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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The anchor is one of a handful of symbols in the tattoo world which has remained both popular and true to its origins for the better part of two centuries, and has even more ancient symbolic roots going back several millennia.
The anchor tattoo is a a symbol that is often incorporated with other design elements and is a central nautical design theme of many military service tattoos, particularly those tattoos found among sailors, marines and naval aviators. Other common design elements found with anchors are sailing ships, mermaids and other nautical symbols.
In Maritime lore, the tattooed anchor showed that a seaman had sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. In ancient times among Mediterranean seafarers, the anchor symbolized the sea gods. In early Christianity, the anchor (with horizontal tie bar under the ring) was used as a covert symbol by virtue of its resemblance to a cross. An anchor tattoo can be thought of as holding one steadfast, like an anchor holding a great sailing ship safe in harbor, against winds and currents that might carry it astray.
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