Heather Polak has been recently trained by world-renowned tattoo artist, Stace-Rae Weir in the Art of Areola Reconstructive Tattoos. She is honoured to be a part of the A.R.T. team, which freatures a select group of talented artists from Canada, United States, and Europe. Currently Heather is the only artist in the Okanagan to offer this incredible service.


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- “After losing your breasts, there really is only one way to feel whole, and that’s a realistic looking tattoo of the nipple/areola complex.  These days, the old ways are still being taught, where the survivor is left with just a simple brown or pink circle.  No depth, texture or realism.  We have pioneered an entirely new approach to this tattooing, so that survivors all over the world can feel as if they have REAL nipples on them and can finally access that last bit of emotional healing, this missing element, the daily reminder that the cancer really IS behind them, that they can finally move on.

AreolaRestorativeTattooStacie-Rae has a unique and individualized approach to sharing knowledge.  Traditional tattooing holds true to a complex student/teacher dynamic unlike anything you will find in a class or school type of setting.  We recognize the importance of working one on one with our students as They are our Team, and we want them to feel totally confident in their ability so they can find their greatness.  With this very personal approach, we can help draw out and build on your personal strengths and lessen your own roadblocks to success. 

We believe we are called to do this type of work and we do not take that lightly.  The marks we make on our clients will affect the way they see themselves, and we work hard to make sure that is a positive impact.  We at A.R.T. put ART first, as it should be.  First, the drawing skill, then the good equipment knowledge, then the technical understanding to make it stay forever.  Our tattoos won’t fade, very much an asset to help our work stand apart for years to come!”

– From Stacie-Rae’s A.R.T. website, www.nippletattoos.com