There are a lot of reasons why people get tattoos. Everyone has a different reason for every tattoo they get, but one of the most popular reasons to get some ink on your skin is to remind you of something. One kind of tattoo that will always remind you of something is an awareness ribbon. Different colored ribbons represent something different, although most colors indicate a disease like cancer or AIDS.
While there are many ways to honor someone close to you who has passed away, getting a tattoo of an awareness ribbon will always remind you of who died and how they died. A ribbon tattoo can also be appropriate for someone who is currently fighting that disease or who has beaten it in the past and is always fearful of a recurrence. Whatever the situation, there is no reason not to get a tattoo of a cancer ribbon to remind yourself and others that you or someone you know has been afflicted with such a terrible disease.
In terms of style, a ribbon may sound like a plain and simple tattoo, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As we’ll see with the tattoos below, there are plenty of ways to get creative with cancer ribbon tattoos. Some people add flowers or birds while others will incorporate religious symbols. It’s also common to include the name of the person who inspired you to get the tattoo, as well as words to live by or words to inspire. When it comes to cancer ribbon tattoos, there are almost no limits on creativity. After all, it’s all about getting a tattoo that will help remind you of someone or something.
Here are some great cancer ribbon tattoo designs.