I am thankful to have had the opportunity to experience a two day class with the incredible Vicky Martin at the Nouveau Contour USA location in Orlando, FL. She is the Owner of the creator of the Vicky Martin Method(tm) and the great practice breast molds. I wanted to take this particular class for a few reasons…
As some may know, my Beautiful Mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2009. She had a unilateral mastectomy and like many undergoing chemotherapy she lost majority of her hair. In an effort to help my Mother and to possibly help others, I became trained and licensed in permanent cosmetics. This allowed me to provide eyebrows to those who had none, this included more than just cancer warriors. What fascinated me more was that after a mastectomy, some opted for areola and 3D nipple repigmentation. Although I was able to give my Beautiful Mother her eyebrows, we were not able to do her areola. She fought extremely hard while loving life until June 2016.
Since her passing, I have been even more determined to assist those who chose to have their areola and nipples recreated. With further education, I have learned that this service helps cancer warriors, major weight loss heroes and many others who are in need of added pigment to recreate or enhance their areola and/or nipples.
I chose to take a class with Vicky Martin after looking into her product and message. The practice breast mold is ideal for creating a 3D tattoo on a round skin-like surface. With the removable skins you can create several areolas and nipples. Since we had extra time at the end of the second day, some of us tattooed at least 3 areolas on one skin just by shifting it slightly. Vicky’s class message is more than just about tattooing, it is about empowerment for yourself and your client on many levels.
Upon completing the class, I feel even more confident in my own goals and purpose. I am thankful to be able to be in a position of not only providing this service to my community, but to someday soon provide the art of creating the areola and 3D nipples to the classroom and to the rest of the world! For some reason when I searched for pictures of this art I found very few of darker melanin. Part of my goals is to bring awareness to the entire community that this IS an option, be it they are of a lighter or darker complexion, man or woman!