A Mastectomy Tattoo Testimonial

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On September 8th, 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, what followed was a flurry of appointments, needles, pain, sadness and laughter. I had a full mastectomy and reconstructive surgery using tissue from my back, resulting in scars across my breast, under my arm and across my back, followed by

Women Cover Mastectomy Scars with Beautiful yet Intricate Tattoos

When diagnosed with breast cancer, being introduced to the world of tattoos is the last thing on one’s mind. But for many women who are suffering from this disease, this is exactly what happens after the worst has passed. What these women are left with is a painful reminder of

Pink Ribbon Tattoos

October is *Breast Cancer Awareness Month*  Breast Cancer has been on the rise since the 1950's but annual mammograms for women 40 and over have been proven to help with early detection, and they help save lives!! PLEASE SPREAD AWARENESS (not only) THIS MONTH by sharing these stories with those you love... and

Turning My Mastectomy Scars into Art

I have always loved tattoos. Shortly after my 18th birthday, I walked into a tattoo shop filled with courage and a bit of cockiness. After studying the wall of images, I confidently pointed to a small cartoon devil named “hot stuff” and said, “Perfect!” Many people ask whether or I

Breast Reconstruction Process: Carrie

Each month we a feature the inspirational and transformative Stories of few post-mastectomy cancer survivors and the artists & ink that help change their lives. Please support these Warrior Women by sharing their stories with those you love! It's all these women ask. And remember- schedule your exams, ladies! -TAM[divider] Warrior: Carrie Artist:

Patty: “I didn’t want the scars to be all I saw”

Each month we feature the inspirational and transformative Stories of few post-mastectomy cancer survivors and the artists & ink that help change their lives. Please support these Warrior Women by sharing their stories with those you love! And remember- Get your exams, ladies! -TAM Warrior: Patty Artist: Shane Wallin Shop: Garnet Tattoo Studio, San

TAM presents: mastectomy testimonial- Janine

Shane Wallin, artist and TAMblog contributor, spends his time helping survivors of breast cancer reclaim their bodies and their lives. Today we hear from Janine, one of Shane's clients and an amazing WARRIOR! In February of 2012 at age 46 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After chemotherapy I had a

Breast Cancer Survivors Get Tattoos In Colorado

Cancer survivor gets tattoos in Colorado

Article by Carrie Antlfinger WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don’t choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing —

THE INKSPIRATION APP BY P.INK

A new tool for life after a mastectomy. Breast cancer survivors are often told they have two options following a mastectomy: reconstruction or not. Most of the time, neither option can conceal the scars that often mark the experience. That’s why we at P.ink created the Inkspiration app by P.ink —

Nipple Tattoos and their Michelangelo

By Katy Watson Source: BBC News, Baltimore: www.bbc.co.uk A tattooist in Baltimore has built up a huge customer base because of his unusual specialty - tattooing nipples on to women who have suffered from cancer and had their breasts removed. There is something very familiar about the suburbs of small towns across America. The