Free tattoos give hope for Dutch breast cancer survivors  

A breast cancer survivor receives a tattoo around her mastectomy scars. A Dutch initiative, the foundation offers free tattoos to women in the same situation. – AFP pic, January 17, 2023.

FLOWERS and butterflies surround the scars left by the removal of Jacqueline van Schaik’s breasts, thanks to a new tattoo the cancer survivor says she treasures.  

“It’s magnificent,” exclaims an emotional Van Schaik, 56, looking at herself in the mirror at the end of the session at a tattoo parlour in the central Dutch city of Lelystad.  

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