20 Moving Breast Cancer Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Tattoos can sometimes be more than art, they are also a great way to spiritually and emotionally heal. Just like breast cancer tattoos.

For years, cancer survivors have chosen to spread the awareness, tell their story and symbolize their new start with tattoos. Breast cancer tattoos in particular have been given media coverage for their ability to give back hope and self-esteem to women. Breast cancer surgeries, the mastectomies, are unfortunately tough experiences for breast cancer patients, affected in their feminity by the loss of their breasts, areolas and huge scars. Breast and nipple reconstructions are not always an option, but tattoos could be one. Tattooists can recreate areolas and cover scars with beautiful and positive designs. Tattoos help women with the trauma of their damaged body and reconsidering themselves as beautiful, feminine and full of life.

If you are considering to tattoo over mastectomy scars (or tattoo your body after a cancer), be sure to consult your oncologist, a dermatologist to be sure that the act of tattooing would not interfere with your treatment or health condition. Also take the time to find a tattoo artist who will make you feel confident about your project, and if it is your first tattoo, be delicate and attentive to your pain.

If you don't know where to find a tattoo artist for your tattoo, you can contact the association P.ink which connects cancer survivors with artists. You can also check the Facebook page Why we Ink for accounts of tattooed cancer survivors and designs inspiration. You can also want to see these 20 inspiring Breast Cancer Tattoos.

This tattoo by Tina Bafaro is beautiful.
This tattoo by Tina Bafaro is beautiful.
Love the shape and look of this tattoo by Roxx.
Love the shape and look of this tattoo by Roxx.
A tattoo artist working on a cancer survivor for P.ink.
A tattoo artist working on a cancer survivor for P.ink.
Barn owl double masectomy cover by Esther Garcia.
Barn owl double masectomy cover by Esther Garcia.

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