Breast cancer is one of the highest killing cancers in women, and a long going battle against the disease has been happening for decades. Luckily there are procedures that can help to remove the tumours, what is known as a mastectomy.
Unfortunately the removal of part or the entire breast can have a lasting effect on the psychological well-being of the patient. The sight of scared or removed breasts is a heavy burden, which is why tattoo artists have taken to creating gorgeous works on the breasts of cancer survivors.
They are very powerful images, and it’s understandable as to why many women would benefit from having gorgeous works of art to cover the scares left from the procedures. Origination P.Ink helps tattoo artists and women with mastectomy scars communicate, allowing ideas and designs to be made. Artist David Allen had a poignant view of the process himself “What was clinical became beautiful again… we turned sterile into sensual. We took back control.” p-ink.org |allentattoo.com (h/t: modernmet, demilked)