Cancer Ribbons Tattoos Show Support

Beautiful cancer memorial tattoo.

Beautiful cancer memorial tattoo.

Memorial tattoos are a way for family members and friends to show love, respect, adoration, and memories, A tribute if you will. This usually takes place after the loved one has passed away, but there are situations where that’s not always the case. Often times I see our clients get a tattoo that shows support and recognition of a loved one. For example, not very long ago a female came in with her mother and wanted the Breast Cancer ribbon tattooed on her. I had assumed that it would be a memorial tattoo, but in fact it was to represent the endless courage, determination and incredible unwavering strength her mother demonstrated while fighting her battle with Breast cancer. This brave woman had a double mastectomy but she doesn’t see herself as a victim. She explained ” I am lucky to be living with cancer, because I AM living. I’ve lost family and loved ones to this viscous disease, so yes, I am lucky”. While watching her daughter get this tribute tattoo she asked me about cosmetic tattoos. She said that cancer of the breast wasn’t going to make her any less sexy, and wanted to get a black lace bra tattooed on her. I smiled due to the level of awesome this woman was!

Cancer Ribbon Tattoo incorporated into a butterfly

Cancer Ribbon Tattoo incorporated into a butterfly

Now a days, almost everyone has been affected or knows someone who has been affected with cancer. It’s a scary, there is no doubt about that. There are 21 types of cancer ribbons, different colors correlating to the specific types of cancers.

Don't let cancer win!

Don’t let cancer win!

 

I think that getting a tattoo of a cancer ribbon is an excellent way to show support, respect,and acknowledgement of those we have lost, and to those who are still fighting their battles.

Cancer ribbon tattoo supporting the cause

Cancer ribbon tattoo supporting the cause

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