We seem to have stumbled into a full-blown controversy. I feel like I missed most of it but people appear to have been accusing Facebook of censoring the tattoo photo. Russ Bowen of KOMO News 4 contacted me about a censorship issue this morning and I told him that I had not posted the photo nor was I aware of its having been removed.
He did some investigative reporting and called the tattoo shop in Ontario whose Facebook page has been supposedly affected. The shop owner said Facebook has not touched the photo and has assured him it has no intention of doing so. Scott adds: The good news is that Inga and Tina’s work is getting out to more people than ever and is hopefully giving hope to those who need it most. */:-)
later that day: Facebook did remove the photo deciding that it did violate policy
and later that week: Facebook rethought their policy on mastectomy tattoos (see later posts)
My photo on the Custom Tattoo Design’s Facebook page stats as of 5:38 pm 2/20/13:
Here are a few news sources that seem to be reporting directly off the newsfeed. Here is one headline:
“Facebook removes photo of breast cancer survivor’s chest tattoo, picture goes viral” Click to read the UPI article
Here is another:
“Facebook Removes Photo Of Breast Cancer Survivor’s Tattoo, Users Fight Back” Click to read the Huffington Post article
Wow Inga.What an astounding tattoo and what a brave and proud woman you are. I admire you so much! May you be granted excellent health for many many years to come, so that you may keep inspiring women. You are so beautfiul! Teresa from Vancouver, Canada. 🙂
Thank you! >^..^<
hello, I admire theirs strengthens and her courage!
I also had with 35 the 2. times breast cancer and the breast had to go from, unfortunately, I still have after years very strong sensory pains and would never have the courage to it, I wish them everything, all good, a lot of health and a long one live, ingrid