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3D tattoo artist's visit to UC covered in local outlets

Beth Fairchild is a medical tattoo artist and breast cancer activist who was in Cincinnati for several days helping train staff and practitioners at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute on the art of 3D areola tattooing for women who have undergone mastectomies and breast reconstruction surgery.

Fairchild was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in her 30s and has used her own diagnosis and her family history of the disease — her mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer and her grandmother died from breast cancer — along with her experience in the tattooing industry to both educate and advocate for those with metastatic breast cancer and also assist those who have undergone reconstructive surgery by applying and training others to better apply 3D areola tattoos.

In addition to training at UC, Fairchild will also be the keynote speaker at a public reception for National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day with the UC Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Center from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 16. Her talk is titled “Medical Tattooing and the Art of 3D Areola Nipple Tattoos” and it will take place at 6 p.m.

Read more in CityBeat or watch Elizabeth Dale, assistant professor of surgery at UC and UC Health plastic and reconstructive surgeon, speak about the event on Fox 19 and about research being done at UC to help this population of patients.