Why Breast Cancer Survivors Decorate Their Scars With Tattoos

  • Published on 6 months ago

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    Runtime: 6:13

    Breast cancer survivors are getting mastectomy tattoos to decorate their surgical scars. These tattoos come in several forms, and women choose them for specific reasons. One of the tattoos, 3D areola repigmentation, is done on non-reconstructed nipples to create a life-like replication of nipples. Other women decorate their scars with illustrative tattoos to express their identities and the battles they went through to survive the disease.
    One tattoo artist who is helping empower survivors is Friday Jones. She serves as a board member of P.ink, an organization that connects breast cancer survivors with tattoo artists.
    2:25 -- Art by @shanewallintattoo, @mastectomytattoo. See more here: instagram.com/shanewallintattoo/?hl=en
    See more from P.ink: p-ink.org/
    See more from Friday Jones: www.fridayjones.net/
    See more from Dr. Joshua L. Levine, MD: joshualevinemd.com/
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    INSIDER  breast cancer  breast cancer survivor  tattoo artist  tattooing  illustrative tattoos  mastectomy tattoo  mastectomy  surgical scars  3D areola repigmentation  

Andrena Bailey
Andrena Bailey

Women go through alot b/c we have go worry about breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

12 days ago
fajfa22
fajfa22

I don't know about this, but this looks like it hurts... Also this looks like this is NOT for YouTube for people to see.. I don't know about boys but some of the boys have a pretty bad mind...

4 months ago
Cute bunny
Cute bunny

There boobs look weird

5 months ago
Cute bunny
Cute bunny

I mean their

5 months ago
AWP SKIN Counter Strike Global Offensive
AWP SKIN Counter Strike Global Offensive

Its looks like a boy, BUT ITS A GIRL

6 months ago
JJ Cat
JJ Cat

ew Plz censor this

6 months ago
Nolan's Biggest Stan
Nolan's Biggest Stan

Ow

6 months ago
Magna Lucky
Magna Lucky

No son sólo senos. Para las mujeres es realmente una zona importante. Y es por eso que esta con restricción de edad. Si fuera un seno masculino no habria tanta repercusión, pues ellos SI lo toman como una zona más de sus cuerpos. Y así nos damos cuenta Lo que realmente piensan las mujeres sobre sus senos, que son realmente un lugar EROGENO, y al cual se lo debe tapar por pudor.

6 months ago
Valentina Torres
Valentina Torres

Omg so inspiring so beautiful so wow!

6 months ago
Raj Ghosh
Raj Ghosh

Now I know cancer actually causes the nipples to fall off....

6 months ago
mustapha supas
mustapha supas

People are actually wondering why this is age restricted?

6 months ago
Max Nodwell
Max Nodwell

It's sad this video is age restricted. Cancer doesn't discriminate. Even breast cancer. I go to a camp for kids with arthritis. Most people think arthritis just harms the joints but it can be systemic too. I met a girl there this summer and her arthritis attacked her heart. She's had three heart attacks so far. The medication used to treat severe autoimmune diseases increases the likely hood of you getting cancer. This girl I met whose arthritis has caused her heart to stop beating is a three time breast cancer survivor. Three times. Before she was eighteen. It's no fair that this has to be censored. This is an important topic. Exposing children to a wide range of material about people of different needs and abilities raises a generation of kind, compassionate adults.

6 months ago
N. Roberts
N. Roberts

Send pic of tattooed bob

6 months ago
JJ Cat
JJ Cat

N. Roberts pervert

6 months ago
The Flaming Sawsage
The Flaming Sawsage

Why am I here I am a man

6 months ago
Shoma Francis
Shoma Francis

These women are great.This should not be age restricted,KEEP GOING WOMEN!WERE THE BEST!❤❤❤

6 months ago
Rage Coder
Rage Coder

Many might think its porn... If you do you are a Child, a DumbFuck Child!

6 months ago
godfatherNYC
godfatherNYC

Thank you for showing this, I have to admit I've been curious about how this is done. These women are BEAUTIFUL, and unbelievably COURAGEOUS. So happy to see these amazing SURVIVORS.

6 months ago
Enäble Passîve
Enäble Passîve

producers in insider be like: let’s show tattoo artists putting tattoos on girls titties and show them in close ups on youtube! honestly why

6 months ago
Назрин Дадашзаде
Назрин Дадашзаде

*Как красиво* 😻

6 months ago
Ratfink820
Ratfink820

God bless all of them. This is honestly beautiful.

6 months ago
Joseph Holder
Joseph Holder

Why is this age restricted? These are nipples but they have a use

6 months ago
amezing WeedeR
amezing WeedeR

i don't know what more odd things left in this world. honestly ashamed of you ppl. be human,appreciate your natural look.

6 months ago
Not A Serial Killer
Not A Serial Killer

I'm only 16 but I cheated my account's date of birth !

