Tattoos with Meaning

Knife Tattoo Meaning

Next to a gun, the knife is one of the scarier weapons out there. However, they don’t have to be. They were one of the first tools used by primitive man and have a multitude of different uses. The knife is the multi-tool that you would be in your top three if you were stranded on an island. It can be used for so many things and to be without one is to be in trouble. It is such an important tool with so much meaning that will see many people with the knife tattoo. The knife is a potent …

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Nautical Tattoo Meanings

Throughout time we have associated tattoos and sailors. These tattoos are usually of the nautical them and revolve around the ocean. This makes sense as these sailors would spend much of their time at sea. They may have gotten these tattoos to symbolize things they are going through or they might have gotten them out of sheer boredom. Whatever the case may be, there are a variety of nautical tattoos that have their own meaning. The nautical tattoo tells a story. For the man that rides the rough seas, the nautical tattoo is a way to let the world know …

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Black Bird Tattoo Meaning

When waking up in the morning, there is nothing more pleasant to hear than the bird chirping. Pair that with some sunshine and you’ve got the start of a great day. Birds are symbols of free thinking and freedom in general. Their ability to fly through the sky is one of their characteristics that all wish we had. However, when you start talking about species of birds, you can get into some different meanings. In the case of the black bird, there are meanings and symbolism we should discuss. People are fans of the black bird for various reasons. So …

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Navy Tattoo Meanings

Depending on your family or where you grew up you might have an affinity towards one branch of military versus another. For instance, my dad was in the Air Force, but my neighbor had a dad that had previously been in the Army. Clearly, I would be interested in the branch of military that my dad was in versus what my neighbor’s dad was in. The point is, everyone has interest in a different branch for different reasons. The branch of military we are discussing now is the Navy. The U.S. Navy is responsible for one of the most well …

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Lioness Tattoo Meaning

The king of the jungle is the lion and he runs things. From watching documentaries on National Geographic to watching Disney’s, The Lion King, we all know who runs the show in the animal kingdom. However, behind every good man is a good woman and, in this case, we are talking about the lioness. Most would even argue the lioness is really running the show behind the scenes. She is the one who takes care of the cubs. She is the one who does the hunting. The lion would be nothing without the lioness and we are going to talk …

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Hawk Tattoo Meaning

Similar to the eagle, the hawk is a bird of prey with strong characteristics and a great deal of symbolism. Knowing anything about the hawk, you know that this bird is not one to be trifled with. They have sharp beaks and talons and are one of the most skilled hunters on the planet. That right there is enough for many to know they want to get this bird tattooed on their body. Before you do it, you should get to know the hawk a little better. The hawk is a powerful symbol and it’s not for the faint of …

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Sword Tattoo Meaning

If you are looking for a symbol of strength and power, there are many ways you can go. As far as getting a tattoo of this image, you must make sure it is one you are willing to live with forever. You’ve got lions, tigers and bears… I won’t do it. However, you get what we are saying. There are many different tattoos that symbolize these characteristics. In this case, we are going to talk about the sword tattoo. The sword has long been a powerful symbol. Swords have been used to conquer and protect for centuries. It was until …

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Hibiscus Tattoo Meaning

The wonderful thing about looking for your next floral tattoo is that there are so many to choose from. With thousands of species of flower out there, you can usually find one that is perfect for the emotion or meaning that you were hoping for. In addition, the color choice makes a difference on the message you are trying to convey as well so if you are feeling a certain way or would like to invoke characteristics from the flower tattoo, there are a lot to choose from. In this case, we are going to be talking about one of …

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Black Widow Tattoo Meaning

From superheroes to scary movies, the black widow is a name and symbol that is used for many different powerful women. The black widow spider is cunning and vicious. The female black widow has a reputation that precedes it and that plays into many of the stories and lore about this eight-legged spider. As scary and creepy as the black widow is, people still love to see it tattooed on their body. The black widow tattoo says something about the person wearing it. Many people will assume there is a negative connotation associated with the black widow tattoo but that …

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Parallel Line Tattoo Meaning

Parallel lines are seen everywhere in our everyday lives. We see them in sculptures, the roadways, train tracks, even something as simple as the shelves on a rack, parallel lines are a part of our sacred geometry. Parallel lines are two lines that have a degree of space between them, both lines on the top and bottom shoot in a straight line, these lines never cross. These lines run alongside each other forever, never stopping the direction they are heading unless they are diminished by a point in the lines. These lines can run in any direction, horizontal, vertical, and …

