Morgan says: I’ve always been really sensitive to other people’s feelings. The last year or two I recognized that I was extremely empathetic, to the point where I could feel other people’s energy or pain. I wanted to get a tattoo that represented how I put myself in other people’s shoes all the time. So I got the empathy symbol on my foot. I love how on the outside of me, people see what’s going on the inside me, sort of.
David G. proudly shows his commitment to empathy.
As a social work graduate student, Myrick has a deep sense of compassion for the human condition but said she strives to expand her point of view to a more global perspective.
“My two passions are traveling and social work, so I think [this design] is a good representation of traveling and [how] empathy is a very important aspect of social work and my life,” Myrick said. “It also shows how you should show empathy to the whole world.”
Myrick said she hopes her tattoo of the world covered by an empathy symbol will remind herself and others to keep kindness in mind when interacting with people.
“If you approach people [from] an understanding standpoint, you’re going to find things that you have in common,” Myrick said. “If you take that perspective of ‘Everyone has their own way of doing things and that’s okay,’ then everyone will just get along more and there will be more peace in the world.”