A TATTOO artist who uses creative designs to cover-up the scars left behind by breast cancer treatment has been banned from accessing her business page on Facebook - again. 

Lucy Thompson, the owner of Yorkshire Mastectomy Tattoos, was last blocked from the social media site for 30 days back in April for posting a photograph of a 3D nipple tattoo.

The page was reactivated after the Telegraph & Argus highlighted her story, but Lucy has today spoken of her frustration as the same thing has happened once again. 

The 29-year-old works out of her Rawson Place studio, in Bradford city centre, and has been trained in Canada to ink nipples onto scarred breasts or cover them with designs.

Lucy regularly posts photographs of her work on her Facebook page and urges people not to report them to the social network if they are offended.

She posted two before and after photographs of nipple tattoos this morning. While the social media site has allowed one photograph to stay up, the other been removed and she has been hit with a 30-day ban.

Facebook said the post had breached the company's standards on nudity and sexual activity.

"It's frustrating, it's exhausting," she said.

"It's just demeaning. I'm trying really hard to do something good.

"They will put me back on, but who's to say its not going to happen again?"

She added: "I'm more annoyed because we are in the process of expanding the charity."

Because of the ban, Lucy is unable to reply to messages, comment or share anything.

Last time she was banned, Lucy spoke of her frustration because Facebook does allow mastectomy photographs to be published if they raise awareness about breast cancer.

When she contacted Facebook's Help Centre to ask about it, she said they replied: "Yes. We agree that undergoing a mastectomy is a life-changing experience and that sharing photos can help raise awareness about breast cancer and support the men and women facing a diagnosis, undergoing treatment or living with the scars of cancer.

"The vast majority of these kind of photos are compliant with our policies."

The Telegraph & Argus has contacted Facebook for comment.