Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women in the United States. Many opt for a mastectomy or double mastectomy when they receive their diagnosis, while others use the surgery as a preventive measure.

A mastectomy involves the removal of breast tissue. It may result in scarring, and, in some cases, the additional removal of the nipple.

Some women are getting mastectomy tattoos to cover, celebrate, or even emphasize their scars. Here at Healthline, we can’t get enough of their inspiring stories.

Do you have an awesome mastectomy tattoo? Share it with us at nominations@healthline.com with the subject line “My Mastectomy Tattoo.” It could be featured on Healthline and shared with our community!

In your submission email, please include:

  1. a clear photo of your tattoo (the larger and clearer the photo, the better!)
  2. a short description of what your tattoo means to you and/or the story behind it
  3. whether you’d like your name to be included with your submission