How Long to Wait by Stacie Rae Weir
Now that you’ve had a mastectomy, WHEN can you get your new tattoos??
The question everyone asks! For some crazy reason there are different answers to this question out there but to me it’s really quite simple.
*Your pro tattooer will tell you. If it’s me, this is how I do it – I need to see and feel the tissue in person. There are different types of scar tissue and many different types of skin. Age, weight, sun damage and skin tone come into play. I will assess the colour, tone and texture of the scar tissue. I will assess blood flow and I will assess the surrounding tissue and its attachment to the scar. I will tell you what I’m seeing and together we will come up with a plan to approach the tattoo. That might involve waiting 3 more months or proceeding immediately! I want YOU to be happy in the long run. I don’t need your money that day, but I do need to know that I am doing everything I can to do the best work, in integrity, so that when I see you in 5 years at a mall, you’re still ecstatic and your husband can’t even tell that they’re not real! So you forgot they were even taken away! (well, almost)