Facebook Keeps Flagging These 3D Nipple Tattoos As They Appear Too Real
By Yimin Huang, 03 Sep 2019
Breast cancer survivors might struggle with their self-esteem after getting their nipples removed due to surgery. However, thanks to a 32-year-old tattoo artist, Terri Benamore, from Northampton, realistic 3D areola tattoos are now available to help women feel like themselves again.
In an attempt to advertise her tattoo business called The Kiri Clinic on social media, Benamore unfortunately has run into Facebook and Instagram’s censorship issues. As nipple images are categorized under nudity, Benamore found the images repeatedly deleted on these platforms.
Benamore often finds her account getting suspended after Facebook claimed that her post showed “images of a sexual nature.” Describing the feeling as “heartbreaking,” the frequent process of her business page being banned by Facebook is critical to her business.
Insisting that the images are essential for breast cancer survivors to know what the results look like, Benamore confronted social media giants to get the tattoos classified under non-sexual content.
Since then, Facebook has confirmed with Metro UK that those in charge have been looking to help Benamore.
Benamore has termed these nipple tattoos as “healing tattoos,” as they help to “heal the soul” of people who “lost complete confidence” in their post-surgery bodies.
She also saw sharing her work on social media as “really important” as it is the main avenue breast cancer survivors can get to see this exists as “an option” for them.
After an exchange of over 200 emails and messages, she finally got her accounts back. A Facebook spokesperson also clarified that though “adult nudity isn’t allowed on [its] platforms,” an exception can be made when it comes to “images of post-mastectomy scarring.”
*Not A Real Nipple!* this is entirely tattooed by Terri xPosted by The Kiri Clinic on Sunday, August 25, 2019
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• Not a real nipple - This is a tattoo FB! •Posted by The Kiri Clinic on Thursday, August 22, 2019
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[via Metro UK, cover image via Shutterstock]
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