We’ve heard about people getting the empathy symbol as a tattoo, from Texas to Germany, from Ghana to Australia, and around the world! We appreciate this permanent commitment to spreading the message about the importance of empathy! Check out the ways people have put the empathy symbol permanently in their lives and out front to the world.
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.
Mel sent us this new tattoo in January 2022. She says: “Hi! I’m a high school social worker in a urban school district where most of the students live in extreme poverty. I am also do teletherapy in the evenings. I believe empathy is the key to changing the world… here is my tribute to this wonderful symbol.”
DRDavis posted this on a site for empaths in 2016. The Anarchic style represents how it feels to live as an empath sometimes.
Amanda says, “I love this movement. I am an introverted person by nature and though I consider myself considerate, empathy isn’t second nature for me. That is why I chose to have a permanent reminder that I need to try to see the world through others’ eyes. It’s my feather 🙂
Katie says ” I got this done in August because I wanted to remind myself to be more empathetic and also because I wanted to educate people about empathy and what it’s all about. The empathy symbol is on my pinky. ”
Heather S. got the empathy symbol tattoo with a group of six family members! She says, “I love it!”
James is proudly displaying his new tattoo that says, “Humility, Empathy, Respect”
I got a tattoo of the empathy symbol both to remind myself of a humongous part of me as well as to educate others on empathy. Empathy has played a huge role in my life. Without empathy, I wouldn’t be able to help out so many people on a daily basis as I do now. It’s truly a vow to always try my hardest to understand others. Please share!! I’d love to see this uploaded on the website.
Melissa shows her commitment to empathy.
Ole J. in Norway got an artistic version of the empathy symbol.
Greetings from Miroslav B.
Tattoo from John A. in Missouri. it includes the initials of his wife.
Dav N. says, Entre la sympathie et l’antipathie, le voyage permet de trouver l équilibre. L empathie.
Between sympathy and antipathy, travel makes it possible to find a balance. Empathy. I’m a believer about the homo empathicus.
Raquelz says, I have tattooed on my skin what for me is the quality and the most important value of a person and the most scarce in the world in which we live. So that I never miss the EMPATHY . .
Llevo tatuado en la piel lo que para mi es la cualidad y el valor más importante de una persona y el que más escasea en el mundo en que vivimos.
Para que no me falte nunca la 𝐄𝐌𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐈́𝐀. .
Deb E., the creator of the Empathy Symbol, has been thrilled to see so many amazing tattoos sent to us from around the world, spreading and affirming the value of empathy. She has now joined the swelling ranks of those who are expressing their commitment to empathy in this permanent way.