Friday, July 30, 2010
Devil tattoos are representations of a supernatural entity, who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. This entity is commonly referred to by a variety of other names, including Satan, Asmodai, Beelzebub, Lucifer and Mephistopheles. In the tradition of the Christian Church, Lucifer was an archangel, who had God’s favor as the first angel among equals, but because of his vanity, hubris and weakness of character fell so far from God’s grace that he was literally cast out of Heaven when he led other angels in revolt. As the devil, Lucifer is a symbol for chaos, and a wild, uncontrollable spirit cursed with all the vices and worst aspects of the human condition.
Images of Satan as being red, having horns, cloven hooves and a tail are all efforts by a Church hierarchy to literally demonize the image of the fallen Lucifer. A devil tattoo symbolizes a mischievous, lascivious, and perhaps slightly wicked nature with a predisposition towards all manner of sinful behavior and other vices! It is also the symbol for lust in certain pagan religions such as Satanism.
Despite it’s obvious connotations of being evil, many people merely choose a devil tattoo because their personality is a bit mischievous. Some devil depictions have nothing to do with hell and condemnation, but rather are cute and cuddly.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Placed popularly on the back, sometimes on the chest, wing tattoos are some of the most popular choices for women that are seeking to get a tattoo. There are a wide variety of options when it comes to styling wing tattoos and many choices that can be made to customize the appearance of the tattoos. Wing tattoos are popularly placed directly on, or above the shoulder blades on the back and can range in a variety of sizes, depending on the design that has been chosen.
How large would you like the wing tattoos? Depending on the size of the back and the area in which the wing tattoos are placed, there are various options that are available for the wing tattoos. The larger the wing tattoos on the back, the larger the area of the back that will be covered with tattoos.
Larger wing tattoos that are created on the back can often go from the shoulder blades to above the buttocks. These types of wing tattoos are popular with girls seeking a large tattoo, a back piece – but still seeking something girl. This is a great way to create a large tattoo that remains girl, as most often do not.
There are a variety of ways that the wing tattoos can be designed, either with other tattoos in the middle of the wing tattoos or simply choosing to take advantage of the wing tattoos alone. Working with a tattoo artist, they will often draw a sketch and show it to you on the skin before starting the work. This can help to gauge the size of the wings.
Wing tattoos have been said to have a variety of meanings. One of the most popular meanings which are associated with wing tattoos is the freedom that spiritually comes from having a set of wings.
With the rise in popularity of angel wing tattoos, it leaves many people wondering about the meaning behind these popular wings that are used in a variety of designs and most often placed on the back of the body. What is the meaning behind these tattoos and where can the origins of the angel wing tattoos be found within the history of tattooing?
The meaning of the angel wing tattoos are pretty straight forward and include the individual being able reach new heights in their life through the use of these wings which have come from the back. Although real angels are not depicted having wings in the bible, there are many other publications in the form of books and movies whic
h have made these types of tattoos increasingly popular throughout pop culture.
Other people have decided to get the angel wings to establish their wish to do good within their life and their wish to good within their soul. These types of tattoos are often used to portray a goodness in which the individual feels emanates from the body. It is a very personal tattoo choice and therefore can be seen in a variety of instances. While choosing the angel wing tattoos, there are also many people who have chosen to get the angel wing tattoos as they have lost someone special to them, symbolizing the presence of a guardian angel.
Larger angel wing tattoos are often seen on the back and can reach from above the shoulder blades all of the way to the lower back. There are often smaller versions which can be placed on the upper back, as well as other parts of the body – which are not as popular as the larger versions.
This is one type of traditional tattoo that will not go out of style. The tattoo remains a clear choice for those getting their first tattoo, or for those seeking something different. Angel wing tattoos are stylish and trendy, but timeless.
