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  • There are a few different words that are commonly used in the tattoo world as symbols of inspiration. One of those four letter words is "hope." Learn more about this tattoo, what it means, and how it might be designed.

    Hope Tattoo Designs, Meanings, Ideas, and Pictures

    Hope Tattoo Designs, Meanings, Ideas, and Pictures

    by Richard Ricky Hale7

  • 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

  • Learn about the umbrella tattoo design, its variations, meanings, and view a variety of them. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo. The umbrella design could...

    Umbrella Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and Ideas

    Umbrella Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • 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

  • 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

  • Who hasn't dreamed of sailing the seas in days of old, as sailors and ship captains of those days were the explorers and greatest risk takers of their time. There's always something about the majestic ships and tossing seas that stir our...

    Majestic Ship Tattoos

    Majestic Ship Tattoos

    by MakinBacon3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Dreams, Hope, Belief

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes on Dreams, Hope, Belief

    by becauseilive25

  • 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

  • A flock of birds in flight, whether depicted realistically or whimsically, makes a beautiful and unique tattoo design, with lots of potential for creativity.

    Flock of Birds Tattoos

    Flock of Birds Tattoos

    by MakinBacon0

  • Pisces, represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions but held together at the mouth by a cord, is the twelfth and last sign in the zodiac, which originates from the constellation of Pisces. The symbol of the two fish is an excellent and...

    Tattoo Ideas: Zodiac Signs -- Pisces

    Tattoo Ideas: Zodiac Signs -- Pisces

    by becauseilive3

  • 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

  • Some Christians argue that it is against the word of the Lord to carve anything into your flesh; other Christians say, "Why not? Why not go crazy for God?" Instead of having to find a Bible and open to your favorite page, or recite it from memory, why not just tattoo the quote somewhere on your skin, that way you can always see it when you need it most?

    Tattoo Ideas: Bible Verses

    Tattoo Ideas: Bible Verses

    by becauseilive2

  • 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

  • When it comes to religious tattoos, the Gates of Heaven is an epic and powerful choice. See many photos and consider the meanings and options of this design in this article.

    Gates of Heaven Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    Gates of Heaven Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale8

  • 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

  • Like all animal tattoos, the tiger is deeply symbolic. There's a huge variety of designs to choose from, like a Bengal or a white tiger, a ferocious tiger, or a cute tiger. In this article, I will discuss tiger tattoo designs and their meanings....

    Tiger Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    Tiger Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale20

  • 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

  • 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

  • They're not just fantasy any more. Learn more about what a wizard tattoo might represent and view many examples in photo galleries.

    Wizard Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    Wizard Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale10

  • Angels make wonderful tattoos. There's a huge variety of designs and meanings to draw on and it usually has deep emotional meaning for the wearer. Rising angel, detail. torbakhopper via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0) "Always With Me" angel tattoo. Patrik...

    Angel Tattoo Meanings and Designs

    Angel Tattoo Meanings and Designs

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • Although religious symbol tattoos are fairly commonplace in many parts of the world, there is debate among Christians as to whether or not they are an abomination of the body. Leviticus 19:28 states, "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh...

    Tattoo Ideas: Religious Symbols

    Tattoo Ideas: Religious Symbols

    by becauseilive10

  • The Grim Reaper is a highly symbolic and meaningful tattoo. In this article, I will discuss different designs and the meanings behind this dark and bold design. I hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo. flickr ...

    Title: Grim Reaper Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    Title: Grim Reaper Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale25

  • 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

  •  I've been through a normal amount of pain in my life: the pain of sickness, the pain of addiction, the pain of loss, love, disappointment, regret. There have been moments where I've felt I was on the brink of insanity, and I've literally fallen to...

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes and Lyrics about Pain

    Tattoo Ideas: Quotes and Lyrics about Pain

    by becauseilive5

  • Just like every snowflake is unique, so is every snowflake tattoo. These are very beautiful and when done correctly, they can be quite stunning. In this article, I will discuss snowflake tattoo designs, including their various meanings. You will...

    Snowflake Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    Snowflake Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • 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

  • Winged and breathing fire, dragon tattoos are very popular. Learn more about dragon history and mythology, see dragon tattoo pictures and watch videos of live tattooing.

    Dragon Tattoos

    Dragon Tattoos

    by Raye5

  • 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

  • Wolf tattoos have a unique place in body art because the wolf itself means many things to a disparate number of people. It can be a pest and threat to the owners of livestock while having spiritual meaning to tribal societies, where some consider...

    Wolf Tattoos

    Wolf Tattoos

    by MakinBacon14

  • Also known as "Siamese fighting fish," betta fish are known for their beauty and aggression. Learn more about what this tattoo might mean, see photos, and get lots of design inspiration here.

