Meaning of Tattoos

Swallow Tattoo Meaning

Swallow tattoos are pretty popular. Some people get them just because they can be quite attractive and there is a wide range of designs that can make them unique. Others, get them because of the symbolism behind the tattoo. First and foremost, swallows are popular among sailors. The sight of swallows meant that land was near, so swallows were a sign of hope and a safe trip home. The 7 mutineers who started the mutiny […]

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Meaning of Horse Tattoos

Dark horse tattoos can be deceiving with two meanings- 1) a devilish side and 2) the come-from-behind winner. Horse shoe tattoos are popular tattoos with multiple meanings. Horse shoes that are turned with the open end up, it’s a good luck charm holding in the luck. Otherwise, a single set of tracks can represent the road less traveled. Iron horse tattoos can be used to show your admiration for trains or motorcycles, as both have […]

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Meaning of Flower Tattoos

Flowers are very popular tattoos, and sometimes they’re an addition to a tattoo just for aesthetics. But, in other cases, they have true meaning and symbolism. Different flowers have different meanings. Cherry Blossoms: Tattoos of cherry blossoms tend be to designed for girls, symbolizing feminine beauty and love in Chine or the transience of life in Japan. Daisies:  Daisies are common tattoos for the feet, ankle, and shoulders. The flower is delicate and pretty, and symbolizes the feminine […]

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Butterfly Tattoo Meaning

Butterflies are one of the more popular insect tattoos. They can represent a variety of things, most commonly being a new beginning. In Japan, one butterfly stands for young womanhood, while two butterflies symbolize marital bliss. Aztecs believe the butterfly stands for the souls of dead warriors who died on the battlefield and women who died during childbirth. In Christianity, butterflies stand for the soul which escaped the confines of the flesh. In the west, […]

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Meaning of a Lily Tattoo

Generally, a lily symbolizes purity, but with each different types of lilies, there are different meanings of lily tattoos. The calla lily is a symbol of beauty. The orange lily is a symbol of hate. The tiger lily is a symbol of pride or prosperity. The Easter lily is a symbol of Christianity and resurrection. Other meanings of the lily flower can vary. In Greek mythology, the lily came from the milk of Hera. In […]

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