I spent 23 years with nipples and there are infinite possibilities! I put something on myself that is really symbolic and meaningful for me. Some women love the nipples, but for me, they’re just a body part. Losing them doesn’t mean losing myself, so I didn’t feel any need to literally replace them.
Getting the tattoos for me was a way of taking back control of my body. I didn’t want my pre-cancer body back, but I wanted the body I have to be mine. So many people had put their mark on it, and I wanted to reclaim it as mine.