There are a million reasons people get tattoos. Some get them in memory of a relative or friend, others get them to commemorate a special time in their lives. Some people just get tattoos for no other reason than the fact that they look really awesome.
And then there are the people who choose to get some beautiful body art to bring awareness and attention to causes that matter to them — on Autism Awareness day, we’re taking a look at people who choose to get tattoos bringing awareness and celebrating loved ones who are autistic. The autism community is a diverse and strong one and that is definitely reflected in their ink. Bright colors and touching messages are just a few details you’re likely to see in these tattoos.
We gathered some of the most beautiful autism tattoos from across the Internet to bring you inspiration and education. No matter how big or how small, there’s a story behind every single one of these autism-themed tattoos — whether it’s a deeply personal meaning or a fun little reminder of a special person.
Originally posted April 2016. Updated April 2020.