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  • A flying swallow with some little stars tattoo design on woman's foot.

Swallow Tattoo Meanings

By |April 25th, 2012|

While every tattoo has some sort of symbolism behind it, the swallow tattoo has become a staple in the ink culture, and swallow tattoo meanings have been adapted as the world changes so that generation after generation can keep appreciating this simple sailor tattoo. It has a long history and has appealed to a lot of different personality types and lifestyles, making it very versatile.
  • An orange and yellow feathers phoenix tattoo on girl's shoulder

Symbolic Phoenix Bird Tattoos

By |January 22nd, 2011|

In the artistic world of tattoo-art, there can be no more beautiful designs than phoenix bird tattoos. These mythical, gloriously-coloured birds, which were unable to reproduce biologically, were said to build their own funeral pyres, in the shape of nests, at the end of their long lives. They would then set fire to themselves until they were reduced to mere..
  • A simple tribal eagle head tattoo at the back.

Best Eagle Tribal Tattoos Online

By |January 7th, 2011|

Tribal tattoos, so immediately recognisable by their dramatically emphasised tracery, are becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst tattoo-lovers, and eagle tribal tattoos are placed with the top ranking designs. Tribal tattoos used to be indicative of art work stemming from Oceania or Africa,

Symbolism of the Peace Dove Tattoo

By |December 14th, 2010|

A beautiful peace dove tattoo is full of significance for the wearer.  It can be symbolic of peace, hope, love, fidelity, innocence or purity, or it may have other specific religious or supernatural connotations.  In contemporary times the dove of peace has become a universal symbol for peace-lovers and anti-war protestors all over the world.  As a tattoo subject it has always been an extremely popular choice and if you are considering a peace dove tattoo for yourself, you might want to delve a little more deeply into the significance behind your choice.

Everyone knows the biblical story of how Noah saved the human race and all the animals from extinction during the great flood.  The story tells that after a year on the ark, Noah released a dove to find land and this returned with an olive branch (itself a sign of peace and friendship) in its beak, from which Noah realised that the flood waters had receded.

The dove became a symbol of peace to Christians because Noah took it as a sign of God’s forgiveness, as God had caused the flood originally because he wanted to […]

Meaningful Hummingbird Tattoo Designs

By |December 8th, 2010|

Hummingbird tattoo designs are a relatively modern trend in tattoo designs.  Because these birds are among the smallest birds in existence, they make interesting subjects for tattoos and are greatly sought-after, particularly by women.  But what accounts for their sudden popularity as tattoo designs?  Perhaps it’s because of their pretty, neat little features as a stand-alone design, or perhaps because they make an excellent additional detail to a larger, more intricate design.  At any rate, because of the increasing popularity of hummingbird tattoo designs, we need to delve a little deeper into the stories and legends about this colourful, tiny creature.

In the natural world, hummingbirds are not the type of bird you see in your garden every day.  They are only found in the western hemisphere, feeding off nectar, like bees.   The Central American Aztecs believed they had supernatural powers because when an exceptionally brave warrior, conceived from a ball of feathers, died in battle, his mortal body vanished and a hummingbird whirred up from the ground and led his people to victory.


Flying Eagle Tattoos: Showing off your Strength

By |December 5th, 2010|

Choosing your first tattoo requires a great deal of thought and consideration, especially as there are so many designs to choose from, but, once you have made up your mind to take those first important steps, then a flying eagle tattoo, has to be one of the most admired and majestic designs of all.  It is the popular choice of both men and women, particularly those in professions demanding bravery and courage, such as fire-fighters, soldiers and police officers.  The flying eagle tattoo reflects the strength and the independence of spirit of the wearer and they are often chosen with banners underneath expressing idealistic words such as ‘freedom’, ‘strength’ and ‘liberty’.  This personalises them and makes the whole image more impressive, particularly if done in memorial or tribute to someone.


Ideas Surrounding Colourful Bird Tattoos

By |November 20th, 2010|

If you want to introduce a splash of colour into your lives, what better way to do so than by colourful bird tattoos?  These have always been amongst the most popular of tattoo designs.  After all, what more colourful creatures has nature given us than birds; and what creatures more rich in symbolic meaning?  From the mythological Greek or Japanese phoenix to the modern American eagle, the history of tattooing can almost be traced through bird designs.  And it is not very difficult to understand why.

Throughout history, the entire world over, birds have represented the full spectrum of human emotions and every culture has its myths and legends concerning them.  Bird imagery has long been part of the language of some cultures – from mother hens to old crows, chicks, doves, birds (and love birds), and these  usually refer to women.  Shakespeare drew heavily on the similarity between taming a wild bird and changing a shrewish woman into an ideal wife in one of his plays.  But bird tattoos have always been popular with both genders.


Hot Phoenix Tattoo Art

By |October 27th, 2010|

If you are just beginning to think about tattoos for yourself, you will almost certainly have looked at phoenix tattoo art, and possibly even been influenced by these fabulous designs into considering a tattoo in the first place.  In England there is a popular saying amongst animal lovers, that a pet is for life, not just for Christmas, and this could also apply to tattoos because removal is neither easy nor cheap.

You therefore need to make sure that the design you choose is one you know you will be happy to live with for many years to come.  In my opinion, however, if you choose a phoenix tattoo and a reputable tattoo artist, you will be happy with your design forever.