The Cherry Blossoms Tattoo Where My Breast Cancer Scar Was

The Establishment
Nov 27, 2015 · 5 min read

By Catherine Gigante-Brown

When Instagram recently banned photos showing the post-mastectomy tattoos of breast cancer survivors, the world justifiably responded with incredulity and outrage. The controversy surfaced, yet again, how society is keen to assign sexuality and shame to breasts, even when — as this case powerfully demonstrates — they are something so…