Sea turtle tattoos have several different meanings across various different cultures with common themes being patience, longevity, wisdom and peace. Societies ranging from the Japanese, Native Americans, Polynesians and ... More »

Many of the meanings associated with Polynesian tattoos extend from what the particular design is referencing. For example, designs may depict the tiki, shells, the Marquesan cross, the sun, the ocean or shark teeth, wit... More »

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When best friends decide to get tattoos to make a statement about their friendship, they can choose between symbolic flower designs, bracelet tattoos, lettering that denotes the friendship, matching or mirror-image tatto... More »

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Japanese snake tattoos are a symbol of wisdom and good luck. The body art can also convey strength and change. Some people get the tattoo to symbolize protection from bad fortune or sickness. More »

The meaning of an upside-down peace sign tattoo depends on the intention of the individual wearing the tattoo. Since upside-down symbols are often used to express the opposite of something, the intended meaning could be ... More »

The owl is an object of rich symbolism in many cultures, ranging from wisdom, to luck, to death. One can make a permanent and powerful statement by acquiring this mysterious bird as a tattoo. More »

Chinese tattoos can symbolize the American words for "strength," "love" and "peace." Some Chinese tattoos can mean fire or luck, and others are used to symbolize twins or the bond between sisters. More »

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