21 Apr 2010

Breast Cancer Tattoos

Breast Cancer Tattoos
Breast Cancer Tattoos

Breast cancer tattoos always have a deep meaning to the person who choose to get this design. They have either fought against the disease and beat it, know a loved one who has had it, or want to show their support of breast cancer research. But no matter what reason they have for getting a breast cancer tattoo design, it shows the dedication and strength of the person who proudly wears them.

The breast cancer tattoo that is seen most often is the pink ribbon. Many people will make the decision to use this design along, while others may mix it with other symbols that have great meaning to them.

The pink ribbon can be shown splayed across a cross, dangling on a chain from a heart or have the initials of a loved one engraved on it. Some people even choose to have dates added to their breast cancer tattoo to show the date they were diagnosed with the disease or the date that they lost a loved one to the disease.

A common trend for people getting a breast cancer tattoo is to have the design inked over their surgical scars. Some people do this to try and hide the scar, while others do it to highlight the scar and transform it into a badge of honor. This latter decision can have therapeutic effects and help start the wearer on the road of emotional healing.