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  • Breast cancer survivor heals with tattoos

    Breast cancer survivor Raynell Zuni has her final tattoo session with artist Shelly James of Chamelon Ink in Bellingham on Thursday, July 1, 2016. Zuni, who lives on the Lummi Indian Reservation, said getting the tattoos on her breasts is part of the healing process following a double mastectomy she had after a cancer diagnosis in 2010.

Breast cancer survivor Raynell Zuni has her final tattoo session with artist Shelly James of Chamelon Ink in Bellingham on Thursday, July 1, 2016. Zuni, who lives on the Lummi Indian Reservation, said getting the tattoos on her breasts is part of the healing process following a double mastectomy she had after a cancer diagnosis in 2010. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald
Breast cancer survivor Raynell Zuni has her final tattoo session with artist Shelly James of Chamelon Ink in Bellingham on Thursday, July 1, 2016. Zuni, who lives on the Lummi Indian Reservation, said getting the tattoos on her breasts is part of the healing process following a double mastectomy she had after a cancer diagnosis in 2010. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald

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