Archive for June, 2009
Flowers are natures beauty and wonder and a woman’s body is sensual and beautiful in its own right. Both these forms of beauty are sometimes combined in the form of tattoos. Women often decide to get beautiful flower tattoos on their bodies, and hibiscus flower tattoo designs are often seen on a woman’s body.
The hibiscus flower tattoo is a form of tribal tattoos. The hibiscus flower tattoos are native to islands in the South of the Pacific Ocean. The island of Hawaii is where the hibiscus flower tattoo came from. In today’s society the hibiscus flower tattoo is seen on people all over the world, not just in Hawaii.
A flower is very pretty and bright and therefore more women get this tattoo compared to men, but if men are seen having an hibiscus flower tattoo, it is usually in the form of a tribal style tattoo.
The hibiscus flower tattoo is mostly seen in bright colors like red, yellow, orange, white and pink. Hawaiian hibiscus flower tattoos are mostly seen in bright colors like red, yellow and blue. Other colors include lavender, purple and green.
Tattoo artists make the hibiscus flower come alive by delicately tattooing its beautiful petals, leaves and stamens, and these tattoos can be combined with other tattoos of flowers, fairies or anything tropical.
The hibiscus flower as a tattoo symbolizes delicate and fragile beauty.
There have been quite a few internet searches revolving around Printable Henna Stencils. You can check out a previous post on this site about Henna Art Tattoos which will give you an idea of what Henna Tattoos are all about.
Alternatively there are some great do it yourself Henna Tattoo kits that you can apply yourself.
Check out this one below, it is given a good user rating from Amazon.
If you look at your horoscope regularly, then astrology might be part of your belief system, and if so, getting a tattoo that represents your zodiac sign, might be the way to go.
Zodiac signs are one of the most popular tattoo design themes that are currently popular amongst many people. There are many wonderful zodiac tattoo designs that can be created and custom made from the12 zodiac signs.
One can get a zodiac tattoo design depending on his or her zodiac sign. Each zodiac sign has a symbol that represents a set of stars and a picture. You can combine these both and have a tattoo designed for you.
The zodiac tattoo is commonly drawn on your hips, shoulder or on your arm.
Lets explore the meaning behind each zodiac sign:
Capricorn Tattoo Designs
Capricorn is represented by a goat. The color associated with this zodiac sign is brown and the flower is carnation. Hence the tattoo designs for this star sign are designed with brown ink. Capricorns are generally practical and prudent, disciplined and ambitious, careful and patient, and humorous but reserved. You could have your ink put on your shoulder, hip or chest, or use it as the centerpiece of a tribal or Celtic armband design.
Aquarius Tattoo Designs
Water carrier is the zodiac symbol of Aquarius. riendly and humanitarian outlook, honesty and loyalty, originality and inventiveness, and independence and an intellectual slant. This is a very popular tattoo and as a result you may have an easier time locating several different design variations.
Pisces Tattoo Designs
Two fishes swimming in the opposite direction from each other is the zodiac symbol. The traditional color of the Pisces is soft sea color, so keep that in mind when getting the tattoo. Pisceans generally share the following strengths: sensitivity and imagination, compassion and kindness, a selfless and unworldly nature, and they have strong senses of intuition and often sympathetic.
Aries Tattoo Designs
A ram is the zodiac symbol of Aries. It is ruled by mars and the color is red. So if you are an Arian, have a tattoo drawn with a red ink. Those under the sign of Aries are often adventurous and energetic, pioneering and courageous, confident and enthusiastic, and dynamic and quick-witted
Taurus Tattoo Designs
A bull represents this zodiac sign. The color of this sign is light pink and the planet Venus rules it. Common strengths of Taurus’s include patience and reliability, loving warm-heartedness, persistence and determination.
Gemini Tattoo Designs
A pair of twins represents this zodiac sign. This sign is ruled by Mercury and is represented by the color green. Gemini’s share some of these common strong points: versatility and adaptability, communicative and witty, eloquent and intellectual, and youthfulness and liveliness.
