For many of us, mastectomy is a necessary medical procedure that some women have to go through.
But what does a mastectomy really mean for women who have undergone the invasive procedure? These mastectomy tattoos will show us just how strong and badass these amazing women are!
What is a Mastectomy Tattoo?
Mastectomy tattoos are decorative tattoo’s over the removed breast tissue, either highlighting the scarring that occurs during breast removal, or to cover the scars. These beautiful mastectomy tattoos help the breast cancer survivor by showing what they have endured and can make women feel a whole lot more confident after surgery.
How Long After My Mastectomy Can I Get a Mastectomy Tattoo?
All your breast scarring needs to be totally healed before your Doctor will allow you to get a mastectomy tattoo. Usually about six months after surgery and any chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.
How Do I Find a Tattooist that will Do a Masectomy Tattoo?
Any qualified tattooist can do a mastectomy tattoo, but it’s about who you are comfortable with. If you have had tattoos in the past and are happy with your current tattooist, go with them. If this is your first, shop around and speak to them – Tattooists are typically very understanding and will go to great lengths to ensure you are comfortable and will see your vision.
If you are located in Queensland – I personally recommend Luke Bishop from Solid Gold Tattoo in Gympie.
Types of Mastectomy Tattoo
There are a few different types of mastectomy tattoos depending on your preferences and surgical outcomes. We have put them into the following categories:
- Mastectomy Tattoos over Breast Implants
- Flat Mastectomy Tattoos
As we add more designs, we will add further categories for you to choose from.