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MASTECTOMY SCARS TRANSFORMED ON P.INK DAY

By Maris Kakoulas

Reblogged from: http://www.needlesandsins.com

roxx mastectomy scar tattooJoy Rumore breast tattoo

Above: Blackwork tattoo by Roxx 2Spirit. Floral tattoo by Joy Rumore.

On Monday — P.Ink Day — a group of truly exceptional tattooers, exceptional in their art and in their spirit, dedicated their time to transform mastectomy scars of kickass women into beautiful life-affirming creations. Just taking a look at Gigi Stoll’s photos of what went down at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn that day, offers a glimpse into just how powerful and magical tattooing can be.

As I’ve posted here before, P.Ink or Personal Ink Project is an incredible resource that offers tattoo inspiration, ideas and info for breast cancer survivors. It also is a place where these women can research and perhaps even connect with skilled artists who can transform mastectomy scars into beautiful works of art. On Monday, P.Ink brought artists and survivors together in person, and picked up the tab via an Indiegogo campaign — that still needs help with funding.

To learn more about P.Ink and the transformation of mastectomy scars from the perspective of the tattoo artist and the client, check this HuffPo video featuring P.Ink’s founder Noel Franus, artist Joy Rumore and Megan Hartman, whom Joy tattooed on Monday (tattoo shown above).  Joy also blogged about her experience, which is a great read.

For all the inspiration and beauty, thank you, P.Ink and the artists who made it all possible: Stephanie TamezVirginia ElwoodAshley LoveMichelle TarantelliRoxx,Shannon Purvis BarronNikki LugoMiranda LorbererJen Carmean, and Joy Rumore.

 

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2 responses

  1. Powerful.

    November 3, 2013 at 2:10 AM

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