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Breast Cancer Survivors Cover Their Scars With Beautiful Skin Art

Artistic tattoos help breast cancer survivors fight the negative psychological and emotional effects of surgery.

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer that affects women worldwide. In 2012, there were approximately 1.7 million newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer. The World Health Organization estimated that 521,000 people succumbed to this fatal disease that same year.

Various treatment options are offered to women who have breast cancer. Chemotherapy and/ or surgeries may be advised depending on the size of the tumor and the extent of the disease. For patients who require surgery, the surgeon may perform a lumpectomy wherein only the tumor inside the breast is excised, or a total mastectomy to remove the entire breast. These procedures may help save lives, but many women experience negative psychological and emotional effects post-surgery including depression, shame, and anxiety.

In the past, reconstructive surgery of the breast was considered an act of vanity; however, the society’s view regarding this matter has changed and many women opt to undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomies.

Recently, P.ink/ Personal ink thought of a way to help empower women who have had surgeries due to breast cancer. They help them connect with tattoo artists who can provide amazing and cool ideas to artistically cover the post-surgical scars on the patient’s chest.

Here are some of their awesome artworks:

“What was clinical became beautiful again…we turned sterile to sensual,” artist David Allen explains.

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Allen added, “We took back control.”

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The P. ink website states: “Our goal is to connect cancer survivors with tattoo artists who can provide a form of healing that no one else can.”

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The colors are vibrant and the details are amazing!

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The tattoo’s design was strategically laid out to hide the scars from the surgery.

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Total mastectomies are unnoticeable due to designs such as this one.

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An angel amidst…

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Beautiful artworks create an illusion to hide the scars and help increase women’s self-esteem after a breast surgery.

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Lace brassiere design.

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Intricate tattoo detail (post-total mastectomy)

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What do you think about these artworks? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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This Young Man Traveled from Africa to Boston to Help a Severely Burnt Child.

They are not related, but he put his own life on hold to help this badly burnt young boy.

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"I don't understand why people are calling me, but I really want to help."

- Alex Gitungano

We hear of stories where strangers do simple, random acts of kindness to help those in need every day. But for someone to put his/her life on hold and travel to a great, foreign country just to care for someone he/she hardly even knows is something far more extraordinary. It takes more than just a kind heart, but a pure, selfless, loving soul....

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He Saw A Man Inside A Car Hanging By A Cliff’s Edge, Then He Ran 200 Yards And Did THIS!

He risked his own life to save a man from imminent danger, then he just left saying he had to go back to work.

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Lewiston, Idaho--29-year-old John Warnock was driving along Bryden Canyon on his way to work that Wednesday morning, the 15th of April when he noticed unusual debris along the road. When he looked up, he was stunned to see a 2000 GMC Yukon precariously hanging over the cliff's edge. The only thing that had stopped the SUV from plunging down the 30-foot vertical drop was a chain-link fence.

Apparently, the 23-year-old driver of the SUV, Michael Sitko, had an emotional episode that morning.

Sitko was carelessly driving above the canyon and almost hit another motorist so he veered from the road.

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Couple Delayed Wedding For Dying Mother With Breast Cancer And Instead DID THIS!

This couple sure knows how to let go of their own desires and be sensitive to the need of others.

For a woman, her wedding is the most important day of her life. It is the most valid day for her to wear a gorgeous gown, be all made up and be the center of attention for one whole day. Every woman is looking forward to that day, and if they can fast forward the present to that day, we bet, they would. Aside from all the fancy stuff involved, weddings are also made for families. It is a time for them to rekindle ties, reconnect thoughts and reestablish relationships. In short, weddings are festive moments that everyone is excited about.

But sometimes, life has its way of tricking us and challenging us. In a video we found, this woman was about to get married; however, her mom who has been battling breast cancer for 12 years suddenly exhibited symptoms indicating that she may be approaching death soon. So the daughter and fiance delayed their grand wedding and instead did this.

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