• tattoo after treatments

    Asked by jgoat01 on Friday, May 3, 2013

    tattoo after treatments

    Any thoughts about getting a tattoo after radiation? Already had chemo....

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • cris' Avatar

      I wanted to get a tattoo before I got my diagnoses, so I may still get it when this is all behind me!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      I have a tattoo that my daughter designed, she wanted something we would both have so that it would connect us for the time when she might lose me so we both have blue heron's. Something that means so much to you becomes a really good thing to have. I would have never predicted having one :) Tracy

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I have thought about it. My Radiation Tech had a unique Pink Ribbon one on her ankle that was a match to her friend who is a Breast Cancer Survivor. Apparently, they designed it themselves as a bond between them. I say ---- go for it!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Declan's Avatar

      I got a pink ribbon on my ankle after I finished my treatment and I love it!

      over 4 years ago
    • strongdeb's Avatar

      I plan to get a little pink ribbon at the end of the scar I have on the left side of my chest where they took out the port I used for chemo, I have seen it on others and will be proud to join that group of women to raise awareness about Breast Cancer and let the world know it is a battle scar, a battle fought and a battel won !!

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Tattoos aren't my thing, but I knw a lot of gals who have gotten tattoos after Tx.....so do what your heart tells you to do!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar

      I had NEVER thought about getting a tattoo until cancer happened. Then, I just wanted a badge of honor to remind me of the biggest victory of my life. I got a very pretty, very girly pink ribbon on my hipbone. Makes me smile every time I see it. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't hurt, though, cuz it absolutely does!

      over 4 years ago
    • LisaD@StF's Avatar

      jgoat01, if your Radiation MD and your Med Onc MD say that your counts are good and give you the all clear then by all means go get that tattoo, but I would first check with them to be sure there are no medical reasons why you can't get one at this time. Good Luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • Mamabear894's Avatar

      Hi jgoat01, I agree completely with [email redacted]. Get clearance from your doctors first and then when you find the tattooist you wish to use, let them know that you have completed your treament and how long it's been. My tattooist wants me to wait a minimum of 6 weeks after all treatments have been completed.

      over 4 years ago
    • virginisland11's Avatar

      I had a breast cancer ribbon tatoo last yr...

      over 4 years ago

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