Symbolic tattoos refer to tattoo designs that are inspired by meaningful signs. These symbols or signs are chosen from widely popular semiotics. A Major problem that arises while choosing symbolic tattoos is that people often get confused and chose symbols that neither define them nor it looks good on them.
If the symbolic tattoo is your next ink idea then do not worry as we have chosen some of the most meaningful (and beautiful) symbolic tattoos designs on this page.
What are tattoos Symbolic for?
Your body is a canvas and the ink that you put on it is the symbolism of your feelings, expressions, and thoughts. Every tattoo is a symbol in its self. It could be a memorial design or a motivational quote or even an ode to your rebellious phase of life.
There are thousands of signs and symbols around the world that you can choose from. However, it is really difficult to find the perfect one for yourself. You can round up your symbolic tattoos design around some commonly popular themes such as –
Hard Work – Find a symbol that represents hard work and get it inked on your body. Many tattoos symbolize hard work. Every culture and language has its symbol for it. You can pick the sign that is popular in your locale.
Anxiety – You will be surprised to know that many tattoo designs symbolize anxiety. There is a strong reason behind why you should pick one such design. Anxiety and stress are so common in modern life it has become a part of our personality.
You can choose a tattoo that represents calmness among anxiety and stress. Science has proved that many symbols and signs represent anxiety and some can calm you in a stressful situation. One such is the wave symbol that signifies that life has ups and downs.
New Beginnings – So no One told you that life can turn out tough. Your job will be a joke and your life will be broken and don’t even ask about your love which will be like DOA. Well, Don’t worry because your tattoo will be there for you to remind the new beginnings in your life.
Every once in a while we are stuck in our life and we just want to overcome it and start afresh. A symbolic tattoo on your body can help you in that as it will be a constant reminder that you are a fighter who can overcome his dark past. There are many symbols you can choose to represent the same.
Fighter – There are dozens of Chinese symbols, Japanese Symbols and Vikings signs that can be tried on your body that represent a warrior spirit. Suppose you are in a fight – What would you rely more on on – Speed or Strength?
If your answer is speed then go for Chinese Kung Fu symbols. If you have more faith in brute strength then the Vikings sign is your go-to choice.
Symbolic tattoo Placement
Usually, the symbols that you will be choosing for your next ink would be small to tiny in size. Therefore the tattoo won’t require a lot of space on your body. A Symbolic tattoo would look even better if it is on a body part that you too can look at now and then without standing in front of a mirror or putting any extra effort.
This is the reason why most people have symbolic tattoos on fingers, wrists, forearms, calves, and near neck or face. I find fingers the best choice to have minimal symbolic tattoos.
Here have a look at these 140+ symbolic tattoo designs that will suit both men and women. Please note that we have selected abstract art and stencils pictures to give you an idea about the symbols. You can print out these designs and get a real tattoo of your choice on your body.
Symbolic Tattoo Ideas
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Japanese Symbolic Tattoos
Never get inked with a tattoo that holds no meaning to you personally. Every tattoo on your body is a lifelong commitment and you don’t want one that serves no purpose other than just bloated ink on your physique.
Choose a symbolic tattoo that you can proudly show to your friends and family members. Share this photo gallery with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest and ask their opinions.
References: Semiotics Wiki