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Is Areola Tattoo Covered by Insurance? Options?

Sorry. The best answer I have is "it's complicated" and that's the system.

Explain please.....

     Let's get into the nitty-gritty of nipple tattoos after breast cancer, shall we? These tattoos, part of your overall reconstruction journey, come thanks to the "Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) of 1998." But here's the scoop – the reimbursement amount can vary. And guess what? We've got your back in exploring options within our realm.

     Now, let's break it down a bit:


     Sometimes, the surgeon's office takes charge of the tattoos as part of their package. Just a little heads-up – it's crucial that the work not only serves its purpose but is also a masterpiece worth celebrating.


     When Confidence Inked works its magic, you're in for a treat. We're talking "out of network" provider status, making your experience uniquely tailored. You'll walk away with a receipt that's a golden ticket – it holds all the info your insurance company needs for possible reimbursement. And yes, payment for your tattoos is due in full, out of pocket, on the day of your appointment.


     Insurance plans? They're like fingerprints – no two are the same. So, reach out to your insurance company beforehand. Ask them about the reimbursement amount for areola tattooing by an out-of-network provider. It's worth noting that we can't guarantee insurance payment, but what we can guarantee is providing you with a receipt containing the perfect details for potential reimbursement.     Guess what? Medical tattooing might just be your ticket too. Out-of-pocket payments could potentially find their way back to you.

Other resources:

     And because we're all about supporting you, here are a few organizations that might lend a helping hand. Just remember, your journey is unique, and we're here to guide you every step of the way. Let's make this experience not just about restoration, but about reclaiming your confidence and beauty.

The United Breast Cancer Foundation

Ta Ta Rebels

Pink Hands Hope

Vickies Angel Foundation

Help the Fight 

Helping Hands of Hope

And if you are a Veteran in need of assistance contact:

CVMA (Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc)

     This links to our local PA Chapter, but they will certainly directect you to the right people.

If you know of any additional resources, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.

Nipple tattoos for cosmetic reasons are NOT covered by insurance.

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