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Tattooists turn scars into butterflies

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Tatttooist Damien Deeds created a butterfly around his customer's keloid scar. (Courtesy of Damien Deeds)


Jane Fox had her mastectomy scar incorporated into a skeletal lizard design. (Courtesy of Jane Fox)


Elizabeth chose to have her mastectomy scar partially covered with cherry blossoms. (Courtesy of Elizabeth)

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Looking to dress up a scar? Turn it into a butterfly. Or a lizard. Many people, especially women who have had mastectomies or other surgeries, are electing to do just that. Some tattoo artists welcome the challenge.