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.

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.

Tattoo Symbols and their meanings

 


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

african tattoo

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.

The Egyptian Ankh Ankh and Lotus

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.

The Latin Cross Tattoo Symbol

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.

Buddha Eyes Tattoo Symbol

Buddha Eyes Tattoo Symbol

Anchor Tattoo

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.

Egyptian Scarab Tattoo SymbolGenuine Egyptian Scarab Talisman

Egyptian Scarab Tattoo Symbol

Winged ScarabWinged Scarab

Scarab Tattoo Symbol

hindu symbol

Hindu Tattoo Symbol

Horned God Druid Tattoo Symbol

Horned God Druid Tattoo Symbol

Eye of Horus Tattoo Symbol

 Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus Tattoo Symbol

Eternal Hindu Tattoo Symbol

Eternal Hindu Tattoo Symbol

Kintinkantan

Kintinkantan

This African tattoo symbol means (puffed up extravagance) This symbol expresses arrogance

Hindu Lotus Tattoo Symbol

Hindu Lotus Tattoo Symbol

>Anchor Fish Symbol

Anchor Fish Symbol

Pentacle Tattoo Symbol

Pentacle Tattoo Symbol

Christian Cross Tattoo Symbol

Christian Cross Tattoo Symbol

Native American Deer Tattoo Symbol

Native American Deer Tattoo Symbol

Native American Symbol

Native American Symbol

The Tree of Life Tattoo SymbolTree pf life pendant

The Tree of Life Tattoo Symbol

Tao tattoo tibetan om symbol

Tao and om tattoo

Buddhist Tattoo Symbol

Buddhist Tattoo Symbol

Celtic Tattoo Symbol

Celtic Tattoo Symbol

Yinyang Tattoo Symbol
The Yin Yang Silver Pendant

Yinyang Tattoo Symbol

Druid Celtic Tattoo Symbol

Druid Celtic Tattoo Symbol

Triple Goddess Tattoo Symbol

Triple Goddess Tattoo Symbol

Triple Horn Norse Tattoo Symbol
Gordian Knot Pendant

Triple Horn Norse Tattoo Symbol

 

triskele symbolTriskele Celtic Tattoo Symbol
celtic sword tattooCeltic Sword Tattoo
celtic knot tattooCeltic Knot Tattoo
celtic tattooCeltic Tattoo
tattoo celticCeltic Tattoo
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 trendy 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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