Breast Cancer Survivors Turning To Tattoos
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.
After going through reconstructive surgery, many women have trouble adjusting to their body. Some breast cancer survivors are taking a non-traditional path to feeling more complete.
According to The Breast Cancer Site, nipple tattoos have increased in popularity. This is the final step in breast reconstruction, and each case has to be approached differently due to the type of surgery they've undergone.
In the video (find out more) you'll meet tattoo artist Vincent "Vinnie" Myers has created three-dimensional tattoos for around 3000 breast cancer survivors over the past decade. He uses "precisely mixed pigments" to create his lifelike masterpieces, which he says are "far more rewarding than anything else I have ever done." He goes on to say "When it's completed, and they see the final results, most women feel very emotional because they realize: 'The thing is over, I'm whole again.'"