THE WOMEN OF FALLEN ANGEL TATTOO HELP COVER OVER PAINS FROM THE PAST
It was just some leaves and branches, but it brought Andrea Reynolds to tears.
Not so much the tattoo as where it was inked — across her chest, covering up the scars and lumps left in the aftermath of the double mastectomy she had done after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Cancer really changes you,” Reynolds says. “And the treatments threw me into menopause. I was pretty depressed after the surgery.”
To pull herself out of her funk, Reynolds decided to get a tattoo to cover some scar tissue and dots remaining from her radiation treatments. She searched online for photos to try to pin down a creative idea that could incorporate her love of the outdoors, but nothing clicked.
“There was a lot of floral stuff with pink colors, but I’m not really into that,” Reynolds says.
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