Why Breast Cancer Survivors Decorate Their Scars With Tattoos

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    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  

Cute bunny
Cute bunny

There boobs look weird

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Cute bunny
Cute bunny

I mean their

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AWP SKIN Counter Strike Global Offensive
AWP SKIN Counter Strike Global Offensive

Its looks like a boy, BUT ITS A GIRL

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JJ Cat
JJ Cat

ew Plz censor this

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SpitThatMilkyMilkOnMyThighs
SpitThatMilkyMilkOnMyThighs

Ow

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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.

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Valentina Torres
Valentina Torres

Omg so inspiring so beautiful so wow!

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Raj Ghosh
Raj Ghosh

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

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mustapha supas
mustapha supas

People are actually wondering why this is age restricted?

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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.

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N. Roberts
N. Roberts

Send pic of tattooed bob

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JJ Cat
JJ Cat

N. Roberts pervert

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The Flaming Sawsage
The Flaming Sawsage

Why am I here I am a man

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Shoma Francis
Shoma Francis

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

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Rage Coder
Rage Coder

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

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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.

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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

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Назрин Дадашзаде
Назрин Дадашзаде

*Как красиво* 😻

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xXKristenGamesXx
xXKristenGamesXx

there beautiful! poor women

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cynthia Blue
cynthia Blue

HOW DID THIS GET AGE RESTRICTED?

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Ratfink820
Ratfink820

God bless all of them. This is honestly beautiful.

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Joseph Holder
Joseph Holder

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

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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.

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Not A Serial Killer
Not A Serial Killer

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

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Jaela Limmie
Jaela Limmie

Oh lol. Im 13

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Hermione 10Gaming
Hermione 10Gaming

turtle lover Oh my

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turtle lover
turtle lover

Yeah me too except I'm 11

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creppy spidergirl
creppy spidergirl

It look so painful!!!

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Sagittarius Queen
Sagittarius Queen

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

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FoxyGaming
FoxyGaming

Gooooooooood

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FoxyGaming
FoxyGaming

Meh

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Jesus Da lawd
Jesus Da lawd

hehehe tiddies

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elizza Vanessa
elizza Vanessa

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

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My Kim Taehyung
My Kim Taehyung

I AM UNDERAGE

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Denzel Mcintosj
Denzel Mcintosj

WOW SHOOK and good for those girls

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Purple Girl
Purple Girl

AGE RESTRICTED NOOOOOOOooOo

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Cool kids with dayne and sabrina Tanco and pineda

Ouch

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Phoebe Olivia
Phoebe Olivia

This is beautiful

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GreGetz
GreGetz

Tiny boobs :'(

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Cray Cray Gaming
Cray Cray Gaming

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

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Liem
Liem

6:00 yeah those were the missing nipples

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Sarah M.
Sarah M.

Pretty amazing stuff 👏🏻

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Cali'sand Sally's
Cali'sand Sally's

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

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Spooxia XX
Spooxia XX

they look beautiful. those women are so strong

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some one
some one

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

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Fiona Animates
Fiona Animates

Everyone has got nipples.

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Rachel White
Rachel White

I appreciate you insider, I am proud to be a subscriber. This is wonderful and I am happy for these women

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School Account
School Account

I thought this was PornHub

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im only a human loveheart
im only a human loveheart

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

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Im Noeee
Im Noeee

Free the nipple

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Ferteqw Plays

Gf dumped me get credit card number below Read more

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MARIA JOSE RICALDE PARADA
MARIA JOSE RICALDE PARADA

El mejor video que he visto hoy

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Creepy Cat
Creepy Cat

This is so sweet

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Fryzzle
Fryzzle

Reported

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Joel V
Joel V

Nice tits

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Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez

Demonetized!!!!!

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Maggie Calderon
Maggie Calderon

This looks so painful to watch

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Maggie Calderon
Maggie Calderon

WHY

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Elisha Lishy
Elisha Lishy

they are so strong!

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Nour Wesam
Nour Wesam

*Fk Age Restricted 😒*

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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.

