Cancer is a terrible thing to experience. What is even worse that cancer effects not only the patient, but those around him/her as well. And it is exhausting on both of them. That being said, many people nowadays survive cancer due to the advance in medicine. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, with statistics showing that 10% of women in the US develop cancer in their lifetime. To show support, many people opt for breast cancer tattoo. But survivors do as well. Here are some tattoos suitable for the opportunity.
Black cat mastectomy tattoo
Cats have nine lives; at least that is the symbolism and the belief. That is why a cat is a great symbol for breast cancer survivors, and for supporters as well. Just make sure you tell the story right, and pay attention to the colors.
“I am the hero of this story” tattoo
Simple, elegant and powerful, those are the words that can be used to describe this tattoo. Sometimes, all you need to do is say the words, and avoid symbols. Such is the case here.
Rose vine breast tattoo
Rose vine is as feminine symbol as they come, and you can often see it on women. Roses are often associated with immortality, which is what people with cancer would love to achieve.
Upper back pink flowers and ribbon tattoo
Most of the times, cancer survivors and supporters use their breast area for tattoos. But other parts can do just as good job, and we see here how the upper back works. Ribbons are a common symbol, but this tattoo takes things up a notch with roses and everything.
Keep fighting and believing tattoo
As I said earlier, sometimes words are more powerful than symbols. Sometimes, however, words and symbols are better used combined, and such is the case with this ribbon above the powerful message.
Black tribal pink ribbon tattoo
You might notice a pattern, with pink ribbons taking almost 80% of the ideas for breast cancer tattoos. One thing to take the tattoo to another level is tribal style and decoration, designed for bolder and more courageous women. Roses are sophisticated, and tribals are revolutionary and rebellious.
Pink lotus breast tattoo
Lotus is a symbol for purity, a way of detaching oneself from the strings that keep you. For example, the lotus detaches itself from water, and cancer survivors detach themselves from the disease that made their life miserable for a time.
Lovely double mastectomy heart tattoo
Another inspiring story here. You know the saying, behind every good tattoo there is even better story. The saying applies perfectly here.