GRL PWR Tattoos Are the Tiny Ink Trend for Badass Feminists Everywhere

Who needs vowels when you've got GRL PWR?

GRL PWR Tattoo Trend
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There's no denying that girl power is having a long overdue moment. Between many examples of the gender pay gap coming to light, celebrities openly calling themselves feminists, and body positivity taking the place of unachievable #fitnessgoals, in some ways, 2017 has been the year women needed.

And now, there's a permanent way to show your support for girl power, equal rights, and women everywhere.

We're talking about GRL PWR tattoos. Removing the vowels but leaving the meaning, the tiny ink trend is the latest way to celebrate your strength, independence, and power that comes from being a woman.


Tiny celebrity tattoos

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Talking to Refinery29, Brooklyn-based tattoo artist Lalo Yunda said of the empowering ink trend:


An inspiring statement that also happens to fit into our obsession with tiny, minimal tattoos? This is our kind of girl gang.

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George Driver

George Driver is the Acting Beauty Director at ELLE UK covering everything from the latest make-up look taking fashion week by storm, to curating edits of the best moisturisers for dry skin (that actually work) and the psychological impact your skin can have. Having started her career in fashion features at InStyle and LOOK, she swiftly moved into the world of beauty and now oversees the section across print and digital.