Superstar tattoo artist Vincent "Vinnie" Myers has created three dimensional nipples and areolas for around 3000 breast cancer survivors over the past decade. He uses "precisely mixed pigments" to create his lifelike masterpieces, which he says are "far more rewarding than anything else I have ever done." He told the AFP: "When it's completed and they see the final results, most women feel very emotional because they realize: 'The thing is over, I'm whole again.'"
Check out Myers' website for (NSFW, obviously) examples of his reconstructive tattooing — he's truly amazing at what he does. It's no wonder that, according to his website, nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital recently asked him to work for its Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department.
Imagine how much better this woman feels.
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And THEN, perhaps, consider what shape you'd like your nipples to be if they didn't have to be circles. Hearts? Skulls? EYES? Or you could celebrate your heritage/favorite holiday...
We won't judge. Hopefully more tattoo artists will follow Myers' example and learn the 3D nipple tattoo craft.
Image via Myers' website