One of the greatest things about angel wing tattoos is the fact that they can be customized through the entire process. They can be made to appear large or small and appear modern, or traditional wings. There are many patterns and shapes which can be implemented into the wings and the tattoo can often be completed within as little as one visit to the tattoo shop.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Ed Hardy Lower Back Design
Ed Hardy has contributed a lot to the to the world of tattoos and he is well recognized today for his works. His art work have traveled many nations where the designs of Ed Hardy have been inked by many people. In this tattoo, depicted is a popular tattoo that is probably the most famous Ed Hardy Designs, "Love Kills Slowly", which is also a logo that is printed on shirts and clothing line by Christian Audigier, who was granted permission by Ed Hardy to print his designs.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Lower Back Butterfly Tribal Tattoo
Butterflies are beautiful creatures of nature, their meanings as a tattoo often symbolizes rebirth or can be a significance symbol that revolves around a new change in life. Butterfly tattoos have always been admired by both women and girls. There are many places to get a butterfly tattoo design. In this picture of a lower back tattoo, the design consist of a butterfly tat with tribal designs that is embellished with a name in black ink.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Baby Wing Tattoo
Winged tattoos are commonly known as a positive symbol that have a connection with heavenly angels. It is a symbol that many people have come to love having as a tattoo design. In this image, it shows a winged tattoo of a memorial or remembrance design that is dedicated to a lost love one, most likely that of a newborn baby or child.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Best Friend Tattoos
Ideas for best friend tattoos can come in many ways and form. Ideas can come from the things you and your friend both have in common or ideas can be keyed to activities you both love to share and enjoy together. Having matching tattoos of a similar design as in this tattoo picture of matching star designs, is something you can relate ideas from. You can also think about tattoos with "half counterparts" such as a half heart tattoo that can be split between you and your friend. Deciding to get a "friendship tattoo", remember a close friendship bond is something that should always be cherished through both the good and bad times. Seriously think about getting a best friend tattoo design, as sometimes friendships our not forever, but tattoos are.
Despite the fact that tattooing is still considered rather on the taboo side in Japan, those who seek out either rebellion or a sense of beauty will find themselves drawn to the mystical, unique and splendid style of Japanese tattoos. This style will continue to have a draw for its variety and its colorful nature.
Though there is no set definition to what geisha tattoos may symbolize, it is pretty easy to understand why some may see them as an emblem for elegance, striking beauty and hundreds of years of remarkable artistry.
Many people like to use geisha tattoos that utilize the entire splendor of a traditional geisha or maiko (an apprentice whose appearance differs slightly from a full-fledged geisha). These are generally done in a portrait style, and depict the elegant figure with a porcelain-white complexion; small, brightly colored and bow-like lips; brilliantly hued kimono and one of the four shimada hairstyles (most commonly a style called ‘momoware,’ which looks something like a divided peach, and bears a good deal of colorful ornamentation).
Thursday, July 22, 2010
As for designs, the possibilities are practically endless. What type of moon would you prefer? A more stoic image, like the Aztec moon; or something more cartoonish, like a half moon with a large grin and protruding nose?
Armband tattoos are a great option, each portion can depict the different phase in the moon cycle. You can also show the image of the moon in motion with stars trailing behind it.
A lot of people also like to use the image of the moon and sun in an intimate embrace. You can also use many fantasy figures such as fairies, dragons or one of the many moon goddesses (such as Diana, Mawu of Selene).
There are also many vintage and Victorian images that can be used for moon tattoos. Many of these feature a broad, round, content face. But there are several that feature cherubic angels and sweet young women lounging along the length of a crescent moon.
There are many moon tattoos to choose from, and a lot of room to get creative. Be sure that whatever you decide, it is something that will always has significance for you.
Ace Of Spades Tattoo
Playing card tattoos are sometimes tattooed by individuals that like to gamble. Some of the most popular tattoos of playing cards are the "joker" and those of the hearts and spade suits. The queen, king, jack, and the ace are some of the preferred designs for tattoos. The history of the ace of spades and it's design goes back to its creation. The ace of spades is a known as the death card, the ace is also considered the highest valued card in the deck.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Lower Belly Tattoos
When we think of belly tattoos, one of the most likely area we think about is the navel or belly button. But not all belly or stomach tattoos have to involve around the "belly button". Women and girls thinking of getting a tattoo design on the stomach area might also find the lower belly area of the waist a good spot for a tattoo.