Tattoos for Breast Cancer Support and Awareness
A tattoo shop in Augusta has teamed up with the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition to offer half-price tattoos. But it’s not just for any ink – it has to be pink – and in the shape of a ribbon. The pink ribbon tattoos are designed to raise money for breast cancer support and awareness.Photojournalist David Dane has the story.————Among those getting tattoos Wednesday were the adult children of Mary Rapose, a 60-year-old Owls head who is undergoing breast cancer treatment.One of her sons, 41-year-old John Conway of Windsor, got the pink ribbon on his leg to show support for his mother. Rapose’s other son also got a tattoo Wednesday, and her daughter plans to get one this week.The shop is offering tattoos of the pink ribbons – the universal breast cancer symbol – for $35, less than half the normal price of a tattoo.