    Betta Fish Tattoos and Design Ideas

    Betta Fish Tattoos and Design Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale14

  • In this article, we discuss guns' cultural history, their symbolism & meaning, and we look at 30+ different gun tattoo designs and pictures to give you inspiration for your next great tattoo idea!

    Gun Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    Gun Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale16

  • I find these tattoos hot! It's like two tattoos in one if you get the UV ink around and through a regular tattoo. You have your daytime tattoo and your clubbin' night tattoo. But, may people just don't dig the UV light. If you want a UV tattoo,...

    Black Light Ink Tattoo Pictures, Health, & Designs

    Black Light Ink Tattoo Pictures, Health, & Designs

    by jaymz51

  • Tribal-style tattoos are generally black and designed in the style of art from Borneo, Hawaii, and the Maori people of New Zealand. They are good first tattoos, as most artists have made at least one.

    Tribal Tattoo Pictures and Meanings

    Tribal Tattoo Pictures and Meanings

    by jaymz11

  • 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

  • The evil eye. Third eye. The eye of Horus. The eye of the storm. Eagle eyes. There are many ways to design your eye tattoo, and many symbolic meanings. Learn more.

    Eye Tattoo Design Ideas & Meanings

    Eye Tattoo Design Ideas & Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale10

  •  The tattoo of the Phoenix is one of the most fantastic to work with, and whether you do it in dark ink, bright colors, or in some cases the combination of both, you've really got to have a poor tattoo artist to screw this one up, as the body and...

    Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo

    Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo

    by MakinBacon39

  • I haven't done much research before into tiger tattoos, so I was surprised and excited to find some pretty cool ones out there. Because of the nature and body structure of the tiger, it's a little more difficult to work with than other tattoo...

    Awesome Tiger Tattoos

    Awesome Tiger Tattoos

    by MakinBacon7

  • 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

  • Stingrays are fabulous, and make a great tattoo. Learn more, explore design ideas, and look at photos here.

    Stingray Tattoo Design Ideas

    Stingray Tattoo Design Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale9

  • Considering a nautical tattoo? First, you'll want to read more about the history and meaning of ship tattoos and browse photos of the many different styles of boats.

    Boat and Ship Tattoos

    Boat and Ship Tattoos

    by Barnacle Bill0

  • 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

  • Butterfly tattoos don't have to be cliche. Read more about how to make your design unique, see photos, and learn more about the history of this tattoo.

    Butterfly Tattoo Meanings and Design Ideas

    Butterfly Tattoo Meanings and Design Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale40

  • When I was in elementary school in the early 1990s I remember seeing neighbors tie yellow ribbons around the trees in their front yard. My grandparents told me it was in support of our troops, who were overseas fighting in Operation Desert Storm. In...

    Tattoo Ideas: Breast Cancer Pink Awareness Ribbons

    Tattoo Ideas: Breast Cancer Pink Awareness Ribbons

    by becauseilive118

  • 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

  • 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

  • If you were a child of the 80's and did not fall in love with "The NeverEnding Story", I don't want to know you. After my very first viewing of this 1984 adventure masterpiece, I was immediately hooked. I can't even count the number of times I...

    Tattoo Ideas: The NeverEnding Story

    Tattoo Ideas: The NeverEnding Story

    by becauseilive0

  • When I was in high school some friends of mine told me about an abandoned mansion along a dirt road off Route 537 in Springfield. It was shrouded behind trees, opposite a corn field that came in handy for hiding a car in between the rows of...

    Tattoo Ideas: Gargoyle Tattoos

    Tattoo Ideas: Gargoyle Tattoos

    by becauseilive1

  • Blue roses don't occur naturally, so as a tattoo design, your choices are not limited by reality. Learn more about what this tattoo might mean and look at lots of photos for inspiration.

    Blue Rose Tattoo Designs and Ideas

    Blue Rose Tattoo Designs and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale8

  • There are many ways to memorialize the loss of a beloved pet. I had a friend who got her precious dachshund stuffed by a taxidermist after he was tragically hit by a car. He lived on her dresser. Some people prefer to get a tattoo honoring their deceased cat or dog, the same way you would get a tattoo of a cross or someone's name along with date of birth and date of death. You can find a ton of different and creative ways to ink a pet memorial tattoo.

    Tattoo Ideas: Pet Memorials

    Tattoo Ideas: Pet Memorials

    by becauseilive15

  • Discover the methods and meanings behind criminal prison tattoos: An in-depth article exploring the various designs and their significance, with photos.

    Prison Tattoos and Their Meanings

    Prison Tattoos and Their Meanings

    by Lela88

  • Hannya masks are very popular in Japan, having been a prominent symbol in Japanese culture for centuries. Over the years, it has spread in popularity and outside of Japan, and is now known around the world. The word hannya itself is the...

