After a mastectomy, breast cancer patients are left with scars, and, in many cases, no nipples. These consequences of the operation can’t always be aided by reconstructive surgery — which is an expensive option at any rate. P.INK, which we’ve covered in the past, is a post-mastectomy support platform offering a different solution to women left with body image issues after a mastectomy: tattoos.
P.INK has been educating women about the potential of tattoos to help them take creative control of their post-op bodies with their Pinterest boards.Today, P.INK launched an online crowdfunding campaign to finance the tattoos of ten breast cancer survivors at an event called P.INK Day October 21st in Brookyln. The event, scheduled to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will feature ten of the country’s top tattoo artists inking scar coverage and nipple replacement tattoos for ten breast cancer survivors.
“This is an investment in art,” says Noel Franus, one of the creatives at CP+B who helped launched the non-profit. “Public contributions will help commission beautiful work that will serve as a personal and permanent celebration of life.”
Donations are open starting today, at the P.INK Day Indiegogo campaign site. P.INK hopes that the inaugural P.INK Day at Saved Tattoo studio in Brookyln will be just the first of many to come.