She Turned her Double Mastectomy into a Badass Tattoo

She Turned her Double Mastectomy into a Badass Tattoo

Sue Cook had an aggressive form of breast cancer, but now she just has a badass tattoo.

After battling with an aggressive form of breast cancer for over a year, Sue Cook had finally gotten the disease in remission. It took 6 months of chemotherapy, and 2 mastectomies, but after all of that fighting, Cook could finally live her life cancer-free.


Due to the nature of her treatment, Cook had to remove all her breast tissue, muscle, and have a full lymph node clearance. This led to extensive scarring from the surgeries.


But Cook didn't want that to be the lasting legacy from her battle with cancer. So the art teacher took some time for herself to get an amazing tattoo done that covered up the scars.

Cook got the chest tattoo to celebrate her 5 years in remission, and it took about 6 months to complete. Her doctors only gave her a 40% chance of survival, but she beat the odds and can now celebrate her life with this amazing chest tattoo.


Now 7 years in remission, Sue is hosting an art auction featuring numerous works from her artistic friends, and she plans to donate the money raised to charity.


If you would like to see the items up for bid and get more information on the story, head over to Curating for a Cure's website.

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