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Japanese Snake Tattoos: Hebi Tattoo Symbolism & Design Ideas

The serpent is a charming yet spine-chilling reptile, often seen as a cold-blooded symbol, both literally and figuratively. In Japan, the Hebi (snake) is also a popular tattoo subject. Find out why, what it means symbolically, and draw inspiration from beautiful snake tattoo designs.


Freaky-Fabulous Octopus Tattoo Meaning and Symbolism

Considering an octopus tattoo? Here, you'll find lots of information and inspiration for your next ink project and discover what an octopus tattoo might represent, historically and figuratively.


Bird Tattoos Interpreted: What Various Birds Mean & Represent

Everything you want to know about birds to help you design your bird tattoo project. Don't get inked before you read this!


Koi Fish Tattoos Meaning: Color, Direction, and More

The koi fish has profound meaning, according to Japanese legend. This meaning can vary depending on the fish’s orientation and color. Learn about the symbolism of the koi fish.


Bee Tattoos: Design Ideas and Meaning

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.


Blue Jay Tattoo Meanings & Designs

What do blue jays represent? Find out here, and view a large collection of photos.


Bulldog Tattoo Designs, Meanings, and Ideas

A bulldog makes a great and unique tattoo choice. Learn more about what it means, things to consider in the design, and view lots of photos.


Betta Fish Tattoos and Design Ideas

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.


Stingray Tattoo Design Ideas

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


Bee Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

While they seem rare or unheard of, bee tattoos have become more popular over the last few years. In this article, I will go over some common meanings, ideas, and designs of bee tattoos.


Panda Bear Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, Pictures, and Ideas

Learn about panda bears, the values and traits they hold in different cultures, and take a look at 38 different tattoo designs. Find ideas and inspiration for your next unique tattoo!


Raven Tattoo Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

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.


Owl Tattoos: Designs, Ideas, Meanings, and Photos

Considering an owl tattoo? This article delves into the design, meaning, and symbolism of the owl tattoo with many pictures of tattoo designs.


Spider Web Tattoos: Meanings, Ideas, and Pictures

Learn about spider web tattoos and the meanings and symbols associated with them.


Cow Tattoo Designs

Are you interested in getting a cow-themed tattoo? Read on to see examples of intriguing tattoo designs with a cow theme.


Powerful Bull Tattoo Designs

This article features tattoo designs that include awesome bull images.


Panther Tattoo Designs and Meanings

What do panthers represent, and what are the design options available?


Flamingo Tattoo Designs and Meanings

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.


Flock of Birds Tattoos

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


Snake Tattoo History, Designs, and Meanings

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.


Majestic Eagle Tattoos

A look at various tattoo designs featuring eagles.


Scorpion Tattoo Meanings, Ideas, and Unique Designs

Scorpion tattoos come in a wide range of styles, designs, and meanings. We discuss everything you need to know about what each design symbolizes.


Spider and Spider-Web Tattoo Designs and Meanings

Worn by both men and women, spider tattoo designs can symbolize struggle, fear, and death, yet also creativity and fertility.


Dove Tattoos: Designs, Ideas, Meanings, and Pictures

Are you considering a dove tattoo? Here you'll find discussion of the meanings, history, and many designs of the dove tattoo, with photos.


Wolf Tattoos: Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

Considering a wolf tattoo? Read on to discover more about the history and meaning of these striking designs and view example wolf tattoo photos for ideas.


Gothic Bat Tattoos: Ideas, Examples, and Photos

Gothic bat tattoos are a contemporary take on a popular tattoo theme. These unique designs range from the realistic to the satanic and include both black-only and colored ink.


Lobster Tattoos

A lobster is a rare but fabulous tattoo choice. Learn more about the design and its options here (with photos).


Tiger Tattoo Designs, Ideas, and Meanings

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.


Hummingbird Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, History, and Photos

Hummingbirds are a very popular tattoo symbol. Learn about the design, symbolism, history, and meaning of the hummingbird tattoo.


Lion Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

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.


Butterfly Tattoo Meanings and Design Ideas

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.


Peaceful Dove Tattoo Examples

Doves can be incorporated into any number of versatile and beautiful tattoo designs. Read on for examples and descriptions of various dove tattoos.


Horse Tattoo Design Ideas

If you're a fan of horses and love to ride and take care of them, you know how easy it is to get close to them and what a big part of your life they are. Read on to learn more about these beautiful tattoos.


Wolf Tattoo Designs

Wolf tattoos have a unique place in body art because the wolf itself means many things to a disparate number of people. A pest or threat to some and a bearer of spiritual meaning to others, wolves are unique creatures that make for unique tattoos.


Spider Tattoo Design Options

So you're thinking about getting a spider tattoo, but do you want one that's realistic or 3D, and have you considered placement? Here you'll find information and photos you'll need to make your decision.


Butterfly Tattoos Are Becoming the Rage

There are many reasons women choose butterfly tattoos, but in the end, it's the butterfly itself in all of its variety and beauty that inspires us.

by Arik Rabinovich, B-Street, Israel

Animal Tattoos and Their Meaning (With Pictures)

People may get animal tattoos to honor an aspect of themselves, or to remember a particular animal they loved.


The Meaning of Butterfly Tattoos (With Pictures)

Butterfly tattoos are one of the more common tattoos among women. Butterflies can represent something pretty or something more meaningful. Learn about the symbols associated with these beautiful insects, and browse some tattoo designs.

photo by ReLache, taken at the Folsom St Fair, SF, CA

Japanese Koi Tattoos

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

Many sailor tattoos were modeled after the blue Barn Swallow

Tattoo Ideas: Sparrows and Swallows

This article offers ideas for those looking to get tattoos of sparrows or swallows.