One of breast cancer’s lasting legacies is how, through necessity, treatment and surgery may alter the body, often dramatically .
Following her diagnosis and a year’s worth of gruelling treatment, 36 year-old Allison Habbal’s found her own body and appearance changed.
Chemotherapy had resulted in her losing a large amount of her hair. The lumpectomy she underwent caused significant scarring and the removal of a nipple.
But there was one additional transformation she chose to go through, something she had been planning while she battled the debilitating effects of surgery and chemotherapy.
Allison, from Sydney, sat for 13 hours while Melbourne based tattoo artist, Makkala Rose, brought her stunning creation to life, the BBC writes .
“During the year I was sick, I had the idea of me with the blonde crop and the tattoo,” Allison told the news site.
“The whole time I was sick, I would trawl tattoo artists over the internet.”
Of the going through the process with Allison, Makkala added:
“It’s quite humbling and it puts a lot of things into perspective.
Unsurprisingly, the combination of Allison’s vision and Makkala’s work has attracted a lot of positive attention and praise from Instagram users.
And an unexpected upside to it all?
Allison adds , “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.”
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