NPOAS President Kim Bowles spoke with Stacie-Rae, professional restorative tattoo artist, innovator, and quality advocate. They discuss aesthetic flat closure, informed consent in medicine, managing expectations, and advocacy strategy.
Flat Closure Zoom with Kim & Stacie-Rae: Informed Consent and Advocacy
An agreement between patient and provider after full disclosure of all medical options and their risks and benefits, to a specific medical intervention (treatment, test, or procedure). There are flour elements to informed consent.
- The patient must have the capacity (ability) to make a decision
- The provider must disclose all relevant information on the intervention
- The patient must comprehend the information provided
- The patient must give consent without coercion or duress
Restorative Tattoo: A highly specialized practice of paramedical tattooing, which restores the appearance of the nipple and/or areola (reference). Surgical reconstruction of the nipple can produce a nipple-like contour (shape) but permanent coloration and detail restoration requires modification with ink.
Learn more about Stacie-Rae’s work
Stacie-Rae is a leading restorative tattoo artist and founder of the Areola Restorative Tattoo (A.R.T.) training and certification program (and print book). Stacie-Rae is also the creator of Nipplebacks temporary nipple tattoos. As a mastectomy patient herself who recently explanted to flat after her implants were recalled, she’s a tireless advocate for optimal quality standards for restorative tattooing.