Vyvyn's Scar Reconstruction Work

Madame Lazonga has been specializing in the artistry of reconstructive tattooing post-mastectomy since 1985. Finding great compassion and empathy for women who have survived the physical ravages of breast cancer and its resultant surgical scars, she feels compelled to help facilitate the healing process in the realm that is perhaps the most difficult to heal: Emotional Scars. With this idea in mind, she sees tattooing as having a potential for energy transmutation: away from negative body imagery and into beautiful body art.

One of the most important parts of the tattooing process post-mastectomy is creating/discovering a design that is flattering to the the client, one that enhances and honors her female form and natural sense of curvature, as the natural breasts would do. The Madame has created some basic design templates that she believes accomplishes these considerations in most women. From the basic templates, one can create a design that is uniquely their own.

It is best to wait at least a year after an invasive surgical or non-surgical trauma before considering tattooing over any kind of a scar, as it takes that long for skin to heal to a more permanent state.

Scars are difficult to tattoo over, often because of the variations between normal skin and scar tissue and the depth and thickness of the scar tissue itself. Stretch marks are especially difficult to cover because they are so inconsistent, many times with uneven ridges, and there is a tendency for the ink to spread out underneath the skin on those thinner areas. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell by simply looking at the skin how it’s going to behave until the tattooing process begins. Because of this, the technique for covering scars requires more discipline in the application.


For custom designs on scars, stretch marks, birthmarks, etc., prices vary and are subject to the hourly rate determined at the time of consultation. For revision of both nipples, bilateral, in clients post-mastectomy, a flat rate will be charged.

Masectomy Cover-up Gallery

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