22 Tattoos That Were Much More Than Just Beautiful Body Adornments

More than just ink.

According to the American Cancer Society, "about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime." There are currently more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the country.

Recovery is a slow and arduous process, so it's heartwarming to see so many taking back their bodies with beautiful ink.

Post-mastectomy tattoos are popular among women who underwent the breast tissue removal surgery and are striving to re-embrace their femininity. Here are 22 examples that will leave you happy and inspired.

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