By Kelsey Woodbridge
It was an honor that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons allowed our company to be represented at the ASPS Conference in Orlando, Florida this month. Plastic surgeons travel in from all over the world (almost 50 countries!) in order to share expertise about their fields.
You may be wondering how our company fits into this area, as tattooing may not be the first thing you think of when “surgeon” comes to mind. Contrary to popular belief, this is actually how we’ve specialized in a highly credible form of medical tattooing. After plastic surgery, the patient is sometimes left with a lot of scarring. We work directly with plastic surgeons in their office and several hospitals. We offer services such as scar camouflage, reconstructive tattooing and hyper realistic 3D nipples, that extend the transformation of the patient.
Understanding the ins and outs of plastic surgeons, allows us to give better care for our patients. When patients see us, they are usually in the final step of their transformation. Whether this is an areola nipple tattoo, a 3D nipple, or scar camouflage. By understanding the procedure they previously had, we are able to better the tattooing we can provide for them. This goes both ways, while we learn a lot about the medical field, we also are able to share procedures we provide that many surgeons don’t even know are available. We have been able to recreate a lip that was lost from cancer, a fingernail that was bitten off by a dog, and many more. The new advancements in reconstructive tattooing are incredible
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misconceptions about tattooing, especially in the medical field. Have you heard of Microblading? It’s a procedure that has received a lot of air on the media, however it’s widely mis practiced. In fact, we perform a lot of corrective work on patients that received cosmetic tattoos from untrained technicians, and this sadly does not exclude medical professions.
Fortunately, it’s platforms like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference, that allow us to spread the knowledge of this new form of tattooing services. Medical tattooing is an art completed in a medical setting, meaning it takes tattoo training. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Conference was an amazing experience for so many. We were able to make many great connections and reach more awareness for what truly can be done in the medical tattooing industry.