21 LGBTQ+ Pride Tattoos to Celebrate Love and Resilience

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Everyone should be able to love freely. Pride tattoos, thoughtfully designed and often bursting with a beautiful array of colors, can give off a comforting visual reminder to those who identify as LGBTQ+ that they are loved and not alone as we continue to fight for the community's access to equal rights, support, and safety.

Pride month may be around the corner, but every day we're tuning in to some of our favorite queer romance films and making sure to support LGBTQ+-owned brands. For those who want to show their pride on their sleeve (or ear, in the form of a delicately drawn cuff), here are some of our favorite pride tattoos to look to for inspiration.

1. Rainbow spaceship

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This spaceship leaving behind a trail of rainbow dust is the as cute as it is a hopeful for the future. 

2. Abstract rainbow

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For the art loves, this abstract take on the rainbow is incredibly chic and looks great on the wrist or ankle.

3. Infinity heart

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Love wins forever, and this heart intertwined with the infinity sign is the perfect tattoo to celebrate that.

4. Rainbow wristband

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A rainbow wristband is a bold statement piece that is timeless.

5. Rainbow lightning

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A fun take on the rainbow is this colorful lightning bolt that pops on the leg or the upper arm.

6. Heart sketch

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This cute heart sketch has a playful quality that looks adorable as a mini tattoo.

7. Rainbow semicolon

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The semicolon represents the power and strength of living in your light, and this beautiful piece is a priceless reminder.

8. Floral wreath

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Proud and feminist, this work of art is a force of a nature.

9. Rainbow stem

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This rainbow stem is a minimalist take on the rainbow floral piece and complements a black-and-white tattoo very well.

10. Mini heart

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Another cute, little rainbow heart because we can never have enough. Who says you have to stop at just one?

11. Rainbow rose

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Rainbows and rose silhouettes make a striking combination that you won't be able to keep your eyes off. To make it even more striking, try outlining it in a jet-black that will be impossible to miss.

12. Spectrum

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This simple spectrum block is incredibly eye-catching despite its size.

13. Linear rainbow

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An elongated take on the above, for those who could go for a sleeve. 

14. Rainbow cuff

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We adorn our bodies with tattoos as jewelry, so this rainbow cuff is a no-brainer when it comes to accessorizing our ears. Cover just the tip of the ear or the whole thing—if you're unsure, you can always add more bands later.

15. Classic rainbow

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You can never go wrong with a classic rainbow. Best part is that it works anywhere!

16. Rainbow outline

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This rainbow outline has a delicateness to it that is so dreamy. This tattoo can also work as a mini or larger piece, but we think the midsize is just right.

17. Brushstroke

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A brushstroke is the symbol of an artist, and there is no greater work of art than your body. This is a tattoo you'll want to show off all day, every day.

18. Rainbow pride

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Sometimes you have to spell it out—when you do, why not opt for color and a groovy font?

19. Technicolor dots

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This Technicolor-dotted band is pretty and classic. It's a design that works well with layering if you decide one simply isn't enough.

20. Rainbow calling

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Birds and rainbows never fail when combined together. Because this piece requires a bit of space, the thigh is worth considering for placement.

21. Rainbow lady

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We've got love on the brain and it's written all over our face with this lovely rainbow lady. This tattoo works great on the arm, leg, or even back if you want to go really big.

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