Breast Cancer Ribbon Tattoo Ideas

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Breast Cancer Ribbon Tattoo Ideas
Pink ribbons symbolise the fight against breast cancer. (pink ribbon art image by robert mobley from

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, aside from non-melanoma skin cancer. Breast cancer is a disease that touches many people, and if it has made a significant impact in your life, a tattoo can be a good way to mark its touch. The pink ribbon is a symbol associated with breast cancer that is ideal for tattoo art.

Simple Pink Ribbon

The most basic pink ribbon tattoo to represent breast cancer is a flat depiction of a loop of pink ribbon. While this design is plain, it is also very evocative. This can be a good tattoo for someone who is looking for something simple, but meaningful. The pink ribbon can be outlined in black to make it stand out more, and it may have forked or pointed ends to give it some visual variety.

Memorial Tattoos

If your tattoo is meant to commemorate someone who passed away from breast cancer or who survived it, you may choose to get that person's name tattooed above or below the pink ribbon. You may also choose to have the name inscribed on the curve of the ribbon, where it will be more subtle. The person's name and date of birth or death can also tattooed onto a white scroll or a white ribbon around the pink ribbon.

Tribal Designs

Tribal tattoo designs are jagged and abstract. They may look a little like thorns, with sharp spiked outlines. You may choose to integrate a pink ribbon that weaves through the spikes and dark lines of a tribal tattoo, for an edgier vibe.

Linked Pink Ribbons

If breast cancer is an issue in your family or if you have had more than one friend who has had it, a pair of linked pink ribbons can be an evocative way to indicate how the disease has affected your life. The tattoo could be a pair of plain pink ribbons, or both ribbons could have names and dates inscribed on them.


The looped pink ribbon that represents breast cancer can easily incorporate flowers. You may have a rose with its stem going through the loop, or you might have flower vines twining around the ribbon.

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