The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Tara Williamson | Pink Ink Tattoo

Tara Williamson is a 10-year Breast Cancer Survivor, Nurse, Business owner, and Certified Areola Tattoo Artist. Tara is the owner and artist of the internationally recognized award winning business Pink Ink Tattoo, which she founded as a response to her own experiences with breast cancer. At the age of 39, Tara was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. She had a lumpectomy followed by a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction which included tissue expanders. She trained to become the best in the country to offer expert areola, 3D tattooing to all survivors. She vowed to give them exactly what they desire; whatever color or size they request, she would always provide a realistic appearance.Tara knew that this was her calling. She knew she could take her medical knowledge, breast cancer experience, and certified specialized services, and use it to come back and help other survivors complete their breast cancer journey.

What advice would you give your younger self?

The best is yet to come!

What is your favorite quote?

“As long as I have a voice and a platform no matter how small or large I will use it to bring breast cancer awareness, to inform survivors they do have options after reconstruction and to encourage women and men to be their best advocate, to research; to follow their gut and to ask questions.”

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