Pro-abortion rights tattoos help activists vent anger, ease grief

  • Some pro-abortion supporters are expressing their stance through tattoo designs, including stylized uteruses or coat hangers.
  • Tattoo shops and artists are holding pro-abortion themed events to benefit abortion-rights advocacy organizations.
  • “Tattoos are a way of taking ownership over your own body and making a statement for yourself as well as for others,” one tattoo artist said.

When Maiah Bennett of Eureka, California, met a female friend recently to lament last month’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and discuss how to express their frustrations through art, it wasn’t long before they decided it would be through Bennett’s tattoo pen. 

On Friday, Bohemian Tattoo, the shop where Bennett works in Eureka, held a flash sale featuring 10 images the friends had designed. Among them were variations on a uterus – including a fairy, a sword and multiple butterflies. In all, Bennett and another artist at the shop produced 10 pro-abortion-rights tattoos, with all proceeds – about $1,300 – going to the National Network of Abortion Funds, she said.

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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