17 Stupendously Awesome Gay Tattoos

Ink the rainbow.

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

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1. Some are subtle:

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3. Others not so much:

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5. Some show support for equality:

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7. Others come in pairs:

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10. Some have hidden meaning:

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

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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.

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Bisexual triangles tattoo.

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14. Some are super geeky:

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Pixel Pride.

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16. Some are just plain awesome:

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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.)”

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But, they are ALL fabulous.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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