Tattooed Breast Cancer Survivor Tells Her Story

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Breast Cancer survivors are often left depressed after treatment due to the loss of their nipples and/or breasts.

Dana Donofree, after surviving treatment, which included double mastectomy & breast reconstruction, got tattoos to cover up her battle scars & express her life story through colorful permanent ink.
Dana Donofree, after surviving treatment, which included double mastectomy & breast reconstruction, got tattoos to cover up her battle scars & express her life story through colorful permanent ink.
Dana Donofree's cherry blossom tree  tattoo
Dana Donofree's cherry blossom tree  tattoo

DONOFREE on her CHERRY BLOSSOM TREE: "The cherry blossom tree is a way to celebrate my "Tree of Life", she told Mic. " I also knew the wraparound design and color would be a great piece to complement my body. And, after much thought and consideration, I found an amazing artist with the right style to pull it all together."

Lotus flower tattoo
Lotus flower tattoo

LOTUS FLOWER: "The Lotus flower symbolizes 'Rebirth', and that really helped bring me to a more positive place." Says Donofree. She placed her lotus to cover her port scar, which was left after going through difficult rounds of chemotherapy.

Mastectomy tattoo
Mastectomy tattoo

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Today, Donofree is a successful entrepreneur & owner of a Lingerie business named "AnaOno Intimates", where she fashions lovely intimate wear for fellow breast cancer survivors to feel sexy again.

Here are few samples of her products. Way to go, Dana!

For more information, visit http://www.anaono.com

May we all continue to inspire others through our own battles. Life is Beautiful & full of hope! Have a nice day, everyone! :-)

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Hi! My name’`s Minnie, writer & Tattooer at Good Hand Tattoo Philippines. We specialize in creating All-original and Custom-designed Traditional tattoos. Please show your support by following our page on Facebook :-)

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