Every mastectomy scar is unique.
The way it feels and looks depends on the woman who is wearing it, and what her body endured before and after the removal of one or both breasts.
Tattoo artist David Allen has spent the past few years learning these complex intricacies. In that time, he’s adorned several dozen cancer survivors with chest tattoos of plants, flowers and branches to give their scars new meaning — and the women who bear them a newfound sense of beauty and agency.
“They’ve gone through a process where they’ve lost control,” says Allen. “The beauty is that they’re in control of this.” Read more…