Glyph tattoos are single symbols or multiple symbols that can be combined to make a very meaningful piece of art. Even though larger, more complex designs are getting better as the years go by, these simpler tats continue to be even more attractive to a lot of people.
On this page, we will take a look at why glyph tattoos are so popular right now and some of the specific types of glyphs that people like to get.
In most cases, you will find that people like to get one or more triangles as their glyph tattoos. In fact, there are some folks who see this shape as the only true way to get a glyph, though that is definitely disputed. The triangle itself has its own meanings that are used by people all over the world, and it also has culture-specific meanings that people like to use.
One of the most popular triangular glyph tattoos is the pyramid glyph, which can be one or two interconnected triangles. This is an excellent glyph to get if you are looking for a smaller Egyptian tattoo or if you simply like the pyramid look more than the basic triangle. The pyramid look is made by simply putting a single horizontal line near the top of a triangle.
Aztec symbols are also quite popular as glyph tattoos right now since the Aztec culture attached so much heavy meaning to their symbols. Two of the most popular Aztec glyphs are the sun and the calendar, which work equally well as large or small glyph tats.
Even though Aztec symbols work well on their own, a lot of people opt to combine a bunch of them into a single design to make them as meaningful as possible. If you do opt to go this route, be sure to look up each meaning so you can customize the design to really define who you are.
Another type of cool glyph tattoo design is the ancient glyph, which is often made up of symbols from the Mayan culture and other ancient cultures. These are meant to look like they were carved in rock, giving them a jagged and very distinctive look. One way to pull this off is to make a rocky/aged grey background to the glyphs to make them look authentic.
The hourglass glyph is an excellent one to get if you want to get a glyph tattoo that represents your acceptance of the passage of time. These can look extremely cool on the wrist, though they don’t gain any additional meaning in this location. Most people do get them in visible areas, though, so they can get that constant reminder to do the most with every day of their lives.
The horseshoe glyph tattoo is one of the better designs to get if you were looking for something to symbolize good luck. This is yet another glyph that works well both as a large design and even as a super-small finger tattoo. Again, most people choose to keep these glyphs on visible areas of their bodies so they can look at them whenever they need a little bit of inspiration.
One of the reasons why glyph tattoos have become so popular in recent years is because they work very well for people who want to get matching tattoos. Even if you don’t get the exact same set of glyphs, you can get them in the same locations (these are still “matching tattoos” even though they don’t technically match). There are plenty of great glyphs that represent friendship and love, so you definitely do have some options to choose from if you want to go the matching tattoo route.
Another reason why people choose to get glyph tattoos over all of the other design options available to them is because the glyphs are small and can fit pretty much anywhere on the body. That’s actually very important to a lot of people, especially those who want a tattoo but not one that will garner a lot of attention.
These can be very small designs that also happen to be quite meaningful, so they are perfect for anyone trying to get private tattoos or those who want something that fits well on their wrists or hands.
If you are thinking about getting a glyph tattoo, it’s important that you both like the look of your symbol and the meanings attached to it. For some reason a lot of people see the glyphs and get them because they look cool and they’re cheap, but that usually leads to regret down the road.
We highly recommend that you do a lot of research on all of the glyph options to you can narrow down the selection the ones that are both nice to look at and meaningful to you. You will be very glad that you took the time to learn about your tattoo before committing to it.
You might even find that you can very easily fit multiple glyph tattoos into a single design. This is certainly the way to go if you already love the look of glyphs and you want to define who you are through these images. What’s great is that they can all line up in any way that you want them since they are designs made up of simple line work. For example, you could have eight to 10 glyphs lined up perfectly on your arm, each telling outsiders something completely different about you.
Hopefully you can now see why glyph tattoos are a top design option right now. You have hundreds of glyphs to choose from, multiple ways that you can get them designed, and they have that nice, simple look that a lot of people love. If you do decide to get a glyph tattoo, be sure to look up each one that you’re interested in, have them drawn in multiple ways for you, and then hire a tattooist that you trust to put your glyph tattoo on your skin.
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