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Breast cancer warriors

After a breast reconstruction, the breast is often left without an areola or nipple. Reconstruction can not be performed for at least3 months. Most women describe this transition as psychologically difficult to live with as they can see their bare breasts everyday which gives an incomplete impression .

The range of reconstruction techniques is wide, however, surgeons practice essentially two main techniques: grafting or tattooing.

In both cases, they begin by drawing the areola (the dark circle around the nipple) before reforming the nipple.

Grafting

For an areola graft, it involves removing a patch on skin on the upper and inner part of the thigh and then the graft is placed at the site of the future areola. This is a quick and painless surgery but which leads to an additional scar on the thigh. Care is needed for about three weeks to complete healing. The skin graft can sometimes fade a bit over time and eventually require an additional tattoo. One drawback is that in this type of reconstruction the areola graft does not usually get dark.

Tattoo

For those who do not wish to undergo another surgery and acquire new scars, the surgeon can make a tattoo with the supposed location of the areola. The result is an “optical illusion” as the actual nipple has, in this case, no volume. This simple act can be performed under local anaesthesia. Post-operative care is short (about 5 days) and a little painful. Initially the colour is often darker but fades rapidly. The tattoo is permanent but needs retouching as it fades over time.

Note that it is impossible to reconstruct a perfect areola and nipple tattoo. However, to overcome this lack of aesthetics of the lack of expertise of tattoo related surgeons, an American tattoo artist of 49 years, Vinnie Mayers, has become the world tattoo specialist of the nipple.

A Tattoo artist for 28 years, he has now been practising for the last 12 years tattooing nipples on breasts mutilated women who underwent breast cancer. And the results are impressive realism!

His secret? “A game of shadows and lights, he said in an interview to the magazine Vice . I have great difficulty believing that nobody had thought of before. Many other tattoo artists are content to draw a circle and add colour to it, and they have only three available: chocolate brown, pink chewing gum and salmon. They choose the nearest colour to the other nipple and most white women therefore find themselves with a salmon coloured nipple. ”

Vinnie injects pigments into the skin to determine the best colour, size and shape for the nipple, this takes around 2 hours, but the end result is remarkable as you can see

Vinnie no longer does traditional tattoos, he has dedicated his skills to help “breast cancer warriors” and I for one think he is doing a wonderful job.

If you are reading this from the UK

Richard from Luton in Bedfordshire can help restore your femininity so you too can be a warrior.

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Tattoo burned off by blowtorch

I try to keep this blog light hearted but informative, so when i came across the news that this week a Texan gang member was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for burning off a tattoo on the rib cage of an ex member of the gang, I thought it was worth bringing it your attention. So if you ever see this tattoo

Gang tattoo

Gang tattoo

RUN ………    because this is badge of honor that you can only have tattooed if you have earned it by being a fully fledged member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang.
Now i shudder to think what you have to do to get this tattoo, because this gang will go to extreme and painful lengths to remove it from your skin while it is still attached to your body
if you dare to leave the gang or get one tattooed if you have not earned the right to wear it, which just goes to prove that just as tattoos can be striking and beautiful, there is also
the dark side that not many people get to see or hear about, which is why you should be very careful in choosing your tattoo as it symbolizes what you are and what you represent, but
looking on the bright side if you do ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of having one of these tattoos you can always use  this as shown in this post to remove it, which will be a lot
less painful than having it removed by blow torch. You can read the full article of this unfortunate gang member and also another gang member who was beaten senseless to remove it himself . See the  the full report by Dane Schiller   here
or click on the related article below

 

 

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Works of Art

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work of art

work of art

work of art

Now you know everything there is to know about Tattoos, I have uploaded some images of stunning works of art….

work of art

work of art

work of art

work of art

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