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Gender-affirming cosmetic tattoos are cosmetic or paramedical tattoos that are often used as a tool to aid transgender and gender non-conforming people, whilst undergoing medical transition.

The gender affirming cosmetic tattoo project is non-profit project, with most treatments offered at a “pay what you can” or “costs covered” rate, with some of the more time consuming treatments offered heavily discounted by the artist.


Maddy is the owner of Novacane Studio & co-founder of the GA project.

Bringing together a collective of artists to offer a range of treatments to help you feel more at home within your body, and providing a safe space in the form of Novacane Studio to feel supported & comfortable whilst being tattooed.


Lewie is co-founder of the GA PROJECT & first point of contact for requesting a space with any of our gender affirming cosmetic tattoo artists. For any further questions or feedback on gender affirming cosmetic tattoos, please contact Lewie. For all other enquiries please contact artists directly via the artists page.



Following gender-affirming surgery, scars will occur and can often leave you feeling flawed and lacking confidence. Scar camouflage is a long-term solution achieved through infusion of pigment into scar tissue.

We can smooth and relax scars to even out texture and leave the scar less taut. This is achieved through micro-needling and is included within the scar camouflage package price.

Our paramedical tattooist can also help you with areola reconstruction if you were left with an incomplete areola post surgery.

For best results scars should be at least 1 year old and not show redness.

Scar camouflage tattooing is often a transformative experience that minimises your surgery scars. We guarantee you’ll receive a trusting and sensitive service whilst celebrating your authenticity.


Eyebrows are a key facial feature that frame the face and play a powerful role in communication and aesthetics. Our talented artists can generate gender-affirming brows through various techniques and hair strokes, creating a more masculine or feminine appearance.

Are you wanting to serve a flirtatious femme fatale brow? Our talented artists can give you just that with a fluffy, styled and defined shape.

Or perhaps you want something more rowdy? We love creating a bold and boisterous brow via thicker, unruly hair strokes.

Either way, cosmetic tattooing will help our clients present their gender more comfortably and in alignment with their gender identity and expression.


Areola tattooing, also referred to as Medical Tattooing, is a highly specialised tattooing skill, most commonly known for reconstructing and enhancing the nipple/areola. This can be done by adding shape, increasing size or boosting the colour.

This is a non-invasive procedure to create a natural appearance and is far less painful than nipple reconstruction surgery with a much shorter healing period.

Whether it is a female-to-male top surgery or a male-to-female top surgery, 3D nipple tattoos can play an important role in completing the operation and giving your new breasts or chest the desired size, colour, and shade.


Lip blush and neutralisation is a very popular cosmetic procedure here at Novacane. It's an excellent option for feminizing the face or neutralising lip pigmentation. Another amazing step towards looking in the mirror and feeling more at home in your body.


Through various techniques, we can help create a fuller, thicker and dense moustache. Or, we can help resemble the appearance of stubble by tattooing tiny dots around the mouth area.

The finished results will look very natural and no will know the difference unless you choose to tell them.


Beauty marks and freckles are another tool we like to offer to help clients feel more at home within themselves. This is a treatment that is offered to all and is great way to enhance your beauty, right down to the finer details like a beauty mark or freckles.


Eyeliner/eyelash enhancements subtly add definition and colour to your lash line. This treatment can create the appearance of a thicker lash whilst widening and lifting the eye.

This treatment will feminise the face and make the eyes ‘pop’, leaving you with an everyday, waterproof make-up look.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation is used to restore hair confidence by delicately implanting dots into the scalp. SMP can create the illusion of a structured, more defined hairline.

Alternatively, by depositing the pigments underneath your existing head of hair we can add density, creating a thicker, luscious look. Results are always undetectable and very natural.


Whilst all our artists are LGBTQ+ welcoming, Lucy offers a “pay what you can” service as part of the GA Project.

A message from Lucy - “Body art has played a huge role in my own self discovery as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and helps me feel confident and comfortable in my own skin. I love being able to communicate my identity more visibly through tattoos and helping my clients do the same. I work in a variety of tattoo styles from fineline to neo-traditional. Therefore, whether you are seeking a masculine, feminine, androgynous or other representative look, there will be something that works for you. I am so excited to be a part of Novacane’s Gender Affirming project and look forward to creating something that celebrates your identity”