What Do Tattoos Mean?
Since primitive times, tattoos have always been looked at with pride as well as contempt. For people who do not understand its significance, a tattoo is the cause of much speculation and disgust. Know all about the meaning of tattoos, according to their location on your body.
Real Significance of Tattoos
Whether you are getting one for fashion or some personal reason, it is important that you know what having a tattoo actually means. The significance of a tattoo differs depending on where you are getting it done. A tattoo on the ankle means something entirely different from one on the wrist, or the chest for that matter. The effect that you wish to have on your beholders is likely to be affected by the placement of your body art. Know what a tattoo means on the following regions of the body:
It is considered to be the safest and best spots to get inked on. If you have confusion about an ideal spot for a tattoo that you wish to have at all costs, the arm can be a good option. It also pains lesser on the arm.
Many guys love to flaunt a tattoo on their arm, particularly those with chiseled arms, to show themselves as a toughie.
Women can go for a forearm tattoo, which is viewed as a romantic and extremely personal spot.
Star cricketer Brendon McCullum sports an arm tattoo.
It is considered to be a sort of prerogative for women, especially those demure and delicate although with a wild streak in their nature. Ankle tattoos are apt for women who are style-conscious and love to celebrate their feminine side.
Delicate motifs work wonders for tattoos on ankle and add to the feminine beauty and elegance. Stay away from big images. Small floral designs are quite a hit with ankle tattoo lovers.
Actress Kyra Sedgwick loves to flaunt her inked ankle.
A tattoo over the chest is a representation of your undying love for a person or belief. It brings out the emotional side of a person and the true feelings that he or she has for an individual or a cause.
Many people tattoo their chest in memory of a departed or even a surviving loved one. It goes on to show the importance of a person in your life and your depth of feeling for him or her. Chest tattoos are mostly a male prerogative and it is an unlikely woman who is seen to be sporting one. When she does, she is viewed as a bold and courageous woman.
A chest tattoo enhances the aura of superstar footballer David Beckham.
Fingers and Knuckles
Finger tattoos are mainly a young affair. Look around, and you will find several youngsters flashing single letters on each knuckle or finger. Held up together in the form of a closed fist, these say something that can be termed bold or inspiring or even downright whacky.
A hit among the young, finger/knuckle tattoos can be seen on celebrities as well and can feature quotes, designs, or even symbols.
A tiny bird cage sits pretty on the middle finger of Florence Welch.
An inked lower back stands for sexual allure and sensuousness, as well as mystery. Although it looks cool on both sexes, a lower back tattoo comes to it best on a female body that is in great shape. If you are a female and have a flawless skin, as well as figure, you may carry this to add oodles to your sensuous charm.
Although it has earned a bad name in the US with the origin of the term ‘tramp stamp’, it is regarded as extremely appealing in a sexy way. Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox use their inked lower backs to devastating effect on onlookers.
Angelina Jolie never shies away from showing off her inked lower back.
Albeit an extremely painful spot to get inked on, the neck is a favorite for people who love to show their tattoos at any cost. It is an area for those who care for fashion more than pain and know they can grab attention surely with just one tattoo than four on other parts.
A stream of stars, starting from the nape, adds to the charm of Rihanna.
Shoulder tattoos look best on guys with great bodies. They speak of physical fitness and power and make you look tough. Whether male or female, you need a well-toned body to make it work. For men, the biceps are the preferred spot to get inked. Women like to have one on their shoulder blade. A tattoo on the shoulder should hold certain significance for the individual. A lot of women get their shoulders inscribed with some secret message, which has some personal meaning for them but serves to make them mysterious to onlookers.
His shoulder tattoo contributes to the coolness quotient of Rapper Eminem.
It is an ideal spot for those who wish to get inked but like to have only a small tattoo. Wrists are usually inked with single words, such as Believer or Loyal, or small motifs.
Two black birds on the left wrist of Emma Stone stand for herself and her mother (who fought cancer).
The Craft of Tattooing by Erick Alayon.
Advanced Tattooing Techniques: A Guide to Realism by Joshua Carlton.
Tattooing A to Z: A Guide to Successful Tattooing by Huck Spaulding.
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