Show Your Pink Ribbon!

You’ve seen them on the lapels of celebrities at awards shows. You’ve seen them as jewelry, as magnets, as pictures on grocery items. They’re those little ribbons that show the wearer is a supporter of the cause the ribbon represents.

It all started with the red ribbons in support of the fight against aids. Now we’ve got yellow ribbons and blue ribbons and purple ribbons. Today, we will talk about pink ribbons – those that show your support in the effort to find a cure for breast cancer.

The breast cancer ribbon is a favorite among women. This is because this disease has hit home to almost everyone. If you don’t have a family member affected by breast cancer, you have a friend or co-worker who has. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in America who doesn’t know someone who has had breast cancer. Unfortunately, it’s almost as hard to find someone in America who hasn’t known someone who DIED from breast cancer. Breast cancer occurs in more people than any other cancer except skin.

This is especially difficult, because we know that early detection might very well have saved our loved ones. This is what the pink ribbon is really all about. Yes, maybe we’ve lost someone. Maybe we just had a close call. Maybe we’re concerned for someone or ourselves right now. But the point is, wearing the ribbon might just remind another woman to get that mammogram she’s been putting off. If just one woman did a self examination because she saw a pink ribbon pin on a co-worker that day, it was the most successful clothing choice ever made!

Wearing a pink ribbon might just save a life.

The pink ribbon is an international symbol for breast cancer awareness. You can wear your pink ribbon in any country; it has universal meaning. No one or no company owns the rights to the pink ribbon. In fact, companies who use this symbol each add their own flair. Avon’s pink ribbon doesn’t look exactly like Estee Lauder’s. But they’re both recognizable as symbols of support for breast cancer issues, treatment and especially for finding a cure. And portions of the sale of each go to breast cancer research.

National breast cancer awareness month is October. “Pink Ribbon Day” is always on the fourth Monday. This is the culmination of the month and is the biggest day of activities, education and fundraising, all in support of breast cancer research. You can help by wearing your own pink ribbon. Let your community know you care. When people ask, tell them all about the great work that is being done to cure breast cancer, the second biggest killer of women. Make sure they know that they can do their part in this great cause just by buying a pink ribbon of their own.

So this October, buy a pink ribbon or make a pink ribbon. Wear it proudly as you contribute to this very worthy cause. Stamp out breast cancer in our lifetime and do it with a pretty pink ribbon!

Breast Cancer Ribbon Tattoos – Cool Ideas For Pink Ribbon Tattoo Designs

Breast cancer ribbon tattoos make for a great way to celebrate your conquering of this disease and may have deeper meaning too – such as serving as a reminder of how vulnerable we are or to give solidarity. It may even be to honor someone who fought valiantly but lost against this terrible disease. If you’re not yet decided on what to get then this article should help give you much food for thought and get you closer to the final design you want.

Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon Tattoos

The classic breast cancer symbol is the pink ribbon. It is iconic and everybody knows what it is. It is the most famous of all the cancer ribbons out there.

The basic design of the tattoo ribbon is pretty simple but different artists will have a different style. It’s very important to see an example of a ribbon by your artist if at all possible.

Whilst you can just get a pink ribbon on its own, it is very common these days to get something to accompany it. It could be the word “survivor” on the ribbon, the name of the deceased (and perhaps the date of birth), flowers, angel wings or something else. I have even seen large lettering in the form of a pink breast cancer ribbon.

Breast Cancer Ribbon Tattoos For Men

The most common group of men getting this type of tattoo are the husbands and boyfriends of those who have battled this disease.

Although a pink ribbon in itself might be seen as feminine, there is certainly no shame in wearing this as a tattoo. Due to universal recognition, you will only receive praise for showing off such a tattoo.

Still, they are relatively uncommon to the degree that there is no standard. I would suggest that the tattoo on its own is fine but you could supplement it with a tribal motif behind the ribbon in order to masculinise it if that is your aim.

Breast Cancer Butterfly Tattoo Designs

A variation on the pink ribbon is the butterfly tattoo. The ribbon is usually depicted as the body of the butterfly and a pair of wings and antennae are attached. This makes for a nice alternative to the regular ribbon tattoo.

Although it does not mean anything specifically, some may construe specific meaning from it such as a soul that has departed to heaven or as signifying freedom from the disease (having been given an all-clear).