Monday, June 9, 2014

A Special Tattoo After Cancer

Yes, you can imagine that a cancer survivor might be motivated to get a tattoo after having cancer treatment. Maybe one that says "Survivor" or an inspiring quote or maybe just "Fuck Cancer."But in the New York Times this week I read about other specialized tattoos for women after cancer.

Specifically after breast cancer and  reconstruction. Maybe you didn't know that those new breasts don't come with nipples. After all that surgery, stretching, tissue tucking and you don't even get a nipple? That's a rip right? Well, many women get nipples tattooed on their new breasts.

But the challenge was that oncology types weren't so great at the aesthetics of nipple art but guess who is? Yeah, real tattoo artists and the king of this nipple art is a guy named Vinnie Myers in Finksburg, Maryland.

Take a look at this article from the New York Times Helath blog and admire Vinnie's work. It is art. And the best kind--it can heal a soul.

Here's the link:

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