made from iron oxides, which are MRI safe.

How do I chose the color and size of my new areola?

During your consultation, we will work with you to determine the best size for your new breast and color to match your skin tone.  Once the color and size are agreed upon, we will create dimension with color and shading, giving you a realistic nipple and areola.  The entire procedure lasts approximately 1.5 hours and you will be amazed at the results!

How long will it last?

Most of the initial fading will happen in the first two weeks.  We will schedule a follow up in 6 weeks to see if a touch up is necessary.  If taken care of properly, your new tattoo should last a lifetime.

Is the procedure painful?

98% of the time, there is no pain in the reconstructed breast.  If you do experience pain, we will apply a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable.

Is there anything I can do for the scarring on my breast?

This is something that can be camouflaged depending on the type of scar.  This process works best for hypo-pigmented scars that are lighter in color than the surrounding skin.

There is hair on my breast area. Should I remove it prior to the procedure?

You may pluck or shave the hair at least 48 hours prior to your tattoo procedure or receive laser hair removal.  However, leaving the hair untouched will not affect the tattooing.

What can I expect?

The day of the procedure, you will want to wear a comfortable bra and bring any photos of your breasts prior to surgery if you have them

What do I need to do for After Care

The area will be covered with a dressing and you will be given specific aftercare instructions.

What is the cost, and what does it include? (West Virginia Pricing)

Post Mastectomy

  • $100 consultation and to hold your appointment. This will be credited towards your total procedure cost.
  • $500 including one touch up
  • $350 tattoo touch up from another artist or after 12 months of initial procedure.

Scar Revision/Skin Needling

  • ​​$100 consultation and to hold your appointment. This will be credited towards your total procedure cost.
  • $150 minimum per treatment (may take multiple treatments).

Scar Camouflage

  • ​​$100 consultation and to hold your appointment. This will be credited towards your total procedure cost.
  • $150 minimum per treatment (may take multiple treatments)

Brows

  • Powderfill -Initial session $450
  • 2nd session (within 4-6 weeks) Complimentary (If you choose to book your touch up after 10 weeks, there will be a minimum charge and additional touch up appointments will be charged depending on the time frame of your last appointment).

ANY ADDITIONAL TOUCH UP AFTER THE COMPLIMENTARY SESSION $50-$150

  • Combo-Powderfill + hair strokes $500
  • 3D Powderfill $500
  • Annual touch up (8-12 months) $150

IF YOU ARE PAST 12 MONTHS FROM YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL HAVE TO SCHEDULE A FULL SERVICE AT FULL PRICE.

2018 Pricing: Personalized price quote provided at consultation.

Prices Include: Customized design initial procedure, finishing procedure, and final checkup. Additional procedures might be needed. Additional fees may apply. Prices are subject to change without notice.

What is the cost of microblading?

Price:

1st INITIAL SESSION                                                   $450

2nd SESSION (within 6 – 8 WEEKS)                            Complimentary ( If you choose to book your touch-up after 10 weeks, there will be a minimum charge and additional touch-up appointments will be charged depending on the timeframe from your last appointment. )

ANY ADDITIONAL TOUCHUP AFTER COMPLIMENTARY SESSION $50 – $150

ANNUAL TOUCHUP (8-12 months)                             $150 

IF YOU ARE PAST 12 MOS FROM YOUR INITIAL APPOINTMENT, YOU WILL HAVE TO SCHEDULE A FULL SERVICE AT FULL PRICE

Microblading + Shading (shading builds density and dimension. In most cases will hide old tattoos) =       $550 

Powder Fill Brows    $ 400

Combo brow (powder fill + microblading)     $500

When will I be able to resume normal activity after this procedure?

There is no downtime following this procedure, however, we do advise against rigorous exercise for the first 24 hours and no soaking in bathtubs, swimming pools or jacuzzi’s for at least 7 days after.

You will be given a comprehensive after care sheet to take home following your procedure.

Will I need another appointment?

The process is usually complete in one appointment.  However, in some cases, you may require an additional touch up depending on your individual healing process.

Will the needle puncture my implant?

No, the needle only goes into the dermis, which is just 3 layers into the skin (Illustration below).

It is important to recognize the characteristics of the skin for the most realistic outcome.  With the right blend of colors, we can create realistic looking nipples and areola’s and will make your scars less noticeable. Scar camouflage pigments are selected to closely match the surrounding skin and then carefully tattooed to blend with it.  The result is a natural skin like appearance.

Illustration of Procedure

Preparation

There are several things you can do prior to your mastectomy to help better prepare you for your areola and nipple tattooing procedure.

How do I prepare?

  1. Taking before pictures will help you to remember your areola size and shape.
  2. Consider that the skin on your new breasts might not be the same, especially if you have had radiation or TRAM Flap procedures and may affect how your skin holds pigmentation.
  3. Schedule your appointment. Four to six months following surgery is usually the minimum wait time to ensure you are properly healed prior to your procedure.

We do require that you get clearance from your doctor before prior to treatment.

“I was so grateful to be a recipient of these ladies work! I went in for a refresh and they looked great!  They matched the color to my skin tone perfectly and the tattoos healed after only 3 days with tegaderm aftercare!”

- Leslie M. - Tattoo Touch Up Before & After

Success Story

I want patients to know that they are not alone during this time of their life. No matter the case, large or small I am able to help every individual woman meet their personal needs, even through the toughest procedures.

Twenty four year old survivor with severe hyper-pigmentation and scarring on both breasts following a double mastectomy.

Two-part procedure consisted of needling scars and stretch marks, matching pigment to skin tone while not blending with hyper-pigmentation and adding highlights and dimension.

Healed after 3 days of tegaderm dressing followed by a light topical ointment.

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