Citizen Reporter
4 minute read
9 Oct 2019
3:00 pm

Tattoo artist David Allen turns mastectomy scars into art

Citizen Reporter

The mastectomy tattoo artist says his personal experience encourages him to help others with scars.

Molly Weigart being tattooed by David Allen for the Ghd Pink campaign. Picture: Ghd

David Allen uses art to support women affected by breast cancer, concealing mastectomy scars with tattoos since 2010. One of the Chicago-based tattoo artist’s designs was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “Ghd Hair invited me over to London, they opened their doors and let me sit down with product designers and learn about the printing process,” says Allen. “We designed a hair straightener together. “I treated it as if it were an arm or a leg, a person’s body. I did the same process that I would with the mastectomy tattoos. I picked the flowers,...