You Won't Be Able to Stop Smiling at These Parents' Colorful Autism Awareness Tattoos

Autism awareness comes in many forms, with both parents and kids fighting the stigmas and educating others about the spectrum disorder through telling stories, sharing experiences, and offering information. For some parents, though, autism awareness is something they choose to keep close to their heart through a tattoo on their body, whether it's visible to all, super tiny, or a large, colorful piece.

Check out these parents' inked homages to their children with autism — it'll be hard not to smile at their creative tattoo ideas!

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Dreamcatcher

This autism awareness tattoo features a gorgeous dreamcatcher along with colorful puzzle pieces.

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I'll Fight Your Fight

This dad's autism tattoo features a yellow puzzle piece atop a sword.

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Puzzle Heart

Sweet and simple, this tattoo is a heart puzzle with the colors in an autism awareness ribbon.

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Different, Not Less

This autism awareness tattoo features a banner that reads, "Different, not less."

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Super Mario Bros.

This intricate autism tattoo features two of the most famous brothers — Mario and Luigi.

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Darth Vader

Star Wars and autism awareness come together to make this tattoo super awesome.

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Eye on Awareness

This gorgeous tattoo features colorful puzzle pieces inside the pupil of a lifelike eyeball.

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Removed Puzzle Piece

In this autism tattoo, it looks like the puzzle piece can be placed right into this person's arm.

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Mickey Mouse

This adorable tattoo features a Mickey made out of colorful puzzle pieces and his gloved hands making a heart.

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Elephant Family

In this lifelike tattoo, a mama elephant is walking with her baby, who is covered in colorful puzzle pieces.

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Silhouette With Balloon

In this silhouette tattoo, a little boy is holding a heart balloon.

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Puzzle Tree

This mom's stunning tree tattoo has a fun little surprise — the Snapchat hot dog on a swing, as requested by one of her sons.

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Winnie the Pooh's Balloon

In this adorable tattoo, Pooh looks like he's flying thanks to the puzzle piece balloon he's holding.

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Tiny Puzzle Piece

We love this tiny wrist tattoo, which is an outline of a puzzle piece with a blue heart in the middle.

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Adventure Is Out There

This Up-themed autism awareness tattoo is so stunning.

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Tiny Line of Puzzle Pieces

These three tiny puzzle pieces make for an adorable forearm tattoo.

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Butterflies

This colorful butterfly tattoo goes all the way up mom's forearm.

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Squirt's Shell

This autism awareness tattoo features puzzle pieces covering Squirt from Finding Nemo's shell.

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Heart Silhouette

A mom, her child, and a puzzle piece outline can be seen inside this heart tattoo.

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A Different Kind of Normal

This magical tattoo featuring Sorcerer Mickey reads, "A different kind of normal."

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Ribbon Puzzle

These family members' autism awareness tattoos both feature colorful puzzle pieces.

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Rainbow Tigger

This colorful tattoo features Tigger and reads, "Until everyone understands."

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Kid Writing

We love the kid writing in this tattoo.

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Why Fit In?

In the Walt Disney font, this tattoo reads, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

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Stitch's Balloon

In this tattoo, Stitch from Lilo and Stitch is holding a puzzle piece heart balloon.

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Groot's Hug

This tattoo featuring Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy reads, "I am his voice, he is my heart."

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I Am Her Voice

This parent's tattoo reads, "I am her voice, she is my heart."

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Elephant's Balloon

This cartoon elephant tattoo features a small balloon with a blue puzzle piece inside.

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Watercolor Puzzle

The blended colors in this puzzle piece tattoo are so pretty!

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Color Burst

This autism tattoo features a puzzle piece with bursts of color all around.

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Puzzle Tree

This rainbow tree features subtle puzzle piece leaves.

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Holding Hands

This tattoo has so many elements, from the hands that form a heart, the kid writing, and the colorful puzzle pieces.

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Fill in the Blanks

This heart tattoo features colorful puzzle pieces.

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Blue Puzzle, Red Heart

In this tattoo featuring a child's name, a blue puzzle piece is missing its red heart.

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Unique Not Different

This paint splattered tattoo reads, "Unique, not different."

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Paint Splatter Heart

This heart puzzle outline has colorful paint splatter outside of it.

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Captain America

This autism tattoo features a puzzle piece in the center of Captain America's shield.