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6 People Who Rock Their Mastectomy Scars

According to the Mayo Clinic, a “mastectomy is a surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer.” Post surgery, both men and women can choose to have elective surgery in order to reform the breast. Some may even choose to add a tattoo to decorate their breasts. Here are 7 people who rock their mastectomy scars.

1. Blue Pegasus Going Through the Flames

Instagram post by Amy Black * Sep 24, 2017 at 10:35pm UTC

269 Likes, 6 Comments - Amy Black (@amyblacktattoos) on Instagram: "This breast cancer survivor's first tattoo became her mastectomy tattoo to decorate her..."

This woman lost both of her breasts due to cancer. In order to commemorate the battle she went through, she tattooed this decoration on her chest with the saying “true friends walk thru the fire with you”. Isn’t that the truth!

2. Inked Magazine Superstars

A #tbt to the @inkedmag shoot because this incredible issue will be out very soon!!!! Now @melissashelley1 is so special because when I was in treatment her foobs lived on my phone. I scoured the internet trying to find examples of what I could possibly look like when all was said and done. Thanks to Inked I was able to meet the woman behind the chest that gave me inspiration???? PS. Can you please take all my selfies? haha #inspiration #mastectomy #mastectomytattoo #foobs #survivor #survivors #inkedgirls #inkedmag #girlswithtattoos #altmodel #allysonolivia #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #inkedforacause #inkedmagselfie #inkedmagazine #survivorsisters #inkedsisters

3,982 Likes, 63 Comments - Allyson ???? (@horror_cosmic) on Instagram: "A #tbt to the @inkedmag shoot because this incredible issue will be out very soon!!!! Now..."

Tattoo magazine, Inked will be having a special breast cancer edition featuring these two ladies! Both women are breast cancer survivors who decided to decorate their chests with beautiful black and white flowers.

3. Woman are Strong!

Expanders, foobies, frankenboobs, rocks, boulders. What do you call them? . New blog post up about life after mastectomy w/ reconstruction, expanders, and talking implant options.

175 Likes, 60 Comments - Kim Angell (@kangell82) on Instagram: "Expanders, foobies, frankenboobs, rocks, boulders. What do you call them? . New blog post up about..."

This strong lady is currently on the path of mastectomy reconstruction. Check out her blog post! It talks about her journey to recovery as well as dealing with expanders and implants.

4. Stunning Piece of Photography

. Beautiful Artwork! Credit to Ericka Hart @ihartericka , Makeup Artist @moshoodat and Photographer Joey Rosado @islandboiphotography #arte #art #artwork #illustration #photography #breastcancerawareness #fighter #warrior #strength #beautiful #strong #woman #mastectomy #masectomia

283 Likes, 10 Comments - @fight4_pink on Instagram: ". Beautiful Artwork! Credit to Ericka Hart @ihartericka , Makeup Artist @moshoodat and Photographer..."

Photographer Joey Rosado shot this beautiful work of art. Needless to say, she looks stunning.

5. Survivor Sisters

What happens when two survivor sisters meet for the first time? You get topless of course! it was incredible crossing paths with you today ???? @cutenez_overloded #mastectomy #strength #survivor #breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #mastectomytattoo #silverfox #survivorsisters #flatandfabulous #dontignorestageiv #sexysurvivors #bluehair #sisterhood #fuckcancer #stupidcancer #lbbc #fxckcancer #girlpower **this is a post about breast cancer survivors and sisterhood, therefore all negative/troll comments will be deleted**

20 Likes, 1 Comments - Cuteness Overloaded (@cutenez_overloaded) on Instagram: "What happens when two survivor sisters meet for the first time? You get topless of course! it was..."

These two ladies crossed paths and decided to bare their scars. They call themselves the “survivor sisters” and are certainly proud of their journey.

6. Blooming Flower

#Repost @teomilev (@get_repost) ・・・ #mastectomy #mastectomytattoo #doublemastectomy #mastectomie #mastectomia #mastektomi #mastektomie #mastectomi #breastcancer #brca #cancersurvivor #cancerwarrior #cancersucks #tramflap #cancer #fuckcancer #scarcoverup #breastcancertattoo #hereditarycancer #scarcoveruptattoo #genetictesting #montreal #breastcancersurvivor #cancersurvivor #tattoo #malebreastcancer #breasttattoo #nippletattoo #montreal #cancerdusein

184 Likes, 5 Comments - Karen Malkin Lazarovitz (@karenlazarovitz_brca) on Instagram: "#Repost @teomilev (@get_repost) ・・・ #mastectomy #mastectomytattoo #doublemastectomy #mastectomie..."

Before, during and after! The final stage reveals a gorgeous flower blooming on her chest.

7. Beach Beauty

Después de la tormenta viene la calma, y nos deja ver la belleza de lo que se conserva. . . @Regrann from @karenlazarovitz_brca - The beautiful @bethfairchild #Brca #breastcancer #malebreastcancer #lynchsyndrome #cancerawareness #cancertattoo #cancerwarrior #hereditarycancer #hereditarycancernews #cancer #fuckcancer #cancerfighter #mastectomy

77 Likes, 2 Comments - Dr Franklin Pacheco. Mastólogo (@saludintegralparalamujer) on Instagram: "Después de la tormenta viene la calma, y nos deja ver la belleza de lo que se conserva. . ...."

This strong woman proudly revealed her scars during her beach photoshoot. The road may have been tough, but she was certainly tougher.

Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp