Here are our board of trustees that help shape and grow the Mastectomy Tattoo Alliance
Founder / Trustee
Tanya founded the Mastectomy Tattooing Alliance in 2021, as a way to help the breast cancer community in their healing journey after mastectomy surgery and cancer treatment.
Seeing a lack of standards within the industry and a lot of mis-information to the public, Tanya created the MTA to not only provide funding for these empowering tattoos to the breast cancer community, but to improve the quality of work, training and information available.
Her passion and dedication to the MTA is inspiring and is the driving force behind the growth of our charity.
“As a traditional tattoo artist, specialising in areola-nipple tattoos, I have seen first-hand the huge impact these life-changing tattoos have on people’s emotional and physical wellbeing. I’m so proud of everything we have achieved since launching in 2021, and I can’t wait to grow our charity even more and be able to support more people in their healing journey.”
Chair person / Trustee
Cindy joined the MTA as a volunteer in 2022, and has worked in management for over 10 years. She is a mother and a wife and enjoys creating new memories and adventures with family and friends. Having her husband and close family members touched by cancer, Cindy is extremely passionate about the work we do for the breast cancer community and the support we provide.
“I am so proud to be part of the MTA, an organisation that can make a difference to someone’s life after cancer. To be able to give a person the choice to regain their body, mind and strength is something very close to my heart.”
Neil has been with the MTA since the beginning. A background in marketing and been involved with various businesses over the years.
“I have known Tanya for many years and I am a huge supporter of her drive, ambition and what she has created with the MTA. I am keen to help the MTA grow with Tanya’s vision.
I think what the MTA does is both life-changing, not just for person, but also the people around them. It’s a next step to getting life back on track.
All the artists are incredibly talented and I can’t wait until we can help more people, and hopefully set a standard for this type of procedure.”
Verity has a background is in Marketing and works predominantly on the social media and communications side for the Mastectomy Tattooing Alliance. She has been working with Tanya since the launch of the MTA in 2021 and has seen it’s growth and all the incredible the charity has achieved already.
“Sadly most of us know someone within our own families or friendship groups that have been affected by breast cancer. This adds an even more personal level to working within this charity and wanting to push the service to as many people as possible who can benefit from areola and post mastectomy tattoos. It really is life changing for people.
Knowing that women and men from all over the world are helped by these tattoos is so touching and I feel immensely proud to be part of something so special.”
Gemma is an Executive Producer who, whilst from the UK, currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up with Tanya in the UK, Gemma has always been a huge supporter of her work. Having lost a close family member to breast cancer, the Mastectomy Tattooing Alliance holds a close place to her heart and Gemma was proud to be asked to become a trustee of the charity, and help support the many brave survivors on their path to recovery and healing.