Nikki Butler – My background
I am an experienced Medical & Cosmetic Tattooist, based in Alton in Hampshire. I’d like to share a little about my background with you, as I took a massive leap of faith and changed my career several years ago.
My early career was in Law. I graduated in 2000 and then I spent many years working in Legal Management roles. I worked for over a decade in the personal injury and medical negligence field, before becoming Head of Corporate Contracts for one of the leading mobile telecoms operators. I didn’t enjoy work at all, but somehow felt that you weren’t supposed to enjoy it. How wrong I was!
I am a keen learner, so I studied nutritional therapy, personal training and beauty whilst I worked full time. I have also been on numerous silver smith workshops – which is a real passion of mine. Most of all I enjoy being able to really make a difference to how people feel, whether that is from providing a treatment or gifting personalised jewellery.
I became interested in Medical and Cosmetic Tattooing after one of my beautiful friends suggested that I train as a Medical Tattooist (at this point I didn’t even know such a job existed!). My friend had been left with sparse eyebrows following treatment, she had also been left without an areola or nipple after a mastectomy. She was an absolute inspiration to me and the reason I do what I do today.
From the moment I started my training, I knew I had finally found my ‘THING’! I treat a lot of patients that have been through life changing events, which have impacted them both physically and mentally. The most rewarding thing for me is seeing my clients confidence blossom from treatment to treatment, that is priceless!
Nikki Butler – Medical Tattooist
I am highly committed to continuing to grow my depth of knowledge and skills within the industry, in order to provide my clients with the best possible treatments. I hold two Level 4 Certifications, which are the highest accreditation’s in my industry.
I have trained with the leading trainers in the Medical and Cosmetic field – Finishing Touches and Dermace. I have also had the privilege of attending advanced Masterclass training with Matt Iulo, Founder and Director of Scalp Micro USA. Matt is one of the leading international trainers and pioneers in scalp micropigmentation – an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience.
In addition to my clinical work, I am also a Medico Legal Expert. My area of specialism is the assessment and treatment of scar tissue. I hold the Cardiff University Bond Solon Certificate as an Expert Witness.
Nikki Butler – Associations
I am fully insured and hold licences with Local Authorities across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. I also support local charities and support groups and I’m the Regional Coordinator for Basingstoke and Winchester for Look Good Feel Better cancer charity. www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk
I am delighted to have won the Venus Women Awards Customer Service of the Year Award for 2018, both for the Thames Valley Region and also at The National Finals. My clients experience is at the heart of everything I do, so it was wonderful to receive recognition for that.
You will see from my website that I don’t show pictures of my medical work. This is because the feedback that I got from patients and clients was that they were happy for photo’s to be shared with others considering procedures, but understandably, did not wish for photo’s to be published online in any form. So if you are considering a medical procedure, then please arrange a consultation with me and I will be able to show you before and after photographs.
If you have any questions then please get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you – Nikki
Medical & Cosmetic Tattooing – Qualifications and Accreditation
Certificates of training and Accreditation
- VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Micropigmentation – Formal Industry Qualification
- OCN Level 4 Certificate in Scalp Micropigmentation – Finishing Touches Group
- Advanced Scalp Micropigmentation Certificate – Matt Iulo (Scalp Micro USA) and Finishing Touches Group
- Semi Permanent Eyebrows
- Semi Permanent Eyeliner
- Semi Permanent Lip Colouring
- Removal and Correction
- 3D Areola and Nipple Tattooing
- MCA Scar Improvement treatments
- Meso skin Needling
- Advanced Meso Skin Needling
- Advanced Lip Tattooing
- Advanced Eyebrow Tattooing
- Skin Camouflage Micropigmentation
- Advanced Digital Skin Needling for Scars and Burns
- First Aid
- Anaphlaxis trained
- Licenced for the use of adrenaline and topical anesthetics – prescription based.
- VTCT Accredited
- HABIA Accredited
- Member of Association of Registered Aestheticians
- BUPA APPROVED MEDICAL TATTOOIST FOR 3D AREOLA AND NIPPLE TATTOOING
- Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certification
- LLB Business Law 2:1 (hons)
I am an Expert Witness and carry out Medico Legal and Court reports in civil proceedings, specialising in reports relating to scarring and medical tattooing. If you are an instructing solicitor and would like further information about this then please get in touch.