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  • First and foremost, let's understand the difference between swallows and sparrows. They are NOT the same thing. They are not the same bird and have vastly different meaning between them. The words swallow and sparrow cannot be used interchangeably....

    Tattoo Ideas: Sparrows and Swallows

    Tattoo Ideas: Sparrows and Swallows

    by becauseilive146

  • After writing over two dozen hubs on tattoo ideas that showcased pictures as the majority of the content, I started noticing that a large portion of the comments were from people asking for ideas on what to say, not so much on how to say it. Like...

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Religions, God, Faith

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Religions, God, Faith

    by becauseilive94

  • When I was little I used to beg the adults in my life to read to me. I'd approach my mother, my grandmother, my Godfather, with a book in hand and puppy dog eyes every chance I got; very luckily, I was blessed with a family that never told me no....

    Literary Tattoo Ideas: Quotes from Books

    Literary Tattoo Ideas: Quotes from Books

    by becauseilive13

  • Actress Angelina Jolie has a lot of tattoos. She has tattoo designs that are quotes, some traditional Thai tattooing and commemorates her partners, family and children.

    Angelina Jolie's Tattoos

    Angelina Jolie's Tattoos

    by Raye50

  • During my travels this past week I've been seeing a lot of billboards ominously proclaiming: Harry Potter 7, Part 2 -- It All Ends 7.15. Although I saw the first three movies and radically enjoyed the third one, I never quite got into the series the...

    Harry Potter Tattoo Ideas

    Harry Potter Tattoo Ideas

    by becauseilive12

  • So you're thinking of getting a tattoo, but you're afraid of a big inky commitment.Why not start small? Tiny tattoos are quick, cute and so small that they can be your little secret.

    Tiny Tattoo Ideas

    Tiny Tattoo Ideas

    by Catherine Taylor6

  • What does a rosary tattoo symbolize, and why might some people consider it disrespectful? Learn what rosaries have to do with roses and what other symbols are commonly associated.

    Rosary Bead Tattoo Ideas, Designs, and Meanings

    Rosary Bead Tattoo Ideas, Designs, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about British soccer player David Beckham's tattoos. Learn what his tattoos mean, see pictures of the tattoos on his arms, chest, back and torso, and more.

    David Beckham's Tattoos

    David Beckham's Tattoos

    by Raye76

  • Memorial tattoos are a healthy way of expressing love and loyalty and honoring the memory of loved ones you have lost. This article discusses many design options and includes many photos.

    In Loving Memory: Memorial R.I.P. Tattoos

    In Loving Memory: Memorial R.I.P. Tattoos

    by becauseilive495

  • The yin yang is an important Chinese symbol that represents balance between two complimentary opposites. Check out the various designs and the different meanings associated with this tattoo.

    Yin Yang Tattoo Ideas, Designs, and Meaning

    Yin Yang Tattoo Ideas, Designs, and Meaning

    by Michelle Nguyen0

  • Considering a gypsy tattoo? If so, you'll want to know all the possible styles and meanings of this design, including an in-depth analysis of interpretation and history, including many photos.

    Gypsy Tattoo Designs, Ideas, & Meanings, with Photos

    Gypsy Tattoo Designs, Ideas, & Meanings, with Photos

    by Richard Ricky Hale17

  • Buzz, buzz, buzz honey bee, honey bee. If you find these delightful creatures as appealing as I do, you might want to get a tattoo of one done. Here are some great design ideas to get you started.

    Bee Tattoos: Design Ideas and Meaning

    Bee Tattoos: Design Ideas and Meaning

    by Catherine Taylor18

  • Even though there is a passage in the Bible that speaks against tattooing, many modern Christians are getting Christian-themed tattoos. Learn more about the arguments for and against religious tattoos and see more of the designs and artwork.

    The Spirituality of Christian Tattoos

    The Spirituality of Christian Tattoos

    by Raye23

  • People write quotes on their bodies to remind themselves of wisdom. Here are things to consider about the style and placement of these tattoos. Plus my own experience.

