Cool tattoos are something we all notice on people, often wondering what is the story behind that image, design or a symbol. Many folks around the world have at least one tattoo. Some have even more and could probably spend two days discussing how thrilled they are with every new tattoo and how interesting and challenging the whole process really is. Even celebrities have some pretty cool tats. Since I recently got some new ink, I’ve decided to list and explain 17 of the most popular symbols from Pisces tattoos to flowers and moons to inspire you if you're considering some new ink.
1 Zodiac Tattoos
It doesn't just have to be a Pisces tattoo; any Zodiac ink is great! Some people get these tattoos for the obvious reason: it's their zodiac sign. There are other people who get these tattoos as a representation of somebody else. You can do the constellation of your Zodiac, the symbol, or even someone a little less obvious; either way they make for some really great tattoos.
2 Chinese Characters
If you have a blank spot you’d like to see covered in ink or are simply looking for a tattoo that is small but still meaningful, Chinese symbols are definitely something you should focus your research on. These complex, so called “logograms” are not letters or just cool-looking drawings but symbols that represent a certain word or an object and can be used individually (like “Strength,” “Courage,” “Faith”) or combined into cool tattoos that form a saying or even a story. Just make sure you know what you're getting so you don't wind up with something tattooed on you that you didn't want!
Many people would advise you not to get a butterfly tattoo and, if you ever wanted one, I’m sure you’re familiar with all the bad meanings of these, in my opinion, very cool tattoos. Short-term physical beauty, unstable personality and vanity are just some of them, so if you’re afraid what people may think of you, I’d advise you to look for something different. The ones who don’t really care what others may think of their tattoos might be interested to know that butterfly tattoos have many positive, even deeply spiritual meanings! Ancient cultures believed these fragile creatures are vessels that transport souls from Earth to Heaven and back, their amazing transformation and short lifespan being, of course, a metaphor for human life. A butterfly tattoo can be a deeply emotional one as well, as you can choose it to honor a very special woman who died well ahead of her time.
4 Eye of Horus
This Egyptian symbol, also known as the “Eye of Ra” or “The All seeing Eye,” should bring its wearer good luck and prosperity, bless him with wisdom and keep him safe, protected from ills and people who wish him bad. It’s actually a very popular tattoo nowadays and although that has a lot to do with its cool looks and the fact that it’s basically a good luck charm, the visual and spiritual component can’t be denied either. The Eye of Ra could symbolize a person that’s dear to you, a person that was always there to guide and protect you (a mother, for example), your internal strength and ability to see through fake smiles and fancy clothes or a spiritual guidance of some kind.
5 Celtic Symbols
Ornate and kind of mystical – various forms of Celtic crosses certainly fall under the category of cool tattoos many people opt for. You see, ladies and gents, although Celtic crosses are basically religious symbols used to honor one’s heritage, the circle that connects four axes as well as the unbreakable curvy line that decorates the cross can also mean “eternity.” The cross itself has generated from the pagan tradition of sun and moon worship and could also symbolize the joining of all four basic elements (air, water, fire and earth), which could ultimately mean “power” or even “balance.”
6 Maori Tattoos
These Polynesian tribal tattoos or at least their modern versions are even popular with celebrities. Although each tattoo is different and kind of personalized to trace natural lines, there is a set of rules an artist must have in mind when drawing these precise lines and curves, which means you can choose this cool art to show that your professional decision to do things by the book doesn’t affect your creativity, uniqueness or, perhaps, a quirky personality.
7 Koi Fish
This bright-colored carp is a valuable collector’s item and a central figure of many Chinese and Japanese myths about courage as well as many other positive qualities, such as the ability to set high goals and achieve them, and the emotional and spiritual strength needed to overcome hardships. This fish is believed to act like a samurai, bravely awaiting its death after being caught, and its ability to swim upstream for miles in order to find food has become a symbol of perseverance.
Flower tattoos are very popular with women all around the world! You see, ladies and gents, apart from being beautiful and delicate, various flowers can stand for different personal qualities! Orchid can mean beauty, love and even luxury For example: The lotus is a symbol of purity, intelligence, love and wisdom, Plumeria symbolizes friendship and warmth and so on and on and on. Every flower you can think of can stand for something beautiful and special to you, and since flower tats can be made to look as beautiful as the real deal, having them on your skin won’t ruin your fragile, feminine and delicate style.
