14 Tattoos That Celebrate The Power Of Women

Emma Watson knows: Tattoos have a way of getting people talking. Designs that are especially bold (GRL PWR!) 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statement without words — and serve as the perfect ice breaker for conversations about the struggles, inequalities, and outdated social expectations women face every day.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 "She The People" tee, there's another proudly sharing their feminist body art with the world — and we don't see the movement slowing down any time soon.

Ahead, the tattoos that serve as badges of solidarity and empowerment, as well as a catalyst for pushing the (far overdue) discussion forward.

"GRL PWR"

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

During World War II, Rosie represented a woman's strength and worth in the workplace — and the image (and message behind it) is just as iconic today.
Female Gender Symbol

No words required for this sign of solidarity.
"Nevertheless, She Persisted"

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.
Smashing The Patriarchy

An image that illustrates your intentions of fighting the good fight.
"Nasty"

The female empowerment message Donald Trump didn't mean to inspire.
Equal Sign

To remind everyone that, even in 2018, the need for gender equality is more pressing than ever.
Ovaries

A subtler way of saying, "Keep your hands off my reproductive rights."
"Fight Like A Girl"

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

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

Caption: "For the sisters."
Voter's Badge

The perfect reminder of how far we've come — and how much further we must go.
"Girls Bite Back"

When "talk to the hand" becomes "don't fuck with me."
"Feminist"

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