    "This Too Shall Pass" Tattoos

    "This Too Shall Pass" Tattoos

    by ladyyummy13

  • The first poem I ever wrote, at the tender age of nine, was about a man and a woman standing in the darkness of their living room late at night, unable to sleep for reasons unknown, and the final sentence went something like: Look at them, their...

    Literary Tattoo Ideas: Poem Tattoos

    Literary Tattoo Ideas: Poem Tattoos

    by becauseilive12

  • After writing over two dozen hubs on tattoo ideas that showcased pictures as the majority of the content, I started noticing that a large portion of the comments were from people asking for ideas on what to say, not so much on how to say it. Like...

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Love

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Love

    by becauseilive58

  • At 54 years old, I finally decided to get inked for the first time. It was a decision I had contemplated for several years, but it took a major life event to make it a reality.

    My First Tattoo

    My First Tattoo

    by Lisa Tippette2

  • eyeliam via Flickr When it comes to life, nothing can survive without water. Every living animal, human, and plant needs it to live. As humans, our bodies are made up of water. In the tattoo world, it can be very symbolic. In this article, you will...

    Water Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    Water Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale12

  • Lion tattoo designs have a rich history and can portray the great lion in several ways. Due to this, we'll discuss lion tattoo variations, meanings, and look at 30+ lion tattoo ideas for inspiration.

    Lion Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    Lion Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale13

  • The only thing that qualifies me to be an authority on the subject of what makes a bad tattoo is that I have thirteen myself and think they're all pretty cool. Granted mine are small and pretty hard to mess up. However, I've met a number of...

    Really Bad Quality Tattoos

    Really Bad Quality Tattoos

    by becauseilive84

  • Thinking of getting an orchid tattoo? Learn more about all the different variations you can get as well as the symbolism and meaning of the flower.

    Orchid Tattoo Ideas, Designs, and Meanings

    Orchid Tattoo Ideas, Designs, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale9

  • Looking for a tattoo ideas for a women in your life, for yourself or just because you like to look? Here are some tattoo ideas for the feminine side.

    Tattoo Ideas for the Feminine Side

    Tattoo Ideas for the Feminine Side

    by Bema Self1

  • Leaf tattoos can represent one's journey, the cycle of life. Learn about leaf tattoos, leaf tattoo meanings, leaf tattoo ideas, and view dozens of leaf tattoo designs.

    Leaf Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    Leaf Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • Whether happy, sad, menacing, wicked, or evil, clown tattoos always leave an impression. Learn about the meaning behind this tattoo, and be inspired by 45+ creative ideas for your own unique design.

    Clown Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, Photos, and Ideas

    Clown Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, Photos, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale9

  • Looking for awesome, unusual mermaid tattoo designs? Maybe you'll find some inspiration here. I've collected some beautiful ideas that are sure to spark your interest and creativity.

    Mermaid Tattoo Design Ideas

    Mermaid Tattoo Design Ideas

    by Nicole Canfield11

  • Especially popular in Japan, the geisha tattoo is a uniquely beautiful design with an interesting history. Learn all about its meaning in this article with many photos.

    Geisha Tattoo Ideas, Designs, & Meanings

    Geisha Tattoo Ideas, Designs, & Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale10

  • In this article, we will be discussing dice tattoos, their history, their meaning, symbolism, and we'll look at 32 different designs to help give you ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.

    Dice Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    Dice Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • A plethora of flower tattoo styles and designs! Geometric, traditional, black and grey, color, pastel, and more!

    Flower Tattoo Ideas

    Flower Tattoo Ideas

    by B Mayfield0

  • Before you plunk down several hundred bucks for a tattoo, get inspired. Here are three sites you might want to visit for some designs you can bring to your tattoo artist.

    Tattoo Idea Sites Worth Checking Out

    Tattoo Idea Sites Worth Checking Out

    by Jason Menayan6

  • "It came to me in a flash that everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been."

