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Hi

There is a beautiful book on reconstruction called The Boudica Within by Elaine Sassoon, which details many ladies experiences of reconstruction of different types. One of the ladies in there (who had a recon 27 years after her mx) had a lovely full breast tattoo

As the other ladies have said though, check what is ok for you with your consultants etc and make sure you get a tattooist with experience in this type

What ever you decide goog luck

A xx

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I have also had an LD flap recon in August 2010. I haven't had my actual recon tattooed but I decided to have my 11" scar on my back tattooed last October.It also coincided with my 40th Birthday. I absolutely love my tattoo and take every opportunity to show it off! I agree with getting it checked with your breast team first, as I did, but also if you decide to go ahead make sure you research the artist as tattooing over scar tissue is hard to do.

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Brilliant idea, some of us have had our nipples tattooed, so surely you can have a larger one, perhaps avoiding going to far into the armpit.

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Hi ladies, have to confess it's not my thing, and stumbled across this post assuming it was the 'boring' areola tattoiing you were tlaking about. However using the search facility to track old threads kind of is something I do! I think the thread you want is http://share.breastcancercare.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=30204&p=515095&hilit=beautiful+breas... fromlast year. One of the links is wrong though, and should be http://www.buzzfeed.com/melismashable/10-bestworst-breast-tattoos-of-all-time the other one was http://www.flickr.com/photos/allentattoo/5058385828

googling 'mastectomy tattoo' will bring up others e.g. http://www.triangletattoo.com/women.htm

Hope that helps! Good luck with whatever you decide... it's so good to take come control back after all the treatment.

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Hi Janey, i would love to do it,although i should probably check with the doc first as i have had all my lynph nodes cleared on that side.Wish i could find that link 😞 xx

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Hi,
I have also been considering this but dont know if I'd have the nerve to go for it!
Also Ive had radiotherapy so dont know if it would be a good idea.
I too remember seeing a link on here but cant remember where.
Love Janey x

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Hi everyone,i have had an ld flap just over ayear ago now,my new breast is 'ok'. What i would really like to do is have a proffesional tattoo done by a tattoo artist to cover the whole breast and of course the scar. I did see a beautiful example of this some time ago on this website,but cannot find it now.Does anyone out there know anything about this or had this done? xx