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48 Tattoos Featuring Symbol Motifs

Symbol tattoos are an almost infinite category, but we can explain one main reason why they attract so many people. This is because symbols are a simple way to represent a value, an idea, a meaning in a simple way and with a finish that is attractive, that is, it does not require tattooing a large element or a shape that does not we feel comfortable, it is simply tattooed and with an original result in most cases.

On the other hand, what the symbols offer is a little more privacy, since some mystery is achieved because many people will not know the why of that symbol, they will simply know it if you are willing to explain it, that’s why it is created a feeling of more privacy about our design.

As many symbols as existing categories and it is that we can name some of them such as: Celts, Vikings, Egyptians (and all the cultures that occur to us); love, friendship, terror (and all the feelings that come to mind); and a very long etc. So if we tried to list all the number of existing symbols we would fail in the attempt.

Another advantage of symbol tattoos is that they offer one item that many people are concerned about: size. This is because a small symbol, as long as the shape and details are appreciated, can express the same as a large one, because the size does not matter in this case, but the symbol itself and what it represents.

A current that has taken on a lot of force lately is the tattooing of the same design by two or more people. Some couples do it and also couples or groups of friends, to show the importance of the bond that unites them, so a design with these characteristics is a good option.

In my opinion, symbol tattoos usually have a more powerful result when they are tattooed only in a black tone, so the focus will be on the symbol, its essence and what you want to convey, that is, more in that which is intended to be shown, the meaning itself. If color is added, it could be lost that the person who observes it focuses only on what they want to communicate.

Finally to say that, it is important to search either on the internet or books for the meaning of a symbol and contrast it in different sources to be sure that what we are going to tattoo has that meaning. Although innovating in this space will not be as easy as when it comes to other categories, we can always look for symbols that are less common or less known that surely have very powerful meanings although they are not as well known by people in general; This can work in our favor, since once again we will get a more personal design and of which not everyone has to know the meaning.

If you are thinking about getting a tattoo and you still don’t know what to do, here we bring you an interesting gallery with the most curious symbol tattoos. Animals, objects, flowers and trademarks. You will have a choice, trust us.

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If you’re expecting a baby, get these baby booty symbols tattooed

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Tribal symbols or stars are heavily tattooed on the legs and arms by men

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We see that this is the star image of the previous tattoo but simpler.

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A simple tribal motif.

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Accompany your tattooed symbol with the initials of your name

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Symbol just above the ankle.

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The back is the best place to tattoo a symbol like this

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Dolls are one of the favorite places for initials symbol tattoos in 2016. This person has tattooed the Hindu OM symbol in blue.

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Care symbols in black tone.

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A skull on the feet is a very original symbol to wear tattooed and accompanied by a phrase that occupies both feet.

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You can carry spiritual symbols tattooed on the neck and arms

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Oriental characters within a symbol that appears to be a sun.

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Color up your symbol tattoo, like these made in 2016. Hindu style tattoo highlighting the OM symbol.

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A symbol in green and yellow tones accompanied by details in black tone.

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A small letter behind the ear or a large letter on the back can be a good symbol to tattoo

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They do not need to be very ornate symbols, it is enough with something that you identify with and that has a personal meaning for you.

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A funny monkey is a very original and cheerful symbol tattoo

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Sometimes curious tattoo symbols have a hidden meaning

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It seems that it is a tattoo that has been recently made by the red around it.

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Steering wheel printed in blue and black tones and with shading that works very well.

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The heart and stars are one of the most used symbols for tattoos in 2016. Two hands shake hands so that love triumphs, which is undoubtedly the motor that moves us every day. Thank God I’m very much in love so I could perfectly tattoo this design.

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This looks like the Star of David which is also known as “Seal of Solomon” or “Shield of David” behind the ear.

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Triangle in red and black tones.

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Numbers are also curious symbols for tattooing

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Tribal style, this symbol tattoo on the esplada is the most

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Tattooed stars and circles, geometry is also worn on the skin

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Three rings in blue, dark green and black tones printed in a very careful way.

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Too many stars in my opinion on this design.

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Dragon symbol tattoo tattooed on a man’s back in 2016

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Different symbol tattoos on the back

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The leading figure of the Canadian flag.

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The symbols are one of the most chosen designs to be printed by couples or friends, since it is simple and easy to tattoo in a similar way to have something printed in common.

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Seal your love with this heart symbol tattoo on the ankle

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Your name in abstract letters can also be a good symbol tatoo to wear

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Black symbol with a red outline around it.

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Music, astrology or planets have their place in symbol tattoos made in 2016

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Blue star with an anchor in the middle and several Chinese characters strategically located in each of the corners of the drawing.

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We find no explanation for these symbols.

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A planet with rings around it and stars next to it.

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Your initials are beautiful symbols that you can tattoo

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Or a simple cross if you are religious.

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The nape is a good area to print symbols that are small or medium in size because they adapt very naturally.

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Or the Pi symbol, why not?

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Tattoos with symbols on the wrists or chest that only you will know their meaning

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A little strange or strange tattoo on this man’s chest made up of 3 circles of extraordinary thickness. Two circles together in the heart area and one separated slightly below.

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Different symbol tattoos with stars. Although a priori it may look like a star of David, it is very similar but it is not exactly that. It is a pagan or inverted pentagram and has always been related to magic and misterior.

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Other symbols to make them on the back and neck. It is only a sun within a cross. Sunrays have been exchanged for the structure of the star.

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Original symbol tattoo done on a man’s shoulder. In this case they are again a Cross, a triangle that symbolizes harmony and creativity among others. At the top we see a hand that is holding a key. We are not sure but to symbolize that each person has the key to creativity and harmony in their life.

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