9 Music Sheets and/or Notes
Seen on many world-known musicians as well as other, maybe not so popular but definitely talented people, notes, clefs and music sheets certainly are interesting elements you could choose to have inked on your skin. People choose these cool tattoos because they can symbolize talent, love, devotion, art or even pain and different spiritual things.
10 Matching Tattoos
Matching tattoos can be really great! They signify a bond that is deemed so unbreakable that the people feel comfortable getting it permanently inked into their skin. While these types of tattoos get over used and people tend to regret them, when they are shared with people such as your sisters, parents, children, etc., they can be very special and meaningful. If done well these tattoos can be really cool and beautiful.
*Added: If you want to be smart; find a matching tattoo that has dual meanings. For instance, I got an arrow with my best friend. I loved it because of the saying that "An arrow can only be shot by being pulled back; so when you feel like life is pulling you back just remember you will be lauched into greatness." Plus our BFF meaning is about being soul sisters. Unfortunately we're not friends anymore BUT I still have a super powerful tattoo on me that I love to show off. :)
11 Quote Tattoos
There are millions of quotes in this world, so it makes sense that people can feel a strong connection with them. Quotes can be used to remind someone of their past, help them look towards the future, or describe themselves in a ways they never thought possible. Different people will have different meanings behind whatever quote they choose and more times than not the answer may be a story that gives insight to the person that you never knew was possible.
12 Ribbon Tattoos
There are a lot of different ribbon tattoos. These tattoos symbolize what the ribbons themselves represent, i.e. pink for breast cancer and yellow for the troops. These tattoos are used to mark an experience that has happened to you or a loved one. Ribbons tattoos aren't always sad markers like the passing of someone, but they also mark the overcoming of events such as cancer. The ribbon tattoos can be beautiful and hold such meaning.
13 Name Tattoos
Name tattoos can also be really beautiful and meaningful, just like all of the other tattoos on this list. Getting the name of a child or parent is something that is pretty common, but there are a lot of ways to personalize them. While the name itself is special, you can also add something special about that person, whether it be a color, a flower, a foot/hand print, etc. These are great tattoos to show someone you love how much you love them.
14 Feather Tattoos
I personally think that feather tattoos are really beautiful. Not only are they beautiful, but they can represent so many different things. They can represent loss, birth, luck, a love of writing (as in a quill), or many other things, depending on the bird you have chosen to represent in the feather. Different feathers represent different things and since many people aren't aware of this information, it can be even more special to you.
15 Moon Tattoos
There are so many different things that the moon can mean, it's amazing. Depending on your religion or zodiac sign, the moon can be a representation of those things that are special to you. On the other hand, the different phases of the moon can represent different phases of a person's life. Personally, I love moon tattoos that show the different phases of the moon and feel that it has a special meaning to the person who got it.
16 Wrist Tattoos
I love a good wrist tattoo. From my own experience, I've seen that wrist tattoos are some of the most meaningful tattoos out there. Why? They tend to be a reminder to the person who got the tattoos. Whether it says "love," "strength," "faith," "stay strong," "never again," or some other word or name that means something, it usually is a reminder to the person that they need everyday. Yes, sometimes it's just because it looks cool, but sometimes there is a deeper meaning.
17 Religious Tattoos
Religious tattoos tend to be synonymous with crosses, Mary, Jesus, angels, etc., but there are plenty of religious tattoos for other religions. When somebody's very religious or has somebody close to them that is really religious, it's common for them to get a religious icon tattoo. These can be really beautiful tattoos if done properly. Sometimes people get tattoos that are too big and go on the tacky side, which can take away from it's meaning.
Whatever tattoo you get for whatever reason, I'm sure it's going to be great! Just make sure you pick a good studio, clean, and NEVER do your own tattoos (unless you're a pro).
So tell me... Are you a Pisces with a Pisces tattoo? Or maybe you're rocking some super meaningful religious ink? Let me know what tattoos you have in the comments!