40 Awesome Tattoos for Breast Cancer Awareness

Kayla Boyd | Jun 7, 2018 Beauty & Style
40 Awesome Tattoos for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink butterfly Breast Cancer Tattoo
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Tattoos aren't for everyone, but they're a compelling way for anyone to take ownership of their body in a visual way. Whether one is a cancer survivor or just supporting someone they love, a tattoo in support of breast cancer awareness can be a gorgeous and strong way to wear the message. So we have compiled some of the coolest breast cancer awareness tattoos we could find.

Many breast cancer awareness tattoos include a pink ribbon in some way, shape, or form. However there are many ways to make a design more personal or unique. Some of these tattoos include names, cartoon characters, flowers, animals, or inspirational quotes. Some are black and white while others are in vivid contrasting colors. 

There are so many ways to illustrate breast cancer awareness and hope and the strength that those who go through this must endure. For anyone who is, was or knows someone battling breast cancer, or any kind of cancer, a tattoo may be a nice way to own it and give it a more positive message. 

Here are 40 meaningful tattoos for breast cancer awareness. 

  • Artsy Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This gorgeous design turns the side profile of a butterfly into a ribbon. The pinks and blues make a really pretty color combination for this artistic breast cancer awareness tattoo. 

  • Pink Monarch Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This butterfly tattoo is stunning. The shades of pink blend together so well and the line work is soft, yet precise. 

  • Elegant Ribbon Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    A simple black ink ribbon can look very elegant. We like the incorporation of the flowers as well. 

  • "Survivor" Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This "survivor" tattoo is powerful and vibrant. The bold pink ribbon and the blue flowers have a sense of happiness and hope to them. 

  • Roses Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    The three roses in this design have lovely shading and line work. The pop of pink in the ribbon does a nice job of drawing attention to the meaning of this tattoo. 

  • Tribute to Mom Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This mom tribute tattoo is very sweet. It was creative to turn the "o" into a ribbon and a heart. 

  • Watercolor Rebel Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This watercolor piece has a lot of cool detail and the colors are amazing. It reads: "Breast cancer can stick it!" And we couldn't agree more. 

  • Wings Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This ribbon tattoo incorporates wings in a more traditional style. It's simple, but still very eye-catching. 

  • Boxing Gloves Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    These boxing gloves go along with the quote perfectly. It all ties together for one very inspirational tattoo. 

  • Butterfly Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This breast cancer tattoo compliments the pink ribbon with a pretty purple butterfly. Very feminine and whimsical. 

  • Powerful Quote Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This popular quote is perfect for a breast cancer tattoo and it fits into the design really well. We love the combination of the ribbon, gloves, and tulips. 

  • Anchor Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This detailed anchor design is gorgeous with the compass and flowers. It has such an elegant look to it. The pink ribbon hanging from the anchor is subtle, but still impactful. 

  • Baby Elephant Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    A breast cancer ribbon can also be incorporated into a cute, fun design like this baby elephant. The decorated animal is wearing the ribbon like a necklace, giving it a more positive, lighthearted spin.

  • Hummingbird Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This breast cancer survivor used a hummingbird in their design and it looks gorgeous. The mixture of bold colors is really eye-catching. 

  • Grandma Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This grandma tribute tattoo is so sweet. The ribbon, feather, and writing all work together to form a heart in a seamless way. It's a very clever design. 

  • Tree Frog Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This tree frog breast cancer tattoo is another one that utilizes beautiful colors and a positive, hopeful vibe. The pigments of the frog, ribbon, and flowers all complement one another so perfectly. 

  • Mom's Battle Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    These words are so powerful. The design is simple, but still very well done. The line design pairs really well with the chosen font. 

  • Small Ankle Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This tattoo artist wrote: 

    "Pink Ribbon Tattoo on @ashiiee19 for her friend Erica who has been battling breast cancer. Msg to those battling cancer: Cancer cannot defeat you, it only makes you stronger and even though the battle is tough, hope is on your side. Keep Fighting!"  

  • Colorful Floral Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This breast cancer tattoo incorporates both a name and flowers. The name makes it more personal and the flowers add a nice variety of color and contrast. 

