Although tattoos are widely seen as purely decorative artwork today, they can be a powerful way to communicate a political statement. Feminists are one group of people who don’t shy away of making their feelings about “Girl Power” clear through tattoos and when the body art is skillfully done, this works a real treat.
Keep scrolling for some of the best feminist tattoos found on the internet, where the idea they are conveying and their visual quality are both of the highest caliber.
1. Votes for women
The dainty flowing script and soft flowers build upon the celebration for one of the greatest achievements of womanhood.
Source: Instagram | @justjentattoos
2. GRL PWR
A floral horseshoe surrounds hands forming a pinkie promise, the Venus symbol for women and the famous “GRL PWR” abbreviation.
Source: Instagram | @palomitika
3. F*ck the patriarchy
In a quirky, comic-book style, a knife is juxtaposed to painted nails and jewelry, perhaps highlighting the complexities of women.
Source: Instagram | @rat666tat
A tribute to the countless women who paved the way, as well as the “Deeds Not Words” slogan.
Source: Instagram | @emilyelinskitattoo
Uplifting and powerful!
Source: Instagram | @amandahubacek
6. Girl Power
Unique placement, extraordinary crafstmanship and a timeless message make this tattoo a particular favorite.
Source: Instagram | @bruboruchosas.tattoo
7. Still I Rise
Another mythical feminist slogan stands above a raised fist incorporated into the middle of the Venus symbol.
Source: Instagram | @jelenawolves
8. Woman & proud
This watercolor-inspired artwork would be a beautiful addition to any wall, book or desktop, but to have it on the female skin is simply out of this world.
Source: Instagram | @virginiebtattoo
9. A new take on the old symbol
When an artist makes something seen so many times appear new, fresh and different but equally meaningful, they have done their job to the utmost.
Source: Instagram | @redskytattoo
10. Girl Almighty
A powerful message delivered loud and proud through the simplest of designs.
Source: Instagram | @henna.by.v
11. Pinkie promise
A beautiful black and white take on the pinkie promise between thorny roses.
Source: Instagram | @phoenix.mendoza.tattoo
No need for words here, this commanding black and white version of the raised fist and the Venus symbol simply says it all.
Source: Instagram | @lucasmascangni
13. Less is more
The brilliant simplicity of this one is perhaps the only thing that could make a female’s hip more beautiful.
Source: Instagram | @_mazice
An artistic tattoo of a woman breastfeeding her two children highlights how natural and inherently lovely this act actually is.
Source: Instagram | @floraderma
15. Nevertheless She Persisted
A legendary slogan written in cursive script contrasted by bright, colorful flowers make for a gorgeous work of art.
Source: Instagram | @alexrowntreetattoo
16. Simple, yet rich
Stunning flowers are draped over a timeless symbol, but it is the muted colors which somehow set this one apart as extraordinary.
Source: Instagram | @maureen_grimason
17. No means no
A slogan that cannot be repeated often enough delivered in a loving and uplifting manner.
Source: Instagram | @theadeleysandwich
Two straight lines, so much meaning.
Source: Instagram | @fabitattoo
19. Black and white
There is something about the lack of colors, the font and the wreath here that makes this tattoo chillingly beautiful.
Source: Instagram | @karenglasstattoo
What could be more badass than a flaming bra? A tattoo could hardly express more without any words.