Going through the ordeal of breast cancer is hard enough, considering the uncertainty, the physical and emotional turmoil, and the complete overhaul of daily life.
And for some women, long after the breast cancer is gone, the scars remain.
That’s where Susan Moore comes in. Susan is a tattoo artist in Australia, and she’s helping women reclaim their bodies after the trauma of cancer and surgery.
Tattooing for some is a therapeutic way to comes to terms with a difficult time in life — and like the artist who covers scars left on women’s bodies from domestic violence, Susan is using her talent to provide free tattoos for women with mastectomy scars.
Susan provides her clients with a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, and concentrates on only one client at a time for a tranquil experience.
In her 22 years as a tattoo artist, Susan has covered her fair share of scars. But it wasn’t until 18 months ago that she saw her first mastectomy scars — and it made an impact.
“When I saw it, it thoroughly shocked me. I thought, ‘Oh my god, a surgeon leaves people like this?’ I had no idea that people were being left in such a difficult way,” she said to Daily Mail.
And from that day on, she vowed to give women with mastectomy scars beautiful tattoos — completely free of charge. And her clients couldn’t be more grateful.
Check out some of her transformations below, and see how tattoos are helping women become at peace after a trying ordeal.
[H/T: Daily Mail]