Articles that all relate to providing information about tattoo designs. Get a tattoo idea or learn about the symbolism and meaning of tattoo designs.
Adinkra Symbols & Meanings [offsite link]
Traditional West African symbols and their meanings. Excellent resource, with the designs being very suitable for adaptation to tattooing.
Angel Tattoo Designs
Angels are a popular design in tattooing in Western culture. These heavenly winged beings are chosen as symbolic of innocence, mercy, religious awakening, protection and blessing.
Butterfly Tattoo Designs
The butterfly tattoo is one of the staples of Western-style tattooing. Whether a single specimen or a colorful swarm, this flying insect offers many variations for the tattoo wearer.
Celtic Tattoo Designs
The ancient Celts of the British Isles were known to dye their hair and paint and tattoo their bodies. The spiraling and interlocking art created by those people remain a popular inspiration for tattooing in the modern age.
Despite a line in the Bible against the practice, there is a long and varied history of Christian tattoos. From ancient Crusaders to modern preachers, some choose to show their beliefs on their skin.
Classic Tattoo Designs
Interest in early 20th century tattoo designs has revived and you can frequently see younger people getting ink that looked like their grandfather's tattoo now.
Designing Your Own Tattoo
Designing your own tattoo involves making a series of long-term decisions. You don´t have to draw, but you do have to be willing to take a little bit of time to think before you ink.
Whether perceived as creatures of air, fire, land or water, dragons are popular across all styles of tattoo designs.
Fairies are often ranked highly in top internet tattoo design search lists. Whether winged or with a wand, many people like adding a bit of magic to their skin art by wearing a fairy tattoo.
Are you and some members of your family all thinking about getting tattooed together? Here are some ideas for how to pick a design that works for everyone.
Gay Pride Tattoos
Many members of the GLBT community are proud to proclaim themselves, and symbolize their sexual orientations on their skin. Whether a bold back piece, or a discreet emblem, there are a diverse selection of designs from which to choose.
Hate On Display [offsite link]
A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League
Hebrew Tattoos [offsite link]
Hebrewtattoo.net is your #1 resource for Hebrew translations!
Butterflies have long been a staple of the tattoo world, considered a “classic” image for a woman to wear. But are you a butterfly girl? Maybe you’re more of a dragonfly, queen bee, spider or scorpion.
Mac Geek Tattoos
Apple computer users are a devoted group who are occasionally take their love of Macs to just below skin deep. Check out the Mac Geek Tattoos!
Masonic Ink [offsite link]
Take a peek at all the brothers who have made their commitment to Freemasonry literally a part of themselves. Their beliefs are written on their skin, and their stories are the ink with which they make their mark.
The rose has been a classic icon in Western tattooing for decades. This emblem is popular with both men and women and can be rendered in almost any color depending on what the wearer wants.
Star Tattoos eBook
Star tattoo designs with related associations and symbolism. Suitable for tattooing as is, or change and adapt them to fit your custom design.
Tattoo Flash Designs eBook
Ebook of collected symbols, markings and designs suitable for use of designing tattoos. Eastern and Western zodiac, tribal designs, petroglyphs, kanji for tattoos and more.
Tattoo Pumpkin Carving Patterns
How about a pumpkin this year that has a tattoo-theme to it? A whole variety of pumpkin stencils lend themselves to body art-style pumpkin carving!
Tribal Cross Designs
Here is a collection of cross designs that all blend well with the overall tattoo style called tribal. There are celtic crosses, saints crosses, dagger shapes and more.
Tribal Tattooing and Tribal Designs [offsite link]
Tribal tattoo history, LOTS of pics incl. Borneon, Haida, Samoan and more. Tribal face tattoos. Plus some video of tribal tattoos being tattooed.
What Makes Body Art Bad?
Is there a set of guidelines for what determines a "bad" tattoo versus a "good" one? Will a piercing look good or not? A mix of social opinion and technicality tends to do the determining.
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