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Check out these stunning Orlando remembrance tattoos that show love really does win

Joe Williams June 21, 2016

Many have taken to social media to show off their dazzling designs.

In the wake of last week’s mass shooting in Orlando, hundreds of people have headed to their local tattoo parlours in the hope of honouring the LGBT lives lost during the massacre.

Many have taken to social media, to show off their colourful new additions – with many of the designs showing a splash of rainbow colours and a heartbeat reading.

Lance White – an artist at Cast Iron Tattoos which is located just three blocks south of Pulse – told Orlando Sentinel that the parlour has witnessed a vast increase in customers following the atrocity.

“What better way to do it right when it happens,” he said. “It’s fresh in everyone’s mind and they want to remember it.”

White said many of their customers either frequent Pulse or are employees there, which is why he found the tattoo work he’s done since the shooting “more meaningful” than usual.

“We are close with this community. It just hits really close to home,” he added.

White said that tattooing is an experience which often helps some people come to terms with issues facing them.

“It’s therapy for some people,” he explained.

“It helps them cope with it.”

49 people were killed and 53 injured in the shocking terrorist hate crime attack last week, which saw a gunman open fire inside The Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida.

More: Gay, LGBT, lovewins, Orlando, Orlando Massacre, tattoos

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