  • "Fight" Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    The "fight" and the ribbon complement each other well. It looks cool how they are in the same location on both arms and we especially like the watercolor look of the pink ribbon. 

  • Painted Ribbon Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This ribbon design is pretty unique. It has more of an artistic feel and the shades of pink really pop. 

  • Vibrant Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This color pink looks so fantastic next to the dark green of the leaves. This piece is truly beautiful. 

  • Minimalist Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This minimalist butterfly tattoo incorporates the ribbon in a simple, yet clever way. It's pretty neat how such simple line work uses a variety of colors to give it more personality. 

  • Birdie Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This more traditional style bird tattoo uses bold lines and a lot of contrast to give it a very clean and professional look. The ribbon hanging from the bird's neck is thoughtfully placed and it ties in well with the design of the bird and the flower. 

  • Hello Kitty Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Cartoon characters are also a cute way to personalize a breast cancer tattoo. This Hello Kitty illustration features the pink ribbon in place of her usual bow. 

  • Simple Wrist Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    A good place for a small pink ribbon is the wrist. This design works really well for this location. 

  • Pinned Ribbon Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This ribbon tattoo looks like it's pinned into the skin. Although the fake blood in the design may not be everyone's thing, it is a pretty cool illustration. 

  • "Hope" Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This "hope" breast cancer tattoo uses a nice font and a bright pink ribbon that is classic and simple. We really like the simplicity of this design. 

  • Bright Pink Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    A tattoo to match one's hair? Why not! This bright pink ribbon may be a simple design, but next to her hair it really stands out! 

  • Ribbon Font Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This "hope" design incorporated the pink ribbon right into the letters. This is very cool look. 

  • Henna Dragon Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    This large dragon tattoo is intricate and complex. There is actually a cancer ribbon in this design if you look closely. 

  • Magnolia Mastectomy Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Magnolia Mastectomy Breast Cancer Tattoo

    Image via David Allen/Flickr

    Tattoo artist David Allen placed images of magnolia blossoms over a breast cancer survivor's mastectomy and reconstruction scars.

  • Warriors Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Image via Conspiracy Ink Tattoos/Flickr

    Tattoo artist Libby Mitchell inked this "Warriors in Pink" as a memorial to those who are suffering from breast cancer and those who have died from it.

  • Battlefield Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Battlefield Breast Cancer Tattoo

    Image via Smoochydeaux2/Flickr

    A tattoo by artist Keith Groves shows a scene from a battle -- toy Army soldiers plant a pink breast cancer banner.

  • Koi Dragon Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Koi Dragon Breast Cancer Tattoo

    Image via Sharmayne Chilvers/Flickr

    Breast cancer survivor Sharmayne Chilvers writes the caption that the koi dragon in this tattoo represents her "strength and perseverence to overcome cancer" and there is a cherry blossom to represent each of her friends who have survived it. "If this helps warn one lady about cancer I'm happy!" 

  • Rose for Her Mother Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Rose for Her Mother Breast Cancer Tattoo

    Image via 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment/Flickr

    Sabrina Thomas got this tattoo after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. According to the caption, the women in her family have passed down a rosebush for generations. She also chose the rose because her mother loves the flower.

  • Dahlia Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Dahlia Breast Cancer Tattoo

    Image via Ragz Rejected/Flickr

    This dahlia with pink ribbon tattoo was created for a mom who survived breast cancer.

  • Important Date Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Important Date Breast Cancer Tattoo
    Image via Gerry Broome/AP/Corbis

    This tattoo marks the month and year of Tracy Smith's chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. She has been cancer-free since the treatment.

  • Scar-Concealing Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Scar-Concealing Breast Cancer Tattoo
    Image via Morry Gash/AP/Corbis

    Tattoo artist Ashley Neumann, in the background, inked breast cancer survivor Mari Jankowski thanks to the P.ink organization, which helps women heal emotionally with scar-concealing tattoos.

  • Fighting Cuttlefish Breast Cancer Tattoo

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    Fighting Cuttlefish Breast Cancer Tattoo

    Image via Squid and Whale/Flickr

    We're not sure what the connection between cuttlefish and breast cancer is, but this tattoo by Cyndi Lou must have very deep personal significance. The design is definitely striking.

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