A world-renowned tattoo parlour has joined the fight against breast cancer, calling a recent commission “the most important tattoo I’ve ever given someone.”
Sharing a before image of a woman’s breasts post-surgery, and an after image with newly tattooed nipples, Bang Bang NYC wrote, “In honor of breast cancer awareness month, id like to share the most important tattoo I’ve ever given someone. This woman, along with millions of other women who fight breast cancer every year should be recognized for their strength, and applauded for their courage.”
The parlour, which has inked celebrities like Cara Delevigne, ended the message, “To all our wives, our mothers, sisters, daughters, our matriarchs, who are battling this right now- You are strong, you are beautiful. We love you.”
The image was shared with Bang Bang NYC’s 1.5 million followers and received over 50,000 likes and 1,000 comments since being posted over the weekend.
“My goodness. This is beautiful,” one Instagram user commented.
“This is amazing,” another wrote.
Below, another tattoo piece by Bang Bang NYC. Post continues…
“I just had a double mastectomy and am in the middle of reconstruction. This is my FIRST TIME seeing tattooed nipples. I am WAY MORE hopeful about what my “end product” will look like. Thank you for the inspiration,” another shared.
First introduced in 1985, breast cancer awareness month runs annually throughout October to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, research, and delivering essential services to those in need. In Australia, the McGrath Foundation is currently running a number of events throughout the month to celebrate breast cancer awareness month.
In Australia, the McGrath Foundation is currently running a number of events throughout the month to celebrate breast cancer awareness month.
Mia Freedman talks to The McGrath Foundation Director, Tracy Bevan.