Back in April I wrote an article about Kelly Davidson. Kelly had gotten a chest piece tattoo to cover the scars from a double mastectomy due to breast cancer. Such tattoos have become popular to women that have undergone this life saving surgery as a way to cope with this change to their bodies. I was recently contacted by an organization that is using this idea to raise awareness of this great option for women undergoing this surgery.
On September 17th the breast cancer group P.Ink began their collection drive for Brest Cancer Awareness Month which begins in October. Based in Boulder, CO and founded in February of 2013, the organization promotes control over women's bodies following their mastectomies. The group also supports women to get covering tattoos as a way of embracing their new bodies and to commemorate their victory over the disease.
The P.Ink will be having their Inaugural P.Ink Day in New York City on October 21st. At the event ten women will receive tattoos from ten of the country's top tattoo artists. These artists include Virginia Elwood, Roxx, Amanda Wachob, Stephanie Tamez, Michelle Myles, Nikki Lugo, Michelle Tarantelli, Joy Rumore, Miranda Lorborer and Joy Rumore.
People can make donations to the organization at anytime. The organization accepts donations of any amount, but as a added incentive those that donate $500 or more will an art print of the actual tattoo they helped sponsor. This is not only a great cause, but a way to raise awareness of a great recovery option for women.