In a time when it was illegal to be out and proud in Western culture, many LGBTI people got tattoos to convey secret messages or as an act of defiance to authority. According to famous gay tattooist Samuel Steward also known as Phil Sparrow , the gay community in particular really began embracing tattoos in the s. Steward was born in and led many varied roles in life, including a professor at a Roman Catholic university and an author of gay pulp fiction. He was also the official tattoo artist for the motorcycle club, the Hells Angels in Oakland, California.
Best Gay Tattoo Ideas
The secret gay history of tattoos and their hidden meanings
Looking for that perfect gay tattoo design and need some inspiration? In the meantime, enjoy the tattoo gallery below, be sure to ask permission from tattoo artists within the image credits if you wish to use their design. Which gay tattoo design is your favorite? Did this list inspire you to get inked? Let us know in the comments below! Your email address will not be published.
100 Amazing Gay Pride Tattoo Designs
A gay pride tattoo could be one of your biggest achievements as it represents your true identity. It could be inspiring for you as well as others. No matter what kind of symbol it is, whether an equal sign, a rainbow, or a color heart, they all represent the same emotions.
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