I mean, whats the difference between a breast cancer patient that opts for tattoos to cover her mastectomy scar or one that opts for surgical implants to replace the breast. Both are simply ways to alter those women’s bodies so that they feel better about themselves. I saw a woman in a tattoo magazine that had some beautiful colorful flowers in the vague shape of ovaries and uterus tattooed on her lower abdomen.
She just had a full hysterectomy and felt the tattooed helped her accept the new changes to her body. A woman that has four children and has an abdomen that is all stretched out may go get a tummy tuck so she feels she can wear shorts or a swim suit again.It doesn’t matter what people decide to do to themselves. What matters is that it makes them happy and helps them feel comfortable with themselves.
I have friends that have had breast implants and now wear lower cut blouses and feel great. They felt the risks were acceptable in light of the gain to their self image. An all over body tattoo or large back piece is just as permanent and often provides its wearer similar benefits of boosted self esteem and a better body image. I was aware of the implants but they are not what I really want for myself. You can get subdermal implants in the form of bumps of various sorts.
But I would like a technology that is more of a bone graft I guess. I have seen great subdermal ridges created and the one gentleman with the subdermal screws on the top of his skull that allow him to put on spikes in the form of a mowhawk-ish look. I am fond of them all. I guess I just want more. I want an implant that lies partially outside the skin. The implants they are doing don’t do that. But there will always be those people that push the limits of technology and I suppose that it is only a matter of time. But then its all about our own fantasies of self and how we want to look.