WARNING: NSFW / graphic content below.
I recently attended a local FORCE support group meeting. As always, it was fantastic! Our group meets quarterly, varies in size from five to 20, in age from 20 to 60ish, and is comprised of mostly previvors (in various stages: just found mutation to done with surgeries), but also women currently undergoing treatment, as well as survivors. There’s something for everyone facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer to relate to. I highly recommend you find a group near you and attend at least one meeting. You may find that it’s not for you, but it’s worth a try. Find a FORCE group near you by visiting the local support page. Other organizations also have in-person support group meetings, so check with your doctor or do some googling.
Sometimes we have guest speakers come to share their research, work, products, or information relevant to our community. Our most recent guest was tattoo artist Amy Black of Amy Black Tattoos and Pink Ink Fund. Since 2011 Amy has been specializing in nipple and areola repigmentation as part of the breast reconstruction process for patients post-mastectomy due to breast cancer or as a prophylactic measure. Her 3D nipple tattoos look like the real thing! See for yourself below. Amy also founded the Pink Ink Fund shortly after beginning nipple and areola tattooing in response to seeing clients concerned about costs and having no health insurance. Amy’s work both in restorative tattooing and supporting the community is amazing! I plan on paying her a visit once I am done with my reconstruction. In addition to 3D nips, she also does touch ups, repigmentation, and artistic designs.
Here are some examples of her work:
Amy is located in Richmond, VA. If you are interested in contacting Amy, click here.
Amy’s on FB and when you go to her page, she has some amazing things that she’s done plus she sells her tshirts in order to fund tattoos for women who can’t afford it. Such great talent and helping others…win win situation! Thanks for posting this for all to learn about the options.
Yup, she definitely does great work. That’s me wearing one of her Pink Ink Fund shirts. 🙂
Oh how cool!!!! Beautiful!
So clever.. They look amazing..
Don’t they?!? And that’s in photos. I imagine they look great in-person as well.
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