Cancer Tattoo Designs
The traditional color of this zodiac sign is silver and it is ruled by moon. The zodiac symbol is crab. Some traditional Cancer positive traits are being emotional and loving, intuition and imagination, shrewdness and caution and being protective and sympathetic. If you aren’t thrilled by the idea of having a crab tattoo design, you could chose to have a pearl design, since that is the sunstone of the sign.
Leo Tattoo Designs
A lion represents this zodiac sign and it is ruled by the sun. The two colors that are associated with this zodiac sign are ruby and gold. enerous, warm hearted and free; creative and enthusiastic; broad-minded and expansive; and faithful and loving, Leo’s are generally born leaders.
Virgo Tattoo Designs
Virgo the virgin is represent by a woman. This zodiac sign has the traditional color dark brown or green. odest and shy, meticulous and reliable, practical and diligent, and intelligent and analytical Virgos of both sexes can be quite charming.
Libra Tattoo Designs
A pair of balance scales represents Libra. The color associated with this zodiac sign is blue. Libra’s exhibit balance in their own lives. Diplomatic, romantic, easygoing and idealistic, Libras have in innate sense of right and justice.
Scorpio Tattoo Designs
Scorpio is represented by scorpions and ruled by Pluto. The tattoo designers use the color yellow and flower peony because these represent the color and the flower of Scorpio zodiac sign. Common strong points are determination, strong emotion and intuition, power and passion and also excitement and magnetism.
Sagittarius Tattoo Designs
Sagittarians are symbolized by a centaur archer and ruled by the planet Jupiter. Sagittarians are optimistic and freedom-loving, jovial, straightforward and have an intellectual or philosophical lean. Your sings animal, the centaur symbolizes mankind’s dual nature as an intellectual creature (the human half) which was also a physical animal (the horse half), and makes a great statement as a tattoo design.
Whatever your sign is, there is an unlimited potential for finding a great zodiac tattoo design.
You can always stylize your zodiac tattoo to be tribal or celtic. You might want an armband or a tailbone tattoo with your astrological symbol.
No matter when you were born each of the zodiac signs can make for a unique and personal tattoo.
Arm sleeve tattoo designs are amazing works of art. They are a tattoo or a series of tattoos that wrap completely around the arm. Some sleeves only cover a portion of the arm, but a full tattoo sleeve covers the entire arm from shoulder to wrist.
Getting a tattoo sleeve is an ongoing process that can be continued over several days, weeks, months or even longer. It’s like an artwork in progress.
People who wind up with full tattoo sleeves don’t plan to cover the entire arm, but after getting their first tattoo, they enjoy the experience and so their desire to build on the design is irresistible.
Once a decision has been made to keep on building on the initial tattoo, some tattoo lovers take great care in planning their sleeve so the theme stays the same throughout the design. Others just keep on getting a series of individual tattoos until they eventually fill the whole arm.
People may have their favorite artist or a few different artists enhance or build on the existing design. Over time they keep on getting tattoos until the entire area is filled in and the arm sleeve tattoo is complete. This artwork is extremely fascinating as it may represent the wearers life experiences as well has having deep meaning around events in their life.
Sometimes a certain style or theme of work is the inspiration behind creating the sleeve. Here are some themes below:
Celtic Tattoos: the never-ending knot patterns lend themselves perfectly to sleeve design.
Tribal Designs: also make terrific looking sleeves and are selected quite often for this type of work.
Floral Work: makes exceptionally beautiful sleeves when filled with bold colors.
If you are looking for a tattoo design that has a lot of meaning and symbolism, then printable cross tattoos are for you.
They are very versatile designs as they can be combined with heart, flowers, wings, writing or an animal.
Religious Cross Tattoo Designs
The most popular cross tattoos is the Latin cross, a Christian religious symbol. It is recognizable easily, because it typically consists of a vertical line intersected at right angles by a shorter horizontal line, just as the common cross sign used by Christians. You can add extra meaning to the tattoo design by combining it with a dove (to represent peace) or a shamrock (to represent the Irish culture).
