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Eating Disorder Recovery Symbol Becomes Tattoo


I was doing some research for my eating disorder recovery website and came across the recovery symbol from the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).  I’m not sure if it’s just their logo or is actually a symbol they created to symbolize anorexia or bulimia recovery. (examples below)

I read online that the red color in the logo symbolizes anorexia, so I’m guessing the purple/blue might then symbolize bulimia recovery or just ED recovery in general.  Because more and more eating disorders are being recognized by medical professionals than when the disorders were first diagnosed back in the 80’s, this one symbol is probably meant to be a symbol of any type of eating disorder recovery including binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating and others.

I also wanted to share an example of how women are expressing their joy of being in recovery – they’re tattooing the symbol on their body!  Personally I think it’s cool.  Anything that reinforces our confidence in ourselves, our bodies and strengthens our recovery I’m all for it.

If you have a tattoo and want to share it, please email it to me so I can post it here.

There are a lot of great eating disorder recovery tattoo ideas also showing up on Pinterest.

If you have an eating disorder recovery tattoo and want to share it, please email it to me so I can post it here.