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What does a tattoo of flames on your wrist mean?

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Fire or flame tattoos can symbolize warmth or destruction, as fire can destroy a home or provide heat for those in the home. Wrist tattoos are often selected by those who want small body art that is not too noticeable.

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Fire is also seen as a masculine element in Eastern tradition. When flames are added to an existing tattoo, they can change the meaning of the body art. For instance, a flaming heart could be a symbol of a passionate relationship, or it can symbolize the deterioration of a romantic coupling. A tattoo of flames can be a sign of illumination or direction for life's path, but can also show that there are situations in life that, like fire, can not be controlled.

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