The watch tattoo can be an excellent choice for anyone looking to get an attractive piece that also happens to be quite meaningful. These can be some of the most attractive tattoos in existence, but even the simpler designs can look great and have all of the same meanings.
On this page we will take a look at some of the watch tattoo meanings that you can use with these tats and a couple of the ways that you can design them.
Many people who get the watch tattoo will do so in order to motivate themselves to get the most out of each of their days in this world. They look at their watch designs and they are reminded that they only have so much time to get everything they want from life. They are very cool motivational tattoos, and this meaning can be used with any type of watch tattoo design.
While the positive meaning mentioned above is the most common watch tattoo meaning, some will actually get their watches because they see time as the enemy. They get them to show that they hate what time has taken away from them. This isn’t necessary a full-on negative meaning, but it could be seen as something that bothers the owner.
Some people see the watch as a fantastic symbol of life itself. In these cases the watch tattoo is the owner’s largest and most important design on their bodies since they do attach such a powerful meaning to it. You can be really creative with these watch designs since the meaning does encompass just about everything in your life. For example, you could include a portrait of your family inside of the watch, or you might just get some personal symbols in the design. Of course, you could just get a very attractive watch design and you’d be able to use the same meaning with it.
The watch tattoo can also be used to symbolize prosperity, whether it has been earned already or not. Remember that watches used to be one of the top luxury items that only some people could afford, and that’s still true in the case of some of the more premium watches out there today. As with the other meanings we’ve mentioned already, this “prosperity” meaning can also be seen as a motivational tool that people use, especially those whose top goal in life is to achieve financial success.
We don’t recommend getting tattoos just because they look cool, but we really can’t blame people for getting their attractive watch tattoo designs for their looks alone. They really are some of the best-looking tattoo designs around, which is why they have gained in popularity over the last decade or so. Plus, there are so many watches to choose from and you can very easily make one unique to you simply by tweaking a design a little bit. Even if you do get your watch tattoo for its looks alone initially, you can always attach some type of meaning to it later on.
As you probably already know, most people get their watch tattoos directly where they’d put a real, physical watch. This is usually on the top or the bottom of the wrist to make the design look like it’s a real wristwatch. If you decide to go this route, you will probably want to make your watch an accurate size so it doesn’t look odd on your wrist.
Even though the watch tattoo is most commonly seen on the wrist, there are some people who choose to get their watch designs on their chests. This is where a lot of people put their pocket watch tattoos since that’s around the area where people keep these types of watches. The chest also gives you a nice circular area which fits the watch tattoo quite nicely.
The hand is yet another great place to get a watch tattoo, especially a larger circular piece like a pocket watch. Chances are if you see someone with a watch tat on their hand, they are probably very proud of both the design itself and the meanings attached to it.
They want to be able to look down at the design whenever they want to so they can be reminded that there is only so much time in the day, week, and month to get done what they want to get done. Both the hand and the wrist are great locations for the motivational meanings we went over earlier.
Watch tattoos are usually quite detailed and are usually placed in very visible areas, so you should definitely have a very experienced pro artist do the design work for you if you plan on getting one. You don’t want to take a chance on someone you’ve never met before and hope that your wrist design comes out exactly how you had imagined.
There is usually quite a bit of line work and shadow work to be done with these tats, so you really do want to pay a little bit more for one of the top dogs. Luckily for you there are a lot of ways that you can research tattoo artists these days, so just jump online, look at some portfolios and reviews, and then make you choice.
Hopefully now you have a good feel for the types of watch tattoos that you can get and some of the most common meanings attached to these pieces. These are the types of eye-catching tattoos that just about everyone would love to have, but they are made even more special if you find a meaning or two that work for you.
If you know that you do want to get a watch tat, be sure to take your time during the design process, find a great place to put it on your skin, and then hire a great tattooist to apply it for you. Do all of that and there’s a great chance that you will end up with a watch tattoo that you will love.