15 Mastectomy Tattoos for Badass Mummas Who Survived Breast Cancer

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15 Mastectomy Tattoos for Badass Mummas Who Survived Breast Cancer

For many of us, mastectomy is a necessary medical procedure that some women have to go through.

But what does a mastectomy really mean for women who have undergone the invasive procedure? These mastectomy tattoos will show us just how strong and badass these amazing women are!

What is a Mastectomy Tattoo?

Mastectomy tattoos are decorative tattoo’s over the removed breast tissue, either highlighting the scarring that occurs during breast removal, or to cover the scars. These beautiful mastectomy tattoos help the breast cancer survivor by showing what they have endured and can make women feel a whole lot more confident after surgery.

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How Long After My Mastectomy Can I Get a Mastectomy Tattoo?

All your breast scarring needs to be totally healed before your Doctor will allow you to get a mastectomy tattoo. Usually about six months after surgery and any chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.

How Do I Find a Tattooist that will Do a Masectomy Tattoo?

Any qualified tattooist can do a mastectomy tattoo, but it’s about who you are comfortable with. If you have had tattoos in the past and are happy with your current tattooist, go with them. If this is your first, shop around and speak to them – Tattooists are typically very understanding and will go to great lengths to ensure you are comfortable and will see your vision.

If you are located in Queensland – I personally recommend Luke Bishop from Solid Gold Tattoo in Gympie.

Types of Mastectomy Tattoo

There are a few different types of mastectomy tattoos depending on your preferences and surgical outcomes. We have put them into the following categories:

  1. Mastectomy Tattoos over Breast Implants
  2. Flat Mastectomy Tattoos

As we add more designs, we will add further categories for you to choose from.

1. Mastectomy Tattoos Over Breast Implants

A bird and flowers bring out positivity

An elegance that transcends the scars


A full tattoo that is a serious work of art

Simple but classy with a burst of colour

A Masectomy Tattoo that Shows Fierceness and Strength

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A pair of Angel Wings fit for a Breast Cancer Survivor

Purple to portray Femininity and Power

Pink is the colour of Breast Cancer Awareness

A Butterfly’s and an Eagle’s wings

A Kick-Ass Tribal Mastectomy Tattoo

Dark Roses for Silent Resilience

A colourful owl for wisdom

And a butterfly to symbolise freedom

Intricacy and female complexity

And a tattoo to remove all doubts that breast cancer survivors and weak and frail

2. Flat Mastectomy Tattoos

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A Flat Mastectomy Tattoo
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Liz’s Butterfly Mastectomy Scar Tattoo
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About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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