6 months ago
Jaela Limmie
Jaela Limmie

Oh lol. Im 13

5 months ago
Hermione 10Gaming
Hermione 10Gaming

turtle lover Oh my

5 months ago
turtle lover
turtle lover

Yeah me too except I'm 11

6 months ago
creppy spidergirl
creppy spidergirl

It look so painful!!!

6 months ago
Lilly Elliott
Lilly Elliott

Lets take a moment to praise them for beating their cancer ♡

6 months ago
FoxyGaming
FoxyGaming

Gooooooooood

6 months ago
FoxyGaming
FoxyGaming

Meh

6 months ago
Jesus Da Lawd
Jesus Da Lawd

hehehe tiddies

6 months ago
elizza Vanessa
elizza Vanessa

If I was them I would tatoo a bikini Soo I will never look naked

6 months ago
Tim Vecas
Tim Vecas

I AM UNDERAGE

6 months ago
Denzel Mcintosj
Denzel Mcintosj

WOW SHOOK and good for those girls

6 months ago
insert username here
insert username here

AGE RESTRICTED NOOOOOOOooOo

6 months ago
Cool kids with dayne and sabrina Tanco and pineda
Cool kids with dayne and sabrina Tanco and pineda

Ouch

6 months ago
Phoebe Olivia
Phoebe Olivia

This is beautiful

6 months ago
GreGetz
GreGetz

Tiny boobs :'(

6 months ago
Cray Cray Gaming
Cray Cray Gaming

Who cares if this video is age restricted all what matters is that they beat cancer

6 months ago
Liem
Liem

6:00 yeah those were the missing nipples

6 months ago
Sarah M.
Sarah M.

Pretty amazing stuff 👏🏻

6 months ago
XxGalaxy SavagexX
XxGalaxy SavagexX

These women r brave-wait they aren't women they r woMANS

6 months ago
Spooxia XX
Spooxia XX

they look beautiful. those women are so strong

6 months ago
some one
some one

. . . ammm I have a question. Tattoos increease the risk of skin cancer right?

6 months ago
Fiona Animates
Fiona Animates

Everyone has got nipples.

6 months ago
School Account
School Account

I thought this was PornHub

6 months ago
im only a human loveheart
im only a human loveheart

Why in the private part i hope mans are not seeing this

6 months ago
Im Noeee
Im Noeee

Free the nipple

6 months ago
Ferteqw Plays
Ferteqw Plays

Gf dumped me get credit card number below Read more

6 months ago
MARIA JOSE RICALDE PARADA
MARIA JOSE RICALDE PARADA

El mejor video que he visto hoy

6 months ago
Rainbow Sparkle
Rainbow Sparkle

This is so sweet

6 months ago
Cris. Hernandez
Cris. Hernandez

Reported

6 months ago
Joel V
Joel V

Nice tits

6 months ago
luisrodriguez 198
luisrodriguez 198

Demonetized!!!!!

6 months ago
ᎷᎯᏀᏀᎥᏋ ᏣᎯᏞᎠᏋᎡᏫᏁ
ᎷᎯᏀᏀᎥᏋ ᏣᎯᏞᎠᏋᎡᏫᏁ

This looks so painful to watch

6 months ago
ᎷᎯᏀᏀᎥᏋ ᏣᎯᏞᎠᏋᎡᏫᏁ
ᎷᎯᏀᏀᎥᏋ ᏣᎯᏞᎠᏋᎡᏫᏁ

WHY

6 months ago
Elisha Lishy
Elisha Lishy

they are so strong!

6 months ago
Nour Wesam
Nour Wesam

*Fk Age Restricted 😒*

6 months ago
Kimberly .Nik'Ole
Kimberly .Nik'Ole

I lost my older sister to breast cancer while I was in elementary school, so this video was emotional and breathtaking all together. Very beautiful work.

6 months ago
Sunset
Sunset

Looking at their scars being tattooed is bringing pain to my nipples.. these women are great. Poor them though..

6 months ago
Kylee Abramson
Kylee Abramson

I’m surprised this hasn’t been taken down lmao. This video is amazing though ❤️

6 months ago
Yamanda Cat
Yamanda Cat

Wow some boob tattoo

6 months ago
Riot Breaker
Riot Breaker

I have officially cried to everything.

6 months ago
Bereker
Bereker

12 year old probably whipped out their dick

6 months ago
Rebekah Wood
Rebekah Wood

Why age restrict this ffs

6 months ago
IT'S Tabarek!
IT'S Tabarek!

Awwwww😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️

6 months ago
Sleeping Bag Kid
Sleeping Bag Kid

And demonitized

6 months ago
Brianna Rogers
Brianna Rogers

Whoever dislike this video is dumb asf, it seems pretty cool to me 😀❤

6 months ago
LiamsiL ISM
LiamsiL ISM

Tattooing can give cancer . This is just sad to throw the chance of having another tragedy

6 months ago
Tara Jones
Tara Jones

I’m crying. These women are everything I aspire to be. This is what true strength is.

