Diane Cullinan    11/23   

Diane Cullinan: Photo 11 of 23

7. a private place

I am apprehensive right now about the next steps in the process of getting my "breasts" tattooed. I still look at the mirror and wonder where my real breasts went. I remember waking up after my double mastectomy and thinking "I don't want the bandages to come off, and I don't want to ever look in the mirror at this scarred body for life." My heart is sinking right now, but my soul is saying go ahead with the tattoos. It is going to help you to look in the mirror again, and you won't focus on the scars anymore, you will have nipples just like your real breasts.