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Mastectomy body art: breast cancer survivors get ink

by | 6th, May 2015

Women who have endured the horror of breast cancer can be physically scarred. Some reclaim their bodies with tattooing.

Tattoo artist David Allen, puts it poetically: “What was clinical became beautiful again… we turned sterile into sensual. We took back control.” He recalls his first client:

“I’ll never forget meeting Adriana and connecting instantly. I wasn’t sure how to be. I knew just a portion of her story and my heart was heavy…Somehow I realized she was taking care of me before I had a chance to do the same. Maybe she sensed my concern, so her response was to allay my nerves. She showed me love and I knew only to do the same.

“How do you help a woman who has

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