Tattoos say a lot about the style and traits of a person. Different people like to get different tattoo designs that hold some symbolic significance to them. Most of the people go for the tattoos that either tell about the inner thoughts of a person or reflect their personality. However, some people also like to get various tattoo designs as a symbol of remembrance or inspiration.
Everyone likes to get tattoos with meaning. There are several meaningful tattoo designs available that can be inked by people. You can choose from various traditional designs that used to hold special meaning for various ancient people, religious tattoos that represent one’s faith and belief in a particular religion and any other tattoos that are liked by people for their certain significance. These meaningful designs hold different symbolic meanings to different people. The representation of a tattoo design is one of the main factors that most people like to research before inking it on the body.
So, if you are also looking for a meaningful tattoo design that you would like to ink on your skin, then you have come to the right place. In this article we have discussed some beautiful tattoos with different meanings that are represented through their designs.
1. Feather Tattoo: Feathers hold symbolic meanings in various cultures. Some of the popular meanings that are associated with feather tattoos are truth, grace, speed, flight, dreams, scaling, high spirit, purity, freedom, courage, journey of the soul and weightlessness. The feather tattoo depicted in this image is a simple feather. Thus any of the above given meanings can be associated with this feather tattoo design.
2. Boat Tattoo Design: This is not a mainstream tattoo design however still one beautiful and meaningful tattoo. Boat tattoos are generally associated with adventure and journey. This beautiful tattoo design depicts, what looks like a paper boat sailing over the water. This indicates that the tattoo wearer is an adventurous person.
3. Rose and Skull Tattoo: Rose and skull tattoo is one popular design that is commonly seen on people. The rose and skull tattoo depicted in this image consists of two roses depicted with a skull. This represents that someone close to the tattoo wearing person has passed away as these tattoos are generally inked in the memory of some departed person.
4. Red Rose Tattoo: Red rose is a symbol of love and this is also depicted in a red rose tattoo. The red rose tattoo on arm depicts strength of action. Red rose also can be inked to symbolize love for someone close.
5. Skull Tattoo: Skull tattoos usually are used to represent death and fear. However, some people also associate skulls with good luck and good fortune. The skull tattoo depicted in this image depicts stars, spade and some other patterns inked on the skull. The design of the skull indicates that the tattoo wearer usually likes to visit casinos and this skull will bring good luck for this man.
6. Mustang Fighter: This is one meaningful tattoo design that consists of a horse and a cancer ribbon. The horse is used to represent various symbolic meanings like freedom, free spirit, agility, courage, guidance, determination, loyalty and strength. The cancer ribbon is used to represent the struggle and victory against cancer. Thus the horse depicted with a cancer ribbon depicts the fight of some family members against cancer.
7. Tribute Tattoo: Beautiful word tattoo inked on the neck of the girl is a symbol of her love for her parents. ‘Made by Mom and Dad’ written in simple English capital letters acts as a tribute to the parents.
8. Zodiac Compatibility Tattoo: A unique tattoo design depicting two Chinese zodiac signs in a balance. Zodiac signs used in this tattoo design depict female Horse sign and male scorpion. These sun signs are of the wearer and some other family member. Presence of Ying-Yang in the middle of the balance depicts his belief in yin yang philosophy. As the tattoo is inked on the left side of the back, this depicts that he is a left-handed person.
9. Family tattoo: A beautiful tattoo inked on the shoulder of a girl represents her love for her family. This tattoo depicts some girls holding the dandelions with both their hands. These girls are the representation of the sisters this girl who are clung to their parents. This represents their love towards their parents.
10. Watch: The clock tattoos are used to represent a number of different meanings. Apart from importance of time there are several other meanings that can be associated with this watch tattoo. These meanings are confinement, some special moment, life death and stability. The words written with the clock represent that the tattoo wearer is an optimist who thinks that we should enjoy each and every moment of our like and thank God for giving us such a wonderful gift i.e. life.
11. Love tattoo: This is a simple and beautiful tattoo design with love as its theme. The meaning of love tattoos generally vary from person to person. This tattoo design depicts a simple heart inked with words “Let Love In” written below the heart. Carved on the shoulder, this tattoo is a symbol of free spirit of love and welcomes to love everyone.
12. Ambigram tattoo: Ambigram tattoos are always unique and one of a kind. These tattoos contain two different words written in a single tattoo design. This ambigram tattoo depicts words “In memory of” in a circular design. The words depict that the tattoo is made to remember some deceased person who was very close to the tattoo wearer.
13. Quote tattoo: Meaningful quote tattoos are some of the most favorite tattoo designs. The tattoo design given in the image carries the words “love the sinner hate the sin.” said by Mahatma Gandhi. This tattoo design depicts that he is inspired by these words of Gandhi and believes that it is not the human that is bad, it’s his work that makes him bad.
14. Pelican Tattoo: Pelican is associated with Christianity. This tattoo design depicts a flying pelican on the wrist. The flying pelican is the symbol of atonement in Christianity. As this tattoo is inked on the wrist thus it also stands for sacrifice and rebirth.
15. Memorial Tattoo: A beautiful tattoo that is inked by this lady in the loving memory of some departed person. This tattoo depicts two swallows with the name of the loved one in between written on a banner. The background of the tattoo depicts some clouds that represent that the person is in heaven after his departure from earth.
16. Buddha Tattoo: This tattoo design is one of the most beautiful Buddha tattoo designs. This tattoo depicts face of Buddha with a floral pattern. Buddha tattoos are mostly inked by people who follow Buddhism. This Buddha tattoo includes a beautiful and colorful floral pattern that perfectly goes with the face of the Buddha.
17. Tree Tattoo: This is one interesting and beautiful tattoo design. The dark-colored tattoo perfectly depicts the free will and nature of the tattoo wearing girl. The tattoo design depicts birds flying from the tree. This is a symbol of new beginning and also a symbol for an adventurous journey. Flying birds will also depict a new beginning.
18. Egyptian Tattoo: This is an interesting tattoo design inked with various symbols used by ancient Egyptian people. The tattoo design used in this tattoo symbolizes a guardian of the dead. This is an amazing tattoo design that depicts the daring nature of the man inked in this tattoo design as he does not even fear death.
19. Protection Tattoo: This Thai script tattoo is a unique tattoo design that holds some deep symbolic meaning. The various symbols used in the tattoo design are used to symbolize protection from higher powers and bring good fortune. The tattoo design also depicts some prayers written in Thai script on the right side.
20. Cherry tattoo: This is a Japanese Cherry blossom tattoo that depicts cherry blossom tree with some Japanese letters. Japanese use cherry blossoms to symbolize circle of life, new beginnings and beauty. According to the Japanese, a cherry blossom represents that death is sure and after death there is a new life.