Tattoo Design Guide

The Tattoo Johnny Tattoo Design Guide

Understanding the meaning and symbolism of the body art gallery

Tattoo Designs:
And Their Many Different Meanings

When it comes to deciding upon what image you'll chose to wear until the end of your life (or the sting of the laser), you're embarking on a long, internal search for meaning and significance. You'll be in league with men and women who, across the millennia, have chosen to brand themselves for their gods, their families and their higher ideals.

In our present time, hundred of thousands millions even of adults are sporting body art, from single, simple tattoos to more elaborate large scale or full-body pictures. All you need is a little inspiration!

Whether you're seeking to draw up and design your own tattoo idea, or you decide to turn to a tattoo artists' gallery for your tattoo designs, the multitude of options you'll find will ensure that you can express your own unique individuality.

There are tribal patterns galore, and Celtic knots and armbands. You can enter into the world of legends and myths by bearing images of dragons, fairies, gods and goddesses, unicorns, the Minotaur, or elves. Stars and stripes, eagles and military designs speak out of patriotism and loyalty to country.

Family crests have inspired some really great tattoo design ideas, and are a great western way to express the clannish bonds that prevail in so many different Polynesian and tribal designs.

But regardless of the designs you already have in mind, we have something to offerBehind each picture in every tattoo, there is more meaning and symbolism than may meet the eye. Symbols and images have histories, and meanings outside of our own Western ways and connotations. Sure, the tattoo design you want may have star in it, but what kind of star? How many points? Different stars have different symbolism, and allude to different things.

Yet again, aside from designs, the placement of your tattoo adds a lot to its meaning and significance. A dragon rising up from your lower back, wings spread, jaws gaping, eyes glowing will make a totally different impression of a small dragon hatching from an egg on your hip. And then, if you aren't careful, and live in areas of high gang activity, you should certainly be careful as to what designs you chose and where you decide to put them. Decisions like those have cost people their lives and/or their reputations.

Here, you'll also be able to learn more about other forms of body modification that are popular in today's society, ranging from the simple things like tattoos and piercing up to beading, implants, and scarification.

Or, if you're looking to try out an idea before eternally branding yourself with it, you can read more about looking for temporary tattoo designs, full body airbrushing and the ancient Indian art of mehndi, or henna tattoos.

Whatever reason you came here, we've got answers for you. From meanings, to histories, to religious significance and mythical lore, we've got it all. You certainly won't leave here empty handed!

