Free realistic nipple tattooing for breast cancer survivors
Survivors Ink is a not for profit charity organisation, dedicated to providing breast cancer survivors with FREE realistic nipple tattooing, Australia wide.
Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop affecting lives at the completion of treatment. So many breast cancer survivors and their loved ones continue to experience both financial and emotional hardship as a result of their unfortunate collision with cancer treatment.
Survivor’s Ink acknowledges and respects the magnitude of issues that a woman must face in the recovery phase of her breast cancer.
One avenue of recovery in which it is able to make a difference, is the completion phase of reconstructive surgery.
After surgery, most women are left without nipple/(s), and in place of this, may have traumatic scars, in which they must face each day. Cosmetic tattooing offers women the chance to complete their reconstructive journey.
Sadly, many survivors are unable to consider cosmetic tattooing (and sometimes the reconstructive surgery altogether), due to the exorbitant costs associated.
Survivors Inks aim is to provide free realistic nipple tattooing to all Australians effected by breast cancer and aid in their physical and emotional recovery, free of charge. See examples of survivors tattoos at http://www.survivorsink.com.au/10/gallery
Tattooing provides many benefits (as described by survivors)
- Awakened confidence
- Reclaimed sexuality
- Feeling beautiful (and womanly) once more
- No more visible scars
- Feeling whole again
- Closure (significantly important).
Due to the lack of suitably qualified Tattoo Artists, Survivors Ink is seeking the support of Oncology Departments, Hospitals, Tattoo Studios and Medical Facilities, in each state and territory of Australia. Its aim is to provide a fly in fly out service, to breast cancer survivors in all capital cities and some rural locations, on an annual basis.
Since establishment, it has serviced approximately 180+ men and women Australia wide, with demand continuing to grow on a daily basis.
In 2017 it was estimated that 17,586 women and 144 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, so many of these woman, will undergo some form of lifesaving lumpectomy or mastectomy surgery.
Without the continued support Oncology Departments, Hospitals, Tattoo Studios and Medical Facilities, Survivors Ink cannot continue to provide free realistic nipple tattooing.
Survivors Ink want to ensure that empowerment, completion and emotional recovery is attainable to breast cancer survivors around Australia.
25 July 2018.