Janeane Garofalo Style


Janeane Garofalo has a heart tattoo on her left arm with the word “Liberal” above it. She told Inked “Being liberal is something to be very proud of. Over the last 30 years or so, the right wing of this country has managed to bastardize the word. They think it’s something to be feared because liberalism equals progress and social justice, and Republicans and conservatives hate progress and social justice. Liberal is not a dirty word. It’s not a pejorative.”


Janeane Garofalo’s right arm tattoo is inspired by the World War II poster character Rosie the Riveter. “Instead of the government slogan ‘We Can Do It’ underneath, I put ‘Valor,’ from the phrase ‘A woman of valor, who can find? For her price is far above rubies,'” she told Inked. “Meaning it’s very difficult to find a courageous person-man, woman, or otherwise. It’s very valuable to be courageous, so I put it on my arm to remind me. I also didn’t want a government slogan from the World War II era on my arm.”