17 Stupendously Awesome Gay Tattoos

Ink the rainbow.

There are endless ways to express your pride though some ink.

5. Some show support for equality:

7. Others come in pairs:

10. Some have hidden meaning:

The equality symbol for gay rights and the date he officially came out to his parents.


The pink triangle was one of the Nazi concentration camp badges, used to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality. Every prisoner had to wear a downward-pointing triangle on his or her jacket. Today it’s a commonly used symbol of the gay community.


Bisexual triangles tattoo.

14. Some are super geeky:

16. Some are just plain awesome:

17. Some help bring people together:

“So I stumbled upon two beautiful ladies at a local gay bar with tattoos similar to mine! (I’m the one with the heart.)”

But, they are ALL fabulous.

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Sarah Karlan is the associate LGBT editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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