Tattoo by John Pohl, photo by Amanda Valentine.

25 Positive And Powerful Mastectomy Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancers for women. Each year, more than 1 million women of all ages are diagnosed with the disease.

They endure pain, treatments, side effects and surgeries, but also the look of the world on their life and body. Mastectomy is especially a painful ordeal. Some surgeries require the removal of the nipples or even the whole breasts, and they all leave scars, both on the chest and the soul. It is difficult to look at yourself in the mirror and don't recognize your body anymore. But breast cancer survivors are tough women. They fought and won, and now, to overcome their scars, they can count on the help of tattoo artists. Where plastic surgery often fails, tattoo artists can give a helpful hand by tattooing nipples with 3D effects and pieces of art giving their femininity, beauty and self confidence back to these gorgeous women. Tattooing over scars is not easy but possible: you can read more about this here. And breast cancer survivors and their close relations can rely on associations to put them in contact with tattoo artists, tattoo shops and photographers that would help them in the process. If you want more pieces of advice, you can read another of our articles. If you are ready to get your mastectomy tattoos, we could also provide you with some inspiration. The following women have decided to reclaim their body and show they were still gorgeous. Some of them even started modelling and promoting breast cancer related tattoo art. We are very proud of them and we admire both their courage and their ink. If you too want to see some positive and powerful examples of what strength, beauty and ink can do, then you should be amazed by these amazing mastectomy tattoos.

This tattoo by Tina Bafaro was the first to draw mediatic attention on mastectomy tattoos, by being banned from Facebook and pass the second time thanks to internet users.

Photo Robert Hood.
Photo Robert Hood.
Scars covering paisley's design by Talis Fortuna.
Scars covering paisley's design by Talis Fortuna.
Powerful photo of survivor Patsy MacDonald.
Powerful photo of survivor Patsy MacDonald.
Tattoo artist Shane Wallin is involved with association P.ink to help giving back their self-confidence to survivors.
Tattoo artist Shane Wallin is involved with association P.ink to help giving back their self-confidence to survivors.

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