Lucy Thompson, from Keighley has trained to give women ‘3D’ Areola Restorative Tattoos (A.R.T) after her auntie had a mastectomy.
The Yorkshire tattoo artist trained in America with Founder Stacie-Rae to perfect the technique, which is currently not taught in the UK.
“I realised the psychological and physical importance of doing scar covering,” said the 28-year-old.
“It was important to me to help my auntie and every other woman who has been through it,” she said.
One of her first clients was 44 year-old Nicola McDonnell, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 36 and lost her right nipple.
She has visited Lucy for a consultation and now wants to get her first A.R.T.
Nicola said: “It’s not often I can stand in front of the mirror and look, but I will now.”
This clip is originally from BBC Radio 5 live.
If you have seen this and would like to contribute to the fantastic work that Lucy is doing.
Since going to complete the training she has set up a Nipple Innovation Project in which she is currently fundraising in order to raise money so any breast cancer survivor can receive this specialist treatment free of charge and to a much higher standard than through the NHS. With the scope of the project meaning that patients from all over the UK will be able to receive this specialist treatment and is not subjective to the geographics. If you would like to donate please visit www.nippletattoos.co.uk/nip/ or click here the button below to donate