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An Introduction and Initiation to Military Tattoos and Military Tattoo Design
Anarchy Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Anchor Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Angel Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Animal Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Ankh Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Aquarius Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Aries Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Armband Tattoos and Armband Tattoo Designs
Armband Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Army Tattoos and Marine Tattoos: Brotherhood and Honor in Body Art in Army Tattoo Design and Marine Tattoo Design
Back to the Jungle: Taking Your Animal Tattoo Designs to the Next Level
Barcode Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Bee Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Biker Tattoos
Biker Tattoos
Black Cat Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Bluebird Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Buddha & Buddhist Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Bull & Taurus Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Butterfly Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Caduceus & Medical Staff Tattoos
Cancer Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Capricorn Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Care Bear Tattoo Designs
Cat Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Celebrity Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Celtic Cross Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Celtic Knot Tattoo Symbolism and Celtic Knot Tattoo Designs
Celtic Knotwork Tattoos and Celtic Tattoo Designs: History and Significance in Modern Tattoo Design
Celtic Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Meaning and Symbolism
Cherry Blossom Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Cherry Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Christian Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Chrysanthemum Flower Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Claddagh Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Coffin Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Compass Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Crane Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Croatian Cross Tattoos
Cross Tattoos
Cross Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Crown Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Cupid Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dagger & Knife Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Daisy Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Demon Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Designing Your Own Celtic Knot Tattoo
Devil Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dice Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dog Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dolphin Tattoos
Dolphin Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dragon Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dragon Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dragonfly Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Dreamcatcher Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Eagle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Eagle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Symbolism and Meaning
Egyptian Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Eight Ball Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Family History Tattoos
Feather Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Feminine Tattoo Design: Girly Tattoos and Delicate Tattoo Designs
Fireman Tattoos and Policeman Tattoos: Becoming a Part of the Brotherhood of Fireman Tattoo Design and Policeman Tattoo Design
Fish Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Flag Tattoos and Flag Tattoo Designs
Flame & Fire Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Fleur De Lis Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Flower Tattoo Symbolism
Flower Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Flowers by Design: Traditional Botanical Tattoo Imagery
Foo Dog - Fu Dog Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Four-Leaf Clover Shamrock Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Frog Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Gang Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Gargoyle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Gecko Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Gemini Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Getting Tattoos and Tattoo Designs as a Family
Gothic Tattoos
Grape Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Greek Alphabet Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Grim Reaper Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Harley Davidson Tattoos and Harley Davidson Tattoo Design
Harp Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Heart Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Helping Your Tattoo Artist Design a Custom Tattoo for You
Heritage Tattoos and Cultural Expression
Horse Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Horseshoe Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
How to Build the Perfect Armband Tattoo
How to Make Sure a Tattoo Artist is the Right Tattoo Artist for You
How to Use Tattoo Stencils to Get the Perfect Tattoo for You
How Weight Fluctuations Affect Your Tattoo
Hummingbird Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Infinity Symbol Tattoos
Insect Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Irish Tattoos and Irish Tattoo Designs
Irish Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Symbolism and Meaning
Ivy and Vine Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Jaguar Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Japanese Tattoos: A Cultural and Historical Overview
Japanese Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Japanese Yakuza
Jasmine Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Jesus Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Jolly Roger Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Judaism and Tattooing
Kanji Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Katzen: Tattoo Designs and Living Tattoos
Koi Fish Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Kokopelli Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Ladybug Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Leo Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Leopard Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Leprechaun Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Libra Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Lightning Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Lily Flower Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Lion Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Lips Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Lotus Flower Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Lower Back & Tailbone Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Madonna Tattoos and Tattoo designs
Major Tattoo Investments: Money and Skin in Sleeve Tattoos
Man's Ruin Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Mermaid Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Michael Scofield: The Famous Prison Break Tattoo
Military Tattoos and Military Tattoo Designs Through the Years
Military Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Monkey Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Moon Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Motorcycle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Music Note Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Naval Tattoos: Body Art in Navy Tattoo Designs Since the 19th Century
Oni Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Ouroboros Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Owl Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Patriotic American Tattoo Designs: Patriotic Tattoo Placement, Pattern and Motive
Phoenix Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Symbolism and Meaning
Pinup Girl Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Pirate Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Pisces Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Polynesian Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Popeyes Tattoos: Just Right for a Sailor Man
Praying Hands Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Punk Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Quetzalcoatl Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Raven Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Razor Blade Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Rebellion Tattoos The Role of Content and Quantity When Making a Statement
Religious and Spiritual Tattoos - Symbolism and Meaning
Rock of Ages Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Rosary Bead Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Rose Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Rose Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Roses With Thorn Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Rules and Regulations Governing Military Tattoo Placement
Sacred Heart Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Sagittarius Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Samoan Tattoos
Samurai Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Satan & Devil Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Scarab Beetle Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Scorpio Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Scorpion Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Symbolism and Meaning
Shark Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Skull Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Skull Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Snake Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Southern Cross Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Spider Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Spider Web Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Sporting and Team Tattoo Designs: Taking Team Spirit Literally in Sports Tattoo Designs
Star Of David Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Star Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Stigmata Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Sun Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Tattoo Flash: The Art Behind Tattoo Design
Tattoo Inks: Types and Methods of Tattooing
Tattoo Placement: Indications of Intent and Effect in Tattoo Placement and Tattoo Design
Tattoo Stencils and Tattoo Stencil Design How to Get the Perfect Tattoo
Tattooing and the Art of Rebellion
Tiger Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Symbolism and Meaning
Tribal Tattooing and Tribal Tattooing Designs
Tribal Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Tribal Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Two Ways to Know if You Have a Quality Tattoo Stencil
Unicorn Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Virgo Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Wolf Tattoos and Tattoo Designs
Wolf Tattoos and Tattoo Designs - Symbolism and Meaning
Zodiac Tattoos and Tattoo Designs

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