Finding the humour during a tough and difficult time can be a positive way to deal with the trauma of breast cancer.
For Emma Conyngham, this tactic helped her to not only come to terms with her newly reconstructed breasts after her double mastectomy earlier this year, but has led to the development of a fun and innovative temporary nipple tattoo product for post-mastectomy patients called Nice Nips.
Nice Nips provide realistic, pre-made as well as custom-made, temporary nipple tattoos for women seeking to bridge the gap after their mastectomy through to their final nipple reconstruction surgery -- often a journey of many years.
This unique product, each piece affectionately named after various baked treats, was launched just a few months ago but is already proving popular with many women who are experimenting with the different looks the product can provide before deciding on a more permanent solution.
Reclaim Your Curves spoke to Emma about her product and the response she’s received.
Jane Goodwin-Moore is a writer and consumer. She interviews Australian health professionals about their role and thoughts on breast reconstruction in Australia