Celtic cross is similar to the Christian cross, the difference being it is adorned with Celtic knot work art. Simple and elegant, the Celtic cross symbolizes the never ending nature of human life, while the knot stands for the conjoint of physical and spiritual worlds.
St. Andrew’s Cross
The St. Andrew’s Cross is shaped more like an ‘X’. The cross is linked to St. Andrew, who is the Patron Saint of Scotland. People with Scottish links usually prefer to sport a St. Andrew’s cross tattoo, as a symbol to pay tribute to their ancestors.
Non-Religious Cross Tattoo Designs
Non-religious though, the Ankh cross is similar to the Latin cross in terms of its shape. The only difference between Ankh cross and its religious counterpart is that the former has a vertical line that is bent round to form a loop, just above the horizontal line of the cross. In ancient Egypt, the ‘ankh’ cross was a symbol or the union between Isis and Osiris.Ankh tattoos symbolizes infinity, fertility. It is a wonderful variation of the original Latin cross.
The design of the Gothic cross is influenced by the German style of wrought iron work that was present during the Victorian and Edwardian Era. Gothic cross tattoos often have an iron texture. The crosses are often combined with imaginary like daggers and barbed wire. Gothic tattoos are German in style. It is a way to express the feelings of depression, pain and anger.
The Tau cross is closely connected with Paganism, Judaism, apart from Christianity. In ancient times the Tau cross was used as the symbol of the Pagan God Tamuzz as well as to symbolize the Hammer of Thor. The Tau cross tattoo looks like a ‘T’ with two lines intersecting at the top of the vertical column.
Check out some great printable cross tattoos at Chopper Tattoo Now.
- Open Question: Tattoo designs for my two daughters?
June 25, 2009
- I read this question on Yahoo Answers and I just had to share this with everyone.
I think tis is absolutely beautiful as this mother is expressing the love of her children through her tattoos!
A butterfly is extremely beautiful and they come in a lot of different designs. There are standard butterfly tattoos, tribal butterfly tattoos, lower back butterfly tattoos and Celtic butterfly tattoos.
Butterflies are popular on any part of the body, but they are very popular on the lower back. A butterfly tattoo can be designed from a real butterfly or an imaginative butterfly. Many women get a butterfly tattoo with other symbols such as flowers, leaves, fairies or flames. Also many women use butterfly wings on a fairy or an angel tattoo to create a very unique look.
Butterflies symbolize different things to different cultures. Here are some meanings below:
- Having a tattoo of a butterfly symbolizes a new life, rebirth and transfomation. As we all know, butterflies start out as ugly caterpillars, but they change into beautiful creatures. They also symbolize a new beginning after having gone through some rough times.
- Lots of women consider a butterfly a beautiful way to show people that they are a nature lover.
- In some cultures, like the Christian, the butterfly symbolizes a person’s soul. For example, the Greek word for butterfly, means soul
- In China, two butterflies fluttering together are a symbol for love.
Celtic Butterfly Tattoos
The Celtic people lived very close to nature and had many beliefs, legends and symbolism for many natural elements. They believed that the butterfly symbolized rebirth and transformation.
Celtic butterfly tattoos have bolder lines and the butterfly wings are either filled in with the Celtic artwork or a Celtic border might surround the butterfly image.
Tribal Butterfly Tattoo
The symmetrical nature of a butterfly works well with a tribal design. Tribal butterfly tattoos are often black, or a combination of a colored butterfly with black tribal swirls.
Lower Back Butterfly Tattoos
Lower back butterfly tattoos are usually larger, stylized butterfly images that stretch across the lower back. This is one of the most popular places to get a tattoo for women. The placement of the butterfly on the lower back works perfectly as the butterfly is symmetrical.
In this post I will give a more personal review of the website ‘Tattoo Fever’ which has a lot of printable tattoo designs that you can purchase for a very reasonable price.
To be honest, if you are on a tight budget, but want access to a lot of designs, (over 14,000) this is the site for you. Just be aware that the designs are not categorized very well so it will take you quite a while to sift through everything but still there are loads of designs to truly inspire you.
