Symbol Tattoo Ideas

Symbol Tattoo Ideas Symbol Tattoo Ideas

Symbol tattoo ideas could be anything from Asian characters and lettering to symbols of the zodiac or even a dollar sign. Symbol tattoos are a great way to portray a message or idea without being direct. Symbol tattoos provide a great excuse to share a story or talk about the meaning of your tattoo because people will ask about a symbol they don’t know the meaning behind.

Many languages use symbols rather than an alphabet, which make great tattoos. Chinese and Japanese symbol tattoos are very common tattoo designs. Many people get Kanji tattoos that have specific meanings, like an honor or a strength symbol tattoo. Sometimes people may opt for religious or spiritual tattoos with Buddhist or Hindu symbols, like the ohm or om symbol. Some symbol tattoo ideas may go back very far in history and have ancient origins.

Types Of Symbol Tattoo Ideas

Medical Symbol Tattoo Ideas

Medical tattoos are used to ensure instruments are properly located for repeated application of radiotherapy and for the areola in some forms of breast reconstruction. Tattooing has also been used to convey medical information about the wearer (e.g. blood group, medical condition, etc.).

Cross Symbol Tattoo

The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, used for depicting a human idea, such as dividing the world into four elements (earth, air, fire and water) or directions (north, south, east and west). A cross is a very simple symbol, made up of two intersecting lines, one horizontal, the other vertical, and has been used as a religious and cultural symbol for centuries.

Sister Symbol Tattoo

The tattoo symbols for sister are very popular tattoo designs chosen by sisters across the world, not necessarily limited only to blood sisters, but also a symbol for sisterhood in spirit and not necessarily only through gene pool or lineage.

Chinese Symbol Tattoo

Chinese symbols and meanings revolve around good fortune, and positive elements. It is the Chinese belief that by filling their lives with lucky objects and images, they increase prosperity and happy circumstances, making their existence joyful and fulfilling.

Infinity Symbol Tattoo

The infinity symbol can be a very cool and interesting tattoo design. Imagine a loving relationship or a strong bond with your sibling that you never want to end.

Eternal Friendship Tattoo

Types of Eternal Friendship Symbols

If you’re interested in getting an eternal friendship symbol tattooed on your body, then you’re sure to notice that there are different types of symbols for eternal friendship. Here are some of the most common types:

Chinese Symbol
– A popular eternal friendship piece is the symbol in Chinese as shown here. The design is popular with those looking for simplicity with a touch of elegance.

Claddagh
– The Irish symbol for love and friendship, the Claddagh is a popular representation for friendship.

The Eternal Friendship knot

– The classic eternal friendship piece is simple: an infinity sign with a diamond over the mid-ground. The design is symbol but can be tattooed in different manners (such as colors).

Aztec Symbol Tattoo Ideas

The traditional Aztec Tattoo designs were highly colored, as is much Aztec art and very stylized. Culturally the Aztecs were a sophisticated race, as is demonstrated by the quality of their architecture, sculpture and textiles. This sophistication extended to their tattoo designs which were often complex and must have taken many hours to complete.

Biohazard Symbol Tattoo  Ideas

– The biohazard warning symbol is a popular tattoo, partly owing to its innately intricate and interesting pattern, partly to its resemblance to tribal tattoo art, and partly to what it symbolizes. It is internationally recognized as “the potential presence of a biohazard” (a biological substance that poses a hazard to humans). The symbol was developed by the Dow Chemicals Biohazards Research and Development team on a contract with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), after deciding that a warning symbol to enhance biohazard containment was critically needed. The team that formally developed the symbol, with much testing and redesign, eventually came up with the one that we know today, satisfying their initial six requirements: that it be (1) striking in form to draw immediate attention, (2) unique and unambiguous, (3) quickly recognizable and easily recalled, (4) easily stenciled, (5) symmetrical in order to appear identical from all angles, and (6) acceptable to groups of varying ethnic backgrounds.

Peace Symbol Tattoo  Ideas

Peace is a message we can’t get enough of – on flags, in art, or on your skin as a powerful tattoo message. Take your pick – the dove, the olive branch, the paper crane, the ‘V’ sign, or the most familiar peace sign of all – the inverted broken cross in a circle. (If there’s a name for it, we haven’t heard it.) It defined the peace movement in the 60s. Actually, it was created especially for Britain’s nuclear disarmament movement in the 1950’s. Since then, it’s become the international anti-war movement emblem.

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