The Healing Role of Postmastectomy Tattoos

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

JAMA

An article in the Arts and Medicine section of JAMA reports the experience of a tattoo artist who works with women to design imagery to conceal their mastectomy scars. The article is available here, and images of a postmastectomy tattoo and the application process are below.

 

Botanical imagery in a tattoo after mastectomy and surgical
reconstruction.

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Stages of tattoo application process after bilateral mastectomy and deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap reconstruction.

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