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How Tattoos Can Complement Breast Reconstruction

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2018
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Title
How Tattoos Can Complement Breast Reconstruction
Published in
AMA Journal of Ethics, April 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.4.mnar1-1804
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Abstract

Tattooing offers expanded possibilities for creative expression for women who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction surgeries. Tattoo techniques for areola restoration, such as repigmentation, do not address breast asymmetry or heavy scarring, but breast tattoos can embolden a woman's sexuality, self-confidence, and sense of body reclamation, as well as strengthen her postsurgical capacity for relating to her breasts and expressing her identity. There are many factors involved when a tattoo artist is asked to design an image for a patient. This article describes how I apply my artistic and trade talent to help mastectomy patients creatively reach beyond the limitations of surgical reconstruction possibilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 3 23%
Researcher 2 15%
Student > Master 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Lecturer 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 23%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 8%
Unknown 6 46%