Paramedical Tattoo Training

Paramedical Tattoo Training – Your Rewarding Career

Paramedical Tattoo Training is your gateway into a creative and rewarding career. This specialized field of tattooing uses tattoo inks and pigments to enhance the appearance of clients who have undergone mastectomies, scarring, or other medical procedures.

While it requires some training and practice to master, it can be a very gratifying profession. In this blog post, we’ll explore what paramedical tattooing is, how to get started in the field, and what you can expect as a professional paramedical tattoo artist. Thanks for reading!

What is Paramedical Tattooing?

Paramedical tattooing is a specialized branch of tattooing that focuses on using tattoo techniques to improve the appearance after surgery or accidents which has caused scarring or resulted in a missing body part.

Examples of the use of paramedical tattooing include:

  • Restoring the appearance of a nipple and areola after Breast Cancer and Mastectomy Surgery
  • Scar Camouflage. Disguising the appearance of scars
  • Smoothing and Camouflaging burns and skin grafts
  • Improving the appearance of a cleft lip
  • Disguising facelift scars
  • Covering surgical scars
  • Disguising self harm scars
  • Camouflaging radiation makers after Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Scalp micropigmentation to disguise scarring alopecia
  • Creating the appearance of a belly button if lost to surgery
  • improving the appearance of webbed toes { Syndactyly }

Who can benefit from Paramedical Tattooing?

There is a huge range of people who can benefit from this type of tattooing. Basically, anyone who has gone through surgery or had an accident.

The majority of clients that I see have undergone breast reconstruction or mastectomy surgery for Breast Cancer. Or they may have undergone Gender Affirming Surgery or have had an undesired result after a breast reduction or uplift.

In these cases, paramedical tattooing can greatly help to increase their body confidence and satisfaction with their surgery results.

How to become a Paramedical Tattoo specialist

Becoming a paramedical tattoo specialist requires more than just an artistic flair. Tattooing is a craft, and becoming a specialized paramedic tattooist requires both technical know-how and skill. Here’s what you need to know about getting started in the field.


Any aspiring artist needs to have experience in the tattooing industry before specializing in paramedical tattooing. You should have a minimum of two years of tattooing machine experience before you begin to specialise in this field.

This is because you need to have experienced first hand, tattooing different types of skin before you begin to work on scarring.

Scars are the most difficult type of skin to tattoo and you need to have experience before you attempt it or you can cause a great deal of damage.

This tattoo experience can come from

  • Working as a traditional body art Tattooist
  • Working as a PMU tech using a Tattoo machine [not microblading]

Paramedical Tattoo Training

The next step is to learn the advanced specialism of Paramedical Tattooing. This will involve completing an intensive course designed to teach you all the techniques involved in performing this type of specialized work.

The best way to do this is to train with someone who has a lot of experience in this field. That way they will be able to guide and mentor you as you take your first steps into working as a Paramedical Tattooist.

Once you have your training under your belt, you will be ready to start offering Paramedical Tattoo services. Your Paramedical Tattoo Training mentor will be able to guide you with Paramedical Tattoo Business Basics as you get up and running.

This is a highly rewarding field that allows you to make a difference in the lives of people who are struggling with medical issues or scars. With dedication and hard work, you can become an expert in this specialized field and help many people enhance their body confidence.

3D Nipple Areola Tattoo Training Course Paramedical Tattoo Training

3D Nipple Areola Tattoo Training

Creating Areola Tattoos is probably the most in-demand aspect of Medical Tattooing as sadly many people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

My 3D Nipple Areola Tattoo Training Masterclass is an intensive specialized course designed to help aspiring tattooists learn the techniques required to create realistic 3D nipple areola tattoos.

This type of medical tattooing can be used to restore the appearance of the nipple and areola after mastectomy surgery, helping patients feel more confident and satisfied with their appearance and restore their confidence.

