Female Symbol Tattoos

Avril Lavigne


Avril Lavigne’s days of itty-bitty tattoos are officially over. In October 2017 she tattooed a collection of astrological symbols so big that they take up her whole forearm. The symbols are:

  • ♎ – the astrological symbol of Libra
  • 🜁 – the alchemy elemental symbol for air
  • – the planetary symbol of Venus

Taken together all three symbols represent Avril’s September 27th birthday — Libra is her star sign, air is the element associated with Libra, and Venus is the ruling planet for Libra.

The Venus symbol is of course also used as a symbol for women, but that does not seem to be why Avril chose it.

The double chevrons « » are known as guillemets and are used as quotation marks in some languages. These symbols have also caught on in tattoo culture with the supposed meaning “create your own reality.” It is claimed to be a viking symbol, however there is no documentation of this usage. We believe that Avril is simply using them as quotes around the other symbols.

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Zolita


Zolita has a symbol tattoo one on her left wrist. She explained the meaning of it on her Instagram account:

“CULT OF GIRLS NECKLACES ARE HERE!!! :’) I’m so excited weeeeeeee 📿🙏🏻 if you’ve ever wondered about the meaning of the symbol- it’s four female signs surrounding two crescent moons. Sisterhood and divine female energy 👯👩‍👩‍👧‍👧”

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Marzia Bisognin


Marzia Bisognin has a tattoo on her upper back of a yin-yang symbol in the shape of a sun. In November 2014, she added a line of symbols going down her spine. They are the symbols of the planets in our solar system, ordered by distance to the sun. From top to bottom she has Mercury ☿, Venus ♀ — also the symbol for women, Earth ⊕, Mars ♂ — the symbol for men, Jupiter ♃, Saturn ♄, Uranus ♅, and Neptune ♆. (more…)

Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos’ most famous tattoo is her nickname “The Female Boss” on her right forearm with a female gender symbol (♀). Tulisa loves showing off this tattoo whenever she gets the chance. It’s even created controversy from critics who were concerned that her flashing of the tattoo on X-Factor constituted a product promotion for her fragrance TFB, which stands for The Female Boss. She responded “I was showing off my tattoo long before The X Factor. It’s always been my trademark and it’s always been my nickname.”