Become an Artist

Join the Mastectomy Tattooing Alliance

Find out how to join our Artist Directory or how to Train with our founder Tanya Buxton.

Join the MTA

Would you like to be an MTA artist?

At the Mastectomy Tattooing Alliance, we aim to raise the standards within medical tattooing and strive to provide the best artists, training programmes and ongoing education for areola-nipple tattooing and mastectomy tattooing, as we continue to help support the breast cancer, BRCA and transgender communities in their healing journey after mastectomy surgery.

It is important to the MTA that all our artists are experienced in mastectomy tattooing, tattooing scar tissue and/or areola-nipple tattooing, are trained to a high standard, and that these standards are maintained.

Apply to be an MTA artist

Please complete each section carefully and include all details requested in each question.

Applications with missing/incomplete information will be automatically voided.

All areola artist applicants must have received sufficient in-person training, we do not accept artists who have only completed online trainings.

A minimum of 5 years tattoo machine experience is required in order to apply to become an MTA Artist.

Artist Training

Train with Tanya

Are you a tattoo artist or PMU artist looking to expand their skillset into areola-nipple tattooing? Or would you like to learn more about mastectomy tattooing?

Perhaps you are looking to develop your existing areola-nipple tattoo skills further?

Our founder, and renowned tattoo artist, Tanya Buxton has now launched her much anticipated Areola Tattoo Training Programme.

Developed over many years to give artists the skills and knowledge they need to perform this life changing tattoos safely and successfully.

Tanya also offers masterclass trainings and mentorship to artists looking to refine and develop their existing skills.