Symbolic pink ribbon tattoo designs are everywhere - cars sport yellow ribbons to support our troops, red ribbons stand for AIDS awareness, and the pink ribbon tattoo designs is the symbol of breast cancer survival. Some cancer survivors have taken the pink ribbon to a new level by getting a tattoo of the ribbon as a symbol of their battle with cancer, or as an emblem of support for a loved one who is fighting that battle.
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The symbolism of the pink ribbon tattoo designs is fairly simple: breast cancer awareness. However, the reasons that someone would get pink ribbon tattoos are as varied as the people who wear them. They are often worn by people who have, or are currently fighting with the disease; loved ones of those same people; or simply those who take a good deal of time supporting the effort to find a cure for it.
Most pink ribbon tattoo designs are simple. They show just the basic design of the ribbon, generally in the customary light pink hue (though they may occasionally be done in bright pink or even fuchsia). They can be seen on any part of the body, but are generally placed on the ankle or shoulder blade of the wearer. Sometimes people add names, dates, or quotes to this simple style to commemorate those who have had breast cancer, or mark milestones in their own battles.
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Some pink ribbon tattoo designs are meant as memorials to loved ones who have suffered from breast cancer; they may be used as either a remembrance of someone who has been lost to the disease, or a celebration of the life of someone who has survived it. Although names and dates alone are often used, portraits are far more common for this style. The picture may be framed by the pink ribbon tattoo designs , or the ribbon may simply be tacked to the bottom of the portrait. There are generally other items used in this design; usually symbols or items that had significance in the life of the person being remembered.
To many, pink ribbon tattoo designs are seen as a sad symbol; to others, a symbol of hope. But despite their general simplicity, to those who wear them, they have an endless amount of depth and meaning.
arlier this month, a breast cancer activist in the British town of Seaport raised £10,000 (that’s over $18,000 American) having artists tattoo one-inch pink ribbons on over 100 people.
Certainly more shocking and long-lasting than a pink ribbon cookie or a “save the ta-tas” bumper sticker, the organizer is hoping to inspire similar charity events.
For more cancer related tattoos and photos, check out MySpace’s “Cancer Related Tattoos” group.
Also check out this tattoo artist of Santa Barbara, CA and her work on breast cancer survivors. Love the permanent floral bra!
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Many people like to add extra pieces of symbolism to their pink ribbon tattoo designs . You may see a bouquet of snowdrop flowers and baby’s breath (symbols of hope, and hope for a new life respectively); fennel flowers and oak leaves (both symbols of strength); or peony and Queen Anne’s Lace (which are symbols of healing). Hearts may also be seen quite frequently in pink ribbon tattoos. The pink ribbon tattoo designs may be etched into the heart, wrapped around it, or re-shaped into the image of a heart in itself. These also tend to include names and dates. For a person that has suffered and survived the disease, they may prefer to include the ribbon as small part of an overall theme; a story that tells not only what they have been through, but who they are.
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The pink ribbon tattoo designs community has also found a cause in breast cancer awareness. The Healing Art Foundation benefits from Tats and Art for a Cure, a series of events aimed raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer by bringing together tattoo artists, piercers and fine artists. The Healing Arts Foundation has worked extensively with cancer survivors by tattooing over surgery scars, providing areola re-pigmentation, and simply providing the artwork and ink to make the survivor feel beautiful and reclaim her body.
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It seems logical that someone who has gone through a battle with cancer or who has stood by and supported a loved one facing that battle may be reluctant to voluntarily alter their bodies, but that conclusion underestimates the indomitable spirit of so many cancer survivors. A pink ribbon tattoo designs meaning is as individual as the tattoo itself or the person bearing it, but pink ribbon tattoos send a strong message of survival, of overcoming fear and adversity, and of a refusal to let illness win.
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Breast cancer is a serious matter, and we have all seen the breast cancer awareness ribbons around on just about anything and everything pink. I mean, I've even seen the breast cancer pink ribbon tattoo designs on car stickers with the phrase "I love my ta-tas."
I even love the idea of the breast cancer awareness bracelet with a pink ribbon charm, but why not have the pink ribbon tattooed on your body to represent your experience or a loved one?
Below you'll find a few tattoo designs that you may or may not like, but definitely check them out.
If you want to be creative with your tattoo design, you can always find a way to incorporate the breast cancer pink ribbon tattoo designs into your design, if that's what you are trying to do. You don't have settle with the basic pink ribbon, if you really want something a little more elaborate. I mean check out the butterfly pink ribbon tattoos below.
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The most simple emblem of breast cancer survival is the plain pink ribbon tattoo designs . This woman chose the top of her foot for hers. Plain and straightforward, this small tattoo sends a strong message.