Rose Tattoo

Photos: Peter Hapak

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Allyson Lynch
"After I got my tattoos, I looked in the mirror and cried with joy. Cancer takes your breasts, and this is my way of taking them back."

Allyson Lynch, 29, diagnosed in 2014 with stage I ER+ breast cancer. Tested positive for BRCA1 gene. Had a mutation mastectomy and reconstruction. Tattoos by John Pohl of Bonedaddys Tattoo in Aston, Pennsylvania.