ITS ALMOST LIKE WEARING LACE UNDERWEAR—A HIDDEN SECRET, AN INNER SMILE.
Breast cancer doesn’t have to leave the last mark—tattoos can provide an innovative form of healing that nothing else can. Post-mastectomy options have evolved to realistic looking breasts with a natural-appearing nipple, but in some cases the scaring from surgery may alter their body image. For some women, the needle goes beyond skin deep—because tattooing post-mastectomy breasts has become a powerful way to reclaim what most survivors report was lost: control, femininity and for some, beauty and sex appeal. Post-mastectomy tattoos cover up the scars the procedure left behind and provide an alternative option for reconstruction and/or plastic surgery.
OUR WARRIOR TRIBE SPEAKS
At Pretty in Ink, we like to learn about your journey, your cancer and your scars. After a diagnosis, you’re overwhelmed by science, statistics, doctors’ orders, endless research and uncertainty. The care plan often leaves a woman feeling like a prisoner in her own body with little to no input. We like to foster an environment that allows a woman to be in control, exercise her creativity and use the art of tattooing as a part of her recovery and therapy. The designs we create are based on our client’s visions—we listen to each story and in partnership, create a design that empowers them to be confident in their healing, post-op. It is our mission to create artwork that helps tell the story of survival, resilience and perseverance. Any design is acceptable, but most women gravitate toward floral designs as you can always add more petals, buds, leaves and branches to cover any shape your specific scar may have taken. Beyond that, using floral, butterflies and other elements of nature symbolize natural beauty and life as well as serve as a symbol of femininity.
We’re mindful of your time —you’ve been through a lot already, We want to make sure we get all the details and hear you out! We’ve crafted an amazing collaborative consultation process that helps our clients share their ideas, stories and potential reference photos virtually with our artists to create their dream tattoo prior to stepping foot in the studio. We’re going to get pretty close over the course of the next few weeks—lets make sure we are a good match! We believe that through our consultation process, we’ll have an opportunity to build an empathetic emotional connection that will aide in a positive, therapeutic, personalized appointment. Pretty in Ink is committed to women reclaiming themselves in their own way. We want to bring each client’s vision to life, lift them up and boost their confidence by giving them exactly what they want.
Our vibe is different. At Pretty in Ink we take pride in our clients leaving their appointments feeling understood, confident, and satisfactorily on their journey to total and complete healing. It is our hope to be a positive part of a survivor’s journey.
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