Permanent make up specialist Nicole Hunter from Kirkcudbright, and her husband Daniel attended the Royal Garden Party at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh last week. Nicole was nominated for the work she does giving free nipple/areola tattooing to mastectomy clients-post surgery.
Nicole told DGWGO “Before lockdown I had been doing this treatment for free to whoever I could. When we went into lockdown and businesses were affected I worried I might not be able to offer this free service anymore as prices soared and made things more difficult for me.
I came across a charity online – the nipple innovation project who offer this treatment to clients free of charge. I applied to become part of the charity and joined them. Now I am able to offer more treatments than ever before due to the funding surge for the charity.
This is great for our area as otherwise clients would have to travel to Livingston to have this treatment semi permanently done. But I am able to offer a permanent solution.
My company is called VIP Brows, and I operate from a few clinics in Dumfries and Galloway at Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Stranraer.
Started off as a beauty therapist after school. Progressed to permanent make up in 2010(tattooing brows, liners, lips etc). When doing this I started working with clients going through chemotherapy. Those who I could tattoo before treatment and some after. This is when I started to get asked for nipple tattooing.These clients didn’t want to return to hospital for this treatment and wanted something permanent not something that would fade.
The charity I now work with is https://www.nipcharity.org/about-nip I currently have 2 Free treatments available with more to be released at the end of the summer. If you need this type of treatment my work number is 07712677287.”
Nicole finished off by saying “Myself and my husband enjoyed the garden party albeit very wet. It was an honour to be nominated.”