Empower tattoo helps breast cancer survivors restore confidence

Empower tattoo helps breast cancer survivors restore confidence


ASK FOR THOSE THAT HAVE FAR ASK FOR THOSE THAT HAVE FAR
BREAST CANCER AND WON MANY HAVE ASK FOR THOSE THAT HAVE FAR
BREAST CANCER AND WON MANY HAVE
BATTLE SCARS. BREAST CANCER AND WON MANY HAVE
BATTLE SCARS.
>>AND MASTECTOMY AND BATTLE SCARS.
>>AND MASTECTOMY AND
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IS MANY>>AND MASTECTOMY AND
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IS MANY
TIMES NEEDED. RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IS MANY
TIMES NEEDED.
WE HAVE A TATTOO ARTIST TIMES NEEDED.
WE HAVE A TATTOO ARTIST
HELPING. WE HAVE A TATTOO ARTIST
HELPING.
>>RESTORING CONFIDENCE ONE HELPING.
>>RESTORING CONFIDENCE ONE
TATTOO AT A TIME.>>RESTORING CONFIDENCE ONE
TATTOO AT A TIME.
>>SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE CALLED TATTOO AT A TIME.
>>SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE CALLED
AND SAID YOU HAVE TO COME>>SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE CALLED
AND SAID YOU HAVE TO COME
TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:30 A.M. AND SAID YOU HAVE TO COME
TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:30 A.M.
AND BRING A FAMILY MEMBER. TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:30 A.M.
AND BRING A FAMILY MEMBER.
WELL, SO RIGHT AWAY I KNEW IT AND BRING A FAMILY MEMBER.
WELL, SO RIGHT AWAY I KNEW IT
HAS TO BE BREAST CANCER. WELL, SO RIGHT AWAY I KNEW IT
HAS TO BE BREAST CANCER.
>>IN 2008 PATTY WAS DIAGNOSED HAS TO BE BREAST CANCER.
>>IN 2008 PATTY WAS DIAGNOSED
WITH STAGE III BREAST CANCER.>>IN 2008 PATTY WAS DIAGNOSED
WITH STAGE III BREAST CANCER.
>>I WENT AND HAD A MAMMOGRAM. WITH STAGE III BREAST CANCER.
>>I WENT AND HAD A MAMMOGRAM.
THEN I HAD AN ULTRASOUND.>>I WENT AND HAD A MAMMOGRAM.
THEN I HAD AN ULTRASOUND.
AND IT DIDN’T SHOW ANYTHING, THEN I HAD AN ULTRASOUND.
AND IT DIDN’T SHOW ANYTHING,
JUST PART OF MY REGULAR AND IT DIDN’T SHOW ANYTHING,
JUST PART OF MY REGULAR
EXAMINATION. JUST PART OF MY REGULAR
EXAMINATION.
>>TWO WEEK LATER TAKING A EXAMINATION.
>>TWO WEEK LATER TAKING A
SHOWER SHE FELT SOMETHING.>>TWO WEEK LATER TAKING A
SHOWER SHE FELT SOMETHING.
A SMALL LUMP. SHOWER SHE FELT SOMETHING.
A SMALL LUMP.
>>I WENT BACK TO THE DR. AND A SMALL LUMP.
>>I WENT BACK TO THE DR. AND
HE SAID LET’S DO A BIOPSY.>>I WENT BACK TO THE DR. AND
HE SAID LET’S DO A BIOPSY.
>>THEN CAME CHEMO, RADIATION HE SAID LET’S DO A BIOPSY.
>>THEN CAME CHEMO, RADIATION
AND EVENTUALLY, A MASTECTOMY.>>THEN CAME CHEMO, RADIATION
AND EVENTUALLY, A MASTECTOMY.
>>ONCE IT’S REMOVED YOU JUST AND EVENTUALLY, A MASTECTOMY.
