Melany Whitney is an artist who specializes in areola restoration makeup, where she tattoos textured, realistic- looking nipples for breast cancer survivors who have lost theirs to surgical treatments.
To create her mini masterpieces, Whitney adds special colors and shadows while tattooing, which gives the nipples a protruding, three-dimensional, realistic look.
Whitneys nipple art takes about two hours per client to complete, but her canvas still requires lots of attention.
She explains, Skin is always a difficult canvas to work on, especially if your dealing with breasts that have been through cancer treatments that leave scars, bumps, and very thin, radiated skin behind. You dont want to hurt the area, because your canvas talks back!
But although the process takes a lot of patience, its all worth it for Whitney, especially when she sees her clients reactions.
Whitney says, My first breasts I ever did made my client so happy, she cried, which made me cry! Her husband called me that night, mortified because she had invited her friends and family to their house, and was walking around topless, showing off her new nipples. She had her confidence back, and I was so happy for her.
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