039: A Tattoo Artist’s Perspective on Covering up Pain — P.ink Series with Shane and Toni Wallin (Part 3 of 3)

In our final P.ink series, we learn about Shane’s tattoo work and how he and his wife help P.ink.

Shane and Toni Wallin are the owners of Garnet Tattoo, a tattoo studio dedicated to creating decorative chest pieces as well as 3D nipples for women who have survived breast cancer. Toni says, they do work on breast cancer survivors every day and that they are constantly talking with people from all over the world who want to fly in and get their tattoos done at their shop. Find out more about how Shane and Toni help P.ink from a tattoo artist’s perspective.

Key Takeaways:

[3:45] The 2nd year of P.ink day had 13 cities host the event.

[6:40] How did Shane get into tattooing and how did he find out about P.ink?

[13:15] Shane played a big role in making sure cancer survivors had the right tattoo artist working with them during their Minnesota P.ink Day event.

[17:15] Shane talks about the technical aspects of tattooing like how to cover up scars.

[20:15] Toni says that they receive mail from all over the world and people are stopping in from various countries just to work with them.

[20:40] Garnet Tattoo does 3D nipples and other breast related work every day.

[25:50] Rob shares about his wife going in for a mammogram.

[28:05] Shane and Toni share stories about breast cancer survivors that they have helped.

[32:05] Shane talks about what other tattoo artists have been sharing with him.

[38:50] Tattoos aren’t as widely accepted in other countries than they are in the U.S.

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