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Edward
Edward

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

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Kylee Abramson
Kylee Abramson

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

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Yamanda Cat
Yamanda Cat

Wow some boob tattoo

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Riot Breaker
Riot Breaker

I have officially cried to everything.

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Bereker
Bereker

12 year old probably whipped out their dick

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Rebekah Wood
Rebekah Wood

Why age restrict this ffs

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IT'S Tabarek!
IT'S Tabarek!

Awwwww😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️

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Sleeping Bag Kid
Sleeping Bag Kid

And demonitized

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bri's Channel
bri's Channel

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

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banana belroka
banana belroka

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

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Rachel White
Rachel White

banana belroka highly unlikely, millions of people tat their bodies, and yet there is no problem with it. Suddenly when a women wants to cover up a tragedy with art does it becomes an issue? You are more likely to die from a cow than skin cancer from tattoos, and I can ensure you half the stuff you do on the daily has a higher cancer risk

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Tara Jones
Tara Jones

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

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Nicole Choe
Nicole Choe

ta-tattoos

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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.

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Brumbo Matter
Brumbo Matter

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

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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

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ALEX DOES WHAT ???
ALEX DOES WHAT ???

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

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Alexaxp 3496
Alexaxp 3496

Boobies

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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

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carlos92870 0
carlos92870 0

What if your under 18?

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Gabby Omega
Gabby Omega

WELL OF COURSE

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MariaGarcia281
MariaGarcia281

Rebirth

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Travis M.
Travis M.

How do I disable age restricted

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Zzzy Kkky
Zzzy Kkky

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

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JJ Cat
JJ Cat

Zzzy Kkky agreed

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Zzzy Kkky
Zzzy Kkky

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

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Fiona Good
Fiona Good

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

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Rachel White
Rachel White

silvertwinz I’m sure they would rather sacrifice a you than keep an insensitive jackass as a subscriber

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N3V4H4 Tito
N3V4H4 Tito

Zzzy Kkky fair enough

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Bannanas for Ana Bannana
Bannanas for Ana Bannana

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

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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?!!!

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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

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DumbWeegee
DumbWeegee

you know why you all came here for

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Ahmad Kaled
Ahmad Kaled

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

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ThlayliOfTheLeaves
ThlayliOfTheLeaves

I LOVE the floral patterned cover designs!

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Whoop - C!
Whoop - C!

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

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xXKristenGamesXx
xXKristenGamesXx

Rachel White XD samw

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Rachel White
Rachel White

Whoop - C! Thought I was going to have to teleport through my phone to beat your ass, glad I decided to read it all. I appreciate you, I should have seen that coming

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Katherine McGarvey
Katherine McGarvey

Wow 😳 this is awesome 😭.

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The Cat Meow
The Cat Meow

Just had cancer gets tattoe gets it agian

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Mine Turtle
Mine Turtle

Saggy

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Kaizee
Kaizee

If this was a guy people would dislike sadly

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Rachel White
Rachel White

Kaizee not at all, as a feminist, I am happy to see anyone move on from traumatizing and try to embrace their scars.

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Kaizee
Kaizee

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

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Rachel White
Rachel White

Wut?

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Purple kitkat 23
Purple kitkat 23

At least they did not die with cancer

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Lilly Loving Heart
Lilly Loving Heart

get this out of my Christian minecraft sever

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Golden Carrot
Golden Carrot

DMNTZD

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Benny Martinez
Benny Martinez

Who only came for nudes lol?

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Liam Matthews
Liam Matthews

0:19 that's disgusting

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Grill Wasabi Sushi Channel
Grill Wasabi Sushi Channel

I'd called this cherry blossoms! 😩

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Rocio Talavera Mateo
Rocio Talavera Mateo

Amazing empowering women ! You are heroes 👏👏👏

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Jeff montalvo
Jeff montalvo

I know the cancer spread to the brain

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Zero Sternritter
Zero Sternritter

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

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Sam
Sam

Tit for tat?

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