Saturday, 27 August 2016

How breast cancer made this woman so famous on Instagram

After undergoing lumpectomy (surgery to remove cancer and other abnormal tissues from the breast), 36 years old Alison decided to get a tatoo to cover what is left of her breast.  The tattoo was applied in Melbourne, Australia during a gruelling 13-hour session on 1 July this year. Alison, happy with the result, posted a photo of her design to Instagram and Facebook. 
 To date more than 23,000 people have liked Alison's Instagram photo, which has been reposted on multiple tattoo-focused Instagram accounts.

Comments are overwhelmingly positive and when someone - usually a man - pipes up to ask where Alison's nipple is, complete strangers step in to let them know the full story behind the tattoo.
"Because there's no nipple, I can blast it everywhere all over Facebook and Instagram, and they can't censor it, which I think is really funny," Alison says.(credit: Shaun Davies, BBC)

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