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 Tattoo Symbols

A tattoo is a marking made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment for artistic, ritualistic or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding. Tattooing has been practiced for centuries worldwide. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos.

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Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa), Maori of New Zealand, Arabic people in East-Turkey and Atayal of Taiwan with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups in the Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Micronesia. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world.




This website contains many ancient symbols that can be used as a tattoo symbol to tattoo onto your body. Many of these tattoo symbols are very popular and are used by people from all walks of life. We have many types of different tattoo symbols such as celtic tattoo symbols, egyptian tattoo symbols, and more.

Here are some of the most popular tattoo symbols on the internet.

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African Tattoo Symbol

DUAFE is the "wooden comb" used by women to lock their hair (a quite similar version exists in Polynesian culture as well), and symbolizes femininity and beauty.

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The Egyptian Ankh

The Ankh was, for the ancient Egyptians, the symbol (the actual Hieroglyphic sign) of life but it is an enduring icon that remains with us even today as a Christian cross. It is one of the most potent symbols represented in Egyptian art, often forming a part of decorative motifs.

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The Latin Cross Tattoo Symbol

Also known as the Latin cross. It is the most common symbol of Christianity that represents the redeeming martyrdom of Jesus when he was crucified.

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Buddha Eyes Tattoo Symbol

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Anchor Tattoo
The anchor tattoo has been quite a favorite of seafaring people who got it inked on themselves to proclaim their love for the deep and open waters. However, now it has become very popular with the others too and a lot of men as well as women can be seen sporting it. The anchor tattoo is seen as symbolic of stability, security, safety, strength, resilience, steadfastness, fidelity, hope and salvation.

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Egyptian Scarab Tattoo Symbol

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Scarab Tattoo Symbol

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Hindu Tattoo Symbol

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Horned God Druid Tattoo Symbol

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 Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus Symbol

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Eternal Hindu Symbol

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Kintinkantan

This african tattoo symbol means (puffed up extravagence) This symbol expresses arrogance

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Hindu Lotus Tattoo Symbol

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Anchor Fish Symbol

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Pentacle Tattoo Symbol

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Christian Cross Tattoo Symbol

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Native American Deer Tattoo Symbol

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Native American Symbol

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The Tree of Life Tattoo Symbol

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Tao and om tattoo

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Buddhist Tattoo Symbol

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Celtic Tattoo Symbol

 

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The Yin Yang Silver Pendant

Yinyang Tattoo Symbol

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Druid Celtic Tattoo Symbol

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Triple Goddess Tattoo Symbol

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Gordian Knot Pendant

Triple Horn Norse Tattoo Symbol



triskele symbolTriskele Celtic Tattoo Symbol
celtic sword tattooCeltic Sword Tattoo
celtic knot tattooCeltic Knot Tattoo
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buddha eyes tattooBuddha Eyes Tattoo Symbol
butterfly tattoo symbolButterfly Tattoo
chaos tattoo symbolChaos Tattoo Symbol
kanji strength tattooKanji Strength Tattoo Symbol
tribal tattooTribal Tattoo
native american tattooNative American Tattoo Symbol
Feather TattoosFeather tattoos Feather is a very popular tattoo design and it is usually associated with Native American imagery. Feather tattoo is symbolic of enlightenment, freedom, inspiration and wisdom. It represents the capability of taking a flight, either creatively, emotionally or spiritually. Native American cultures usually considered eagle feather as sacred and representative of Chiefs, Shamans and Healers. Warriors too used eagle feathers to summon the qualities of courage and strength unique to the bird. Feathers were even believed to be messages coming from the world of spirits. So, Feather tattoo also symbolizes communication and holy exchange.


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