The Empathy Symbol in Action!

The Empathy Symbol is being used in many ways. You can find it on clothes, in jewelry, as part of logos, and more. We share some here with you, with the proviso that EmpathySymbol.com is not endorsing or vouching for any of these. If you want to add to this gallery, please contact us!

Water color effect T-shirt with Empathy symbol: TeePublic

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A family in Finland has created a family crest that includes the empathy symbol! They shared that “the Latin ‘motto’ translates to ‘Through struggle (comes) true compassion.’ – The true compassion part is how you communicate empathy in Latin.”

Note: They used the Creative Commons license which we offer to everyone who would like to use the empathy symbol to promote empathy in our world, and to express an affirmation of the value of empathy.





Michael Bowen has written a book about his experience recovering from a car crash when he was a young man, in which he became paralyzed from the neck down. Amazingly, he gradually recovered, and then devoted his life to helping others with similar experiences, and with disabilities–even riding his bike cross country to visit spinal rehab centers. He wanted to use the empathy symbol on the cover of his book, because, as he says, “Since my accident some 37 years ago, my life has been a lesson in empathy!” As he says in the book’s conclusion, “With every patient we met, [we] offered love, compassion and empathy.”

If you would like to order Michael’s book, you can do so at https://www.anchorspublishing.com/ or at Amazon. And you can friend Michael on Facebook.


Temporary empathy symbol tattoo. OhMyTat OhMyTat’s goal is simple: to let you try and wear all your favourite tattoos. Yes we understand sometimes it’s hard to make a decision (especially for lifetime), and yes there are sooooo many beautiful tattoos on social media! Besides saving them into your favourite tattoo designs collection every time, now you can also tattoo some of them, temporarily!


Empathy Symbol hoodie with interlocking multiracial hands, available on tee shirts, mugs, as a sticker. TeePublic






Brigham Young University Art Student Mark B. created this thought-provoking piece, accompanied by the words:

Working for Peace
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What if we put as much time, effort, and money into pursuing peace as we do preparing for war? What tools would we need?
There is room for one more. What would you add?


 From Dawn M: Here is the bracelet I had made by my bracelet maker on Etsy. I wanted to incorporate the empathy symbol, the peace symbol, and the symbol from my church (Unitarian Universalist), as these are the symbols of my heart.


Todd D. sent in his new car sticker. He says, “The words are something I have had as a motto for many years. Kind of a “golden rule” for the modern age. I was thinking that this would spark a bit of a question of what the symbol was and get people talking without being too blatant about it. Mystery can breed curiosity.

Being crass is not my intention but I do want to make a statement.”


epic ethic ORIGINAL B&W Es copy 3.jpg Epic Ethic is a business that re-purposes textiles, in order to help save the environment. They have incorporated the Empathy Symbol into their logo. As they explain it, “Our logo was designed to incorporate the symbol for empathy, while also highlighting two abstract capital E’s. The three triangles represent the three main ideals we believe in; environmental sustainability, animal rights, and human rights.” Epic Ethic


The Empathy Symbol appears in social media expert Mike O’Neil’s upcoming book.


You can find this empathy symbol necklace on Etsy.

An Empathy Symbol sculpture done for Scotch College, Adelaide, Australia.

This Empathy Symbol sticker and other images were designed by sbella19 and are available on Redbubble

The Empathy Symbol is worldwide! See this T-shirt available on Amazon in Britain.


There are even products for kids. This comes from StyleShop