You can personalize any simple tattoo design by adding text, initials, date, verses (in different language), combining two or more meaningful designs, etc. The end result will surely be unique!
You need to put in a lot of thought when going for a permanent tattoo. It should be meaningful, symbolic, non-controversial, and timeless. However, the most important thing is that it should convey meanings or memories dear to the wearer. Sometimes, people go with the trend and have an already-famous design tattooed on their body. The heart, star, dragon, tiger, skull, etc., are all-time popular tattoos. However, if you wish to go for something different, here are some unique and meaningful tattoo designs.
Everyone knows the mythical bird phoenix that rises from ashes. It bursts into flames and is reborn from the ashes. Due to this unique quality, it is associated with meanings such as rebirth, longevity, immortality, resurrection, etc.
Every tribal tattoo is meaningful and often has a story or a legend of its own. Some of most popular tribal tattoo designs are the tribal sun, dragon, lion, etc. However, you can even go for an abstract art.
If you consider music as an important part of your life and want to portray your love for it, go for music symbols, music quotes, favorite songs, or pictures of your favorite instruments. You can even combine two elements like the infinity and music symbols, song lyrics in the shape of a heart or a guitar, etc., to make a creative tattoo.
Military tattoos have been sported by soldiers since the times of Julius Caesar. Even today, ex- as well as active servicemen, proudly sport military tattoos to keep the spirit of the military alive. These tattoos are also sported by civilians for their uniqueness. Military tattoo designs include the nations' flag, eagle, star, fighter plane, sword, etc., and symbolize bravery, courage, unity, etc.
Tattooing or Kakau was known to the Hawaiians since ancient times. Animals like lizards, salamanders, or dolphins form a part of the Hawaiian culture and can be used as tattoo designs. Sometimes, large tattoos depicting a landscape or an event are also favored.
Although these tattoos are made by people belonging to a specific biker groups, they can also be made by other riders. Common designs include bike, skull, dagger, flames, bike logos, etc.
Horses are surely fascinating and attractive creatures. A horse tattoo stands for bravery, power, grace, free spirit, nobility, etc. You can either go for a life-like image of the horse, or try the mythical versions with wings. This can be a unique tattoo for upper arm or shoulder.
Now, this is one tattoo design that will rarely fail to capture attention, be it made in black or colorful designs. Fire or flame tattoos represent passion, energy, temptation, life, light, danger, etc. As a fire has both, creative as well as destructive nature, it has both, positive as well as negative meanings.
We all are aware that knights were noble, brave men, known for their courage in medieval times. If you wish to go for a knight tattoo, note that it symbolizes bravery, courage, strength, protection, etc. A knight tattoo may also at times, stand for evil forces. This is another tattoo that has both, positive and negative meanings.
The lightning bolt was popularized in the recent times by the Harry Potter Series. A lightning bolt, or thunderbolt as sometimes it is referred as, is a symbol of Zeus in the Greek mythology. The tattoo symbolizes power, strength, creativity, etc. It also stands for destruction.
It is recommended to have a tattoo made by a certified artist. Secondly, one should also use tattoo care products that will help to prevent infection of any kind.
You can either choose from these ideas or come up with something entirely of your own, but inspired from these ideas. Tattoo making is all about creativity and expressing your thoughts and personality.