We at P.ink received this note in the mail. Inspiring work, Helen! "I live in Mallorca Spain and was inspired by your Facebook page to have my scars covered in a butterfly tattoo. After 3 years of surviving I can now face the mirror again. Thank you for the inspiration." Artist: Jaume Espases, Palmaink, Mallorca. https://www.facebook.com/palmaink Photo: Samantha Hemsley. http://samanthahemsley.com [p-ink.org]
David Allen's mastectomy tattoos are some of the most elegant floral pieces on earth. He was one of our P.ink Day Milwaukee 2014 artists and we're lucky to call him a friend. Check him out at https://www.facebook.com/allentattoo and http://www.allentattoo.com.
Now this is what "owning it" looks like. Here's a full chest piece from Minneapolis P.ink Day / #pinktattooday 2014 at Twilight Tattoo, when six artists helped six breast cancer survivors heal with ink. Our survivor was so excited about her #mastectomy #tattoo that she wanted us to share it with you all. And it's a serious piece of work. Artist: Joseph Andrew of Evolution Tattoo. Great work. [p-ink.org]
Rachel reached out with her story: "I was diagnosed at the age of 53, I had a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. After which I had nipple tattoos by the plastic surgeon which I was not happy with, so my daughter talked me into getting new tattoos done. A friend is a tattoo artist -- her name is Mallory Perine from Headlight Tattoo in Woodstown NJ. She was very considerate of my privacy and patient, kind with me being very uncomfortable getting these tattoos." Go Rachel! [p-ink.org]
The Ensō is an unfinished ink circle. "It symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an "expression of the moment" it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art." - David Ceng / Beautiful simple option for nipple replacement or mastectomy tattoo. [p-ink.org]
P.ink Day "artists we love" series, #20 of 37: DAVID ALLEN. Here's his mastectomy tattoo work for P.ink Day MKE on 10/10/2014. At P.ink we have a firm belief that there is no better person to start a religion, smuggle your Bibles or tattoo a masterful portrait than Mr. David Allen of David Allen Tattoo in Chicago. Check this portfolio and book him now: http://www.allentattoo.com/ At his site you're likely to see some of the better known mastectomy tattoos on the web. Photo by Tammy…