It's a quote heard by women around the world—and now it's tattooed on the arms of more than 100 women in Minnesota.
The women lined up on Feb. 22, at Brass Knuckle Tattoo Studio in Uptown, MN, to get tattoos of the quote "Nevertheless, she persisted," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R., KY) now infamous words to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., MA).
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that women in the area—and some from farther away—participated in the nine-hour event to acquire their symbols of "fighting back" against the actions of the Trump administration.
Over 150 women signed up to get tattoos at Brass Knuckle Tattoo Studio!! pic.twitter.com/hSKv9i0MU7
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The unexpectedly popular event was started by blogger and author Nora McInerny. She said she planned on getting the tattoo with a handful of friends, but accidentally made the Facebook event public.
Over 2,000 people showed interest in the event over the next few days, and when women began turning up in drove, tattoo artist Emily Snow got to business.
"Did I ever think I would get a Mitch McConnell quote tattooed on my body? No, I did not,” McInerny said. "But those are three words that any woman would be able to see themselves in, regardless of politics."
"Those words remind me of every woman I know who has kept going even though it’s difficult or it might make you unpopular," McInerny continued.
The event raised money for Women Winning, a local nonprofit with a mission to elect pro-abortion rights women of all political parties into public office.