The other thing is that the quality of the artwork isn’t very good. The designs are good, it’s just the print quality isn’t very sharp. Some images look a bit pixelated. But this doesn’t really matter if all you are looking for are design ideas that you can then take to your tattoo artist to replicate.
Below is what you get when you purchase printable tattoos from Tattoo Fever for $19.99. It really is good value for such a low price, but don’t expect such high quality images, otherwise you will be disappointed.
If you are serious about finding a tattoo that has meaning to you, Tattoo Fever is a good starting point to get you inspired, you never know, you might find your dream tattoo right here.
Click here to go to the Tattoo Fever website now!
What you get when you purchase printable tattoos from ‘Tattoo Fever’:
- Just Tribal 1170 Designs
- Tattoos Unlimited
- Got Ink Tattoo Guide And Photos
- 3450 Chinese Names
- Japanese Name Chart
- Kanji Symbols
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- “5446 Designs – The Artist’s Collection!”
Let’s look at a way to start exploring some printable tattoo ideas. You are probably reading this because you are keen to get a tattoo, and want to find a design that feels unique to you personally.
The way to start finding a great printable tattoo idea is to ask yourself a few questions to find out what tattoo design would suit you best:
-What is important to me?
-What do I stand for?
-What image do I relate to?
-How would my friends and family describe me?
-What am I drawn towards?
-What excites me?
- What motivates me?
-What gets me up in the morning?
Asking yourself questions is a very powerful way to work out what’s important to you, which will help you start generating ideas on what printable tattoo design would be good for you.
Just remember it’s very important to write down your answers on a piece of paper. Afterwards look through your answers and start to find similar trends that will start giving you clues as to what tattoo design would suit you.
Another way to start considering printable tattoo ideas, is to think about tattoos you have already seen that you like and write them down. Then start searching on the net for the meanings of these tattoos and see if they resonate with you, and have meaning for you personally.
If you need some visual ideas for tattoos and you don’t want to spend hours searching all over the net, Chopper Tattoo is a great website with thousands of tattoo images to inspire you. Click Here to visit the Chopper Tattoo Website now.
Temporary tattoos are like stickers that transfer onto the skin when made wet bay a damp cloth. They then last a few days, slowly pealing off after every bath or shower. Temporary body tattoos are cheap to produce and this gives them a wide appeal. Often they are handed out as promotional items, or are found in cereal boxes. You can actually purchase more upscale quality temporary tattoos that look real, which is a great way to try out a tattoo before getting a real one. There are even websites out there that will create a temporary tattoo for you based on your own design. One such site is the “Temporary Tattoo Factory”. Check it out, by clicking here it’s pretty cool!
There are other types of temporary tattoos if one doesn’t want to apply a sticker type tattoo to their skin. Even though these are a great way to get a temporary tattoo, they don’t last long and they peel off pretty quickly. So this brings us to 2 other temporary tattoo methods, both henna art tattoos and airbrush tattoos.
Henna tattoos are a form of body art from India. Henna tattoos are intricate beautiful designs usually used to decorate the hands and feet. You can read more about Henna Tattoos at a previous blog by clicking here. Henna tattoos are used by applying an ink that is created from a plant called Lawsonia Inermis. This ink lasts for about 4 weeks on the skin and fades over time, so it is a great solution for a more realistic temporary tattoo. You can even apply henna tattoos yourself with home kits that you can purchase.
These are really the best temporary tattoos because they look so realistic. A stencil is placed on the skin as a template and then, and colors and lines are airbrushed onto the skin. These tattoos can last a week or more before starting to fade. There are a huge range of designs available and many of the designs might be the actual tattoo you are thinking of getting. So it’s a great way to test it out and see if you like it before committing to the real thing.
Check out the video below which shows what airbrush tattooing is all about:
Looking for inspiration for your next tattoo? Want a tattoo that has both meaning to you and reflects your personality?
If you want access to 1000's of tattoo designs to choose from, check out Chopper Tattoo!