Tattoos With Meaning For Women
Glittering India|March 2018

Tattoos With Meaning For Women

Harish Desai

What is a tattoo

A tattoo is a form of body modification in which a design is created by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin. While the above question is simple enough to answer, it leads us into various directions. First let us understand what are tattoos. Permanent markings in the skin made by way of ink or needles are called tattoos. Once ink is deposited into the second layer of the skin called the dermis, the wound scabs over and the skin heals to expose a design under the new layer. This practice is now an accepted form of body art.

Depending upon where you live, there may be certain age restrictions that may dictate the minimum age for getting a tattoo. Before one goes for a tattoo, one should check with a local shop for local laws or jurisdictions specifying these tattoo requirements. In most of the cases, you will have to be of 18 years of age or to have parental consent before you can go for a tattoo. You will also need time to select a tattoo, which conveys the meaning you wish to convey. Each tattoo carries its own story and meaning and therefore it deserves a bit of respect.

Types of tattoos and their meanings

While some people despise them, others swear by them. Some feel that a tattoo is a soulful custom of permanently inciting a theory of a certain symbol or belief. It is all about etching that idea onto their being. Tattoo lovers proclaim that tattoos are a holistic, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical experience, which is permanent at every level. Tattoos are an extremely personal thing and they may feel modern and trendy, they are much more than a mere shape or a symbol. This article is all about different tattoos along with their meanings. Given below are 20 tattoos along with their significance:

i. Butterflies

A butterfly represents beauty, metamorphosis, rebirth and change. It is a plain, colorless and almost as it enters the world, and it leaves the cocoon as a vibrant, beautiful creature. The Japanese believe that the butterfly stands for someone’s soul. In fact, the Greek word for butterfly subtly translates into soul. In Chinese symbolism, two butterflies together stand for love.

ii. Om

Om is actually a vibration that has a deep meaning; its flowing lines give it a graceful appearance. The lines that go upward and downward in the symbol signify the beginning and end of life. The profound and powerful symbol stands for a source of life for the whole universe

iii. Malin

The Malin symbol has its origins in Sweden. It looks like an infinity symbol with arrows in the middle. It means that you need to experience setbacks to be able to move ahead.

iv. Glyphs

Glyphs are a set of elemental symbols in Greek. These tattoos are usually very tiny, yet very powerful. This particular one means ‘to explore’. It is a constant reminder that through this journey of life, you must never stop exploring.

v. The Zen Circle

Enso or the Zen circle, though an old theme, is becoming a popular choice of tattoo now. The swish of the circle looks crisp, graceful and elegant. The incomplete circle represents the universe. It also stands for inner strength and enlightenment.

vi. Phases of the moon

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