In my opinion, this important work should only be completed using fully permanent tattoo ink. Not the semi permanent micropigmentation pigments used in the mainstream cosmetic tattoo industry.

Using semi-permanent pigment for nipple tattoos can result in:

  • Uneven fading of the tattoo
  • Lack of detail in the tattoo
  • Risk of scarring as the tattoo has to be redone again and again
  • Risk of scarring from overworking of the skin by using equipment designed for permanent makeup
  • Mental trauma to the patient as they have to keep returning to have the tattoo redone. They can never put the trauma of cancer or surgery behind them and reach a full stop at the end of their cancer journey.

I teach a 1 to 1 Intensive 3D Nipple Areola Tattoo Masterclass which can equip you with all the skills necessary to be able to use permanent pigments to create hyper-realistic and fade-proof nipple and areola tattoos.

Nipple Tattoo After Unilateral Mastectomy

Nipple Tattoo After Unilateral Mastectomy


Paramedical Areola Tattoo Course Outline

  • Areola Tattoo Manual To Accompany Your Training
  • Clinical room set up
  • How understanding Colour theory can help you select the best colours for your client’s skin
  • Drawing skills to improve the realism of the nipples you create
  • How to use shade and highlights to create a realistic 3D tattooing nipple effect on flat skin
  • How to use the permanent ink areola specialist pigment set properly
  • How to use the Fitzpatrick Scale to select the right colour for your client’s skin
  • How to colour match a unilateral nipple
  • Positioning and how to create symmetry [even if the breasts are asymmetrical]
  • Colour retention. How to make sure the ink stays in scarred tissue
  • The NipInk® Tattoo Method for creating a hyper-realistic nipple tattoo
  • How to create texture to make your nipple tattoos realistic
  • How needle sizes work and how to select the right ones
  • How to get colour retention in scarred skin and damaged Areola Nipple complex
  • Areola Re-Pigmentation / Areola Restoration after nipple reconstruction surgery
  • How to ensure your tattoos heal well with proper Aftercare
  • How to select the right voltage and hand speed for your tattoo machine
  • Which products work best and why
  • Managing client expectations
  • Troubleshooting
  • The right tattoo supples to buy and where to buy them
  • How to create a healing studio experience that puts your clients at ease

In short, the Areola Tattoo Training Course covers everything you need to start to create amazing realistic nipple tattoos.

I can personalise the Nipple Tattoo Training Masterclass to make sure we cover areas that are important to you

You can read more detail about my Areola Tattoo Training Course here.

areola scar restoration before & after

3D Nipple Tattoo & Areola Scar Restoration

Paramedical Tattoo Training FAQs

What is a Paramedical Tattoo artist?

A paramedical tattoo artist is a trained and skilled specialist who applies tattoo ink to enhance the appearance of clients after they have undergone medical procedures. They may reproduce the appearance of a nipple after Mastectomy or Gender Affirming Surgery and camouflage scars and burns.

How long does a Paramedical Tattoo last?

A paramedical tattoo created with micropigmentation ink will last approximately 6 months to 2 years before it fades away, goes patchy or needs a top-up. Areola and Nipple Tattoos should always be created with permanent tattoo ink which will last the lifetime of the client with no top-ups required.

How much does a Medical Tattooist earn?

A paramedical tattooist has the potential to earn a high salary. As they will probably be self-employed and run their own business their salary is dependent on the amount of work they undertake. They can earn a good salary whilst enjoying rewarding and uplifitng work. Average salary is 30-50k.

Do you offer online courses in Medical Tattooing?

I will be offering paramedical online courses soon. Please click here to register your interest

Paramedical Tattoo Training: Conclusion

Medical tattooing is a fantastic way to combine art and healing, giving healthcare providers, tattoo artists, and clients alike the chance to work together for a happier outcome.

With the right training, you can become a top-tier paramedical tattoo artist who helps people feel more comfortable in their own skin.

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