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Using Tattoo Art to Make a Statement About Multiple Sclerosis

View personal tattoo art submitted by multiple sclerosis patients.

There won’t be a lot of my words in this column but there will be lot of pictures. The column is devoted to some very personal multiple sclerosis art: Tattoos. Most of these “tats” contain an orange ribbon, the symbol for MS awareness. Some, as you’ll see, are a bit more expressive. But, simple or complex, each MS tattoo comes with a story, in their own words.

(Thanks to Nellie from the “We’re Not Drunk: We Have MS” (closed) Facebook page, whose post, “Can I see your MS tattoos, please?” gave me the idea for this column. Also, to each of the people who proudly wear these tattoos and who gave permission to share the art that they wear).

Sarah

Every piece of this tattoo has meaning. It’s on my right leg, because my symptoms started on my right and have always been worse on that side. The orange awareness ribbon is for Multiple Sclerosis. The butterfly is because when you look at an MRI of the brain, it is shaped like a butterfly. The multitude of colors in the butterfly represent the constant changing symptoms and unpredictable course of MS. I am beyond happy with how it came out. Every time I look at it, I will be reminded that I am a fighter. I am strong. I will win this war.

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