Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

We were wandering through Saks Fifth Avenue the other day fending off smiling sales people trying to spray us with perfume, when we saw a surprising woman with a bold tattoo of the classic feminist Venus fist ; she was sitting at the Chanel counter checking out some makeup.  We loved her style that was SO HER OWN and so completely the opposite of what you think Chanel person might be: she seemed totally comfortable in herself, shattering the mold, presonceived ideas, cliches…

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

Yay!!!

Not long after, we stumbled on Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo which has some incredibly beautiful and surprising tattoos, which we realized to be a truly personal expression.

Tattoo by Sky, L’art du Point
Tattoo by Sky, L’art du Point

…including Tina Bafaro’s brilliant post-mastectomy tattoo solution/celebration.

Post-mastectomy tattoos by Tina Bafaro
Post-mastectomy tattoos by Tina Bafaro

More images at Flavorwire.

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