Tattoos with meaning
Tattoos with meaning can come in many different forms. For some people, name tattoos and portraits often come to mind, but there are many, many different types of meaningful tattoos.
Tattoos with Meaning -- Name Tattoos
Name tattoos are one option. Popular ideas for name tattoos include:
- Mother's name;
- Child's name;
- Best friend's name;
- The name of a deceased loved one;
- Your sibling's name;
- Your pet's name;
Of course, you can always get your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend's name tattooed as well, but you must consider this very carefully as significant others' name tattoos are a common subject of revision and removal!
If you're considering a name tattoo, you can also consider getting it in another language. That's one possibility that's not generally quite as bothersome if the relationship sours down the road.
Tattoos with Meaning -- Word and Quote Tattoos
Word and quotation tattoos are also a great idea for tattoos with meaning. You can find a word or quote that resonates with you or describes something that hits your emotions. Famous quotes about love, inspiration, friendship, personal growth, strength and romance are some popular ideas for tattoos with meaning. Quotation websites can provide great fodder if you're looking for ideas.
In addition, you can also consider:
- Lines from your favourite play.
- Lines from a meaningful film.
- Quotes from your favourite book or a famous piece of literature.
- A personal motto.
- Lyrics from your favourite song.
If you're getting a word tattoo, be sure that you spell it properly! Also, remember to double, triple and quadruple check if you get a quotation to ensure that it's correct. You need to get it right the first time because this is one typo that's forever!
Once you decide on a quote, word or name tattoo, you must select the lettering and the language. Many people opt to get a tattoo with meaning in a different language as it adds an element of mystique and artistry. But any time you get word or name tattoos in another language, it's important to verify and re-verify that the translation is correct.
It's important to remember that flash books, which contain thousands of tattoo designs, often contain words and characters in different languages. But these are artistic renditions that may vary slightly from the accurate translation. So it's important to keep this in mind. For some individuals, a precise translation is important, whereas others who get a tattoo with meaning focus on the symbolism, so an artistic rendition that happens to be an approximate translation may not be so bothersome. As with many aspects of body art, it comes down to the client's personal preferences and desires.
Ideas for Tattoos with Meaning -- Symbolism
Symbolism is the single most common option for tattoos with meaning. These are preferred by many clients because the meaning is not always apparent to others, so it enables you to display a very personal tattoo without sharing your personal story or literally wearing your emotions on your [tattoo] sleeve!
There are two ways to come up with ideas for symbolism tattoos with meaning. You can start with a concept or message, then perform research into which symbols are associated with that concept. Once you have a good feel for what symbols are linked with a specific concept, its time to come up with a specific tattoo design. You can adapt an existing design or you can work with one of Sin City's tattoo designers to create a unique, original tattoo design. Our designing services start around $50.
The other way to come up with ideas for symbolism tattoos with meaning? Find a few symbols, images or concepts that you like and research the underlying meanings and symbolism. Then, you can select a symbol that's associated with the meaning that resonates with you. And finally, you create or select a tattoo design for the symbol of your choice.
Tattoos with Meaning – Tattoo Sleeves
Tattoo sleeves are becoming more and more popular among individuals who wish to get a series of multiple tattoos with meaning and symbolism.
Firstly, we must address the question: “What is a tattoo sleeve?” A tattoo sleeve is a tattoo compilation – a mural of sorts – that extends down the client's arm. Partial sleeves extend around a portion of the arm, where full tattoo sleeves extend from the individual's shoulder to the wrist and hand.
Tattoo sleeves take multiple sittings, but the result is typically quite dramatic. It's generally best to design the entire tattoo sleeve at once, as this allows for the most effective continuity among the various elements. You should also get the same artist to ink your tattoo sleeve.
Tattoo sleeves are increasingly used to symbolise the client's life story or concepts, experiences and people who are important to that person.
Sin City Tattoo Studios, Melbourne is located at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North, Melbourne, Victoria. Call us on 03 9379 1181.
If you have questions, you can also contact us by email at info@SinCityTattoos.com.au or stop by our contact page to drop us a note!