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30+ Lesbian Tattoo Ideas to Wear Your Pride On Your Skin!

by Sherri Owens

From simple text tattoos to sassy cartoons, there are so many tattoos that embody your lesbian identity!

As a tattoo artist who supports the LGBTQIA+ community, I have a lot of experience in designing lesbian-inspired tattoos. I'm here to help you find a design that beautifully represents your spirit and tells your story in an unforgettable artistic way.

In this article, we explore vibrant and meaningful lesbian tattoo ideas that celebrate color, creativity, and unabashed love.

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Sapphic Tattoos

These Sapphic word tattoos are all about expressing yourself in a meaningful and visually pleasing way. No need for complex imagery or extravagant designs - sometimes a single word can speak volumes.

Sapphic Simple Text Thigh Tattoo

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One option is to pay homage to the ancient Greek poetess, Sappho, whose name is associated with female love and passion. A simple and elegant script of the word 'Sappho' can be a beautiful reminder of your own connection to love and desire. You could place it on your wrist, where it can peek out from under your sleeve, or on your collarbone, a discreet yet powerful symbol.

Sapphic Simple Lettering Hip Tattoo

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Another word that holds great meaning is 'Sapphic' a more gentle way of celebrating a woman's love for another of the same gender. The name alone carries a sense of pride and empowerment. You can choose a font that reflects your personal style, whether it be bold and confident or delicate and feminine. Consider placing it on your ribcage, where it can be a hidden treasure only revealed to those closest to you.

Two Toned Sapphic Lettering Tattoo

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Double Venus Symbol Tattoos

A Double Venus symbol tattoo is a powerful and visually impactful design that proudly declares lesbian identity and pride. This tattoo consists of two interlocked female gender symbols, creating an elegant and harmonious emblem.

Floral Double Venus Symbol Wrist Tattoo

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One of the things that I love about lesbian tattoo designs such as this is the versatility of the symbol. You can design it any way that you like to perfectly suit your personality. Want to keep it simple? Then opt for two tiny symbols. Want to go all out? Then go ahead and paint the symbols in bubblegum pink!

These lesbian tattoo ideas also work really well for matching tattoos. You can choose to get these with your partner or even just with another fellow lesbian!

Bold Line Double Venus Symbol Tattoo

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When it comes to placement, the Double Venus symbol tattoo can be adapted to fit any area of your body. For a discreet touch, you can choose to have it delicately inked on your wrist, serving as a constant reminder of your love and acceptance. Alternatively, you can boldly showcase this emblem of pride by having it emblazoned across your back, making a strong and visible statement.

Pink Ink Heart Shaped Double Venus Symbol Tattoo

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No matter where you choose to place this tattoo, it serves as a beautiful celebration of love, identity, and self-acceptance. The Double Venus symbol tattoo isn't just a design; it's a testament to the strength and beauty of lesbian relationships and serves as a symbol of unity within the LGBTQ+ community.

Kissing Women Tattoos

Kissing women tattoos are all about capturing the beauty of love and passion between two women. The focus is on the imagery of two women sharing a kiss, whether it's a delicate and elegant silhouette or a vibrant and detailed portrait.

Greyish Witchy Kisses Tattoo Piece

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The symbolism behind these tattoos is clear - they represent an unapologetic proclamation of lesbian love. Each line and shade in the sketch is carefully designed to depict the tenderness and intimacy of the moment. The lips locked in a kiss become the focal point, capturing the essence of love and desire.

Black Ink Lesbian Kiss Tattoo

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In terms of style, you can go for a more abstract representation, using bold lines and minimalistic details. Alternatively, you can opt for a realistic portrayal, with intricate shading and lifelike features. The choice between these styles depends on your personal taste and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve.

Two Women Kissing Arm Tattoo

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Another thing to consider is the sentiment behind such lesbian tattoo ideas. If you want, you can create a more tender design to showcase the romantic element between queer people. On the other hand, you can also decide to go with a more sensual design if you wish to showcase lust and passion.

When it comes to placement, the options are endless. Some people choose to have these tattoos on their wrists or ankles, allowing the artwork to be easily visible. Others prefer more discreet placements, such as the back or shoulder, where they can be covered if desired. Ultimately, the choice of placement depends on your personal preference and comfort level.

Lesbian Kiss Framed Tattoo Piece

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No matter which design or style you choose, a kissing women tattoo is a beautiful way to express your identity and celebrate your love story. It serves as a constant reminder of the love and passion that exists within you, and a testament to the beauty of lesbian relationships.

