Thinking about having a Mastectomy Tattoo?
You’re in the right place.
When left with scarring and not wanting to put your body under any more trauma, mastectomy ink may be the answer.
After all, why not celebrate your scars, instead of going through a potentially lengthy and intrusive nipple reconstruction procedure. More and more breast cancer survivors are deciding to take back control and turn their mastectomy scars into works of empowering body art.
Here’s some of the most inspirational works of mastectomy body art we could find:
A breast cancer survivor explained how the whole mastectomy process is rather brutal, and can result in women feeling less feminine. She wanted to revive the confidence boost she used to get when wearing beautiful lace underwear. The Bustia post-surgery lingerie collection has also been designed to recreate this inner secret smile.
5 Top Mastectomy Tattoo Tips:
- Be prepared to shop around, to find the right tattooist.
- Consider the length of time to complete, this all depends on the chosen size, detail and amount of colours. Average time ranges from 4-30 hours!
- Decide on your budget.
- No painkillers or alcohol beforehand, as these can thin your blood and cause you to bleed more than usual.
- Avoid infection! Cleanliness is key, both for you and the tattooist. Make sure you have enough time to shower beforehand and check your chosen tattooist takes pride in hygienic work.
Over and out, Love B x