is a generations old art form used for a variety of reasons. For example,
people are tattooed as a right of passage, to indicate tribal affiliation and history, as a badge of
courage, to indicate achievement, or as adornment and decoration of their bodies. Often tattoos are a combination
of these reasons.
Tattoo art can be a powerful symbol of triumph and survival when done on or around scars. This
a particularly evident in tattoos on or around mastectomy scars. A woman who has not had reconstructive
after mastectomy, may choose to have tattoo art designed for the scar. Or for those who have had reconstructive
surgery, areola repigmentation may be desired, this is the tattooing of a natural looking areola/nipple area.
many women, the experience of transforming her scar into beautiful art is an empowering and affirming experience.
Some choose to cover the scar completely, while others integrate the scar into a design.
process is in depth and personal staring with a detailed consultation on all aspects of the project. Design
elements from style, color, size and location along with personal symbols are discussed. Sasha then takes
all the information to design art unique to each client.
One client, Jane, had a mastectomy years ago and decided to get a stylized lizard integrating the scar as the spine of the lizard.
She has this to say about the experience and Sasha: “The entire process was wonderful. Lizards
have always had a special meaning for me and I wanted to use that symbol, with all its rich, very personal
and empowering energy."
call to set up a consultation to see if tattoo art is right for you.