October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Many years ago, I watched a TV special on tattoos. One woman’s ink stuck w/me. She had a full breastplate harness tattooed on her chest and around her back … after a bilateral mastectomy. On Monday, I went in search of this tattoo for Frotober Day 10. In the course of my search, I discovered that the special aired in 2001. I also learned that the woman was Inga Duncan Thornell. I discovered that she did a blog post about her tattoo this year after finding that it was pinned all across the web. When I saw the pics this 10+ years later, I was again struck by the power of the “message.” Inga didn’t just survive cancer, she defeated it … and then stuck her tongue out at it!! If you want to read a little more about her story, you can find it here.