Flame and Fire Tattoo Designs and Meanings
The meanings of fire and flame tattoos can be quite diverse depending upon the individual. At one point fire represents destruction, temptation, sin, lust and hell, however at the same time it represents change, passion, wisdom and rebirth. A fire can cause destruction and burn someone while heat can save ones life using it for the preparation of meals and/or warmth in cold climates. Continue reading Flames and Fire Tattoo Designs
The lion tattoo is one of strength, power, and royalty. The lion has always been symbolized as “king of the jungle” because of their powerful nature. The lion is the most respected and feared animal in the jungle. If you are considering an animal tattoo the lion is a great choice if you are looking for encouragement of strength.
A lion tattoo can also be a symbol for the Leo, the sign for the zodiac. Most people who choose this get it in a way that represents the sign as well. Lion tattoos are deep in meaning and symbolism and if you are looking for more courage a lion tattoo might work well for you.
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Tribal tattoos have taken off in the recent years due to their intricate and attractive design, offering many possibilities for the tattoo enthusiast. It is estimated that nearly one third of all tattoo art today is some form of tribal design. The term tribal art refers to any number of designs ranging from the traditional tribal designs of indigenous and aboriginal cultures to the latest in graphic design. This style is characterized by black lines and curving shapes which together form a stylized animal, nature motif, or merely a design which means something deeper to the native artist.
The first tribal tattoos were more than mere decorations; they portrayed a sign of spiritual belief, honor to a deity, or a designation of familial lineage. In some cultures, identical tattoos were applied on the fingers of a man and woman to serve as a wedding ring. They were applied in a very primitive, and quite painful, manner via sticks, combs, needles made of bone, or styluses and utilized inks made from natural dye sources.
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