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Autism Tattoos And Designs-Autism Tattoo Meanings And Ideas-Autistic Tattoo Designs

Updated on June 5, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


Autism is a disorder that affects the neurological system in the body. Autism is a developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates with others and how they perceive the world. Men and women that have autism usually have speech problems and motion issues. As of June 2013, there is still no cure for someone who is autistic.

Autistic studies have showed that autism affects 1 in 88 children. Out of that, 1 in 54 boys are actually diagnosed. Autism only affects 1 in 256 when it comes to girls. More children are diagnosed with autism then cancer. Back in 2002, studies showed that autism affected 1 in 156 children. The large increase over the past decade is not particularly due to more people having the disorder. Instead, due to technology, we are able to catch it earlier with little symptoms.

Autism is very complex and we still don't know much about it. Thanks to autistic awareness, treatment for autism is much better and we are now seeing the results. Even so, the road is still unclear and long. I am sure many people don't even know what autism is. If so, this is your chance to learn about it. They are still trying to figure out what is the cause of the large gender gap between boys and girls. Studies may point to genetics, but it hasn't been confirmed. Yes, treatment and diagnostics are much better now then 10 years ago. However, just like the autism puzzle, there is still pieces that we can't find.

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Autism tattoos are usually very meaningful to the men and women that wear such a tattoo. Autism tattoo designs can be designed in a variety of different ways. Autism tattoo designs often reflect the symbol for autism, which is the ribbon puzzle and blue puzzle piece. However, tattoo artist have put their own creative spin on autism tattoo designs. Due to this, autism tattoo designs can be designed with multiple colors and symbols.

Most importantly, the autistic tattoo represents awareness for the all types of autism. There are a lot of debate what the actual symbol of autism represents. Many people have spoken out with their own perspective and opinion. What does the puzzle piece represent? The ASA website states that the puzzle represents the complexity and mystery of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of people and families that are living with this condition. The bright color of the ribbon symbolizes hope, hope through awareness, treatment, and intervention, that one day, a cure will be found.

If you or a loved one is suffering for autism, your autism tattoo can represent unity, strength, and hope. It is tough to be autistic. You know that there is no cure. Studies have showed that those who suffer from autism can develop. There has also been men and women to nearly recover from their autism. Others are not as fortunate and will need help for the rest of their life. In the end, your autism tattoo represents you. We are all different, autistic or not. Don't let your autism get you down cause you are in control of your life. You can be anything and you will go as far as you want. Dream big!

A special thanks to ASA and everyone else associated with autism. We appreciate your continued support on autism awareness. Another special thanks to all the men and women that are dealing with autism and all their loved ones. All of you are close family and it was an honor spending time with you all. Lastly, thanks to all the men and women that continue to try to find a cure for the autism spectrum. You all work around the clock and truly dedicate yourself to the cure of autism. God bless you all!

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There are several different variations available when it comes to autism tattoo designs. Autism tattoo designs can portray the simple blue puzzle piece or they can portray multi-colored puzzle pieces. Most autism tattoo designs portray three colors, which are blue, yellow, and red. Although blue, red, and yellow are used the most, any color could be used. Most autism tattoo designs portray bright colors as seen in the autism awareness ribbon.

The autism awareness ribbon tattoo is another variation of autism tattoo designs. The autism ribbon serves the same purpose as a cancer ribbon, to bring awareness. Autism ribbon tattoos portray a ribbon filled with multi-colored puzzle pieces. The autism awareness ribbon usually portrays bright colors, but in the tattoo world, any color could be used. You may want to get your autism ribbon tattoo done like the official autism ribbon or you can go with your own colors.

Autism tattoo designs can also portray symbols made out of autistic puzzle pieces. Truth be told, you could get any symbol or element that you wish. If there is a symbol that is also meaningful to you, you may want to get it designed with the autism puzzle pieces. It could be a heart, star, diamond, butterfly, fairy, cross, or balloon. Is there a certain symbol that is important to you? If there is, this may be something that you want to consider.

Autism tattoo designs can also portray inspirational words, phrases, or sayings. Some autism tattoos may portray hope, faith, love, family, or trust. You may see some autism tattoo designs that portray "Different But Not Less" or "Praying For A Cure." These words and sayings are usually on ribbons. You could actually use any word or saying that you wish. If there is something that you feel you need to say, this is your chance.

Autism tattoo designs are truly unique and there really is no wrong way to go. Yes, some autism tattoo designs are seen more then others. However, it doesn't mean that you have to go that route. You or your love one could get matching autism tattoo designs which are great for family and partners. One of you could get half the puzzle and the other could get the matching puzzle. When put together, they are perfectly aligned. If you like hearts, you could get multi-colored hearts that make up the autism awareness ribbon. If your supporting an autistic child, you may want to choose multi-colored building blocks or get their name done in colored puzzle pieces.

If your still not set on your autism tattoo design, be sure to check out all the different autism tattoo designs pictured in this article. This can be very beneficial. First, it will give you a general idea of what autism tattoos look like. This will give you an idea of what to expect once you start looking through pictures or stencils. Also, this can give you ideas and inspiration for your own autism tattoo design.

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There are a few things that you want to consider before you get your autistic tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. If your getting the autism tattoo, then you already know what it represents. If you are looking for another tattoo, make sure that you completely understand what it represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked and find out later that your tattoo symbolizes something different from what you first thought.

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that get tattooed on an impulse usually regret their tattoo later on down the road. Don't make this same mistake. If your looking to get an autism tattoo design, then your getting it for the right reasons. Even so, you still want to make sure that you take the time to look at multiple autism tattoo designs until your sure that you found the right one. Remember, tattoos are meant to be for life. Plus, you don't want to go through the process of cover ups and laser removal.

If you feel that the autism tattoo is not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links set below. Here, you can read about more tattoo symbols, designs, pictures, ideas, and meanings. As always, thanks for your visit!

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      Art k 

      17 months ago

      I have an autistic son. He is the most amazing person I have ever met. He is the Love of my life. He’s engaging and loving. He loves every day. Can’t imagine my life without him. He is non verbal. Looking for tattoo ideas.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I didn't realize that's what puzzle pieces meant. I always thought they were just decorative. Thanks for enlightening me. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have a grandson who is autistic his name is jacob. He is brilliant, but unable to communicate.....

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      Ceres Schwarz 

      7 years ago

      Interesting hub. The images of the tattoos look really nice and they really seem to portray or signify autism. I also didn't think that there would be tattoos related to autism.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very interesting i would never thought there would tattoos like this for autism . Very awesome !


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