You will find her in Tarrytown, Westchester County, NY – Cathi Locati: the anomaly…professional fine artist and 3D areola and nipple artist. A span of 30 years covers Cathi’s fine art career in high-end portraiture oil paintings and murals exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. She is the quintessential career changer, trumping today’s economy with her mastery of color, light and shadow as a leader in her field of Paramedical Areola Restoration.
Cathi Locati Co. specializes in Custom Made Fine Art services, creating with precise drawing and painting accuracy, photo-realistic areolas and nipples that look so close to the real thing that it’s not easy to tell which is real and which has been tattooed. Whether it’s a single mastectomy (unilateral) or a double mastectomy (bilateral), patients receive a whole new set exactly to order.
Cathi works closely with surgeons who substantiate the exceptional quality of her areola and nipple work. She combines her 30 years of fine art experience and areola expertise to restore lifelike breasts using micropigmentation with a special technique where the tattoos remain for the lifetime of the patient with little to no fading.
Reconstructive surgeons who are doing their own color-adding tattoos quickly refer patients to Cathi when they take one look at her superior skill and stunning results. She works alongside plastic surgery offices as an independent contractor and third party provider of restorative services. Among others, Cathi has patients referred by Dr. C. Andrew Salzberg, Chief Surgeon at New York Group for Plastic Surgery (Hudson Valley Hospital, Courtland Manor and Tarrytown).
Relating to her clients on a sensitive and intuitive level from a woman’s point of view, Cathi is fully licensed, certified and highly specialized to perform her refined areola procedures anywhere in the US or Europe as one of the most original and in-demand areola and facial tattoo artists. She offers chemotherapy patients, and anyone in need of applied facial makeup, the benefit of her realism portrait talents through permanent cosmetics of the eyebrow, eyeliner and lips.
Having experienced breast reconstruction herself and as a cervical cancer survivor, Cathi knows first hand the importance women (and men) place on the aesthetics of their breasts after surgery and the desire to feel normal, attractive and desirable again by working closely with each individual to achieve what is best for them. Breast tattooing after surgery is a conversation that no one is having, but according to Cathi it is an essential topic that should be discussed as a priority because, according to the federal Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, patients whose health plan covers mastectomies are entitled to insurance coverage for post mastectomy reconstruction, including the final service of nipple micropigmentation.
Cathi’s curriculum vitae includes being an exhibitor on the French Riviera at Art Monaco 2011, the NY Art Expo 2007 and her recent one-woman show in Westchester County 2011 showcasing 49 paintings of her life’s work, among many other accomplishments. Her artwork can be found (www.cathilocati.com) from the east coast to the west coast, the Cayman Islands and beyond. To discover more about the areolas Cathi Locati Co. builds and to see actual client photos go to www.cathilocatico.com or call: 914.659.7777 for a free phone consultation. She is available as a presenter at breast surgeon conferences and conducts informative educational seminars about tattooing options as part of the whole package during the reconstruction process.