    Tattoo Ideas: Kurt Vonnegut

    Tattoo Ideas: Kurt Vonnegut

    by becauseilive6

  • Considering a sun tattoo? This article, which details the history, design, and meaning of the sun tattoo, will help you decide, with sun-and-moon tattoos, tribal, Celtic design, and many photos.

    Sun Tattoos: Meanings, Pictures, Designs, and Ideas

    Sun Tattoos: Meanings, Pictures, Designs, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale16

  • While they seem rare or unheard of, bee tattoos have become more popular over the last few years. Bees play a vital role in all our lives. As tattoos, they can be designed alone but are often portrayed with flowers, in a cartoon form or they may...

    Bee Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    Bee Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale8

  • Although certainly not a new concept, the use of typography (lettering) in tattoo designs has exploded in popularity over the past decade or so. Shelley Jackson's "Skin" Project, Ineradicable Stain, is a movement that has been in progress since...

    Tattoo Ideas: Words & Shelley Jackson's SKIN Project

    Tattoo Ideas: Words & Shelley Jackson's SKIN Project

    by becauseilive10

  • If you’re thinking about getting a tree tattoo, here are some interpretations of what they mean and links to videos and resources for images to use to help jump-start your imagination.

    The Meaning of Tree Tattoos

    The Meaning of Tree Tattoos

    by Katherine Sanger74

  • Bull skull tattoos can symbolize both death and strength. They can be inked in many different ways, to reflect different meanings. Get ideas and inspiration for your tattoo here!

    Bull Skull Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    Bull Skull Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale4

  • Origins of tribal skin art in Borneo, Polynesia, and other parts of the world, and some examples of recent adaptations of that art.

    Tribal Tattoos

    Tribal Tattoos

    by Rae Schwarz22

  • A guide to getting text tattoos, with important tips on font selection, tone, exotic foreign phrases etc. This article also covers ideas and inspirations for lettering, script and quote tattoos accompanied by quality images.

    Tattoo Ideas & Tips: Text, Lettering, Script & Quotes

    Tattoo Ideas & Tips: Text, Lettering, Script & Quotes

    by Peony2

  • Music themed tattoos come in several different variations: band logos, music notes, lyrics, and musical instruments. I'm going to tell you something right now. Getting a band's logo (like the Hatebreed logo and AFI symbols seen here) is usually...

    Tattoo Ideas: Music + Bands

    Tattoo Ideas: Music + Bands

    by becauseilive28

  • The human skull is one of the most popularly used elements in the world of tattoos. If you are considering a skull inspired tattoo make sure to check out these 5 original designs before getting inked!

    5 Original Skull Tattoo Designs

    5 Original Skull Tattoo Designs

    by Isabella King0

  • Learn more about Japanese tattoos, get great reference books about Japanese tattooing, read why you need to be careful before you get that kanji tattoo, and check out Japanese tattoo pictures!

    Japanese Tattoos

    Japanese Tattoos

    by Rae Schwarz75

  • Girls can get any tattoo boys can, but these designs, symbols, and body placements are some of our favorites. Check out the cute and feminine tattoo ideas that women love!

    Gorgeous and Badass Tattoo Ideas for Women

    Gorgeous and Badass Tattoo Ideas for Women

    by Michelle Nguyen0

  • Choosing a tattoo can be stressful because it's so long-term; a tattoo is so permanent. Making the wrong decision can be painful, costly and inconvenient. There are so many factors to consider before making the final decision, including size, color, meaning, style and placement of the design as well as the artist you choose to help you get the tattoo you want. The bottom line, however, is to take your time and get plenty of information about tattoos before choosing. This hub offers some ste

    How to choose the right tattoo

    How to choose the right tattoo

    by glassvisage27

  • The raven is a dark, elegant, mysterious bird that translates spectacularly into a tattoo. Learn more about various personal, mythological, and historical interpretations and design options here.

    Raven Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    Raven Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale12

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