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Posted on Dec 18, 2017

Tattoos for Body Positivity and Self-Love

Whether they make you feel empowered or confident,  tattoos can help people take ownership of their bodies and know their worth. Check out some of our designs that can keep you feeling inspired and badass.

There are many elements that make a tattoo special.  Design and placement are certainly important, but we can’t forget about medium: the body. Tattoos are literally body art, using your skin as a canvas to express your ideas, passions, and story.  Because tattoos highlight the body, they’re a great way to showcase body positivity and self-love. Whether they make you feel empowered or confident, tattoos can help people take ownership of their bodies and know their worth. Check out some of our designs that can keep you feeling inspired and badass.

1) Gump

Life is hard.  Remind yourself to forge ahead in times of difficulty.  After all, Martin Luther King said that, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  And as Dory from Finding Nemo said, “Just keep swimming.”  Capture both ideas with a tattoo that says, “Persist.”

Gump | 1.5 x 0.4 inches | $19

2) Vous etes belle

In French, “vous êtes belle” translates to “you are beautiful.”  Ink this on your skin to remind yourself that no matter your size or shape you are today, tomorrow, or the next day, regardless of any stretch marks or love handles or cellulite, it’s what’s on the inside that matters.  You matter, and you are beautiful.

Vous etes belle | 3.0 x 0.5 inches | $21

3) YAE

Do you feel constant pressure to make more money, to lose five pounds, to measure up to your peers?  Remind yourself to focus on what you are, not what you aren’t, with this tattoo.  The greatest sports movie of all time—Cool Runnings—taught us that, “If you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.”  Just as you are, you are enough.

YAE | 2.4 x 0.25 inches | $21

4) Bayes

Ink yourself with this tattoo to literally state you’re body-positive, or to keep yourself looking on the bright side.  There is so much beauty in the world, and it can start from yourself and emanate outward.  We’re positive about it.  

Bayes | 1.5 x 0.5 inches | $21

5) Fortitude

One of the most meaningful ways that you can practice self-love is by having patience for yourself.  Too often in life, we’re the hardest on ourselves.  We set impossible standards and chide ourselves when we don’t meet them.  We think we should have accomplished more, been more, by now.  But it’s important to take a beat, remember that life is long, and that slow and steady often wins the race.  Patience is a virtue, and while’s it’s often hard to practice, it’s makes you feel great when you do.

Fortitude | 1.8 x 0.5 inches | $21

6) Confianza

This tattoo will help you practice self-love by reminding you to trust in your vision and capabilities.  If you dedicate yourself to a worthy goal with passion, strategy, and grit, you can accomplish anything.  But it starts by believing in yourself.

Confianza | 2.0 x 0.5 inches | $19

7) Nunca

Keep your family, origin story, and values close to your heart with this tattoo.  It’s important to honor your roots, paying tribute to the role your upbringing had in making you the person you are today.  Even if you’ve moved ten thousand miles away from home, don’t speak your native language at your job, and don’t see your siblings on a regular basis, never forget that your hometown and your family served as your launch pad.  And it’s equally important to hold onto your values, not succumbing to peer pressure or mob mentality.  This tattoo will remind you to love yourself by remaining steadfast in your roots and core beliefs.   

Nunca | 4.1 x 0.4 inches | $23

8) Marabou

One of the most sacred ways to espouse self-love is by trusting yourself.  Trusting your values, your beliefs, and your abilities.  You are capable of anything you set your mind to, and you should trust in your ability to turn ambition into achievement.

Marabou | 1.5 inches | $19


9) Freehand Ink

Last but not least, our Freehand Ink allows you to ornate yourself any way you see fit. This ink gives you the possibility of doing larger pieces - taking full ownership and control of your body and allowing you to express yourself unapologetically. 

Freehand Ink | $20