Just after turning 40 years old, I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. Because of the severity in the tumor, I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy. With this choice you are told there will be multiple reconstruction surgeries and this will begin after the completion of the chemotherapy. I had great doctors and surgeons for most part. But when it came to the final plastic surgery procedure of tattooing my areoles…. That was a Big mistake. I should have known it would turn out bad when the surgeon told me initially, “I can draw a circle”.

The tattooing was a one time session with the surgeon.  There were no options of color or style of what I wanted my areoles to look like. May not sound like a big deal, but being a woman who had what the surgeon called ‘mounds’ for breast, the tattooing was a crucial part. The surgeon did tattoo a circle on me for my areolas.

First you must know that I am very fair complected with reddish freckles and hair. The surgeon used a very dark brown color on me. Again, I was never given a choice.  After the tattooed healed I ended up with a circle that you could see the line marks (like a child’s coloring) and the color looked more like a dark purple.  I waited for months in hopes it would fade or something. Nope.

I received a suggestion to meet with John Hashey to see if he could help my areoles look more normal. As a woman, your breasts are a focal point and if you don’t even like to look at them in the mirror there is a serious problem. John Hashey was very helpful. With his A+ Ocean and his master tattooing skills, he was able to completely remove the terrible areoles. While removing we found the tattooing was a mixture of dark brownish purple and black speckles.  John Hashey gave great directions and guidance during the tattoo removal and during the healing process. One session with John Hashey and the traumatizing bad tattoo was completely gone.

I feel truly blessed to have met John Hashey. John Hashey’s product and skills truly have changed my life. My confidence is back up and I feel more complete. I am blessed.

Thank you John Hashey.

Deanna Waddell

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