Tattoos with Meaning

Banksy Tattoo

We don’t know a great deal about Banksy other than he was born in Bristol, England in 1974. Banksy is the alias the well-known street artist and after all these years, his identity still alludes us. There was also a documentary made of him called Exit Through the Gift Shop and it discusses the relationship between street art and commercial art. The street style of artwork that Banksy is well known for make him and his art popular subjects when it comes to being tattooed. The mystery behind the artist also helps with this but in addition to just having …

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Whale Tattoo

There are many creatures on earth that are magnificent and warrant respect. However, there aren’t many more majestic than the whale. It is one of the last living dinosaurs left on earth and has a great deal of significance both spiritually and emotionally. These animals are used as spirit guides, totems and overall reminders of the beauty of this world. This is why you might see someone with a whale tattoo. There calm and serene demeanor brings the calm out of us and helps us move through our lives. These creatures come in all shapes and sizes and some, like …

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Bass Tattoo

Nothing symbolizes the mighty fisherman more successfully than a bass tattoo. This popular sport fish is and iconic species and is symbolic of the pride and skill it takes to be a fisherman. To be self-sufficient and be able to hunt or fish for your next mean is the epitome of what a man is supposed to be. When you set that hook, the battle for your next meal begins. Sport fishing is also something that is of interest to the fisherman. To catch and release is also a noble thing. Conservationists appreciate the fisherman as they are part of …

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Microphone Tattoo

The microphone tattoo represents much more than just music. By looking at it, you might think someone with a microphone tattoo is just a lover of music but when you get into it, you will notice there is more than meets the eye. The microphone tattoo can be a way to express your personality through the image of a product that amplifies yourself to the world. The creatives of the world who love music or the idea of letting yourself be hear, are people that might have the microphone tattoo inked on their body. It is a representation of creativity …

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Cousin Tattoos

When it comes to have strong bonds, outside of immediately family, there isn’t a stronger bond than the bond had with cousins. Personally, I didn’t have any brothers, so my cousins were like the brothers I never had. Times change and people grow apart but for those cousins that still hold the bond they held when they were kids, cousin tattoos are a great way to express your connection to one another. The cousin tattoo is something that can’t be taken back and that is the idea. To represent a never-ending connection between two people, a tattoo is one of …

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Gladiator Tattoo

If you are looking for tattoo that represents courage and strength in the face of danger, the gladiator tattoo is the way to go. In days like these and with all the crazy things happening, it’s nice to look down at a tattoo and remind yourself that you are courageous. Now are we as courageous as the gladiators of Roman days were? I don’t know for sure, but those guys fought to live so they had no choice. In addition to the history of the gladiator, it became even more popular after the Russell Crowe hit, Gladiator. The word, gladiator, …

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Jack Sparrow Tattoo

Captain Jack Sparrow is the lead fictional character of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. Created by Terry Rossio and Ted Ellion, Sparrow is said to be a mix of the Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones. A mix of a rock star and a guy that thinks he’s a lady’s man when he is, in fact, very unappealing to most. However, fans of the series might disagree with this determination. Jack Sparrow is extremely popular which makes the Jack Sparrow tattoo a great option for tattoo enthusiasts and fans of the …

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Pirate Tattoo

Pirate tattoos can be seen in two different ways. It might be the tattoos that pirates might have had or tattoos of pirates. We can go into a little bit of both but when thinking about pirates, we think of sailors gone rogue on the sea. Men tired of working for a living and taking what they want. Some things that come to mind when I hear about pirates are Hayreddin Barbarossa (Redbeard), Blackbeard the Pirate, Jack Sparrow and Captain Hook amongst others. Some of them real and some of them fiction. No matter what they are, we have feelings …

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Brother Tattoos

The bond between brothers is a special one that cannot be explained unless you have one. I don’t say this to be negative but it, in fact, a very special bond built on love, hate, respect and all kinds of different feelings. Because of the way many men deal with problems, there are times when we come to blows with our brothers. There is also an immediate understanding and respect for one another when these types of things happen. No matter what happens between you two, you know the other will go to battle with you no matter the odds. …

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Bat Tattoo

When talking about creatures of the night, many come to mind. However, when talking non-fiction animals who represent the night, the bat quickly comes to mind. Not only are they associated with things that go bump in the night, they are also associated with some of the popular fictional characters of all time. A couple that come to mind are Dracula and Batman, but we will go over the different variations later in this post. The bat tattoo can represent a plethora of different traits and characters. It can also be tattooed in many different styles and those styles carry …

