One of the rarest tattoo choices is cloud tattoos. One just does not opt for cloud tattoo just because they like the design and think it will suit them. The choice for cloud tattoo design has more to do with its deep symbolism and mysticism.
Clouds are one of the first things that early man wondered about. You will find many old cave paintings that shows ancient tribal man and woman staring at clouds in the skies. Even in ancient literature you can find passages about how clouds have intrigued mankind.
Many (if not almost all) tribes believed that clouds are the thrones of gods. Thousands of years ago Man believed that God lives beyond the clouds and watches the whole world through it. Centuries passed and after a millennia man learned the basic science behind clouds.
When Man realized that clouds are formed due to saturation of ocean water then all the mystic cleared up. But this doesn’t mean that Human beings doesn’t enjoy clouds. In fact, rain is one of the most loved season on the planet.
Scientifically, Clouds serve a huge purpose of transporting water droplets from Oceans to remote parts of the globe. However, Symbolically clouds have always been a huge part of various cultures around the world. Due to all these important reasons, cloud tattoos are often opted by wise people.
Cloud Tattoo Meanings
Since Clouds have lots of meanings and symbolism therefore a cloud tattoo too can represent a unique meaning which will depends on its shade (black or white) and design. Here are some meanings of cloud tattoos that can give an idea –
COVER UP – Cloud tattoos are one of the most popular choices for cover up tattoos. Why? A cloud that is only few meters wide can cover the whole sun (which is technically 1.3 million times larger than whole earth). So symbolically a cloud tattoo can be used to cover up a bad tattoo. It will represent that you took wrong decisions in life but you don’t like to waste your time on mourning. Instead you believe in moving on.
CLARITY – Do you like a sky with no cloud or do you like a cloudy sky? If you have ever witnessed the beautiful and colourful orange yellowish clouds near mountain ranges then I bet your answer would be latter. You can try a tattoo design where clouds are moving away and showing you clear design.
This will symbolise that you have matured and grown as a person who now sees things in a clear way.
HEAVEN – Almost all ancient mythologies believed that Heaven is a place beyond clouds. In fact, angels were shown riding clouds and watching people from the beyond. You can try a beautiful heaven tattoo design which has lots of beautiful clouds in the background.
CLOUD COMPUTING – Okay this one is new but ever since cloud computing has evolved many tech savvy engineers liked the idea of getting a cloud tattoo which in a way mocks cloud computing. You will find several pictures on internet where the a cloud tattoo is shown like a flash drive with data stored in it. This is what many people ACTUALLY believes in – They think that Google (other big companies) store their personal data in the CLOUDS. So many engineers entertain this idea and try such funny designs.
LIFE – Clouds Brings Rain. Rain helps in crop growth. Crops give us food. Food is necessary for our survival. So in a way Cloud plays vital role in maintaining our (and whole planet) life cycle.
THUNDER – Again almost all mythologies had god of rain and thunder. Hinduism has Inder, Greeks had Zeus and Vikings’ had Thor. All these deities represented unlimited power. You can try a thunderous cloud tattoo to indicate that you too are a powerful person.
PEACE – White clouds in the Blue sky are probably the most beautiful thing that you will see. This gives a unique calm and peaceful vibe to the human soul. If you ever feel stressed then lie down on grass and enjoy the beautiful weather on a sunny day. You can try a white cloud tattoo as a reminder for that.
Here check these 140+ Cloud tattoo designs that will suit both men and women –
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References: Cloud Formation and Symbolism