>>ONCE IT’S REMOVED YOU JUST
DON’T FEEL THE SAME, YOU DON’T>>ONCE IT’S REMOVED YOU JUST
DON’T FEEL THE SAME, YOU DON’T
FEEL LIKE A WOMAN ANYMORE. DON’T FEEL THE SAME, YOU DON’T
FEEL LIKE A WOMAN ANYMORE.
YOU HAVE SCARS ALL OVER. FEEL LIKE A WOMAN ANYMORE.
YOU HAVE SCARS ALL OVER.
>>A COUPLE YEARS AGO PATTY YOU HAVE SCARS ALL OVER.
>>A COUPLE YEARS AGO PATTY
UNDERWENT RECONSTRUCTIVE>>A COUPLE YEARS AGO PATTY
UNDERWENT RECONSTRUCTIVE
SURGERY. UNDERWENT RECONSTRUCTIVE
SURGERY.
>>IT TOOK LIKE TWO YEARS TO GO SURGERY.
>>IT TOOK LIKE TWO YEARS TO GO
THROUGH IT.>>IT TOOK LIKE TWO YEARS TO GO
THROUGH IT.
AND WHEN I WAS FINISHED WITH THROUGH IT.
AND WHEN I WAS FINISHED WITH
THAT IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO HAVE AND WHEN I WAS FINISHED WITH
THAT IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO HAVE
MY 3D NIPPLE TATTOOS. THAT IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO HAVE
MY 3D NIPPLE TATTOOS.
I WENT TO MY DR. AND I SAID MY 3D NIPPLE TATTOOS.
I WENT TO MY DR. AND I SAID
WHERE DO I GO FOR THAT? I WENT TO MY DR. AND I SAID
WHERE DO I GO FOR THAT?
>>HE REFERRED PATTY TO SOMEONE WHERE DO I GO FOR THAT?
>>HE REFERRED PATTY TO SOMEONE
IN JACKSONVILLE.>>HE REFERRED PATTY TO SOMEONE
IN JACKSONVILLE.
TOO FAR, SHE THOUGHT SO SHE DID IN JACKSONVILLE.
TOO FAR, SHE THOUGHT SO SHE DID
SOME RESEARCH AND ANOTHER DR. TOO FAR, SHE THOUGHT SO SHE DID
SOME RESEARCH AND ANOTHER DR.
MENTIONED STACY BECKER. SOME RESEARCH AND ANOTHER DR.
MENTIONED STACY BECKER.
A TATTOO ARTIST AND ALTAMONTE MENTIONED STACY BECKER.
A TATTOO ARTIST AND ALTAMONTE
SPRINGS. A TATTOO ARTIST AND ALTAMONTE
SPRINGS.
>>MY RESPONSIBILITY IN THAT SPRINGS.
>>MY RESPONSIBILITY IN THAT
PART WOULD BE TO ADD COLOR>>MY RESPONSIBILITY IN THAT
PART WOULD BE TO ADD COLOR
MAINLY TO THE AERIAL APPEARED PART WOULD BE TO ADD COLOR
MAINLY TO THE AERIAL APPEARED
WE HAD A LITTLE COLOR AROUND MAINLY TO THE AERIAL APPEARED
WE HAD A LITTLE COLOR AROUND
OF IT IS TRYING TO CREATE WE HAD A LITTLE COLOR AROUND
OF IT IS TRYING TO CREATE
TEXTURES. OF IT IS TRYING TO CREATE
TEXTURES.
SOME WOMEN HAVE — WE COULD DO TEXTURES.
SOME WOMEN HAVE — WE COULD DO
A LITTLE SMOOTHER. SOME WOMEN HAVE — WE COULD DO
A LITTLE SMOOTHER.
>>BECKER HAS BEEN A TATTOO A LITTLE SMOOTHER.
>>BECKER HAS BEEN A TATTOO
ARTIST FOR 12 YEARS.>>BECKER HAS BEEN A TATTOO
ARTIST FOR 12 YEARS.
