Frequently Asked Questions
I have private health insurance. Are you recognised as a practitioner?
Both Pam and Rebecca are recognised and fee assured with BUPA, AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, Healix and Exeter Friendly. If you cannot see your insurer here it is very possible that we can arrange recognition. Please don't hesitate to ask.
I do not have health insurance, can I pay for my micropigmentation treatment myself?
The simple answer is yes. All you need to do is make contact to discuss fees. We accept payments by cheque, cash or bank transfer. If you would like to pay by credit card we will have to add a 2% service charge on to the total billing price.
How do I book an appointment?
Simply drop us an email to arrange a consultation. We hold clinics every month on a Saturday Morning at the McIndoe Centre (Part of Horder Healthcare).
How soon after my nipple reconstruction can I have my tattooing?
Fresh scar tissue is very delicate. Ideally we need to give the scar sufficient time to heal properly. We would not usually recommend starting your tattooing before a minimum of 12 weeks post reconstruction. However, we can be guided by your surgeon and if he/she feels you are ready before this we are happy to proceed on their recommendation.
I have not had nipple reconstruction. Can I still have a micropigmentation?
Both Pam & Rebecca have been trained in 3D tattooing and this is a particular skill that we are interested in. We have both attended an Areola Artistry Masterclass course at Finishing Touches.
I am worried that I have sensation/feeling to the area being tattooed. Can I still have it done?
Yes. Usually patients have very little feeling in the area being tattooed. However, if you are concerned that you may feel the micropigmentation being performed we can provide you with numbing cream (topical anaesthetic) to apply before your appointment. If this is not sufficient both Rebecca & Pam are able to administer local anaesthetic subcutaneously.