    Hannya Mask Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and Ideas

    Hannya Mask Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale12

  • See the beautiful Japanese tattoo designs known as koi, the sacred carp. Learn about these colorful fish and their meanings.

    Japanese Koi Tattoos

    Japanese Koi Tattoos

    by Raye30

  • Edgar Allen Poe has become more of a fascinating individual after his death than he was during his lifetime. In fact, Poe was known in his day more as a literary critic than an author, and grew in popularity as an author after his death at the...

    Edgar Allen Poe Tattoo Designs

    Edgar Allen Poe Tattoo Designs

    by MakinBacon1

  • 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 becauseilive496

  • 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

  • Always being on the lookout for interesting art and unique tattoos, when something jarred my thinking the other day about scarecrows, I thought I would look around to see if there were some people that actually decided on that as a tattoo design. ...

    Scarecrow Tattoos

    Scarecrow Tattoos

    by MakinBacon0

  • Viking tattoos are increasing in popularity all over the world. This article goes over some popular coloring & locations for the perfect Viking tattoo.

    Viking Tattoo Ideas and Designs

    Viking Tattoo Ideas and Designs

    by Olga Zitner1

  • The morning glory is a beautiful flower, mostly known for its trumpet-like shape and the way it unfolds, opening up in the earlier part of the day, creating a canopy of color for those having a number of them planted near one another. This...

    Morning Glory Tattoo Designs

    Morning Glory Tattoo Designs

    by Barnacle Bill0

  • Are you a Truebie like me? Maybe you're looking for a True Blood tattoo idea that is both sinister and succulent? I've surfed the web and done some serious research in order to find the hottest and most seductive True Blood tattoos and True Blood tattoo ideas out there.

    "True Blood" Tattoo Ideas: Bill, Eric, Sookie, and Vampire Symbols

    "True Blood" Tattoo Ideas: Bill, Eric, Sookie, and Vampire Symbols

    by Nicole Canfield10

  • 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

  • From hearts with daggers and wings to anatomically correct heart images, tattoo incorporating hearts can mean many different things and look as unique as the person wearing them.

    Heart Tattoo Pictures and Symbolic Meanings

    Heart Tattoo Pictures and Symbolic Meanings

    by jaymz3

  • Most portrait tattoos are memorials to loved ones- family members, friends, and even pets- who have passed away. In these cases, getting the tattoo is a part of the grieving process. So, you want to make sure that you can find a tattoo artist that...

    Portrait Tattoo Pictures & Designs

    Portrait Tattoo Pictures & Designs

    by jaymz5

  • 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

  • When you take all the people getting tattooed in the United States, it may surprise some that men and women are only a couple of percentage points apart for who gets inked the most. Of all men of all ages in America, 15 percent have tattoos, while...

    Butterfly Tattoos Becoming the Rage

    Butterfly Tattoos Becoming the Rage

    by MakinBacon3

  • Flamingos are a lot more than beautiful. If you're considering one for a tattoo, check out these ideas, browse these photos, and learn more here.

    Flamingo Tattoo Designs & Meanings

    Flamingo Tattoo Designs & Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale13

  • The other day I was watching a documentary on VH1 called "RockDoc: The Last Days of Lisa Lopes". Lisa Lopes, better known as "Left Eye" from the all-girl hip-hop group TLC, was killed in a car crash on April 25, 2002 when she and her crew were...

    Tattoo Ideas: Words & Sayings IV

    Tattoo Ideas: Words & Sayings IV

    by becauseilive300

  • 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

  • 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

  • For those bold enough to do it, wing tattoos are a way to grab attention with what is usually, but not always, a back tattoo covering at minimum the top half of the back and, in some cases, almost the entire back. Gothic wing tattoos are different...

    Gothic Tattoos With Wing Designs

    Gothic Tattoos With Wing Designs

    by MakinBacon1

  • Hawaiian tattoos were a tribal tradition that are making a comeback on the islands. The geometric and petroglyph-derived designs are popular with locals and tourists alike.

    Hawaiian Tattoos

    Hawaiian Tattoos

    by Raye16

  • If you're looking for an interesting tattoo design inspired by ancient mythology, Medusa maybe for you. In this article, I will discuss Medusa tattoo designs and meanings. Medusa is a female character in Greek mythology. She was a Gorgon and was...

    Medusa Tattoos, Designs, and Meanings

    Medusa Tattoos, Designs, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale12

  • Mermaid tattoos are one of the more popular maritime tattoo symbols. Learn more about the history, interpretation, and design variation options and view lots of photos here.

    Mermaid Tattoo Meanings and Design Ideas

    Mermaid Tattoo Meanings and Design Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale12

  • The most beautiful thing I've ever seen entered my vision years ago when I came across a photograph of a girl who had tattooed 1 Corinthians 13 down the entire length of her back.

