The Octopus tattoo is the perfect tattoo for creative flexibility as far as tattoo design is concerned. The tattoo artist can design this sea creature to be wrapped around arms and legs, draped over shoulders and wrapped around torsos and backs. Add to that the Octopus’s chameleon like ability to change color to match their surrounds, and their wide variety of colors. They are ideal designs to incorporate into existing tattoos and maritime scenes and they also can symbolize a huge range of characteristics and virtues.
Naturally intelligent, creative and flexible, the octopus also acquires its mystique from the watery environment in which it lives. It is a master of camouflage, and can literally disappear before your eyes. And if that tactic doesn’t work to evade oncoming predators, the octopus will eject a cloud of black ink to make it’s escape. It is all part of the mystery and sense of wonder that surrounds this eight-tentacled creature.
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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 →
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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