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Woman's Tattoo Inspires Thousands

Take Tat, Cancer!

Love 'em or loathe 'em, this is one tattoo that is worth its weight in ink. An Ottawa woman's elaborate chest design has been seen and admired by thousands online.

According to an article in the CBC, three-time cancer survivor Kelly Davidson regards her "fantastical" landscape, which includes a fairy, butterflies, flowers and a mountain, as a "badge of honour and strength."

“I decided to turn this negative thing into a positive, and put a beautiful piece of artwork in place of something that to a lot of people is really devastating,” she told the Toronto Star.

Not surprisingly, the photo of the 34 year old garnered 700,000 likes and over 94,000 shares after she posted it on a Facebook forum featuring the tattoos of cancer survivors called Why We Ink.

Incredibly, following a double mastectomy, Davidson opted for the art after surviving Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast and thyroid cancers. 

'My tattoo symbolizes a transformation, my metamorphosis, like a butterfly I changed on the outside but remained the same on the inside," wrote Davidson.

Ink isn't for everybody, but her bravery is humbling, much as that of this celebrity currently staring down breast cancer

Got a memorable tattoo? Has it helped you heal?