6 months ago
Nicole Choe
Nicole Choe

ta-tattoos

6 months ago
Toristryot
Toristryot

Never thought of a getting a breast tattoo, but these are gorgeous. I can see how looking at them everyday can make their lives a little better. It's like mark of your own design, especially the tattooed nipples.

6 months ago
Brumbo Matter
Brumbo Matter

Damn, I wouldn't even be able to tattoo my own arm! And their doing their breasts GOD DAMN

6 months ago
Miss.Kitty Lover
Miss.Kitty Lover

I watched one second of this. And the shut it off because I was shocked and didn't want to see another person boob

6 months ago
muffin top
muffin top

This is very inspiring how they fought through all that they are very strong women ,and how they are very confident about it

6 months ago
Alex AXP
Alex AXP

Boobies

6 months ago
Alice Ludvill
Alice Ludvill

This is wonderful. It helps women increase their confidence. We should all spread the message that decorating or embracing scars is something that can be good to our souls. I don't think we should hide our scars. I really liked this video

6 months ago
Renee Carlos
Renee Carlos

What if your under 18?

6 months ago
Gabby Omega
Gabby Omega

WELL OF COURSE

6 months ago
MariaGarcia281
MariaGarcia281

Rebirth

6 months ago
Travis M.
Travis M.

How do I disable age restricted

6 months ago
Zzzy Kkky
Zzzy Kkky

I'm gonna unsubscribe to this channel' if they don't delete this video.

6 months ago
JJ Cat
JJ Cat

Zzzy Kkky agreed

6 months ago
Zzzy Kkky
Zzzy Kkky

Rachel White, you are on your own "insensitive jackass" kid! That'swhy you claim others.

6 months ago
Fiona Good
Fiona Good

Zzzy Kkky no one said that stop over sexualizing these beautiful strong women

6 months ago
N3V4H4 M1TCH TIT0
N3V4H4 M1TCH TIT0

Zzzy Kkky fair enough

6 months ago
Zzzy Kkky
Zzzy Kkky

N3V4H4 Tito I am prude, ok!

6 months ago
munchkinszz forever
munchkinszz forever

So youtube allows nude art drawings but not someone that has defeated breast cancer? *wow*

6 months ago
Zzzy Kkky
Zzzy Kkky

The hell!!! Its disgusting to show women breast, its unfair! Kids are over here. You foolish people make these types of nudity videos and peoples are getting immoral acts. Please Insider delete this video, do good for the universe why bad or dirty?!!!

6 months ago
crazy rebecca 1
crazy rebecca 1

THIS IS AGE RESTRICTID why this is a very good video with a lot of information over breast cancer

6 months ago
DumbWeegee
DumbWeegee

you know why you all came here for

6 months ago
Ahmad Kaled
Ahmad Kaled

99.99999999999999999999999999998% of the viewers didn't com for the cancer awareness.

6 months ago
ThlayliOfTheLeaves
ThlayliOfTheLeaves

I LOVE the floral patterned cover designs!

6 months ago
Whoop - C!
Whoop - C!

ewww! is so disgusting... ...that this video is age restricted

6 months ago
Katherine McGarvey
Katherine McGarvey

Wow 😳 this is awesome 😭.

6 months ago
The Cat Meow
The Cat Meow

Just had cancer gets tattoe gets it agian

6 months ago
Mine Turtle
Mine Turtle

Saggy

6 months ago
Kaizee
Kaizee

If this was a guy people would dislike sadly

6 months ago
Kaizee
Kaizee

Rachel White feminists don’t like guys showing themselves but guys don’t care if a woman does it or not

6 months ago
Purple kitkat 23
Purple kitkat 23

At least they did not die with cancer

6 months ago
Lilly Loving Heart
Lilly Loving Heart

get this out of my Christian minecraft sever

6 months ago
Golden Carrot
Golden Carrot

DMNTZD

6 months ago
Benny Martinez
Benny Martinez

Who only came for nudes lol?

6 months ago
Liam Matthews
Liam Matthews

0:19 that's disgusting

6 months ago
Grill Wasabi Sushi Channel
Grill Wasabi Sushi Channel

I'd called this cherry blossoms! 😩

6 months ago
Rocio Talavera Mateo
Rocio Talavera Mateo

Amazing empowering women ! You are heroes 👏👏👏

6 months ago
Jeff montalvo
Jeff montalvo

I know the cancer spread to the brain

6 months ago
Zero Sternritter
Zero Sternritter

Flat boobs , Big boobs , Saggy Boobs , Scarred Boobs Show Bobs all kinda boobs are nice

6 months ago
Sam
Sam

Tit for tat?

6 months ago
Loki Bowtie
Loki Bowtie

This is so beautiful and heartwarming. It made me cry.

6 months ago

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