Personal Ink (P.INK) is a new group bringing together survivors and tattoo artists.

Of the 2.6 million women in the United States who have survived breast cancer, 56% live with post-surgery scars (and, sometimes, no nipples).

P.INK was set up by advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and David Clark Cause.

The group has an extensive Pinterest site full of design ideas and personal stories.

2013-03-27

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Gorgeous Tattoos To Cover The Scars Of Breast Cancer Survivors [NSFW]

Personal Ink connects tattoo artists with women who have had surgeries to create beautiful art.

Of the 2.6 million women in the United States who have survived breast cancer, 56% live with post-surgery scars (and, sometimes, no nipples). Personal Ink (P.INK) is a new group bringing together survivors and tattoo artists.

The video follows 47-year-old Molly Ortwein as she visits the Unfamous Miami parlor, in Miami Beach. "I’m getting this tattoo to have something else, instead of these big scars staring at me," Ortwein says.

"Tattoos can help in the healing process, if you’ve gone through a cancer or a surgery," says artist Colby Butler. P.INK has an extensive Pinterest site full of design ideas and personal stories. It was set up by advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and David Clark Cause.

"We created P.INK because we realized there are probably countless survivors in Molly’s situation--people who likely haven’t had a sense of control over their experience for a long time," says Noel Franus, at CPB. "This sets them up for an act of creative reinvention, empowerment, and healing."

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  • Spam

    Its NSFW in the sense that its "not safe for work". You still see pictures of bare breasts, which most workplaces wouldn't approve.

  • TL

    I agree... NSFW may be porn, gambling, violent material, or gaming. This however is educational and is directly related to the medical industry.