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Today, the longest family tree is that of the famous Chinese philosopher, Confucius. This family tree, as reported by the 'China Daily', incorporates over 2 million members of Confucius's family.
Family tree tattooing is a type of body art in which names of family members are etched on the body. Such kind of tattoos incorporate a variety of designs of trees with names of family members etched at the tips of branches.
One should look for a good artist with enough experience for such kind of tattooing. These tattoos, owing to their intricate designs, require a lot of time for drawing. The designs used for such kind of tattoos can have a lot of variations. Different patterns of leaves, branches, etc. offer a great variety to these designs.
Ideas for Family Tree Tattoos
Family trees are a representation of genealogical data of a family. They can be presented in different forms like ancestral charts, tree diagrams, etc. Generally, tattooing is a practice that one resorts to just for fun. However, for some, etching family tattoos on the body is their way of displaying love for the family.
The family tree images are known for their detailed representation of all the members of the family. Therefore, tattoos which incorporate family tree designs require enough space for drawing them. The back, shoulders and arms are the parts of the body where these tattoos can be easily etched.
Names of family members can be etched on leaf-like shapes, at the tips of branches. This practice of etching offers a natural look to the tattoo designs.
You can try a design where tree tattoo with a completely black background can be drawn. The plain black color looks cool and the names of family members can be highlighted properly. Colorful tattoos need more time for completion and also require great drawing skills.
The family tree tattoos incorporate designs of trees that are portrayed in full-leaf form. Designs of trees can also be tattooed along with that of flowers.
Names of family members can be drawn in a stylized and ornate fashion.
Celtic Family Tree Tattoos
These tattoos are a bit different from the ones that are regularly used for tattooing. Those who are familiar with Celtic designs would know that their designs are characterized by endless loops or knots. This feature of Celtic designs is also reflected in family tree designs of tattoos. A typical Celtic tattoo incorporates designs in the form of branches and entangled roots. Such tattoos generally possess a circular shape with branches and roots connected to each other.