Black Awareness Ribbons Temporary Tattoo Bring awareness to illnesses and causes with this temporary tattoo. It features a swirl black ribbon that represents those affected by melanoma and sleep apnea, as well as the efforts undertaken to find treatments for these illnesses. The black ribbon is a sign of mourning for the 9/11 attacks as well. Wear this temporary tattoo at events that are held in honor of these causes including donations, drives, and marathons. Show your camaraderie with this temporary tattoo. It is easy to apply and easy to remove. About 76,690 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2013. About 30 million Americans have sleep apnea.