10 Inspiring Feminist Tattoo Ideas That Celebrate Equality
Feminist Tattoo Ideas That Celebrate Equality
Show off your solidarity with your fellow comrades and display your fight for equality with these empowering feminist tattoo ideas.
As women, we sure have come a long way! From fighting for the right to vote to breaking through the glass ceiling and even finding our voice as part of the #metoo movement, we have a lot to be proud of!
Are you ready to celebrate your divine feminism with a cool tattoo? Well, you’re in the right place! Check out these awesome feminist tattoo ideas.
1. Tiny Symbol
You don’t have to get a big, extravagant tattoo to celebrate your feminine power. There are plenty of small tattoos with big meaning.
Small female empowerment symbols are easy to place just about anywhere, so you can give yourself a daily reminder without having to worry too much about upsetting your parents or your boss (or any other lame person who doesn’t like tattoos).
Some great options include:
- The Venus symbol
- Equal sign
- Queen of spades
- A coat hanger (representing the right to choose)
These tiny tattoos are perfect for hiding behind your ear, on the inside of your wrist, on the back of your neck, or in another inconspicuous spot.
You can choose to tattoo a feminist symbol on its own for a minimal, subtle look or incorporate it into a bigger, bolder design. For example, you could tattoo the word “Power” with the Venus symbol as the letter “O.” There are plenty of options, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
2. Simple Phrase
Sometimes just a few words can speak volumes. Do you have a favorite short phrase that means the world to you? These make great feminist tattoos.
The phrase you choose should have a deep meaning to you personally. However, here are a few ideas to inspire you:
- GRL PWR
- I am enough
- I refuse to sink
- Still I rise
- The future is female
- Not your babe
- Fight like a girl
One of our favorites is simply the word “no” inside a heart or other symbol. This can have so many different meanings, but, ultimately, it’s a reminder that “NO” is a powerful word that we shouldn’t fear. It’s okay to say no, and it’s okay to be told no.
Talk about making a huge statement with a tiny tattoo!
3. Powerful Quote
Sometimes, a few words won’t do. A longer quote gives you more flexibility in terms of the overall design of your tattoo. Choose your font, size, and other adornments to make your tattoo uniquely you.
Some of our favorite quotes we’ve seen turned into women empowerment tattoos include:
- “A woman is more dangerous than a loaded pistol”
- “And though she be but little, she is fierce”
- “This is what a feminist looks like”
- “Nevertheless, she persisted”
If this idea appeals to you, spend some time searching online until you find one that really speaks to you.
4. Meaningful Image
You can also say a lot without saying anything at all. Instead, think about tattooing an image that is meaningful to you. A hammer, slingshot, a burning bra, or two women kissing – if it speaks to you, it will make a great tattoo!
5. Famous Feminists
Some women choose to adorn themselves with one or more tattooed images of famous feminists or inspiring women. A great tattoo artist can create a beautiful, life-like rendition that you’ll be proud to display on your body.
If you don’t want to use a real person’s face, you could also choose something like the famous “Rosie the Riveter” poster, or a full-length image of your favorite pin-up girl.
6. Play on Words
Another fun idea is to take a clever feminist phrase and turn it into a visual image. For example, take the phrase “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” and turn it into an image of a cigarette-smoking fish on a bicycle. It might take a special person to understand it right away – but that’s part of the appeal!
7. Fun and Playful
There’s no rule that says a feminist tattoo has to be serious! There are plenty of different tattoo styles to choose from, so have some fun with it!
Want a rainbow unicorn with the words “Feminist as F*ck?” Go for it! It’s your body, and you can do what you want. And that’s really the point – right?
8. Match ‘Em Up
Do you have a female BFF who has been your rock? What better way to celebrate each other’s strengths than by getting matching feminist tattoos?
Choose a symbol or phrase that’s meaningful to both of you, then go together to get them done. It’s a memory you’ll both cherish forever and can offer strength and comfort when you can’t be together.
Instead of an exact match, you may also want to consider tattoos that complement or complete each other. For example, one of you gets “girl” and the other gets “power.” You could also get the same type of image (for example, the Venus symbol) but each of you can choose a style that appeals to you or matches the other tattoos you already have.
Use your imagination and the possibilities are literally endless.
Bring Your Feminist Tattoo Ideas to Life
Did these feminist tattoo ideas inspire you? Whether you want to keep things simple and go with one of these ideas or use them as a starting point to create your own unique design, we’re here to help!
Contact us today to discuss your idea, schedule an appointment, and get started!