American Traditional Lesbian Tattoos

If you're looking for old-school tattoos that celebrate lesbian love and identity, the American Traditional style is worth considering. With its bold lines and vibrant colors, this style can beautifully adapt to powerful symbols of lesbian culture.

Heart Shaped American Traditional Lesbian Tattoo

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You can put a lesbian twist on traditional sailor tattoos, like a pin-up girl proudly holding a rainbow flag or a pair of intertwined mermaids. These LGBT tattoos are an excellent option if you would like to add a vintage vibe to your tattoo.

Deep Kissing Lesbian Colored Tattoo

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The placement of these tattoos can vary depending on your preference. You can choose to flaunt them on your arm, leg, or back, or keep them more intimate on your chest or hip. The choice is yours, and the result will be a stunning and meaningful representation of your lesbian identity.

The Lovers Tarot Card Tattoos

If you are considering a tattoo that captures the essence of lesbian love, then these lovers tarot card design may fit the bill. It could feature two beautifully entwined female figures, standing beneath an arch of blooming trees. This design symbolizes growth and enduring love, showcasing the strength of a lesbian relationship.

The Lovers Lesbian Tarot Card Tattoo

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The focal point of the tattoo would be the captivating gaze between the two figures. One figure would reach out, gently touching the other's heart. Above them, a radiant sun would cast a warm glow. This tattoo isn't just a celebration of lesbian love, but also a powerful statement of respect and equality within a relationship. This design can be excellent for lesbian couple tattoos.

Greyish Lesbian Tarot Card Tattoo

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Of course, you can let your creativity run wild with lesbian tattoo ideas such as these. You may want to research different styles of tarot cards and draw inspiration from them for your own tattoo design. And, keep in mind that if you want to create beautiful tattoos, you can also add plenty of color into the mix.

The Lovers Girl Pals Tarot Card with Florals Tattoo

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For a vibrant tattoo, use bright and bold shades. On the other hand, if you would like a more vintage tattoo, you may want to consider using earthier tones along with some brass and copper shades.

Queens of Hearts Tattoos

Want to depict the love and passion between two women? If so, you may want to consider the powerful imagery of the Queens of Hearts. This iconic figure, symbolizing emotions and relationships, can embody your strength, resilience, and compassion.

Lesbian Queen of Hearts Arm Tattoo

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The cool thing about gay tattoos such as these is that there is so much versatility here. If you want to stay true to the original card design, then draw inspiration from a deck of playing cards. On the other hand, if you want to put your own twist on this design then you can!

Greyscale Lesbian Queen of Hearts Arm Tattoo

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You can have the queens wrapped in an embrace to showcase their love and affection for one another. Or, they can be grasping the same rose or one woman could be handing the rose to the other. What is beautiful about these designs is that they are subtle but if you look closely, the love is there for all to see.

Kissing Queen of Hearts Forearm Tattoo

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Kissing Lesbian Queens Playing Cards Tattoo

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Historical Lesbian Tattoos

As a member of the queer community, you have likely heard all the versions of this: historians said they were close friends. This is where scholars would declare women (and men) who clearly had romantic and even sexual relationships as nothing more than very intimate friends.

Sapphic Vase Thigh Tattoo

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It was a way for society and historians to paint a heteronormative tint across history. Of course, as many people are aware, queer individuals have existed throughout time. There is nothing new about love and lust between women.

Sappho Circle Forearm Tattoo

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If you would like to pay homage to this concept, then you can do so by depicting lesbians or bisexuals throughout history. One option would be to design portraits of two random women. However, if you are a history buff, then you may want a tattoo that pays homage to significant figures in bisexual and lesbian history.

Cultural Style Sapphic Women Colored Tattoo

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Picture a badass portrait of Virginia Woolf, capturing her delicate features and immortalizing her strength and unapologetic love for women. This tattoo is all about celebrating her impact on the lesbian community.

If you wish for a mythical approach, then consider getting a tattoo of the Amazons. They can also represent the power and resilience of lesbians throughout history. This design can be done in various styles, from bold and graphic to more intricate and detailed.

Sketch Style Sappho and Erinna Tattoo

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If you prefer something more abstract, you could go for a tattoo that captures the essence of Sappho's lyrical poetry. This design is all about celebrating the artistic and romantic spirit of lesbian culture.

Lesbian Women and Floral Circle Tattoo

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As for placement, it really depends on your personal preference. A portrait of Virginia Woolf could look stunning on your upper arm or shoulder, while the labrys design might work well on your forearm or back. The abstract Sappho-inspired tattoo could be a beautiful addition to your wrist or ankle. Ultimately, the placement is up to you and what feels right for you.

