17 Tattoos That Celebrate The Power Of Women

Lady Gaga knows: Tattoos have a way of getting people talking. And as much as we like using our voices, certain designs that are especially bold or emblematic are a great way to make a statement without words — and serve as the perfect ice breaker for conversations about the struggles, inequalities, and outdated social expectations women face every day.

Perhaps that’s why we’ve seen an uptick recently in women declaring their devotion to the cause in a more permanent way. For every person on Instagram wearing a “Strong Female Lead” tee, there’s another proudly sharing their feminist body art with the world — and we don’t see the movement (nope, not a moment) slowing down any time soon.

Interested in wearing your own badge of solidarity? Ahead, 17 badass tattoos made for women (and our allies).

Can you think of anything cooler or more powerful than a tattoo inspired by Solange? We didn’t think so.

The secret to getting more might not be a tattoo, but it’s a nice reminder that you finally mustered up the courage to do exactly that.

No vowels, no bullshit — just a more permanent way to get across the unifying message Geri Halliwell was preaching all along.

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter represented a woman’s strength and worth in the workplace. The image (and message behind it) is just as iconic today.

No words required for this sign of solidarity.

When the Senate voted to silence Elizabeth Warren’s objections against Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, she didn’t back down. Mitch McConnell said, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Feminists everywhere flipped the Senate’s defense into a rallying cry.

An image that illustrates your intentions of fighting the good fight and smashing the patriarchy.

Sorry, Donald Trump — we like being nasty.

To remind everyone that, even in 2019, the need for gender equality is more pressing than ever.

Because the only thing stronger than that message is the badass female character placed right above it.

We love the simplicity of three dots weaved into a female symbol design.

Caption: “For the sisters.”

The perfect reminder of how far we’ve come — and how much further we must go.

When “talk to the hand” becomes “don’t fuck with me.”

If all else fails, find a design that just up and says exactly the point you’re trying to get across.

Never forget your #herstory.

As cliché as it sounds, there’s nothing more important than self-love.

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