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Russian Tattoo Meanings

Russia is known for being a huge country. So big in fact, it is the largest country in the world. With an expansion of over 6.6 million square miles, it has every country beat in terms of landmass, the runner up is Canada with 2.8 million square miles. With a whopping 9 different time zones spread across the country, it shares borders with 14 other neighboring countries. With all of this land, it is no wonder that Russia has a large display of tattoos. When looking up Russian tattoos, you may find that a lot of them are prison tattoos. …

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Ladybug Tattoo Meaning

Growing up, most bugs were pretty scary or gross to us as kids. We would see one flying at us or crawling our direction and we would go the other way. However, there are a few insects that give us the opposite feeling. One of these insects is the ladybug. The adorable little red beetles are well known for being loved by kids and adults alike. There are a lot of folktales associated with the ladybug and some of these stories make the ladybug about as well liked as an insect can be. People are fans of the ladybug and …

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IGY6 Tattoo Meaning

As we go through our journey of life, we run into a lot of issues and stumble at points. This is a regular occurrence with most people. Nobody gets through life unscathed and these are things we must deal with. However, some people are dealing with ailments on top of the everyday problems we run into. Depression, anxiety and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) are some of the problems many of us face. When dealing with one of these problems and then adding the hard parts of life, it can lead to bad things. Suicide being one of these. IGY6 …

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Sailor Tattoo Meaning

Tattoos among many sailors have always been very popular. Those in the U.S Navy and sailors who are not, all have specific tattoos they wear as badges. Those who do not have the credentials of being a sailor or in being in the Navy even get these different designs. Most the time however, these tattoos hold dear to the individual and actually have quite meaningful reasons behind them. It was said to have started sometime in the early 1700’s when European sailors were exploring the oceans. The famous Captain James Cook, was an explorer, navigator, cartographer, and Captain in the …

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Barbed Wire Tattoo Meaning

The barbed wire tattoo is one that all tattoo enthusiasts have seen, or at least have seen on television. The barbed wire design is that of an actual barbed wire that you could see at governmental buildings, such as jails, banks, and anywhere else that needs to be protected from the outside. Developed in 1874 by a man named Joseph F. Glidden of Dekalb, Illinois, Joseph was determined to figure out a sure way of keeping his cattle in their perimeter. This was the most efficient and cheapest wire technology for such things in 1874. Since the invention of the …

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Prison Tattoo Meanings

Tattoos are known to be a mark on your skin to represent something about yourself. This might be something that you hope to be, a cool design that you feel symbolizes something about you, or some kind of affiliation. In the case of prison tattoos, the later is usually the case. There are a lot of reasons why someone might get a prison tattoo. Many times it is a cultural thing. Other times it’s a gang affiliation. Different countries have different prison gangs and prison tattoos that mean something specific. We wouldn’t suggest getting one of these for yourself unless …

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Centipede Tattoo Meaning

Many people enjoy the things we think are beautiful in life. Things like sunshine, bunnies, rainbows and so on. It makes them feel good to see these things. It makes them comfortable. However, some of us enjoy a bit of the creepy and crawling things in life. Those things that make you squirm or make you think of the darker things out there. It’s not for everybody, but if you are a fan of this type of thing, the centipede tattoo might be one for you. Your tastes in this world don’t define you. On the other hand, when someone …

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Star Tattoo Behind Ear

The star, since what seems to be the dawn of mankind, has always held a very strong form of symbolism. Long before humans had the technology or even could truly understand what the universe or stars were, they were associated with the heavens. The symbolism of the stars has turned into the depiction of warfare between light, and darkness; spirit and material forces. One of the most iconic ways the star has been portrayed the five pointed star. This star has a single point on top, two on the left side, and two on the right side of the figure. …

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Special Forces Tattoo

The special forces consist of those who are in the military doing special operations. These are unconventional operations that are carried out by members of the special forces that use unconventional methods and resources. Those that are in the special forces are known to be very low profile, that aims to obtain large advantages of speed, surprise, and violent actions that are to be brought upon the target. The special forces must adapt to any change of environment and weather. These men and women are said to be the biggest badasses of the military world. They are chosen to complete …

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MOB Tattoo

Throughout time, groups of people have gotten together to do things that are frowned upon. Mob is loosely defined as a group of disorderly people. When talking about crime, the mob is more general way of describing organized crime. At one point in time, there were mobs for different countries including the Irish mob, Jewish mob, Russian mob and so on. Many people think the Mafia and mob are the same thing. They seem to be interchangeable but technically, the Mafia was a specific group of Sicilian gangsters. The Gambino family, Luchese family and Columbo family were the definition of …

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