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Queer Tattoos? Sounds Gay. I'm In!

Queer Tattoos? Sounds Gay. I'm In!
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

To celebrate Pride Month, we've gathered 45 LGBTQ+ tattoos that are totally unique, just like you.

We’ve brought together this collection of LGBTQ tattoos that give a different look into what it means to be queer.

These queer tattoos help show that gender and sexuality don’t look like anything in particular. Although, for eons, we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that looking or acting in a certain way defines our gender or sexuality, it’s obvious that this just isn’t so. You can be a femme and still be a them. You can be gay and still be a they. Break rules, bend the boundaries.

Illustrative tattoo by Nicolas Trotman aka Nick Trotman #NicolasTrotman #NickTrotman #illustrative #blackandgrey #nature #plant #headless #headlessbody #portrait #flower #blooming #queertattooer #lgbtqia #bipoc #qttr #lgbt #qtbipoc
Illustrative tattoo by Yannick NorY aka YNY aka Les Niaiseries #YannickNorY #LesNiaiseries #illustrative #linework #abstract #expressive #symbolism #victorvictoria #movie #portrait #blackwork #julieandrews #transvestite #genderbending #lgbtqia #lgbt #quee
Leather daddies tattoo by Philippe Fernandez #PhilippeFernandez #nationalcomingoutday #queer #qttr #lgbt #lgbtqia #blackwork #leather #leatherdaddy #men #portrait #erotica #sexuality
Frances Cannon illustration tattoo on Cat aka socialist slut done by tattooist zhanaoliviatattoo #FrancesCannon #zhanaoliviatattoo #illustrative #lovers #kiss #gay #lgbtqia #blackwork
"Straight Things Are Boring Things" via instagram josehateslife #words #queer #josehateslife
Lovers tattoo by Harpyteeth #Harpyteeth #badasstattoos #womentattoos #womenempowerment #femaleempowerment #queer #femme #female #ladies #reclaim #smashthepatriarchy

Because, unfortunately, language rarely perfectly encompasses the world within us. Gender politics and philosophy is an ocean of verbiage that sometimes doesn't even come close to describing the ebb and flow of our experience. But imagery and symbolism, art in general, is different. It can capture things we can’t possibly perfectly describe.

Tattoo by Julim Rosa #JulimRose #pridemonth #pride #lgbtq #gender #text #genderfluid #queer
Tattoo by Charline Bataille #queer #queertattooer #pridemonth #pride #lgbtq #color #newschool #lamb #anarchy #cute #bdsm
Queer shibari tattoo by Lee akak rat666tat #Lee #rat666tat #nationalcomingoutday #queer #qttr #lgbt #lgbtqia #watercolor #shibari #pottedplant #tattooedtattoo #illustrative #arm
Tattoo by Galen Bryce #GalenBryce #texttattoo #flametattoo #qttr #queertattoo
Tattoo by Galen Bryce #GalelBryce #lettering #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by Nicolas Trotman #NicolasTrotman #love #hug #flowers #floral #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo

This is why tattoos are great. No, pride tattoos don’t have to have rainbows. But they can. If that’s what someone wants to use to celebrate their LGBTQIA+ community, totally cool! Whatever resonates with you. But queer tattoos can also be something entirely different from what you’d expect.

Tattoo by blaabad #blaabad #rainbow #linework #graphic #ladylovers #love #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Butterfly tattoo by castrating banshee bitch #castratingbansheebitch #butterfly #color #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by Sophie Lee Tattoo #sophieleetattoo #sophielee #blackwork #illustrative #linework #contrast #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by trash baby #trashbaby #heart #daddyy #leatherdaddy #traditional #cute #funny #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by nixxi tattoos #nixxitattoos #pink #fluorescent #neon #lady #hearts #babes #pinup #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by coltonjamestattoo #coltonjamestattoo #portrait #newschool #anime #manga #goodboy #barbedwire #heart #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo

There are so many great memes out there that poke fun at the typical Pride Parade. A confection of brightly colored flags, rainbows plastered on everything from vodka bottles to flip flops, and glitter….so much glitter. But, truly, being queer, trans, gay, or anything beyond and between, can look so unique! Because we are unique, and so is Pride.

Tattoo by hexttats #hexttats #daisy #chain #daisychain #blueink #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by Carrie Metz Caporusso #CarrieMetzCaporusso #linework #brushstroke #brushwork #blackwork #abstract #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
tattoo by g.orne #gorne #kiss #lips #linework #blackwork #nipslip #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by toto le voyou #totolevoyou #illustrative #beach #ocean #landscape #summer #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by stockholm alternative #stockholmalternative #blackwork #flowers #floral #linework #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by trichocarpa #trichocarpa #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo #illustrative #wings #feathers #surreal

That’s why these queer tattoos may surprise you. Showing LGBTQIA+ pride may mean simply going to a queer tattooer, or getting a design of your favorite animal, or getting abstract shapes that symbolize something intimate for you.

Tattoo by gombas007 #gombas007 #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo #pentagram #illustrative
Portrait tattoo by Adriana Hallow #AdrianaHallow #portrait #realism #color #lady #peony #flower #floral #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by phecristo #phecristo #dog #linework #illustrative #nsfw #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Cute Hungry Caterpillar and Matisse tattoo by lad.nie #ladnie #caterpillar #matisse #lime #fruit #animal #cute #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Rainbow tattoo by beckyd_tattoo #beckydtattoo #rainbow #smoke #brushstroke #ink #abstract #organic #handtattoo #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Tattoo by me_but_you #mebutyou #colortattoo #abstract #shapes #lines #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo

Celebrating pride simply means celebrating the skin you’re in, no matter what it looks like. Rainbows included, or not. This pride, we hope you have a great time, book a tattoo, party like a rockstar, be surrounded by loved ones, and feel free enough to embrace every part of yourself. Enjoy it how you want to, because that’s what this is truly about.

Read more: 15 Top LGBTQ+ Tattoo Artists
Read more: 10 Rainbow Tattoos to Show Your Pride!

Feature image by Anna Shvets. Please contact justine@tattoodo.com with any questions or concerns!

Illustrative tattoo by summer machelle #summermachelle #illustrative #portrait #flower #floral #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Rainbow tattoos by clarktattoos #clarktattoos #rainbow #matching #linework #minimal #simple #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Skull tattoo by apropertattoo #apropertattoo #skull #illustrative #surreal #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Body tattoo by 3goblins #3goblins #body #tattooedtattoo #flowers #floral #selflove #bodypositivity #fatliberation #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Pride tattoo by framacho #framacho #pride #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Dolly Parton tattoo by conorhealee #conorhealee #stickandpokoe #handpoke #dollyparton #singer #music #portrait #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Femme portrait tattoo by Tamara Santibanez #TamaraSantibanez #femme #portrait #darkskintattoo #tattoosondarkskin #darkskinbodyart #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Portrait of Divine by Shannon E Perry #ShannonPerry #divine #portrait #realism #illustrativerealism #drag #dragqueen #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Cat tattoo by Emma Anderson aka sun doesnt set #EmmaAnderson #sundoesntset #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Heart tattoo by tenebretattoo #tenebretattoo #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
lovely lady tattoo by tattulu #tattulu #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Back tattoo by phecristo #phecristo #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Butterfly tattoo by gracietattoos #gracietattoos #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Rainbow tattoo by chu.tattoos #chutattoos #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo
Heart tattoo by koulos.s #kouloss #queertattoo #qttr #pridetattoo #lgbtqiatattoo #lgbtqtattoo

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