Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
PINK RIBBON TATTOOS
One very symbolic tattoo that you may consider is the pink ribbon tattoo. Pink ribbon tattoos are extremely meaningful to the women and men that wear such tattoos. Pink ribbon tattoos are used to represent breast cancer or a loved one that has breast cancer. Pink ribbon tattoo designs may portray the pink ribbon alone or it may be combined with appropriate elements and symbols. Pink ribbon tattoos may be worn by a breast cancer survivor or it may be worn as a memorial tattoo. Either way, it is a great choice for anyone going through similar situations.
In this article, we will discuss pink ribbon tattoos and pink ribbon tattoo designs. We will also review pink ribbon tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of pink ribbon tattoo designs pictured below. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo design.
When it comes to extremely meaningful tattoos, the pink ribbon tattoo is a prime candidate. Although pink ribbon tattoos can be designed in various ways, the pink ribbon cancer tattoo is one of the most popular and meaningful. The pink ribbon is the symbol for any women whom has breast cancer. Out of all types of cancer, breast cancer is the most symbolic. Any woman that has breast cancer or anyone that knows someone who has breast cancer may consider the pink ribbon tattoo. Although the pink ribbon cancer tattoo is for women, men who are associated with the disease from a loved one may consider this pink ribbon tattoo.
Pink ribbon tattoos are also chosen to portray a pink bow or used to decorate other tattoo symbols. In total, pink ribbons can be used to decorate a variety of different things, such as keys, hearts, fairies, or flowers. They can nearly be designed with anything that you wish. The pink ribbon tattoo can also be designed as a cute bow. Many women that choose the pink ribbon tattoo or pink bow tattoo choose to get it tattooed on the back of the neck or back shoulders.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
PINK RIBBON TATTOO DESIGNS
The pink ribbon tattoo can actually be designed in a few different ways. Just as you read above, most commonly, the pink ribbon is used as a symbol of breast cancer. Pink ribbon tattoos that are designed to symbolize breast cancer can be portrayed with several elements and symbols. In this case, the pink ribbon tattoo may be designed with a cross, angel, angel wings, rosary, or praying hands. Many will choose to have their loved one's name inked on the pink ribbon or perhaps an encouraging word or two. Birth dates may be used as well as one's date of death.
Pink ribbon tattoo designs can also portray the pink ribbon as a beautiful decorative tattoo. The pink ribbon can actually be designed with anything that you wish. The pink ribbon tattoo can also be designed as a bow. Once again, these pink ribbon bows can be designed alone or within another tattoo design. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different pink ribbon tattoos in this article. This will give you a general idea of what is available, plus you can pick up some tips and ideas for your own pink ribbon tattoo.
PINK RIBBON TATTOO MEANINGS
In general, the pink ribbon tattoo can hold symbolic value. However, the pink ribbon tattoo symbolizes breast cancer, just as the pink ribbon does. Pink ribbon tattoos often symbolize a lost love due to breast cancer. The pink ribbon tattoo can also represent those who have survived from breast cancer. To these brave people, you can't find a more symbolic tattoo. Below, you can find more meanings behind the pink ribbon tattoo.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
There are some important things that you need to remember before you get your pink ribbon tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to find out later that your tattoo represents something different from what you first thought. Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that get inked on an impulse usually regret their tattoo later on down the road. Make sure you don't make the same mistake. If you are not completely sure about your choice, give it more time. Thanks for your visit.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on September 18, 2012:
Thank you all for taking the time to come by and read this article as well as your comments, votes, and everything else. Sorry for the late reply. I appreciate everything:) Bless you all.
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on September 08, 2012:
I like the tattoo not only for its symbolism but because it's pretty as well. Voting this Up and Beautiful.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 08, 2012:
These are terrific. For a good cause and awareness.
Sueswan on September 07, 2012:
The ribbon of hope is my favourite tattoo here. I hope and pray the day will come soon when cancer will be cured.
Voted up and away
Take care and have a great weekend :)
Movie Master from United Kingdom on September 07, 2012:
Another interesting hub Ricky, these tattoo's are quite special!
Best wishes my friend, hope all is well with you, Lesley
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 06, 2012:
I have heard that some women get the pink ribbon tattoos when they had breast cancer. I think they are pretty. Thank you again for sharing...
Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 06, 2012:
Hi my friend, these tattoos are very pretty one and very special ones has well .
Vote up and more !!!
Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on September 05, 2012:
Really great hub. I do love how you explain and have pictures of each one. These are so meaningful.
Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on September 05, 2012:
Now this is a tatto I consider getting done.
Awesome Ricky. Voting across the board except funny.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 05, 2012:
Well, how could I not like this one! Symbolism so thick you could cut it with a knife. Well done my friend!
Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 05, 2012:
Hello thelyricwriter - Oh, now, I love the pink cancer ribbon tattoos. As I was healed from breast cancer last year. Those are awesome!!! I love how you always explain the meanings behind the tattoos and how your hubs are so detailed. Plus the imagery is always outstanding. Voted Way Up, except funny. In His Love, Faith Reaper