It is funny how some women are so torn up over not having boobs any more once they have a double mastectomy, or even a single. How much of a woman’s sense of self is tied up in their breasts. Women are socialized to think that their reality as human beings is tied up in what their body looks like, not what their mind and soul have to offer. I got my breasts very early on, the result of childhood sexual abuse. By the time I was 11 I was in a C cup, by the time I was in high school? FF cup – 32 FF to be exact. Tiny little body and big-ass boobs! To say that I was “top heavy”was an understatement! And talk about a miserable existence… being that top heavy made me a perfect target for cruel kids, child molesters, and jealous grownup women. By the time I was in my twenties, I was a wreck. As I worked more and harder on my body, working out, running five or six miles a day, and lifting weights, I finally shaved off the boobs until I was down to a C cup. Of course, being so large means that the sagging started waaayyy early. So, given all that, I wasn’t really all that fond of having boobs from an early age. And having them removed? Meh.
So, I was reading Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride Blog and she has been talking about Tats for Tits. Well, I have been thinking seriously about Tats for where my Tits used to be, and I couldn’t help pointing out Inga Duncan Thornell’s work she had done after her double mastectomy. It. Is. Gorgeous!!!! There are also a couple of very good videos on the site that talk about getting tattoos after double mastectomies. Take a look:
Amazing, isn’t it? I have ideas for what I would like to do, I just have to figure out who to have do it, then how I am going to PAY for it, LOL.
Do you have any stunning examples of Tats for Tits? If so, send them along! I would love to see. Also, check out the site “40 Awe-inspiring Tattoos for Breast Cancer Scars” and check out P.INK to learn more about the art, and the healing it encourages!