Sapphic Lovers in the Garden Tattoo

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These tattoos serve as a personal reminder of the lesbian trailblazers who've paved the way for the LGBTQ+ community. So, if you're looking for a tattoo that honors the past and celebrates who you are, these ideas might be just what you're looking for.

Cartoon Lesbian Tattoos

If you're looking for a fun and quirky tattoo that represents your sexual identity, why not consider a cartoon-inspired design? Picture a vibrant Sailor Moon tattoo, with her tiara proudly displaying a rainbow, symbolizing pride and resilience. This playful and colorful design can be placed on your forearm or ankle, adding a touch of whimsy to your everyday look.

Cartoon Lesbian Couple Chilling in Heart Shape Tattoo

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Another option is a subtle yet meaningful portrayal of Marceline and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time. Their connection, portrayed in a minimalist style, captures the essence of their unspoken bond. This tattoo can be placed on your upper arm or wrist, serving as a constant reminder of the strong connections within the lesbian community.

Cartoon Lesbians Kissing Vibrant Colors Tattoo

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For a unique twist, you could reimagine classic Disney princesses like Belle and Ariel, dancing together amidst a whirlwind of vibrant colors. This tattoo would celebrate love and representation, and can be placed on your shoulder or back, allowing the artwork to come to life with each movement you make.

She-Ra and Catra with Sparks Tattoo

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These cartoon characters can serve as a joyful and playful homage to lesbian representation in animation. These tattoos aren't just ink on your body, but statements of joy, freedom, and love that you can proudly display to the world.

Scissor Tattoos

Scissor tattoo designs can be a great option if you are looking for a cheekier tattoo. This tattoo works well if you want to hint at the more sensual elements of a lesbian relationship without being too graphic.

There is also the fact that this tattoo design can be great if you want to have a laugh too. After all, virtually everyone in the lesbian community will know exactly what your tattoo is referring to.

Greyish Double Scissors Lesbian Tattoo

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At the same time, the scissors can have a more symbolic meaning to them too. The sharp edges of the scissors symbolize resilience, reflecting the ability to cut through societal prejudices. With this tattoo, you proudly declare your courage to be yourself and challenge societal norms.

Now, there are a few different options for you to choose from when it comes to design. If you want, you can keep the design fairly simple, just opting for the outline of scissors. Or, if your humor has a slightly sharper edge, then you may want large and sharp scissors portrayed in your design.

Double Scissors Dotted Tattoo

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You can also choose a stylish route if you want. Get two beautiful, ornate scissors with stunning handles inked on you. You can stick to a black and grey design or go all out and design the handles in gold.

As for placement options, there are various areas where you can get a scissor tattoo. Some opt for a smaller design on their wrist, symbolizing their strength and pride in their identity. Others choose a larger design on their shoulder or back, allowing the tattoo to make a bold statement.

Decorative Double Scissors Thigh Tattoo

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No matter where you choose to place it, a scissor tattoo showcases your identity and celebrates your sexuality with pride. It's

Rainbow Tattoos

If you are on the lookout for a more inclusive lesbian tattoo, then you may want to consider a rainbow tattoo. This can be a way for you to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole.

Heart Shaped Rainbow Ankle Tattoo

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Rainbow pride tattoos are all about celebrating your identity and embracing your love for women. These tattoos can take on various forms and designs, allowing you to express yourself in a way that feels true to who you are.

Gay Pride Flag with Lesbian Symbol Tattoo

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One of my favorite things about rainbow lesbian tattoo ideas is how many options there are for you. You can choose to do something a bit more subtle like a rainbow-colored heart. If you would like to make the intentions behind your tattoo a little clearer, then you can get a rainbow flag. Make sure to add in the colors of lesbian pride.

If you're someone who loves nature, a lesbian pride tattoo featuring flowers such as roses or lilies can be a beautiful choice. These flowers symbolize love, beauty, and growth, reflecting the blossoming of your lesbian identity.

Rainbow Colors Overflowing with Joy Tattoo Piece

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Regardless of the design you choose, the most important aspect of a lesbian pride tattoo is the meaning it holds for you. It's a way to celebrate your love for women, your journey of self-discovery, and your place within the LGBTQ+ community.


So, you've explored the depths of sapphic word tattoos, felt the force of the double Venus, and appreciated the beauty of kissing women tattoos. You've delved into the richness of American Traditional style, interpreted the Lovers Tarot, and paid tribute to historical lesbian icons.

You've even had fun with quirky cartoon tattoos and discovered the symbolism of scissors. All that is left for you to do is to find the perfect design that fits your sense of style and personality!

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