There's not one right way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during Pride month. Your participation plans could include walking in a glitter-soaked parade, attending safe-space conferences, or practicing the simple art of self-care. But if you're looking for a more permanent way to celebrate Pride, consider getting an equality tattoo.
While there are hundreds of pride tattoo designs out there, the equals sign is one that has special meaning for the LGBTQ+ community. The two lines became the official logo for the Human Rights Campaign in the '90s, and the symbol represents the fight for LGBTQ+ equality — a message that deserves support long after Pride month ends.
Feeling inspired? Check out the raddest equality tattoo designs, ahead. Then, flesh out your plans for Pride and consider making a donation to an LGBTQ+ organization to keep the movement going strong far beyond June 30.
Although these matching ankle tattoos are tiny, the message behind them is still very powerful.
Want something a bit larger? You could get the bold symbol imprinted near the ditch of your arm (although, it'll hurt a little more than you may like).
If you're up for the pain, get the two lines inked on the inside of your finger…
Or, on top of it — so everyone can see.
You can also ditch the black ink for some eye-catching color. Here, the light pink and blue tones represent the colors in the transgender pride flag.
Combine two Pride symbols in one with this rainbow-painted tattoo.
Found: The perfect couple tattoo.
You don't have to get tattooed to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, but Sophia Bush's tiny tattoo is her way of saying, "our love is the same love."
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