I had been wondering about the bumps on the areola I keep seeing in breast pics. They puzzled me because I don't have 'em (the bumps, that is). So, googling happily along I found my answer (Montgomery glands) along with an impressive array of nipple and areola types. Pictures of normal nipples. The bumps on areola are Montgomery glands. Hair on nipples is normal, too. Links to resources about flat or inverted nipples. I do have one question that my google search hasn't turned up an answer for. Some of the areolas that I've seen have uneven colouring where the pigment fades out gradually or can look like they were bleached in places. Is this something related to breast feeding (some of those little suckers can be aggressive and damaged tissue doesn't always heal it's original colour) or is this just another natural variation?