The tattoos being posted on social media vary in size and design, ranging from simple to elaborate. Many incorporate flowers alongside the Route 91 Harvest Festival logo.
“This one’s for the people that left just early enough because of achy feet, and those that ran barefoot with boots in their hand,” Instagram user Kamdeegs wrote. “This tattoo is for the constant reminder of how in the blink of an eye, everything can change and that’s when you realize how precious life is.”
10.01.17 This one is for those who got hit or injured, and those still wondering how and why they made it out ok. This one's for the people that left just early enough because of achy feet, and those that ran barefoot with boots in their hand. It's for the victims' families that are raging with emotions and struggling to believe that there is any good in the world, and for the ordinary people in the crowd defined as heroes that night who threw girls over gates, covered strangers with their bodies, and grabbed women with children and ran with them, and so much more. This is for those that returned home from Vegas without a loved one, and it's for the residents in Vegas that woke up that next morning ready to donate blood, take food & water, or supplies wherever needed, and provide any support they could. This one is for the good memories that we made with @ericchurchmusic on night one, @samhuntmusic night two, and @bigandrichofficial night three… And this tattoo is for the constant reminder of how in the blink of an eye, everything can change and that's when you realize how precious life is. Tattoo by @deadrabbitink. #PrayforVegas #PrayforAmerica #countrystrong #route91harvest #route91tattoo #honorthoselost #veterans #offdutyofficers #teachers #momsanddads ♥️
Some users wrote long tributes while others simply posted pictures of their tattoos with hashtags like #PrayforVegas.
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Some users chose to share their survival stories.
“Last Sunday I was at a country concert with my mom and friends when someone tried to murder us along with thousands of others,” Instagram user Alexisbell wrote. “While we may never understand why someone would do such a thing, we are forced to accept that it happened and that we now have to accept a new reality.”
Last Sunday I was at a country concert with my mom and friends when someone tried to murder us along with thousands of others. While we may never understand why someone would do such a thing, we are forced to accept that it happened and that we now have to accept a new reality. I put a permanent reminder on my body to constantly remind myself that it so easily could've been me that was killed. I don't know how or why I wasn't but not a day will ever go by that I'm not thankful to bet alive. The biggest of thank you's to @mikejtattooer for sharing your talent with us ❤️ #vegasstrong #prayforvegas #prayforlasvegas #route91harvest #rt91harvest
The morning after the attack, the Route 91 Harvest Festival changed their entire web presence to reflect the tragedy with this orange ribbon, which is now the centerpiece of many tattoos.
Some groups of friends decided to get tattoos together to commemorate their collective survival.
Over 500 people were injured in the Las Vegas shooting, which is now the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. A few dozen victims are still hospitalized with many in critical condition.