Beauty through tattoo artistry

Denver Visit

Tattoo artist Sasha Merritt will be visiting Denver Colorado June 20-22, 2018

3D Nipple & Areola Tattooing is a highly specialized practice of tattooing to restore beautiful, natural looking color, shape and dimension of the nipple and areola after breast reconstruction. Using color, light and shadow, the “illusion of protrusion” is created. The process can also enhance color, symmetry, and dimensional appearance of reconstructed nipples.

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What to expect:

  • the procedure will include an in depth consultation to find the best color, size and placement of the new areola and nipple
  • the tattoo will take about 30-60 minutes, but allow 1 ½ to 2 hours for your appointment
  • the area will have minor redness and may feel a bit like a sunburn for 2-5 days
  • exercise at home or outside is ok, but avoid the gym for about 2 weeks after the tattoo
  • showers are fine, but no soaking (hot tubs, swimming, etc) for about 2 weeks after the tattoo
  • color initially will look more bright and red than the final expected results
  • a follow is often needed, especially for unilateral tattoos, for best outcomes

Sasha Merritt is one of only a few artists in the country performing this highly specialized procedure. She has a background as a fine artist and applies the same skills used in painting a 3D figure on canvas to the art of tattooing to create life-like nipples. Sasha has been professionally tattooing for 20 years, focusing on 3d nipple tattooing for the last 10 years.

Sasha is based in San Francisco and welcomes clients from all over the US as well as Canada to her studio for 3D nipples tattooing. She will be visiting Denver and taking appointments June, August, and December or January 2018.


  • bilateral (2 sides) $800, 570 for initial session, 230 for a follow up, fine tuning session
  • unilateral (1 side) $575, 345 for initial session, 230 for a follow up, fine tuning session
  • a non-refundable deposit of $150 is required and will apply to the cost of the tattoo


Western Surgical Care, Rose Office
4500 East 9th Ave, Suite 710  Denver 80220

Appointments are expected to fill up. Schedule directly online or call for a phone consultation and to reserve your time, call Sasha at 415-550-1445

Schedule Denver



490 Post Street Suite 1701
Phone: 415.550.1445


Dragonfly Ink is committed to providing excellent quality 3D Nipple Tattoo and Areola Restoration that is natural and realistic. 3D nipple tattoos can be a successful option to create the experience of a finished breast after cancer.