The Oscars were only one night, but solidarity among survivors is forever.
A series of photos posted to Twitter shows a few of the symbolic tats, including Gaga’s, which she placed on her left shoulderblade.
The symbol was designed by one of the survivors herself, Jacqueline Lin. "The tattoo was made for and dedicated to survivors," she writes in a statement. "It is a unity symbol inspired by the loops of our DNA structure and our universal infinity sign. I combined inspiration from Lady Gaga's favorite flower, the white rose, to breathe life into an organic and growing symbol. The final image embraces a fiery shape to give us power and strength everywhere we go."
Gaga revealed how difficult it was for her to publicly call herself a survivor of sexual assault, but it seems that struggle has turned into a point of pride. She’s been vocal about standing up for survivors on Twitter, and has supported Kesha both online and in person through the recent stages of her legal case against Dr. Luke.
Recently, Gaga tweeted a series of images calling out harassment and assault in the workplace (in her case, the studio) with the hashtags #FreeEveryWoman and #FreeKesha.
She also opened up about what it was like to identify herself as a survivor in an interview on New York radio station Z100.
Standing up to rape culture is never easy, but at least Gaga now has a reminder that her fellow survivors (literally) have her back.