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Starry Night Tattoo

The Starry Night is Vincent van Gogh’s oil painting on canvas that has been one of the most popular pieces out there. The post-impressionist artist created this masterpiece in June of 1889 and it shows the view from a window facing east from his room in the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This was made right before the rise of the sun and a village in the background. New York City’s Museum of Modern Art has been the home for this work of art since 1941. This piece in considered one of Van Gogh’s greatest works and therefore, making it a great …

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Rooster Tattoo

The rooster tattoo is representative of a strong symbol in both the West and Far East. Depending on the design and where you get the rooster tattoo will say a lot about the meaning of the rooster tattoo on your body. Known for their crowing and their aggressive nature, the rooster has been a popular choice in tattoos for many years. In this post, we intend to give the reader a good idea of the symbolism behind the rooster tattoo and why many choose to have this bird immortalized on their skin forever. In this post, we will address the …

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost Tattoo

Not all who wander are lost. This is a line from the poem “All that is gold does not glitter” by J.R.R. Tolkien. This poem was written for The Lord of the Rings movie. However, there is a lot more meaning behind this quote than meets the eye. Some might think those donning the “not all who wander are lost” tattoo are just big fans of The Lord of the Rings but this couldn’t be further from the truth. This is actually a really beautiful quote with loads of meaning. In this post, we will talk about places this quote …

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Treble Clef Tattoo

Music plays a big role in the lives of millions of people in the world. It’s one language that everyone can understand. You don’t have to go to school to enjoy a song and it’s something people from opposite ends of the Earth can enjoy together. Whether you play music or just enjoy listening, music can be therapeutic for those participating or listening. Music has been known to cure ailments and help those that have seemed to check out mentally to come back and be present. Music is for the young and old, any color, race or size. This is …

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Blessed Tattoo

To feel blessed can mean many different things. To say that you have been blessed can signify how lucky you feel just to be you. Whether it has to do with money, fame, talents you may possess, to feel blessed to have such a supportive family, or to just be alive and waking up every morning. With so many obstacles that everyone has, some a little more than others, it is always good to look toward the things you are grateful for that not everyone has the luxury of experiencing. This could amount from anything as to being grateful you …

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Depression Tattoos

In times like these, the stigma for mental illness seems to be getting less and less. We are starting to understand that most people are dealing with some sort of mental disorder. The severity might differ but nonetheless, we all have our demons. Depression is one mental disorder that hits close to home for all of us. We most likely are either dealing with it ourselves or know somebody that lives with depression. One way to combat the effects of depression is to get a tattoo to symbolize our strength and courage in the face of this awful affliction. A …

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Japanese Tiger Tattoo

When it comes to styles of tattoos, Japanese is one of the most popular styles out there. One of the main reasons the Japanese tattoo is popular is because almost every image has meaning behind it. Japanese tattoos have additional depth to their art. This has helped this style of tattooing persist for so long and extend its popularity to Western culture. This applies to the Japanese tiger tattoo as well as many others. The tiger, in Japanese culture, has a great deal of meaning. This keeps this image extremely relevant even it times like these. The Japanese Tiger tattoo …

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Tooth Tattoo

We are all aware of what a tooth is and what teeth do for us. We probably also remember the nights when a magical little fairy would come in through our windows in the middle of the night and give us money for the teeth we have lost. There are many kinds of teeth going from our incisors and canines to our premolars and molars. Each tooth has a different function which gives each tooth tattoo a possible different meaning. If you look around, you will see that tattoos have become increasingly popular over the years and you’ll almost anything …

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Bow And Arrow Tattoo

The bow and arrow is a weapon that has been used for centuries as a way to kill prey and enemies. The skill of using the bow and arrow is called archery and even in times like these when you can get your hands all sorts of guns, archery is a coveted skill that millions of people still enjoy. Because of this popularity and long history of the bow and arrow, this image has been the choice of many tattoo enthusiasts to have inked on their body. In this post, we will talk about the history of the bow and …

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Korean Tattoos

South Korea has a proud culture full of beautiful artwork and creative methods of expression. However, when it comes to tattoos, there is a very different feel. Tattooing in South Korea has a very divisive past. In South Korea, it is assumed that Koreans choosing to be tattooed are strange and anti-social people. In the eyes of the old school Korean, tattoos are for gangsters and criminals. However, that hasn’t stopped some from setting up shop in South Korea offering kids who don’t want to abide by social norms an outlet for their artistic expression. We all know that in …

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