>>SPORADICALLY THROUGH THE ARTIST FOR 12 YEARS.
>>SPORADICALLY THROUGH THE
TROUSERS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY>>SPORADICALLY THROUGH THE
TROUSERS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY
ASKED HERE AND THERE TO DO TROUSERS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY
ASKED HERE AND THERE TO DO
THESE KINDS OF TATTOOS FOR ASKED HERE AND THERE TO DO
THESE KINDS OF TATTOOS FOR
SURVIVORS. THESE KINDS OF TATTOOS FOR
SURVIVORS.
I KNEW THAT THERE WAS A VOID IN SURVIVORS.
I KNEW THAT THERE WAS A VOID IN
THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY. I KNEW THAT THERE WAS A VOID IN
THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.
>>INSIDE HER TATTOO SHOP, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.
>>INSIDE HER TATTOO SHOP,
PATTY SAYS SHE GOT A SENSE OF>>INSIDE HER TATTOO SHOP,
PATTY SAYS SHE GOT A SENSE OF
FEMININITY BACK. PATTY SAYS SHE GOT A SENSE OF
FEMININITY BACK.
>>WITH A REALISTIC 3D NIPPLE. FEMININITY BACK.
>>WITH A REALISTIC 3D NIPPLE.
SINCE SHE OPTED NOT TO HAVE>>WITH A REALISTIC 3D NIPPLE.
SINCE SHE OPTED NOT TO HAVE
NIPPLE RECONSTRUCTION. SINCE SHE OPTED NOT TO HAVE
NIPPLE RECONSTRUCTION.
AS YOU CAN SEE, EDISON LITTLE NIPPLE RECONSTRUCTION.
AS YOU CAN SEE, EDISON LITTLE
KINDA GIVES THE LOOKS OF AS YOU CAN SEE, EDISON LITTLE
KINDA GIVES THE LOOKS OF
SOMETHING THAT IS PROTRUDING. KINDA GIVES THE LOOKS OF
SOMETHING THAT IS PROTRUDING.
LIKE AFTER SHE WAS DONE WITH SOMETHING THAT IS PROTRUDING.
LIKE AFTER SHE WAS DONE WITH
THE TATTOO THAT YOU SAW LIKE AFTER SHE WAS DONE WITH
THE TATTOO THAT YOU SAW
YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR? THE TATTOO THAT YOU SAW
YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR?
>>IT WAS JUST AMAZING. YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR?
>>IT WAS JUST AMAZING.
BECAUSE SHE IS VANISHED, I WENT>>IT WAS JUST AMAZING.
BECAUSE SHE IS VANISHED, I WENT
TO A GLIMMER TO MAKE SURE BECAUSE SHE IS VANISHED, I WENT
TO A GLIMMER TO MAKE SURE
EVERYTHING WAS EVEN AND I WENT, TO A GLIMMER TO MAKE SURE
EVERYTHING WAS EVEN AND I WENT,
MY GOSH! EVERYTHING WAS EVEN AND I WENT,
MY GOSH!
YOU ARE WONDERFUL! MY GOSH!
YOU ARE WONDERFUL!
I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. YOU ARE WONDERFUL!
I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.
I WAS SO EXCITED. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.
I WAS SO EXCITED.
IT REMINDED ME OF THE FIRST DAY I WAS SO EXCITED.
IT REMINDED ME OF THE FIRST DAY
WHEN I LOOKED AND I HAD BREASTS IT REMINDED ME OF THE FIRST DAY
WHEN I LOOKED AND I HAD BREASTS
AGAIN. WHEN I LOOKED AND I HAD BREASTS
AGAIN.
>>IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT AGAIN.
>>IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT
LEVEL.>>IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT
LEVEL.
THIS ISN’T SOMETHING THAT LEVEL.
THIS ISN’T SOMETHING THAT
SOMEONE IS GETTING JUST BECAUSE

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