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In recent years a new tribe, coined the ‘’ movement, has emerged who are using body art as a symbol of beauty and resilience. Women who have fought and survived breast cancer are getting mastectomy tattoos, a process of reclaiming their bodies and turning their trauma into a symbol of great strength. These women are also warriors, but their body is their battleground., an abbreviation of Personal Ink, was founded in 2012 and is a platform that connects breast cancer survivors with tattoo artists. It presents itself as a ‘third option’, separate to the complex decision of breast reconstruction, and offers ‘a form of healing that no one else has’.

Photographer: Kate Peters 
Art Director: Gem Fletcher