I haven’t had breast cancer, just a cyst aspiration here and there; I’ve been fortunate. And I was blown away by these body tattoos that camouflage, enhance, and adorn the chests of women post-mastectomy and post-lumpectomy. I love the way the art creates beauty where some women have seen pain and suffering.
Here are a few of the bold and beautiful women who chose to decorate and redefine their scars in ways that are meaningful for them. The quotes are from the author of the piece, Megan Decker. There’s some strong language in the complete article.
I am embarrassed to make any comparison to women who’ve had breast cancer, but I’ve been thinking about a tattoo to cover the scar from my wrist fixator. The scar doesn’t represent anything but pain to me, and I’d like to look down and see something inspiring. Below is how the scar looks today, three months after surgery. I’ll have at least two months to wait before it can be tattooed. Flowers, hearts, or a saucy quote?
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