A tattoo of a bleeding heart with flames, wings and a rosary

Wing Tattoos across the Shoulders and Back

Wings are a popular tattoo design for placing across the shoulders and upper back. The wings can resemble those of insects, birds, dragons, demons and angels. The meaning of the wings tattoo depends on what creatures the wings come from, the color and pattern of the wings and whether there are other symbols or objects […]

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“Precious” Tattoos from The Lord of the Rings

“Precious” Tattoos from The Lord of the Rings

In 1937 JRR Tolkien penned his classic children’s novel The Hobbit. The fantasy book was so popular that Tolkien quickly began work on a sequel. At first, The Lord of the Rings was intended to be a short novel that followed on from The Hobbit, but over time, it developed into an epic fantasy trilogy. The original manuscript of The Lord […]

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This tattoo is both a symbol of and a visual pun on the word lionheart because it uses two lions heads to make a heart

Falling in Love with Heart Tattoos

A heart tattoo can be quite small while still being recognizable, which means that it’s popular with people who want to have  a small but meaningful tattoo. Although the heart symbol is generally shown in red, heart tattoo designs can come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Old school heart tattoos are very […]

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A colorful kingfisher tattoo with the meaning of determination, skill and overcoming challenge

Beautiful Bird Tattoos give Wings to Skin

Bird tattoos have always been popular, especially easily recognized birds such as eagles, owls and sparrows. New tattoo equipment and techniques have allowed tattoo artists to create tattoos in a wider range of styles. This broader choice also applies to the variety of birds that people are having tattooed into their skin.    The Meaning […]

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A tattoo of an ourboros, aka a world dragon, a serpent or dragon eating its own tail in a symbol of eternity

Dragon Tattoo Designs for Guys and Girls

Dragons are mythical creatures that appear in fairy tales and fantasy novels. Although dragon tattoos have their roots in traditional Asian designs, there has been a recent rise in popularity of dragon tattoo designs, due to books like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson, and the appearance of dragons in film media […]

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An abstract watercolor tattoo of a red rose flower by tattoo artist Ondrash

Gorgeous Flower Tattoo Designs for Girls

Flower tattoo designs have become very popular among women as a way to show off their femininity, beauty and grace, and are a tattoo choice that few women regret making. Flower designs can be combined with butterflies, birds or symbols such as music notes or hearts to create a tattoo design that has a personal […]

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A sexy athletic guy shows off a tribal tattoo design that shows off his muscles

Top 10 Tribal Tattoos

Tribal tattoos refer to the tattoos of tribal, warrior races and modern derivative designs that are influenced by ancient art. The modern word “tattoo” has its origins in the tribal Samoan word “tatau”. The first written reference to tribal tattoos is in the journal of Joseph Banks, an 18th century biologist and naturalist who travelled with Captain […]

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A feminine butterfly tattoo designs with girly colors and curls

The Meaning of Butterfly Tattoos

Butterflies are a popular subject for tattoos among girls and women, either as a pretty skin decoration or as a symbol of a deeper meaning. Butterflies symbolize freedom, beauty and change, and are often chosen to represent a period of transformation in a woman’s life. Butterfly tattoos are often accompanied by other feminine tattoo designs […]

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