The unmatched beauty of the peacock with its strikingly colorful and flamboyant feathers is one of the most amazing tattoos that you can have. Peacock tattoos are not only beautiful, but also have deeper symbolic meanings. A peacock tattoo can symbolize something different to each person, but the underlying message is always the same one of pride and beauty.
Peacocks have come to hold meaning as a symbol of accepting one’s own beauty. They are also a sign of authority and a regal manner. People who get a peacock tattoo are likely self-assured and proud.
In early Christianity, peacock was also the symbol for resurrection, for its unique quality to get more beautiful and attractive feathers, each time it sheds the old ones. So, in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, peacock can be found to have an association with divinity. However, in the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome, peacock and its feathers were associated with completely different things. Peacock feathers in these cultures were considered as the ‘evil eyes’.
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Lily tattoos are a popular choice for tattoos for girls especially on areas like their feet, lower backs, shoulder blades, arms and necks. Lily tattoos can even be made into chains to encircle an arm or ankle. Some especially daring women may choose to even have an extra large flower tattooed up their ribcage for a beautiful effect. The use of lilies as body art goes back to 1580 BC.
Many cultures adapt the lily flower for different meanings. Lily often indicate purity and innocence and sometimes fertility. The flowers to the Chinese were a lucky charm! Pink Stargazer lily tattoos can mean success and wealth while white ones are more often adapted as signs of purity and peace.
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As with most tattoo designs the significance of a butterfly tattoo can be different for many people. Many women see the butterfly as a symbol of rebirth and/or transformation. Just as the caterpillar must transform and emerge from its cocoon so does the person who has made a change in their life who chooses this particular design.
Anther common meaning of the butterfly tattoo is that of delicateness. The butterfly is often to be presumed a delicate creature, but in all actuality it is more strong than we presume them to be. Therefore, women might also want to convey that although they look delicate on the exterior, they are way stronger from within. In some cultures, a butterfly is seen as a symbol of souls of deceased people. It can either stand for warriors, who died in war, or women who passed away in the process of giving birth.
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