    Tattoo Ideas: Hebrew & Latin Bible Verse Tattoos

    Tattoo Ideas: Hebrew & Latin Bible Verse Tattoos

    by becauseilive8

  • Japanese tattoos can be used to simply describe a tattoo that employs Japanese images. Typical Japanese images include symbols such as the following...

    Tattoo Ideas: Japanese Tattoos

    Tattoo Ideas: Japanese Tattoos

    by becauseilive3

  • Birds, angels, fairies, and insects have wings to help them fly. Wing tattoos can symbolize speed, ascendance, and spirituality. Check out these images to come up with a unique design for your tattoo.

    Wing Tattoo Meanings & Photos

    Wing Tattoo Meanings & Photos

    by jaymz11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I've been struggling for weeks to come up with a way to explain the difference between old school and new school tattoos, and I have finally figured it out! The Old School style of tattooing seen in the earlier half of the 20th century used symbols that celebrated patriotism and similar values and were done by electric tattoo machines...

    Tattoo Ideas: New School vs. Old School

    Tattoo Ideas: New School vs. Old School

    by becauseilive34

  • Growing up in the 80's, we definitely didn't have the technology and plethora of options that kids have today. I regularly see my 12-year old brother playing Call of Duty on his Xbox, chatting away with other gamers across the world on his headset, then pausing the game to pull up a YouTube walkthrough video on his laptop. I didn't have iPods or iPads or wireless internet or cell phones. Some of my best memories are of playing in a box.

    Tattoo Ideas: 80's Cartoon Ideas

    Tattoo Ideas: 80's Cartoon Ideas

    by becauseilive4

  • Dreamcatcher tattoos are created in many different designs and variations, and can mean different things. Take the time to learn more here.

    What Do Dreamcatcher Tattoos Represent?

    What Do Dreamcatcher Tattoos Represent?

    by Richard Ricky Hale24

  • 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

  • Greek is one of the oldest languages in the world; it has been spoken in Europe since the year 2000 BC. Several different forms of Greek have been spoken since then, including classical, Hellenistic (spoken during the days of Alexander the Great),...

    Tattoo Ideas:  Greek Words & Phrases

    Tattoo Ideas: Greek Words & Phrases

    by becauseilive835

  • Before you get a snake tattoo, learn more about the snake as a symbol, know its history, understand its various meanings across cultures, and look at lots of snake tattoo photos.

    Snake Tattoo History, Designs, and Meanings

    Snake Tattoo History, Designs, and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale18

  • The sword is one of the oldest and most well-known symbols in the world. They have been around for thousands of years, nearly as long as man. Learn more about its meaning and design options here.

    Sword and Dagger Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    Sword and Dagger Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale9

  • Dogwood blossoms make a beautiful and unusual tattoo. Lear more about the history and interpretation of this flower symbolically, and view many photos.

    Dogwood Flower Tattoo Designs and Ideas

    Dogwood Flower Tattoo Designs and Ideas

    by Richard Ricky Hale11

  • 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

  • Angelina Jolie is an actress best known for her lead roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Gia, Girl, Interrupted, and Hackers, her marriage to super-celebrity stud Brad Pitt, and the incident where she made out with her brother after winning the Oscar...

    Angelina Jolie's Past and Present Tattoos and Their Meanings

    Angelina Jolie's Past and Present Tattoos and Their Meanings

    by becauseilive15

  • A comprehensive list of star tattoo ideas, star tattoo placement, and the significance or symbolism behind each idea. Check out our photo gallery of really unique and creative designs.

    Star Tattoo Meanings, Ideas, and Pictures

    Star Tattoo Meanings, Ideas, and Pictures

    by jaymz34

  • Butterfly tattoos are one of the more common tattoos among women. Butterflies can represent something pretty or something more meaningful. Butterflies can symbolize various things depending on which culture you look at it. In the Japanese culture,...

    The Meaning of Butterfly Tattoos, With Pictures

    The Meaning of Butterfly Tattoos, With Pictures

    by jaymz21

  • Sunflowers are one of the most noticeable of plants in the garden or yard, with the bright flower head sitting on top of the elongated stem, providing delight and wonder to all who view them. That has stirred up the imaginations of artists for...

    Sunflower Tattoo Designs

    Sunflower Tattoo Designs

    by MakinBacon2

  • Warrior tattoos can come in as many designs as there are wearers. Any type of warrior throughout history may be considered, such as a Roman centurion or a Japanese samurai. They can also portray a variety of different weapons and attire. In this...

    Warrior Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    Warrior Tattoo Designs and Meanings

    by Richard Ricky Hale8

  • 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

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