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Frequently Asked Questions:
General Questions, Costs & Shipping

The following are the most frequently asked general questions about removable, temporary areola tattoos. If you do not find the answer to your question, please send us an email to inquiries@areolattattoo.ca or click here.

General Questions:

Q1: What is a removable, temporary areola tattoo(TAT) and who can use one?

A1: The TAT was developed to assist women who have had a mastectomy, so that they can achieve a feeling of normalcy and completeness.

The TAT can be worn after a mastectomy, before reconstructive surgery OR after your breast has been restored.

Q2: What does a es temporary areola  tattoo(TAT) look like?

A2: The TAT looks like any nipple with an areola (the color around the nipple). It is approximately 4 cm (1.5 inches) in diameter. See the "After" picture below on the right.

The TAT comes in different colors which reflect an individual’s ethnic background.  Product page link click here

Before After

Tattoos last up to 7 days!

Q3: How long will the temporary areola tattoo(TAT) last?

A3: The TAT adhesive is very strong, therefore, the TAT can last up to 7 days. However with frequent washing, they will not last as long. 

The TAT is for temporary use only therefore, depending on how the TAT is used, they will last for a longer or shorter period of time.

Q4: Can I go swimming or workout while wearing the temporary areola tattoo(TAT)?

A4: The TAT is waterproof and should remain intact while swimming, showering, or sweating but be careful not to scratch them or rub them with a towel.

Simply pat the area dry and the TAT should retain its' shape and color.

Q5: Can I use a temporary areola tattoo (TAT) to cover fading permanent tattooed nipple and areola?

A5: Yes! The TAT is a perfect alternative to cover faded permanent tattooed nipple and areola. The TAT is very easy to apply by just using water. No sticky glue or other adhesives are needed.

Q6: Can I use sunscreen or powder on top of the TAT?

A6: Yes! The TAT is water-based and non-oily  to prevent deterioration or removal.

Q7: What colors are available?

A7: There are three basic temporary areola tattoo colors: light, medium and dark. Choose the color that is closest to your skin tone. As well, we offer a unique shape called the “donut” Style #213 (see picture below).

Q8: How do I choose the TAT that best matches my skin tones? 

A8: If your hair and skin are fair, blond or gray, select the light tone, Style #202. If your hair and skin tones are light or medium, light brown, brown or auburn, select the medium shade, Style #204 .  If your hair and skin tones are dark, dark brown or black, select the dark shade, Style #206.



       Light - #202          Medium - #204           Dark - #206           Donut - #213

Q9: Where is the TAT manufactured and what ingredients were used?

A9: The TAT is designed in Canada and manufactured in the U.S.A.

Q10: What is the TAT made of and are they manufactured to meet any standards?

A10: The TAT is made with safe U.S.A. FDA approved non-toxic vegetable dyes that will not damage the skin or a reconstructed breast. 

The following ingredients were used:

Acrylic multipolymer, alkyd polyester resin, petroleum isopariffinic hydrocarbon, petrolatum, cobalt tallate drier, black iron oxide, FD & C blue #1 aluminum lake, FD & C yellow #5 aluminum lake D & C red #7.

Costs & Shipping:

Q1: Where can I buy the TAT?

A1: The temporary areola tattoo is available for purchase online or by telephone. There is an additional $7 USD fee to process phone orders.

Q2: What are my payment options?

A2: We accept PayPal where you can use your Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, or bank debit card.

You may also pay by Money Order or over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or AMEX. To place a telephone order call 416.972.7636 or 1.877.972.7636. Please note there is an additional fee of $7.00 USD for processing all telephone orders. We do not accept COD.

Q3: How long will it take for me to get my order?

A3: Orders are filled within 1-2 business days. If you reside in the U.S.A. you should receive your order 10-12 business days after the order is filled. Canadian orders should arrive 3-5 business days after they are filled. International orders should arrive 15-20 business days after they are filled.

Q4: What are the prices of the products?

A4: We sell both the temporary areola tattoo and eyebrow (iBrowsers) tattoo products by the individual sheet (e.g. Pack 1) and special discounted bundles for multiple sheets (e.g. Pack 2). We also sell sample packs.

To purchase Temporary Areola Tattoos (TAT) click here
To purchase temporary tattoo eyebrows (iBrowsers) click here

Q5: Why are the temporary areola tattoos more expensive than the temporary tattoo eyebrows?

A5: The manufacturing costs are significantly more expensive for the areola products. The areola tattoo sheets and the tattoo itself (actual size) are actually larger which also contributed to the manufacturing price.

Q6: What countries will you ship the products to?

A6: We will ship to anywhere in the world!

Q7: What is the cost to ship the tattoos?

A7: If you are in the U.S.A. or Canada there are two shipping options (1) first class mail or (2) expedited/priority mail for an additional fee. With priority mail there is insurance and a tracking number.

For other countries, we can only ship via first class mail. Please refer to the following table for details.

If you are not certain of the shipping costs, please contact us for your shipping quote now!

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“I like the idea because it distracts from the scarring from surgery. The illusion of having an areola and nipple makes me feel almost normal again when I look in the mirror.”

Susan, Toronto, Canada

“I wasn’t sure if I wanted permanent tattooing or not. The temporary tattoo was a test for me and I was pleasantly surprised to see how it made me feel.”

Helen, Dallas TX, U.S.A.

“I know that I will never be whole again. I recognize that but this is a great help to improve my inner self confidence.”

Ramona, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.

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