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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Announcing Our Donation

Illustration of pink breast cancer awareness ribbon in traditional tattoo style

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout this month, a portion of every sale we make will go directly to the nonprofit organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This organization uses its donations to fund better treatment, equipment, and quality of life for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Donations also go to biological research to understand causes and prevention.

Our industry has helped breast cancer survivors with the hard work of talented tattooists and cosmetic artists who specialize in post-mastectomy and areola reconstructive tattooing. In admiration for both artists and breast cancer survivors, we’re looking forward to making our own contribution as well.

If you live in Maryland, where our PainfulPleasures facilities are based, we encourage you to make your own donations to this fund by visiting www.komenmd.org. There, you can also register to participate in the Susan G. Komen Maryland MORE THAN PINK Walk™ on Sunday, October 13.

If you’re interested in reading up on how tattooists and permanent makeup artists have supported breast cancer survivors, check out our blogs on post-mastectomy and scar coverup tattoos:

The Unique Scar-Bearer 
Turning Scars into Art 

You can also check out our nipple-less breasts by A Pound of Flesh for practice tattooing, purchase our Perma Blend Areola Pigment set for permanent makeup artists, or simply browse our pink breast cancer awareness body jewelry. We thank all our shoppers and community members in advance for every sale we make this month.


The color of awareness is pink, and we've got plenty of pink on our site, from tattoo ink to body jewelry! View all our latest blogs. Subscribe to our newsletter here or follow us on social media for updates on other hot new products and deals.

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