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What Is Ink Ribbon Foundation
At Ink Ribbon Foundation, we are proud to be able to give cancer survivors in the Las Vegas area either beautiful mastectomy scar cover up tattoos or areola restorative tattoos. For me, this experience has helped heal me from the inside out. The emotional scars left behind from cancer can sometimes be overwhelming. After I received my tattoos, not only did I break down and cry, but also felt a sense of relief. Like a great weight was lifted from me and I could finally look in mirror again with a smile on my face. The devastating affects of cancer do not have to haunt you for the rest of your life. You can take back control of your body and your mindset, and move forward with confidence. Check out The Experience to find out how you can get your own mastectomy scar cover up tattoo or nominate a worthy recipient.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2012. Of course the news is devastating. Then come all the pink ribbons. At first I was on board. It sounded all good and positive and just seemed like the thing to do. I walked in my first 5k, three weeks after my double mastectomy and even raised a little money. As I continued on with my treatments and chemo, the pink started losing its pretty. My scars were hideous, I had no hair and besides my family and friends, no support from any of the pink ribbon companies.
I discovered mastectomy scar cover up tattoos...
And fell in love! I knew immediately this was something I wanted to do. Totally out of the norm and unconventional, this is a way for some cancer survivors to regain their confidence and feel beautiful again. It's not cheap however, and even if you want to stick with traditional 3D nipple tattoos, most insurance companies will not cover this. This is why we started the Ink Ribbon Foundation. I was fortunate enough to meet an amazing tattoo artist that not only wanted to help me, but also help others because in his words, “You’ve been through enough already.” After several meetings with Tank, he drew out exactly what I had in mind for my scar cover up tattoos. And although these were my first tattoos, he made me feel so comfortable and at ease that I knew I had made the right decision. The cost of the tattoos however gave me reason to be nervous. I had gotten quotes from other artists in the past and they all ranged in price from $1200 to $2000. I always thought I would never be able to afford this. But Tank gave me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I was so grateful and promised him I would pay it forward. Now, with Ink Ribbon Foundation, you can also receive the gift of these life changing tattoos for yourself.
By giving a gift of any size, you are helping to provide hope filled survivors, with a life-changing service and a life fueling empowerment!
They say when a person gets cancer, their whole family and support network also gets cancer. Within this issue you’ll find many stories of cancer dropping like a bomb into the center of a relationship.
Featuring: In Sickness and in Health? Words by yours truly, Kim Maddi